Lafourche Parish is one of the best school systems in the state of Louisiana - again.
The Louisiana State Department of Education released both district and school scores this past week, and Lafourche Parish scored big, finishing with a District Performance Score of 92.5, the third-best score for any public school system in the state of Louisiana.
Lafourche's score is up from the 90.5 score it posted in 2018. They trailed only Zachary Community School District and Vermilion Parish.
Lafourche also received an "A-Grade" as a district - one of just a handful of districts in the state to receive that distinction.
"Congratulations to Lafourche Parish Public School students, parents and employees on achieving and maintaining this level of success," the school system's Facebook page read when announcing the honor.
Terrebonne also fared well. The school district earned a B-Grade, posting a score of 84.3. That number is up from the 83.0 score it posted in 2018. After numbers were released in 2018, Superintendent Philip Martin said his team would aggressively work to pinpoint ways to get better. A 1.3-point jump is a sizable leap - one of the bigger improvement points of any district.
Individual schools in our area also fared well.
(See individual school scores by clicking HERE.)
Local schools receiving A-Grades for 2019 are:
LAFOURCHE PARISH: Central Lafourche High School, Chackbay Elementary, North Larose Elementary, Lockport Lower Elementary, Lockport Upper Elementary, St. Charles Elementary, Sixth Ward Middle School, South Lafourche High School, Thibodaux High School, Bayou Community Academy Charter School.
TERREBONNE PARISH: H.L. Bourgeois High School, Dularge Elementary, Mulberry Elementary, South Terrebonne High School, Terrebonne High School.