See Lafayette Parish high schools’ 2015 grades

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The Louisiana Department of Education has released letter grades for high schools. In Lafayette Parish, Northside High and Lafayette High showed improved performance, while Comeaux High’s score dropped. Other high schools — Acadiana High, Carencro High and Early College Academy — held steady.

The letter grades are determined by student performance on end-of-course tests, ACT scores, graduation rates, and specialized programs such as Advanced Placement courses and tests, dual enrollment courses and Jump Start courses.

Here is how Lafayette Parish schools performed:

Acadiana High School

Overall Grade: C, 71.3

Last Year’s Grade: C, 71.8

The school saw drops in its results on end-of-course exams and graduates scoring at least a 3 on AP tests, but improved in its work with students with disabilities and ACT scores.

Carencro High School

Overall Grade: D, 59.6

Last Year’s Grade: D, 66.0

The school had declines in its end-of-course exam results, ACT scores and graduates earning dual enrollment credits. It held steady on graduates scoring at least a 3 on AP tests, and improved in its work with students with disabilities.

Comeaux High School

Overall Grade: C, 83.8

Last Year’s Grade: B, 88.1

The school improved in end-of-course results, helping students with disabilities, graduates scoring at least a 3 on AP tests and helping economically disadvantaged students. It had declines in ACT scores and held steady in graduates earning dual enrollment credits.

Early College Academy

Overall Grade: A, 121.7

Last Year’s Grade: A, 116.3

The school had improvements in end-of-course tests, helping economically disadvantaged students, ACT scores and students earning dual enrollment credits. It held steady on graduates earning at least a 3 on AP tests.

Lafayette High School

Overall Grade: A, 100.4

Last Year’s Grade: B, 98.5

Lafayette High had improvements in ACT scores, graduates scoring at least a 3 on AP tests and helping students who struggle academically. It declined in the areas of helping economically disadvantaged students and graduates earning dual enrollment credits.

Northside High School

Overall Grade: D, 51.1

Last Year’s Grade: F, 48.8

The school had improvements in end-of-course test results, working with economically disadvantaged students and ACT scores. It held steady in graduates scoring at least a 3 on AP tests and graduates earning dual enrollment credits.

The Daily Advertiser will have more on the scores later today.

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