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DeSoto Continues Academic Growth; Outpaces Louisiana Averageā€¦

The DeSoto Parish School System, for the first time since the inception of the state’s new accountability formula, has earned a District Performance Score in the 90s. With an overall growth, DeSoto Schools continue trending upward. Based on results provided by the Louisiana Department of Education, the district's overall performance increased from an 89.3 to a 92.0.

"I think this shows our aligned practices for educating students are working," said Dr. Cade Brumley, Superintendent of Schools. "It's a testament to many people in DeSoto working smart to achieve a shared mission."

The increase of 2.7 points is two points greater than the average growth in the State of Louisiana of 0.70.  With the score, DeSoto is labeled a "B" district by the Louisiana Department of Education.

"It's not easy to grow in this rigorous accountability formula," said Brumley. "It requires district and school staff scrutinizing every available data point and making informed decisions on the best pathways for improvement. Success requires both a science of understanding and an artful implementation of best practice."

The District showed growth in most areas but notes declines in a few areas.

“We’re confident we know the factors that contributed where slips were made,” said Brumley. “I’ve had conversations with team members to support necessary adjustments where needed.”


Points Worth Noting:

-70% of DeSoto Students are "Proficient" (Basic or Above on tests)

-DeSoto Ranked on the 84th percentile in Louisiana for increasing Proficiency Rates

-26% of DeSoto Students scored "Mastery or Above"

-DeSoto Ranked on the 93rd percentile in Louisiana for increasing in categories of Mastery Plus

-DeSoto ACT Index grew from 47.9 to 52.2

-DeSoto Graduation Rate Index Increased from 108.4 to 110.2


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