Each year, the Louisiana Department of Education releases Early Childhood Performance Profiles for every publicly-funded site within the state. The 2019-2020 ratings have been released and DeSoto Parish is proud to announce that two of our Public PreK sites have attained the highest level possible, a rating of ‘Excellent’. Stanley High School maintains the ‘Excellent’ rating earned in 2018-2019 for the second year. North DeSoto Lower Elementary joins the list for 2019-2020 with considerable growth in all areas.
Mansfield Elementary and Logansport High School each earned a rating of ‘High Proficient’ which is the second highest rating. Each site has shown overall growth for the 2019-2020 academic year. Louisiana School Finder houses the Early Childhood Performance Profiles in an effort to inform the public of the quality of learning experiences available to children and assist families in making informed choices regarding childcare. The ratings reported in these profiles are assigned based on observations conducted with the CLASS™ instrument. This instrument measures emotional support, organization, and academic experiences through teacher-child interactions.
Although CLASS™ observations for the 2019-2020 school year were incomplete, the Louisiana Department of Education recognized a considerable amount of growth and wanted to offer districts the ability to choose the 2019-2020 score if desired or maintain the prior year’s rating.
Superintendent Corley stated, “DeSoto is proud of the growth we have seen across the district. We would like to applaud the teachers, support staff, and administrators who make these high-quality experiences possible for the early learners of DeSoto.”
“Thank you to the parents who have entrusted us to serve your precious children,” said Bridget Flanders, Supervisor of Student Learning. DeSoto Parish School Board recognizes the importance of the impact universal PreK has on our future, serving over 250 students each year.