Leap Growth

Last week the Louisiana Department of Education publicly released the results of the 2021-22 LEAP 2025 assessments. DeSoto Parish Schools continues to outpace the state when it comes to students performing at mastery and above across all four subject areas. DeSoto students saw their most notable gains in grades 3-8 and high school math, climbing to 12th overall in the state in the percentage of students performing at mastery and above.   

“Thanks to the amazing work of our teachers, leaders, and support staff, our students continue to show growth, despite the lingering effects of the pandemic,” said Superintendent Clay Corley. 

We are incredibly optimistic about the future, said Corley. “It is remarkable that we were able to show positive results while experiencing our most challenging year yet with student attendance.” We know that as attendance rates rise, student growth will follow.”   

Director of Student Learning, Bridget Flanders credits teachers, administrators, and a relentless focus on student achievement and individual student growth as the catalyst for the district’s continued improvements.

“Our students continue to make us proud in their response to the hard work and dedication of those who support their learning,'' said Flanders. “DeSoto teachers, school leadership teams, and support staff work hard every day to provide our students with opportunities to grow and achieve. We look forward to continued growth as we work together to create additional supports for learning.”