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    LEAP Results are in: DeSoto Parish students shine...

    This week the Louisiana Department of Education publicly released the results of the 2018-2019 LEAP 2025 assessments. DeSoto Parish Schools led the state in overall improvement in the percent  of students achieving mastery and above in grades 3-8. When including high school students, the district ranks 2nd overall across the state.

    “The hard work of our teachers and administrators was evident as our students improved toward the new goal of mastery,” said Superintendent Clay Corley.

    Mansfield Elementary School, under the guidance of Principal Brittany Anderson, led the district in assessment performance growth and percentage growth of students reaching mastery and above. “Our entire faculty and staff are deeply committed to our vision of building a strong foundation at Mansfield Elementary School, and the data shows that we are on the right path for accomplishing our vision,” said Principal Anderson.

    DeSoto students showed overall performance growth in the three content areas reported: English, mathematics, and social studies. Science scores will be released at a later time due to a deadline set by the Louisiana Department of Education.

    “Student growth is now such a significant part of the new accountability system,” said Superintendent Corley. “This measurement recognizes the worthy work of our educators and reaffirms that our intervention efforts for students at all levels are aligned to our goals for their success.”

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

    “We are extremely proud of the hard work of our teachers and the leadership our master teachers and administrators have provided,” said Noel. “Our teachers are setting higher expectations than ever before for their students, and our students are responding with higher levels of proficiency.”

    Individual student results will be sent home with each child by the beginning of the 2019-20 school year.

    Upcoming Dates

    August 2-Professional Development

    August 5-Teacher Work Day (No Students)

    August 6-First Day of Fall Semester for Students

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