School Report Cards
Since 1999, the state has issued School Performance Scores for public schools, which are based on student achievement data. To clearly communicate the quality of school performance to families and the public, Louisiana adopted letter grades (A-F). All schools with sufficient data receive school performance scores.
Starting in 2017, all publicly funded early childhood programs including early childhood centers, Head Start and pre-K will receive performance ratings detailing how well the program is preparing children for Kindergarten.
Both school performance scores and early childhood performance profiles are now reported through Louisiana’s new interactive, online tool the Louisiana School Finder.
The Louisiana School Finder provides families with:
- school performance scores and early childhood performance ratings to show how well schools and centers are preparing students for the next grade-level;
- basic information about schools and centers such as their address, website, hours of operation, licensing reports and principal or director’s name; and
- listings of course offerings, clubs, enrichment and extracurricular activities.