East Baton Rouge Parish School System Exits District Improvement
- Mar 20, 07
Baton Rouge, La. -The East Baton Rouge Parish School System has received official notification from the Louisiana Department of Education that the system has exited District Improvement. The label was removed based on the district's 2005-2006 performance scores.
EBR Schools was placed in District Improvement after failing the students with disabilities subgroup for two years. According to state accountability guidelines, a district fails a subgroup if it does not make Adequate Yearly Progress at all three levels: elementary, middle and high school. East Baton Rouge passed the high school level for two consecutive years, which allows the district to exit District Improvement.
Overall, the school district increased its performance score by .2 of a point. This marks the second year that EBR Schools has posted gains in district performance scores.
Principal Brister in Washington, D.C., to Accept McKinley Middle School’s Second Blue Ribbon Award
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Principal Herman Brister (pictured, left) and the school’s Teacher of the Year, Lynn Williamson (right), were in Washington, D.C., accepting McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School’s National Blue Ribbon Award from U.S. Department of Education’s Director of National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Aba Kumi (center). The event, which recognized some 314 schools from across the United States, was held at the Omni Hotel. Click herefor story.
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