Sunday, January 18, 2009

Data Availability

The state has made a final decision with respect to the low performing schools in the Caddo school district. Two schools, Linear Middle and Linwood Middle with be under state control effective July 1, 2009.

The remaining 8 Caddo schools identified as low performing are to be operated under local control but with tight supervision from the state.

This community should obviously rally around all Caddo schools with the idea of making them all successful.

We may, as a community, be called upon to make some difficult and controversial decisions regarding resource allocation etc., as we move forward. I am therefore creating two links below that will allow for easy access to critical data.

1. The District Composite Report is produced each year and covers all Caddo schools. Extensive information is provided about overall district operations as well as performance information on a school level basis. That link is:

2. The state also issues an annual report on each school. There is a Principal's Report Card and a Parent's Report Card. The following link will bring you to that historical information:

Friday, January 16, 2009

Council for A Better Louisiana (CABL)

This organization has an awful lot to offer to anyone interested in improving our state. This site should be a regular resource for factual information to aid in decision making. They can be reached at

I am also creating a link directly to their 2009 Louisiana Fact Book. This is excellent work and should be a valuable resource tool.

Link to fact book:

Monday, January 12, 2009

Louisiana Graduation Rates for 2007

On January 8, 2009 the Louisiana Department of Education released its cohort graduation rates for 2007. Indicated below are the rankings for our area. You may view the complete release together with attachments at

1. Caddo Parish Magnet High School------------96.4%
-State Goal for 2016----------------------------80%
2. C.E. Byrd-------------------------------------76.9%
3. Captain Shreve-------------------------------75.6%
4. Northwood-----------------------------------71.2%
-State Average---------------------------------65.9%
5. Southwood------------------------------------65.6%
-Caddo District Average-------------------------59.4%
6. Huntington-------------------------------------57.4%
8. North Caddo-----------------------------------54.4%
9. Woodlawn-------------------------------------47.7%
10. Green Oaks----------------------------------44.2%
11. Fair Park-------------------------------------41.6%

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