Freshwater Elementary is Most-Improved School

Freshwater Elementary is State’s Most-Improved School District Ranks No. 3 for Students Advancing to Mastery Leve
Posted on 07/22/2019

LIVINGSTON, La. – Livingston Parish Schools continue to be among the state’s top academic performing districts, according to results announced in July by the Louisiana Department of Education.

The state’s latest report shows a significant number of Livingston Parish students in grade 3-12 have upped their performance to Mastery and above, bringing the district’s overall Mastery rate for all students in all subject areas to 48 percent.

That performance earned the district the third-highest improvement ranking in the state for increasing the number of Mastery students in all subject areas by 3 percent – up from 45 percent in the 2017-2018 school year to 48 percent in the 2018-2019 school year. The district ranks No. 5 overall in academic performance across all grades and all subject areas.

Freshwater Elementary is the state’s most-improved school over this time, growing its overall Mastery rate from 43 percent to 60 percent! Only nine schools in Louisiana improved by 10 percentage points or more.

“Clearly our students continue to respond to the rigor and challenges set before them,” Superintendent Joe Murphy said.

Across the district, there were significant increases in the number of students achieving Mastery and above in key subject areas. In high school Algebra 1, those receiving Mastery improved by 4.8 percent, and in high school Geometry, there was a 3.1 percent increase.


In grades 3-8, those scoring Mastery or above in English/Language Arts jumped by 2.6 percent, and there was a whopping 4.4 percent improvement in Social Studies.


LEAP tests were given in grades 3-8 in April and May, as well as in five high school subjects taken in all high school grades. Statewide results show students did the best in English, followed by math and then social studies. The results did not include science scores, which are scheduled to be released in August.

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