NATCHITOCHES – A world-class education is available right here in Louisiana.
The Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts has been ranked the ninth best public school in the nation and the best high school in Louisiana in Niche’s 2016 Best Public High Schools in America ranking.
Niche’s annual K-12 rankings are based on rigorous analysis of dozens of statistical factors and millions of reviews from students and parents. Along with the rankings, Niche also released 2016 report cards, which assign letter grades to more than 100,000 K-12 schools and districts across America on topics like academics, college readiness and teachers.
LSMSA earned an A+ in academics, teachers, educational outcomes, resources and facilities and administration and policies.
“School rankings provide different vantage points for what makes a school great,” said Dr. Pat Widhalm, executive director. “I appreciate the value that Niche is placing on the quality of faculty and student and parent reviews.
“I agree, LSMSA has some of the finest faculty and students in the country, and we continue our commitment to be the best living and learning community for Louisiana’s high ability and highly motivated students.”
Niche.com provides reviews and insights from every day experts to make choosing a neighborhood, college or K-12 school a more transparent process. It was founded in 2002 by Carnegie Mellon University students as CollegeProwler.com and has since grown into one of the largest content startups in the country.
The Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts is the only state-funded residential high school for high achieving and highly motivated sophomores, juniors and seniors. Each year students from all across the state seek admission. Students from public, private and parochial schools, as well as those who are home schooled, are encouraged to apply. Admission is highly competitive. LSMSA offers college level classes in a disciplined, nurturing environment. Students are exposed to rich opportunities through an extensive curriculum in all subject areas.
Named a Blue Ribbon High School by the U.S. Department of Education, LSMSA has articulation agreements with all schools in the University of Louisiana system, which award up to 74 hours of college credit for LSMSA courses. The scope of the courses and the number of semester hours of credit vary from institution to institution.
Articulation agreements are above and beyond the typical dual enrollment program, but LSMSA students also have access to more than 30 dual enrollment courses through a local university. These courses are part of the regular LSMSA curriculum and taught by LSMSA faculty. Additionally, LSMSA students are highly recruited by colleges all over the country.
For more information about LSMSA, call 1-800-259-3173, visit www.lsmsa.edu or the school’s Facebook page at facebook.com/lsmsa.