Ascension Public Schools rank third in Louisiana on assessments for grades 3-8

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

DONALDSONVILLE – The Louisiana Department of Education released school and district results of the 2014-15 PARCC state assessments for grades three through eight. Ascension Public Schools far exceeded the state scores at every level with 52 percent of all third grade through eighth grade students scoring Mastery or Above in English Language Arts (ELA) and 47 percent in mathematics, making Ascension the third best in Louisiana. 

     "I am immensely proud of our students, teachers, principals and district leaders for their hard work in adjusting to a new, more rigorous curriculum and new assessment tools. These results clearly show that our students are learning to higher levels and will be better prepared to succeed in an ever-changing world," said Ascension Public Schools Superintendent Patrice Pujol.