2010-2011 School Performance Announced
This letter accompanies the 2010-2011 School Performance Report (found in HOMEPAGE LOCKER) prepared by the Louisiana Department of Education. The Performance Report gives important information about our school and the academic performance of our students. This is the first year that letter grades have been assigned to a school based on the school performance score (SPS). It is important to note that the rating scale is the same for neighborhood schools as well as schools that have selective admission.
Like all schools in Bossier, Parkway High School has a school improvement plan (SIP) that is created by teachers and administrative staff. The plan identifies strengths and areas for improvement in the core curriculum as well as overall school performance standards. Areas of strength identified in Parkway’s SIP include: fostering a family-like environment, community support, providing a safe and civil school, and technology resources. As it relates to strengths identified by our current SPS, you will find that Parkway High School students score considerably higher than the district and state performance scores. Additionally, our graduation rate is one of the highest in the district and is higher than the state graduation rate. Though our SPS of 116.3 or B- is notable, it is the goal of Parkway High School to raise our level of achievement to an SPS score of 120.0 before the 2014 state target date which will then reflect the “A” quality school Parkway truly embodies. Efforts we are making to reach this goal include a focus on:
- increasing student attendance in grades 9-12
- decreasing student dropouts in grades 9-12
- increasing student opportunity to obtain an academic or career/technical diploma endorsement in grades 9-12
- increasing student interests in maintaining enrollment status in grade 12
- increasing End-Of-Course (EOC) and Graduation Exit Exam (GEE) scores
Parkway High School strives to provide the best possible education for students. We rejoice in the successes of our students and our school while continuing to address areas of concern. Thank you for the encouragement and assistance that you provide at home. Working together makes a positive difference in helping to reach the educational goals we have for our students.
Nichole E. Bourgeois, Ed.D.
Parkway High School