Acadiana School Districts Improve Performance Levels

Over the past year, eight of the nine school districts in the 1A region improved their District Performance Score. Among the highlights: Vermilion Parish is the second highest rated school system in the state with all high schools receiving an “A” rating. The Early College Academy in Lafayette Parish is tied for the second highest performing school in the state.

2019 District Performance Scores and Letter Grades

Tool helps Louisiana families compare schools and centers

In an effort to help families and the public better evaluate and compare individual K-12 public schools and child care centers, the Louisiana Department of Education launched the Louisiana School Finder, available at This interactive tool offers user-friendly details on schools and centers, including information on student performance, course offerings, and extracurricular activities.

One Acadiana tracking additional educational attainment data

To gain a more comprehensive picture of student achievement across the Acadiana region, 1A created the Acadiana Education Dashboard, available at The dashboard provides user-friendly, interactive data on education outcomes, ranging from 3rd grade reading to college graduation. The dashboard tracks data as part of 1A’s “55 by 25” initiative, focused on increasing the region’s educational attainment rate, or the proportion of working adults with a college degree or other workforce-relevant credential, to 55% by 2025.


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