The St. Mary Parish School District now ranks 17th in the state with a B grade and a state accountability score of 99.2, according to information released Thursday by the Louisiana Department of Education. St. Mary missed the A mark by .8 points.
St. Mary was ranked 22nd in the state last year.
Seven schools also scored an A for performance, which is a record high for the school district. Schools with school performance scores of 100 to 150 earned the A grade.
The honor of “Top Gains School” is given to a school that achieves it growth target and meets annual yearly progress within tested subgroups. Eight schools received this honor.