Vernon Parish continues to show improvement in their Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (LEAP) and iLEAP test scores.


Vernon Parish continues to show improvement in their Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (LEAP) and iLEAP test scores.
In the results for 2012, released earlier this week, Vernon Parish ranked sixth among all state districts in the percentage of students achieving basic or above on the state tests. Eighty-one percent of students scored at basic or above, according to the results, a two-percent increase from spring 2011.
"These high scores are a result of dedication and hard work by all stakeholders in the effort to educate our students," Jackie Self, superintendent of the Vernon Parish School District, said. "We have excellent and caring teachers and staff who have high expectations for all students. Our students are motivated and attentive and come to school each day ready to learn. Our parents are supportive and recognize the importance of daily attendance and student achievement. The community understands the necessity of a strong public education system and supports our schools in all aspects of learning. All stakeholders work tirelessly together to provide a quality education for all Vernon Parish students."
Since 2007, the parish has increased the percentage of students achieving basic or above by seven percent.
Preliminary LEAP and iLEAP test scores show an overall improvement in all four content areas. Math and science scores showed the greatest improvement.
"I believe that our scores will continue to improve in the coming years," Self said.