Adopt-A-School appreciation breakfast

St. Mary Parish Schools held its annual Appreciation Banquet Monday at the Forest Restaurant in Franklin. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Donald Aguillard reported that the term “failing school” so often used to describe some low-performing schools is improper. Aguillard pointed to numerous examples of students in so-called “failing schools” that are placing at both advanced and mastery levels in all subjects, he said, indicating a success on individual levels the designation does not reflect. Aguillard said 30 percent of fourth graders scored mastery level or better in mathematics throughout the system. “The idea that the school is a failure is erroneous,” he said. “There are challenges that need to be addressed…the label is really a measure of how many kids still are not at proficiency more than the success of the schools.” The superintendent said the examples he cited were proof that “those kids were not trapped in failing schools.”

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