No Lafayette school received a failing grade in 2022

Lafayette Parish school buses
Several Lafayette parish schools improved letter grades in 2022 Photo by Stacy Conrad

The gist: Across the board, Lafayette schools got improved marks on their 2022 report card. None of the district’s schools regressed by letter grade since 2019.

Several campuses showed improvement. Louisiana did not hand out official grades for the 2020 and 2021 terms, skipping those years because of pandemic disruptions. The last graded year was 2019.

  • Carencro High School jumped two letter grades to a B
  • Edward J Sam Accelerated School of Lafayette is now a B, after posting an F grade in 2019
  • 10 schools improved by a single a letter grade

Low-performing schools are clustered in Lafayette’s urban core. Only one A school is located on the Northside — David Thibodaux STEM Magnet Academy — and both of the district’s D schools are in that area — J.W. Wallace James Elementary and Alice Boucher Elementary.

Grading on a curve? Critics say Louisiana’s grading system doesn’t adequately assess schools’ performances. The state education board rejected a plan to toughen grading standards.

Check out the full report card for Lafayette Parish schools below.

Map and table by Andrew Capps