By Dustin Royer
The Louisiana Department of Education has recently named DeQuincy High School an A school, based on the school’s 2022-2023 school performance score of 99.5, a 2.5 point improvement over last year’s score.
With a school performance score of 99.5, DeQuincy High ranks third among high schools in Calcasieu Parish and fourth among high schools in Region Five, which consists of Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, and Jeff Davis Parishes. The state’s average school performance score is 74.8. The top five high schools for Region Five are Westlake, Sam Houston, Grand Lake, DeQuincy, and Oakdale.
DeQuincy High School has consistently ranked as an A or B school since LDOE began assessing high schools in 2002.
DeQuincy High was also named a 2023 Top Gains Honoree and a 2023 Opportunity Honoree by LDOE. Top Gains honorees are schools which earned a letter grade of “A” on the student progress index subscore. Opportunity honorees perform in the 90th percentile or above for students with disabilities, economically disadvantaged students or English learners, and do not earn any Urgent Intervention Required labels for student groups.
DeQuincy High posted gains in the student assessment index, which measures students’ performance on state-mandated tests; the student progress index, which measures students’ knowledge growth as compared previous years’ knowledge; and the ACT index, which measures students’ performance on the ACT, a test which measure a student’s likelihood of success in their first year of college.
DeQuincy High offers multiple opportunities to students in secondary education, preparing them either to enter college, often with advanced standing; to pursue further training in skilled trades; or to enter a career upon graduation. The school recognizes the performance of its students and congratulates them, their parents, the faculty, and the community for these achievements.