Amended to include list of schools at 2:43pm
Schools honored for their state assessment score improvements
(Shreveport, LA) The Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce and Alliance for Education are ecstatic to announce that 21 Caddo Parish schools have been named Path to Excellence Schools.
The goal of the Path to Excellence Program is to recognize continual improvement and excellent performance in schools. Path to Excellence awards go to schools that are in the top 25% of IMPROVEMENT in Louisiana School Performance Scores from the previous year.
For the 2014-2015 school year, there were 4 Bossier Parish schools and 9 in Caddo Parish. For 2015-2016, there were 5 in Bossier and 21 in Caddo!
“School improvement is hard work and significant school improvement indicates principals, teachers, school staff and parents have been successful in engaging students in learning,” said Dr. Phillip Rozeman, Chairman of the Alliance for Education. “It is our hope the neighborhoods served by these schools, and our community as a whole, will join in celebrating school improvement.”
Each Path to Excellence school will be awarded a $500 grant, courtesy of the Alliance for Education, Willis-Knighton Health System and the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce. They will also receive a banner touting their achievements to display on campus.
“It is important to recognize schools, especially when the efforts made by teachers, students, parents and staff result in improved student achievement,” said Dr. Timothy Magner, President of the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce. “We hope that this recognition will encourage and inspire these school families to continue their positive journey on the Path to Excellence.”
List of Schools
Alliance for Education’s Purpose
The Alliance for Education is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization built around the belief that excellence in public education provides greater access to opportunity for children and is the key to our community’s future economy and quality of life. We have a long list of accomplishments over the last fifteen years in connecting business and education leaders in our community to support public education and advocate for education improvement.
For more information on the Path to Excellence, call Erin Smith with the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce at 318-677-2521. You can also email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce
Since its founding in 1910, the mission of the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce (GSCC) has been to promote economic prosperity, serve as a business advocate, and celebrate the achievements of the Shreveport- Bossier region. With over 1600 members, the GSCC is designated as a 5-Star Accredited Chamber by the US Chamber of Commerce, one of less than 2% of Chambers across the country honored with this distinction.