Both St. Charles and St. John the Baptist parishes improved their school district performance scores last year, according to figures released Friday.
The St. Charles Parish school district also improved its ranking in the state, rising from seventh in 2007, to sixth in 2008. St. John’s ranking dropped from 50th to 53rd. The state has 69 public school districts.
The 2008 district and school performance scores were released by the Louisiana Department of Education. The scores are based on last spring’s standardized test scores and on attendance and dropout rates.