Understanding School Quality
A great school sets up your child for a great future — and you have a choice in the school that your child attends. Understanding what makes a quality school is important for Baton Rouge families. Excellent schools are filled with committed teachers making sure students master grade-level material in subjects like English, math and science — preparing them for the next school year and beyond! Understanding school performance scores (SPS) — expressed on a scale of 0-150 and expressed in letter grades from A to F — is critical for families looking to make the best choice for their child.
Choosing a School: A 4 Step Process
The search for the best school for your child can seem like a daunting process, but the U.S. Department of Education and other parent advocacy experts suggest dividing the process into four major phases. When beginning the process of selecting a school, families should first consider the needs of the students and the family, then research school options available. The Red Stick Schools Guide has compiled that initial research into one location for families. After that, follow up with visits to observe schools of interest, and finally apply to or enroll in the school or schools of choice. With careful consideration, families can identify the school best suited to serve a child’s particular needs. Below are some tips for completing each step.