A look at the 2016 Vernon Parish school performance data, according to Louisiana Department of Education data:
VERNON PARISH ...
* Ranked 6th in the state with a 109.0. State Average is 83.
* Highest ACT index in the state.
* 12 "A" schools and 6 "B" schools
* Highest Ranking District in Central Louisiana
* 5 Top Gains Schools, which means that they grew 5 points if they were already an A and 10 points if they were below an A.
* Also, only three public school systems are ranked higher than Vernon Parish and only by .5 of a point.
Quote from the Superintendent James Williams: "We are very proud of our student achievement in Vernon Parish Schools. We are once again an “A” School District ranked in the Top 10 in the state. Our rank increased from 8th in the state to 6th with a score of 109.0. We improved 5.7 points in our District Performance Score. We are very proud and we are excited, but we are certainly not completely satisfied. We believe that once you are satisfied, you have quit improving. I will assure you that the process of improving started from day 1 and will continue throughout the year. We have identified areas that need improvement at each school on each grade level and have already implemented improvement plans and action plans to address any deficiencies. We are committed to our children’s education and strive each day to go from good to great. We recognize and appreciate all of the help and support from our parents, teachers, administrators, and board members that work together to make our continuously upward progress in education become a reality."
Vernon Parish School System
201 Belview Road
Leesville, LA 71446
The Vernon Parish School Board believes that education should provide the guidance, effective instruction, and academic experiences every child needs for achievement, recognition, security, love and affection. The board further believes that the educational process within the school district is a partnership that involves parents, educators and the community working together to provide the very best educational experience for our youth. Through cooperative mutual endeavors, we produce healthy, happy and well-educated children.
2011-2012 Enrollment 9,938 2011-2012 Operating Budget $108,000,000 District Performance Score (DPS) ranked SIXTH in state Schools 7 elementary, 1 middle, 1 junior high, 4 high, 5 K-12
PUBLIC SCHOOL CONTACTS
Area code is (337) unless otherwise noted.
Acacoco Elem 239-3040 Anacoco High 239-3039 East Leesville Elem 239-4966 Evans High 286-5289 Hicks High 239-6945 Hornbeck High (318) 565-4440 Leesville High 239-3464 Leesville Junior High 239-3874 Pickering Elem 537-3394 Pickering High 537-1555 Pitkin High (318) 358-3121 North Polk Elem 537-5109 South Polk Elem 537-8120 Rosepine Elem 463-4203 Rosepine High 463-6079 Simpson High 383-7810 Vernon Middle 238-1505 Vernon Parish Optional 239-0338 West Leesville Elem 239-2330
PRIVATE SCHOOL CONTACTS
Faith Training Christian Academy 239-1055 First Assembly Christian Academy 239-6553
There are several universities and colleges located in Vernon Parish
Northwestern State University (337) 392-3100 Lamar Salter Technical College (337) 537-3135 Central Michigan University (Louisiana) (337) 537-5713 Central Texas College (Louisiana) (337) 537-5202 Upper Iowa University (337) 537-4465