How Are Schools in the Louisiana Scholarship Program Performing?

How Scholarship Schools Get Rated

Any student that enrolls at a Catholic school and receives a voucher through the Louisiana Scholarship Program is required to take the state’s exams (same as public schools). Student achievement on these assessments is used to determine if a school can continue to participate in the program.

Similar to the report card grades public schools receive, scholarship schools get what is called a Scholarship Cohort Index (SCI)—basically a rating to show how the students at the school performed on the state tests. The SCI ranges from 0-150.

If the school receives an SCI below 50 in the second year of participation or any year after that, the school is put on probation and will not be allowed to accept additional Scholarship students the next school year. Students at probation schools can choose to stay or leave the school. If they decide to leave, they will have priority in the lottery to attend another participating school the following year. 

Scholarship School Ratings

As of November 2018, the SCI ratings for the 2017-18 school year have not been released. The following scores are from the 2016-17 school year. 

2016-17 SCI Scores for NOLA Catholic Schools Participating in the Scholarship Program



Our Lady of Perpetual Help School
45.5
Our Lady of Prompt Succor School
82
Our Lady of Prompt Succor School
66.8
Resurrection of Our Lord School 68.1
St. Alphonsus School71.9
St. Anthony School
62
St. Francis Xavier School53.3
St. Joan of Arc School
60.6
St. Joan of Arc School44.2
St. Leo the Great School
83
St. Mary's Academy57.3
St. Peter Claver School
48.5
St. Rita School
59.3
St. Stephen School
45.1
St. Katharine Drexel Preparatory School
21.5
St. Augustine Jr. High School
51.5
Good Shepherd Nativity Mission School
74.8
St. Benedict the Moor45.8