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
Our Lady of Prompt Succor School
Our Lady of Prompt Succor School
Resurrection of Our Lord School 68.1
St. Alphonsus School71.9
St. Anthony School
St. Francis Xavier School53.3
St. Joan of Arc School
St. Joan of Arc School44.2
St. Leo the Great School
St. Mary's Academy57.3
St. Peter Claver School
St. Rita School
St. Stephen School
St. Katharine Drexel Preparatory School
St. Augustine Jr. High School
Good Shepherd Nativity Mission School
St. Benedict the Moor45.8