Two Rapides Parish Schools are making a comeback!


ALEXANDRIA, La (RPSB) – The Louisiana Department of Education has recognized Martin Park Elementary and Northwood High School as a “Comeback Campus.”

According to the Louisiana Department of Education, schools demonstrating significant gains are recognized with the honor of “Comeback Campus.” To receive this recognition, a school must have an increasing percentage of students scoring mastery and above on the statewide assessment, decreasing percentage of students scoring unsatisfactory on the statewide assessment and increasing student ACT scores.

“Every day, these schools are making a very intentional decision about teaching and learning in their building,” Dr. Quentina Timoll, Chief of Staff for LDOE said. “They are growing students despite what we have heard about our academic recovery efforts or just our academic decline with students. Here, they are on track to grow for two years and they are continuing to see growth in their students.”

Northwood High School and Martin Park Elementary were two of only 41 schools in Louisiana to be named a “Comeback Campus” for the state. Benefits of being a “Comeback Campus” include access to additional funds, round table discussion opportunities, lead state/national educator sessions, participation in best practices research and recognition on LA School Finder.

Both schools contribute their intentional data-driven tutoring, summer school programs that provide academic recovery and enrichment and the ability for students to obtain exposure and experience in various subjects.