Holly Ridge Elementary School has been recognized by the Louisiana Department of Education for being a Comeback Campus for ELA. This recognition is awarded to schools demonstrating significant gains in the following:
- Increasing the percent of students scoring mastery and above on the statewide LEAP 2025 assessment
- Decreasing the percent of students scoring unsatisfactory on the statewide LEAP 2025 assessment
- Increasing student ACT scores (high schools only)
Students in third through eighth grade take the LEAP 2025 assessments in ELA, math, science, and social studies every spring. These assessments measure student knowledge of grade-level standards for each subject area; students receive scores and corresponding achievement levels of either Advanced, Mastery, Basic, Approaching Basic, or Unsatisfactory. At Holly Ridge, the number of Mastery or Advanced scores on the ELA assessment increased an average of 10% from 2021 to 2022; Unsatisfactory scores on the ELA assessment decreased an average of 10%.
We at the Ridge know these scores do not happen by accident. Faculty, staff, and students work hard everyday to be better than the day before. As Mr. Hill reminds us each morning, “Good is not good enough.” Our goal is, and always will be, Mastery and above in everything we do. To achieve this, we must strive for excellence each and everyday.
HRES will receive a banner from the LDE recognizing this achievement.