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Caddo Superintendent named Broad Fellow in newest cohort


The Broad Academy, the nation’s most prominent professional-development program for current and aspiring urban school-system leaders, today announced its newest cohort of exceptional and diverse K-12 education leaders. Selected to be a part..

Caddo partners with UNO to grant instant admittance to qualified seniors


Caddo Parish Public Schools announced on Tuesday an instant admit program to the University of New Orleans brought about through the work of Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins. Under the agreement, students who graduate from any Caddo Parish pub..

District records all-time high number of US Presidential Scholar Finalists


The United States Presidential Scholar Program recognizes some of our nation’s most distinguished graduating seniors for their accomplishments. Each year, up to 161 students are named as Presidential Scholars, one of the nation's highest ho..

Caddo awarded $203,320 in grants to upgrade high school gymnasium lighting


Caddo Schools on Tuesday was awarded more than $200,000 in grants to upgrade high school gymnasiums across the district with high-efficiency LED lighting. The grant, presented by Louisiana Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell, was..

Caddo Parish School Board sworn in, elects officers


In a standing room only meeting of the Caddo Parish School Board, the 12 members of the Board were sworn in Tuesday surrounded by family, friends and fellow elected officials. As part of the special ceremony, former Mayor and former ..

Dr. Goree named 2019 Louisiana Superintendent of the Year


The Louisiana Association of School Superintendents has named Dr. T. Lamar Goree, Superintendent of Caddo Schools, as the 2019 Louisiana Superintendent of the Year. The announcement was made during the organization&rs..

Caddo schools commended for student progress amid tougher grading system


Schools across Caddo Parish earned significant accolades for gains made in student performance according to information released Thursday by the Louisiana Department of Education. The annual release of school performance scores shows five s..

Caddo Magnet High earns second National Blue Ribbon


Caddo Parish Magnet High School commitment to academic excellence has solidified the school’s standing on the national stage as Magnet High on Monday earned its second National Blue Ribbon School distinction from the U.S. Department of Edu..

Youree Drive student receives national honor for eco-friendly efforts


Youree Drive Middle School student Joey Gouthiere has convinced hundreds of people to join his cause and take a pledge to pick up litter, recycle, plant trees and flowers and conserve water and electricity, all in efforts to make the earth a better p..

Captain Shreve student attends leadership program at Princeton University


Bobby Shell, a senior at Captain Shreve, began preparing for his college career this summer after attending Princeton University Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America program. Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America is the pree..

National Dads Take Your Child to School Day Brings Families Together


Dads of Caddo Parish Public Schools students are showing their influence as they take their children to school this week. Recognizing the National Dads Take Your Child to School Day initiative, fathers of district students spent time with their child..

Soul Bowl unites communities


History, community and unity are words from students, staff and alumni from Booker T. Washington High School and Green Oaks Performing Arts Academy as they prepare for the annual Soul Bowl football game tonight. The longstanding matc..

Caddo launches new communications platform to enhance engagement


Today, Caddo Parish Public Schools is introducing a new way for community members to reach district leaders — and for the district to better serve the community. Let’s Talk!, an online community engagement and customer service solution, i..

Two Caddo schools among top growth leaders in the state


Two Caddo schools are among the top growth leaders in Louisiana, according to data released Wednesday by the Louisiana Department of Education. The data measures student progress toward achieving mastery on state ass..

No-cost flu vaccinations to begin this fall


Caddo schools and sites are no strangers to the effects of the flu virus on campuses. Last year multiple campuses were forced to close due to numerous cases of the flu, which spread quickly and left both students and staff ill. ..

Online registration puts the power pf student registration into parents’ hands


Caddo Parish Public Schools has made the process to register your child for school easier than ever with our online registration portal. New this year, the online registration process allows parents or guardians to log on..

Caddo students continue gains in annual LEAP assessments


Caddo students showed growth in social studies, mathematics and English language arts performance at or above the state average increase in the latest round of Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (LEAP) assessments. The data re..

Caddo provides workforce education to nearly 75 students


While for many the summer is an opportunity for rest and relaxation, about 75 Caddo Parish students used the summer months to explore their future career interests and earn a little cash. Caddo Parish was among several districts ..

Caddo Board Approves 2018-2019 Budget


In a unanimous showing of support, the Caddo Parish School Board on Tuesday approved its $492 million annual budget. The budget, which includes all funding sources and is balanced in accordance with Board policy, includes allocations for the implemen..

Jackson named next principal of Midway Elementary


Three-time teacher of the year winner and assistant principal of University Elementary Christopher Jackson was named the principal of Midway Elementary on Tuesday by Superintendent Dr. T. Lamar Goree. As principal of Midw..

The 2018-2019 Draft Budget Is Now Available For Review


The Caddo Parish School Board will seek public comment and adopt the 2018-19 Consolidated Annual Budget at the June 19 Board Meeting. A copy of the budget is available for public inspection in the Finance Department from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,..

Youree Drive's Ferguson Named Louisiana Teacher of the Year Finalist


Youree Drive Middle School Social Studies Teacher Kathryn Ferguson has been named as a finalist in the running for the title of Louisiana Teacher of the Year. The annual competition hosted by the Louisiana Department of Education and Dream T..

Caddo Magnet Teacher named U.S. Presidential Distinguished Teacher


National Board Certified Teacher Laura Addington has completed numerous hurdles as she has worked to hone her craft as a teacher to students from across Caddo Parish. In May, Addington's tireless commitment to education was honored as she was nam..

More than 30 Caddo administrators teach "JA for a Day"


Working together with Junior Achievement of North Louisiana to help the nonprofit reach its goal of educating more than 9,000 students this school year, Caddo Schools' Central Office took to classrooms on May 15 to teach Junior Achievement's fina..

Summer Fee/Remediation Information Now Available


Caddo Schools' 2018 summer fee and remediation program enrollment is now underway. The district offers a variety of opportunities for students to recover credits or earn additional credits during the summer months. This year's summer programs..

Simpson Named U.S. Presidential Scholar


A Caddo Parish Magnet High student has been named to the 54th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, which is comprised of 161 high school seniors selected for their accomplishments in academics, the arts and career and technical education fields. ..

2018 Amazing Shake Winners Announced


With 14 Transformation Zone scholars competing as finalists in the Amazing Shake competition, Dr. T. Lamar Goree on Sunday announced Eden Holmes, Omaria Sparks and Rylen Guice as the 2018 Caddo Schools Amazing Shake winners. The 14 finalists..

Sixth Caddo student earns perfect ACT score


Catherine Rutledge is the newest member of Caddo Schools' perfect ACT ranks. The Caddo Parish Magnet High School junior recently learned she earned the highest possible ACT score of a 36 during the March 2018 exam administration. On ave..

Dr. Matthew Mitchell selected to become the next principal of Huntington High School


With a vision to turn Huntington High School into the next premiere high school in Caddo Parish, Dr. Matthew Mitchell was named Friday as the newest principal of Huntington High School. A resident of Greenwood, Dr. Mitchell said it is i..

Two Caddo students earn Louisiana Students of the Year title


Students Ashini Modi and Sunjay Letchuman are awaking this morning believing it’s twice as nice to be a part of Caddo. On Wednesday, Modi and Letchuman were named the Louisiana Middle and High School Students of the Year by The Louisiana Depart..

Midway principal earns prestigious national fellowship


In his four years as principal of Midway Elementary, Marvin Rainey has used student-driven data to change the lives of the students he serves. As the newest fellow of the nationally recognized Leverage Leadership Institute, Rainey will be able to hon..

Caddo Board Appoints Interim District 10 Representative


Following the interviews of seven community members, the Caddo Parish School Board voted to appoint Durwood D. Hendricks, Jr. to serve District 10 as interim board member through December 31, 2018. Hendricks, who also serves District 10 as ..

Seven Apply to Fill District 10 Vacancy


Seven community members have expressed their interest in filling the seat long held by Caddo Parish School Board Member Larry E. Ramsey. The Board will host a special-called meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday to interview and select the interim ..

Caddo Parish School Board Accepting Applications to Fill District 10 Seat


On Tuesday, February 13, the Caddo Parish School Board declared the District 10 seat vacant and established the process for filling the seat left after the passing of Board Member Larry Ramsey on February 11. The Board unanimously voted to a..

Caddo mourns the loss of Board Member Larry E. Ramsey


Caddo Parish School Board District 10 Representative Larry E. Ramsey passed away at his home Saturday night following a brave battle with pancreatic cancer. Ramsey began his service as a member of the Board in January 2003. At the time, he ..

Opportunity Caddo workshop set for March 21


Caddo Parish Public Schools' Purchasing Department will soon host its latest Opportunity Caddo Vendor Workshop and Training Session. The event will take place on March 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Wanda L. Gunn Professional Development Cen..

Caddo to host networking session on Dec. 4


Caddo Parish Public Schools will host a winter job fair and networking session on Dec. 4 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Wanda L. Gunn Professional Development Center. Potential teachers are asked to bring a copy of their resume to the Center, ..

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Caddo schools show continued gains in latest SPS release


Amid substantial changes in state testing, Caddo Parish students continued to show increases according to data released Tuesday by the Louisiana Department of Education. The annual release of school performance scores shows..

Caddo seniors able to apply for college aid


Starting this school year, state law changes now require Louisiana seniors to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available now at fafsa.ed.gov (http://fafsa.ed.gov). In today's economy, a high school diploma is many tim..

Fair Park students selected for National Amazing Shake competition


Fair Park Middle School students Chryshala Dale and Willie Hearod are heading to Atlanta! These dynamic students are the reigning Caddo Parish Amazing Shake winners and will take their skills to the National Amazing Shake competition which is..

Ellyn McKinney joins Louisiana Educator Voice Fellowship for 21st Century Learning


America Achieves’ Louisiana Educator Voice Fellowship for 21st Century Learning is pleased to announce that Ellyn McKinney, Caddo Parish Public Schools Director of Professional Development and Grants, was selected to join the program. T..

Caddo Magnet High senior earns perfect ACT score


Dakota Simpson, son of Katie and Wyatt Simpson, and a senior at Caddo Parish Magnet High School, earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36. On average, less than one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score. In the..

Youree Drive student named Keep Louisiana Beautiful Youth Leader


Youree Drive Middle School student Joey Goutherie has been recognized by Keep Louisiana Beautiful as this year's Youth Leadership Award Winner. This award recognizes a student or youth-led group that displays creative thinking, demonstra..

Caddo leads region in National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists, Commended Scholars


Caddo Parish Public Schools is once again the regional leader in National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists. The district is currently home to 10 semifinalists including nine students from Caddo Parish Magnet High School and one student from C...

Transformation Advisory Council selects chair begins outlining goals


On Tuesday, the Caddo Transformation Next Advisory Council took the next step in its effort to empower and improve 14 persistently struggling schools in Caddo Parish by reviewing progress at those sites, to date, and establishing short and long-t..

Caddo Schools, Hosted The 14th Annual Most Improved Student Celebration


Caddo Schools, Hosted The 14th Annual Most Improved Student Celebration Red River United, in conjunction with Caddo Parish Public Schools, hosted the 14th Annual Most Improved Student Celebration Wednesday, May 3, 2017. The event was held ..

Caddo, LDOE Present Transformation Next Plan


Caddo, LDOE Present Transformation Next Plan State Superintendent of Education John White signed a three-year partnership agreement with Superintendent Lamar Goree of the Caddo Parish School Board, establishing the Caddo Transformation Next Zo..

Caddo announces 2018 Principals of the Year


Dr. Lamar Goree, Superintendent of Caddo Parish Public Schools, is pleased to announce the 2018 Principals of the Year. The winners were selected based on their commitment to academic excellence and increasing opportunities for students. Represen..

Caddo announces $4.5 million TAP grant


Caddo announces $4.5 million TAP grant Caddo Parish Public Schools has been awarded a $4.5 million School Improvement Grant (SIG) to take school turnaround efforts at struggling schools to the next level. The seven campuses selected throu..

Caddo earns district-wide accreditation


On Wednesday, Caddo Parish Public Schools was recommended for district-wide accreditation by AdvancED, the single largest international accreditation agency for schools and districts. This was the first time Caddo Schools sought accreditation in an e..

Caddo leads region in National Merit Semi-Finalists


Caddo Parish Public Schools is once again the regional leader in students earning the distinction of National Merit Scholarship Corporation Semifinalists. Ten Caddo Parish Magnet High School students will now advance into consideration for..

Caddo Extends Salvation Army Collections


Caddo Extends Salvation Army Collections Caddo Parish Public Schools is extending our The Salvation Army Shreveport-Bossier collection efforts through Tuesday, August 23. Please help us in getting crucial items to those in need in..

Students from Forest Hill Elementary Receive Grants


SHREVEPORT, La., August 3, 2016 – The Marlene Yu Museum’s Three Sisters Sustainable Urban Farm Discovery Program, directed by Rebekah White, provides a tangible experience for 2nd grade students from Forest Hill Elementary to learn fu..

All sites to collect items for flood relief


All sites to collect items for flood relief On Aug. 22-23, all Caddo Parish Public Schools campuses and centers will become collection sites for items needed to support relief efforts due to flooding in south Louisiana. All citizens are enc..

Caddo announces truancy partnership


Volunteers for Youth Justice, with the Caddo District Attorney, Caddo Parish School Board and Willis-Knighton Health System and the help of local law enforcement, are teaming up to provide a strengthened effort reduce truancy rates in Caddo Paris..

Caddo announces no cost meals at 51 schools


Caddo announces no cost meals at 51 schools Beginning Aug. 15, Caddo Parish Public Schools will launch a pilot to provide breakfast and lunch at no cost to the families of more than 30,000 students in 51 of the district’s schools. Al..