Our Lady of the Lake Roman Catholic School

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Our Lady of the Lake School has been recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a 2020 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, the highest national honor a school can receive. This is the third time since 2004 that OLL has received this award, making it the only elementary school in the state of Louisiana to be a three-time winner. It also solidifies OLL’s place among the top 1% of all schools in the nation. Mr. Smith said, ''We have a steadfast commitment to excellence at OLL. It is wonderful to be recognized, and it is a fitting tribute to our outstanding faculty, staff, parents, and students to receive this great honor. OLL has an unwavering commitment to student success. Our team at OLL has been committed to continuous improvement in curriculum and instruction in every classroom, every day.'' During the latest AdvancED Engagement Review, OLL received an unprecedented IEQ Score of 388.66/400. The IEQ, or Index of Education Quality, provides a holistic measure of an institution’s overall performance based on a comprehensive set of indicators and evaluative criteria. The Engagement Review Team, a group of distinguished educators from around the state of Louisiana, also awarded OLL an exceptional 27/30 Exceeds Expectations ratings on the Performance Standards. In addition, OLL is the only Cognia STEM-certified elementary school in the state.