Dr. Donald Aguillard is a true superhero—transforming St. Mary Parish Public School District from a low performing to a state leading district.
Kenny Hilliard's Story
Kenny Hilliard, once at risk of dropping out of high school, is now headed for Louisiana State University on a football scholarship.
From 2nd Grade Reading Level to LSU Scholarship
A struggling student goes to college and a struggling district escapes takeover by the state.
St. Mary Parish School District Slide Show
This slide show is full of charts showing St. Mary Parish School District’s academic success. See how district leaders can make rapid gains and accelerate learning for all students.
The End of Low Performing Schools
Previously a low performing district, in 2008 St. Mary Parish School District exceeded the state average for the percentage of fourth graders reading at or above the basic reading level for the first time in a decade!
How Far Can YOUR District Leap Ahead?
Help your K-12 students improve reading comprehension, fluency, vocabulary, memory—and much more—with the research-validated Fast ForWord® program.
Research Study: Improved Achievement
From 2006 to 2010, students in St. Mary Parish School District improved achievement in English/Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies.