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Alexandria Middle Magnet School

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Posted February 16, 2014

Im a female honors sixth grade student there and i say its the best middle school to me the test scores might be low in all but that don't matter its the students not the teachers and staff well most teachers lol jk but they have good coaches for sports and good choir and bands its the best school I've went to yet well one of the best!!! -NES


Posted April 29, 2012

What a terrible school as evident by the low scores and ratings. At least it is consistent in maintaining its underachievement performance. My child was an honor student for six years until he was enrolled based on the zoning attendance. He is finally in his first year of high school and back on the honor roll. The responsibility is solely on the principal and his staff of educators who have up to this date have not found the right formula for academic success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 29, 2012

What happened to Kathy Touchet? Facebook says she is now the Asst. Exec. Director at the Rapides Parish Coliseum.


Posted February 5, 2012

My son so far has not had any problems at this school. I've had a problem with one of his teachers. She does not communicate well with the children or the parents. He does not interact with the regular classes because he is in gifted and honors classes. I like that aspect of his education.This school recently enrolled a lot of 6th graders from a nearby school due to educational changes. This has caused some stress amongst the existing children due to the behavior problems. I do believe the principal is working hard to put an end to the situation and make it as safe for all the children. Overall the school is good,has many programs for the kids to be involved in, and the children can obtain up to 4 high school credits. I do wish we had one cohesive junior high school for this area, with greaat teachers and that way our children could excel and be better prepared for highschool.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2011

This is one of the worst schools I have ever stepped into. The teachers let the students do whatever they pleased. While I was there there were at least three fights take place and the punishment for some of the students were ISS even though they said they had the zero tolerance policy there. Students were screaming and swearing at the teachers and some of the teachers didn't even attempt to teach the students any longer. The only good thing about the school were the advance classes and the teachers that taught them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2009

Heyy, Alexandria Middle Magnet School Iis a very great school. The LEAP and iLEAP were a walk in the park with these teachers. They get you so prepared and they offer so many activities that everyone can enjoy. I was cheer captain this year, I'm in the 4-H club, the Treasury in Beta, in FCS (Fellow Christian Students), and so much more. You always find yourself here at AMMS. I reccomend is so much. It's the best.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 9, 2003

My 2 siblings graduated from Alexandria Junior High and the name/curriculum changed to middle magnet the year I transferred there. I was in the magnet program which consisted of math and science high school credits. In 8th grade, I was accepted into the program and took 9th grade Algebra 1 and Physical Science. I received high school credits for those two classes. (Labs- English, Math, Technology, Biology, and Chemistry.) This year in 9th grade, I will take 10th grade biology (my fav. subject!)and geometry instead. All of my math and science classes will be one year ahead if I pass the classes. In 12th grade, I will take an elected type math and science, like advanced math, if I chooses to do so. (In 2003, 2004- 6th graders will take prealgebra and 7th grd. science, 7th graders- Algebra 1 and Phys. Science,, and 8th graders- Biology and Geometry.) I believe. I also enjoyed the several organizations the school provided. I was cheerleading captain and 4H President. This year, I will be going to Peabody Magnet Professional Services Magnet High, not my zoned school at Bolton. I was accepted into the medical magnet program. The other two are Animation and Digital Media and Engineering. I highly recommend this school to those who want high school credits before high school. It is not only a challenge, but an honor. I am glad I have the opportunity now to attend and be in these magnet schools, unlike my siblings, who are now in college.
—Submitted by a former student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 70% in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
43%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
52%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
52%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
68%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
46%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
50%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program for the 21st Century (LEAP 21) to assess students in grades 4 and 8 in math, English language arts, science and social studies. The LEAP 21 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 86% 45%
White 13% 47%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 4%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Tim D. Tharp
Fax number
  • (318) 442-8650

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Softball
  • Track

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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122 Maryland Avenue
Alexandria, LA 71301
Phone: (318) 445-5343

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