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Bolton High School

Public | 9-12 | 665 students

 

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Posted April 6, 2011

Bolton High School is the best school in Rapides Parish. It has highest scores in ACT testing. Bolton is high in academic field and also in co curricular activities. It has a lot of clubs and other activities for its students. The students are very friendly and the teachers are very helpful. Bolton is the best place for one to complete their high school!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 30, 2009

Bolton is a great school, with great test scores, and outstanding students. However, the administration needs to step it up.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2008

bolton is a great school and the teachers and students are outstanding there's none of the clique's and stuff like that plus there R.O.T.C program is very good as a parent i am honored for my child to go there and i highly recommend it
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2008

Bolton is an awesome school. It has one of the top academic curriculums in the state, with the option of Honors, Gifted (the only school with a full gifted program in the Parish), Dual-Enrollment with LSUA, and Advanced Placement. It has a strong fixture on traditions, with some dating back 75+ years. It is a large school, with a strong grip on the students themselves. C/O 2010.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 22, 2008

Bolton High School is the best high school in Rapides Parish. The education is great, the teachers are excellent, and the atmosphere is like home. The best part is that it is now a digital academy. Everyone gets their own laptop! Instead of notebooks and textbooks, you use a computer! It is also in the top 3% of the nations best schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2008

Bolton High is now an all digital campus with each student having their own laptop. It is one of only a handful of digital academies in the US and the only one of its kind in the state. The high school was recently ranked in the top 3% of school in the US. It offers AP, dual enrollment, and a well-structured curriculum. I am very pleased to have my child attend Bolton.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2007

Havent been here even a semester yet but the Teachers have a good attitude and seem to really care. This includes the guidance counselors. So far, I am impressed. Bolton is what one would call an inner city school and we are in the South. These are my first impressions based on the first couple of months with my freshman. The parents must try to be involved -- I believe your kid can get lost in the shuffle in a big public school where there is a lot of apathy from students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2006

I would just like to comment on the outstanding curriculum and environment of this school. Even though it's in the ghetto, it is a remarkable education center with lots to provide to students. Though the student-body is very diverse, we seem to come together as one whole body to function well. I am currently a student at Louisiana Tech University studying to become a Civil Engineer, and the curriculum of my college classes are barely exceding Bolton's. I am proud to say that I'm a bear, and would recommend this school to any prospective student. I was selected 1st team all district soph., jr., and sr. years in baseball as a left-handed pitcher, and recieved a scholarship to play for LaTech. I find no need to seek other schools for athletic reasons; if you have the talent, it will show! C/O 05...Jacob Luttgeharm
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 22, 2004

We have had three children attend Bolton. While it is the best education in Rapides Parish it has lost a significant pool of teaching talent in recent years. The impact has been a great lessening of its academic leadership. All of the six weeks tests are identcal and made up by the department head with the principal. This means that no matter where you are in the course you will be tested against a set standard which for more advanced students is often far behind what they are currently studying and does not reflect their actual course work. The decline in academic rigor has been disappointing over the last 8 years. This is for the time period of 1997-2004.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2003

This school is an overall excellant academic school. The teachers (65%) are Nationally Certified and spend summers and extra hours to keep abreast of new and better ways of teaching. The people in this area down this great school (it is on the National Historic Register), because the more wealthy deem to go to the newer school (ASH). I went before a panel to have my child sent to this school in stead of ASH. We have been well pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 64% in 2010.

194 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2010.

194 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
58%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 82% in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
26%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
49%
English II

The state average for English II was 93% in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
63%
English III

The state average for English III was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
57%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the End-Of-Course (EOC) tests to test grade high school students in English 2, English 3, biology 1, algebra 1 and geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The EOC is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.

Source: LA Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 58% 45%
White 36% 49%
Asian 4% 1%
Hispanic 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54%N/A66%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

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

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:20aw
School end time
  • 2:30pm
School Leader's name
  • Misty D. Slayter
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Fax number
  • (318) 448-4329

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Independent Study
  • Virtual school
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Mathematics
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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2101 Vance Avenue
Alexandria, LA 71301
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Phone: (318) 448-3628

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