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Arthur F. Smith Middle Magnet School

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Posted April 30, 2009

Arthur F. Smith has experienced tremendous growth in the area of academic, social, and personal growth. The faculty and staff are committed to producing an 'academically sound learning institution' for the students who attend our school. In the near future, our school will be one of academic excellence. I invite you to also become a part of this commitment to the success of our students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2008

This is a great school; however, we receive a lot of abuse from the media and outsiders. Before formulating an opinion about us, please come and check us out. Pop up unannounced, come and sit in our classes. Just give us a chance! We do care about all of our students and yes, we are teaching--everyday!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 10, 2008

Not all the teachers there are bad. I know some are there that care. It is some of the bad children whose parents haven't taught them any respect for there elders and others that cause problems. These are just a few of the teachers that do care... Ms.Johnson,Mr.Holiday,Ms.Dearborn, Ms.Robinson,Ms.Butler,Ms.Valley,Ms.Gentle, Mr.Corly,Ms.Rayme,Mr.Reizner,and Ms.Long.Also Ms.Swaffort,Mr.Brasher,and Mr.Pachio.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2005

Parents, your help is greatly needed to ensure your child's education. Stop talking and start working. Come in and volunteer, come and audit your child classroom. Come unannounced and watch your child in action. Show concern and love for your child and their education. Be there when the teacher calls, hear both sides of story before you poing the fingers. The parents and the students plans the major role in their education. It is not only the teacher's job to educate the students. Parents, it is yours too. Stop the blame game. Get involved. Arthur smith as a lot for you to do. Call and find out what it is you can do. Parents, you are needed in this system. Your support is the most valuable assests to your child's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2005

This school have been closed along time ago. First, of all the classrooms are over crowed. It makes it difficult to teach when you have at least 28 or more students. I realized that the No Child Left Behind is suppose to work,but children are being left behind everyday. You have a principal that is never at the school. I say this because my child attended this past school session but not the next school session.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2004

Arthur F. Smith Middle Magnet used to be a good school. Now the students are teaching themselves and running the school. Where are the adults who are hired to work at this school and where is the love and affection for teaching that used to exist 15 to 20 years ago. The teachers are Arthur F. Smith are there just for a paycheck.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
41%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
48%
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

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
41%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
59%
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

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
31%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
22%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
24%
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 98% 45%
White 1% 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 94%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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

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

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
  • David A. Brasher
Fax number
  • (318) 445-9255

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • 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
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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