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Peabody Montessori Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 425 students

 

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Posted October 4, 2012

I am very impressed with this school for both my kids! They keep parents well-informed, and maintain a caring sense of order.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2012

Yes, the school does have a history of academic excellence. However, if your child has special learning needs and has an individualized education plan, you may be in trouble. As the parent, you can not trust that it will be complied with. Really unfortunate because those who learn differently still deserve the chance to learn and excel!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2011

My daughter started pre-k @ Peabody Montessori 2011! I am so happy I chose this school they have far exceeded my expectations! My girl is already reading after being there almost 2 months! They teach the children how to be respectful independent people! When my son is ready for school that is where he will be going! I recommend this school to everyone looking for a great elementary school for their kids!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2010

I'm a mom proud to say my son attends Peabody Montessori. He has only been there a few years but there is no where else I would rather be. Its so reassuring when your child loves to go to school to see teachers and other staff not scared crying to stay home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2009

Both of my children attend Peabody Montessori. The oldest has been a student there since Pre-K, she is now in the 6th grade. Peabody is second to none!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2009

My son has been at Peabody Montessori for 6 years, and we absolutely love it! The teachers, administration and parents all work together to improve the lives of our children and provide them with so many educational opportunities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2009

My daughter has been going to Peabody Montessori since the first grade. This will be her last year there. She will go to Jr High next year. The teachers at Peabody are the best at teaching our children. I will miss having her attend there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2009

Not only am I a parent of three Peabody Montessori Students, I am also a teacher at the school. I can honestly say, there is no place we would rather be. We love being a part of the fabulous Peabody Montessori Family. My oldest child still credits her success in Jr. High on the wonderful education she received at Peabody. I still have 2 children attending Peabody, and they both love it. The teachers are all very creative, dedicated and willing to anything to help the students. Every parent should take a tour of our school, before deciding where their children will will be educated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

What can I say? We LOVE Peabody! The faculty and staff are ALL genuinely caring and helpful from the moment you first walk in the door. My daughter just started pre-k, but she really is chalenged every day with new lessons at HER level, not the other kids' levels, and she is able to excel because of this. Her teacher, and the rest of the faculty I have interacted with, is very attentive and conscientious. Peabody is a wonderful school, and I gladly drive out of my way to get her to school every day!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2007

My son has been at Peabody Montessori now for two years and we love it! Not only is Peabody academically an excellent school, it also provides children a healthy social and culturally diverse environment. All teachers, staff, and the principle are very intelligent, caring, and positive. I made a choice between Peabody Montessori and some private schools and as any parent, I was very nervous about the decision of which school my child would attend. I have to say that I have not regreted enrolling him at Peabody at all and I now know that I've made the right decision for my child. He is happy and well ahead in academic skill level when compared to some of his peers attending other schools. He loves his teacher and takes such pride in learning and achieving. I can't wait for my little girl to attend!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2007

I Have two girls at Peabody Montessori. This year both will be in first and third grade. The faculty, staff and students here are very unique. The educational experience my children are receiving is priceless.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2006

My daughter is in pre-k at peabody montessori and she is a very quiet child,respectful,smart,but very shy,the environment is perfect for her it's not the time of school that has unruly student. When you walk in you get a great sense of calm and my daughter's academics are continuing to grow. I believe the staff is very caring. I would suggest changes in the PTO.I kinda got the feeling that it was an organization that was run by parents who had been there for a while and it felt a little like a clique.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2006

My son has been a student at Peabody Montessori since he was in Pre-K and now he is in 2nd grade. Peabody Montessori puts every child first. My son is ADHD and the school recognizes this and is very helpful with him in his learning. This school has a very good parent/school interaction. They keep me very informed and involved in his school work and behavior. I have nothing but positive things to say about the Principal, Facility, and Staff of Peabody Montessori. I am a single mother and cannot afford private schooling at the time my son was to start school. I enrolled my son in Peabody Montessori and could not be happier with my decision. Every school should use the standards and quality of education that Peabody Montessori. Sincerely, Cindy Chauffepied
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2006

Let me start by saying that I was determined that my child would receive a quality education and had obtained information on local private academys. At the insistence of a close relative my husband and I toured Peabody and were so impressed that we followed up on the application process for that school. Once our son was accepted our expectations have been met and in fact surpassed. The difference in the educational knowledge my son has gained in pre-k and kindergarten is evident when he is around other children that attend other schools. Not only does he excell academically but he is learning discipline and respect which are character traits that most schools are not concerned with. The staff, both academic and administrative are always cooperative and I cannot say enough positive things about this school. Renee Dugas
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Posted March 25, 2004

This has been a great school for our daughter that is in kindergarden. She is able to work at her learning level. The staff is very up beat and positive. There is also a good repore between the parents and teachers. I would hope more schools would be like this one Mark Myers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2003

I have a daughter in Pre-K and have been very pleased with the school as a whole. The have outstanding academics and enrichment courses for children at a very young age. She is learning foreign languages as well as PE, art, biology and geography at the age of 4.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 72% in 2013.

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94%

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93%

2011

 
 
89%

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93%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

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95%

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95%

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87%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

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76%

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87%

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74%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%
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 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
96%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
100%
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 70% in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
99%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
100%
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 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 70% in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 52% 45%
White 46% 47%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 56%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Rena O. Linzay
Fax number
  • (318) 487-6704

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  • Montessori

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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2416 3rd Street
Alexandria, LA 71302
Phone: (318) 442-5012

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