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Poland Junior High School

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Posted May 25, 2014

As a parent of two children that attend Poland Junior High School, I give it the highest possible recommendation. Each teacher that we have encountered has shown individual concern towards our kids and have been more than accommodating in every possible way. The principal is approachable, down-to-Earth and refreshingly honest in all matters. Although the physical building is a little dated, the staff [even including the maintenance personnel and bus drivers] has an overall delightful attitude of helpfulness and courtesy. Frankly, it seems many parents here just drop their kids off and expect the school to work miracles. The school can do a lot, but parental involvement definitely needs to increase. That responsibility rests with the parents, not Poland Junior High. Yes, bullying occurs everywhere. We have had an incident and some days are harder than others. But on the whole, I am surprised and pleased with this hidden jewel of the Rapides Parish School system. A close relative of mine has recently substituted at a few other Rapides Parish Junior High schools, and not only are they far worse, they are sickening. I say Go Poland Bulldogs!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2014

I would not recommend poland school my daughter goes there and she is constantly being bullied and She went several times to the principal and the principal acted like it was her fault why she was getting bullied and I even called them several times and they did not do anything and the teachers act like they don't know what there doing and they are not organized.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2009

I must disagree with the other reviews. This is a great school and many families move to this community just to go to this great school. The teachers are great and expect the most of the children. That is why this school has such great test scores and the students win alot of awards around the parish. Poland students won the most awards in the writing competition in the parish for the last 2 years. They also have more activities then basketball-Poland offers basketball, baseball, softball, the #1 4-H club in the parish, Jr. Beta Club which are involved in alot of great activities. Poland also awards their students with great awards at the end of each year-ipods, nintendos, TVs, steros, bikes, gift certs. to AE, Academy, and many more. I beleive parents who think they could do a better job, maybe they should go try! This is a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2009

I would not recommend this school to anyone at this time. The teachers do not conduct themselves in a professional manner. They are allowed to dress in inappropriate clothing and are not setting a good example for our children. The principal does not care about anyone but himself and the faculty. He pushes for high test scores but could careless on making sure the children are being taught properly. The only activity currently being offered is basketball to ONLY certain children. This school's population has declined over the last several years. It will continue declining until the school board steps up to the plate and gets rid of the principal, assistant principal and certain staff which includes the truancy officer. This is a school people stand up for your child's educational rights.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2006

This school is not recomended for several reasons. The teachers do not handle themselves in a professional manner. The principle does nothing for the students. This schools population has declined in the past few years and will continue to decline until the school board gets that principle out of there along with certain teachers. There are no activities for the children.
—Submitted by a student


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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 72% in 2013.

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91%

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87%

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Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

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66%

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65%

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73%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

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83%

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70%

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Social Studies

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

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84%

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90%

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84%

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74%
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

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
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

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%
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

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
89%
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

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
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

English Language Arts

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

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
80%
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
White 67% 47%
Black 30% 45%
Hispanic 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
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 71%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Bob Stevens
Fax number
  • (318) 442-7582

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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3348 Louisiana 457
Alexandria, LA 71302
Phone: (318) 445-9224

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