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Baker Heights Elementary School

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Posted June 17, 2014

Baker Heights has made tremendous strides with student performance. Sometimes you just have to give the school and its staff some time to turn things around. This school is moving in the right direction. More support from the community could really push this school over the top.


Posted December 5, 2013

It the worst school ever I have all three of my kids going there no kind of communication between the parent at all .You constatley have to keep calling to get a message to the teacher it crazy my kids will not be going there anymore.They will be going to another school but I'm done with that school poor performance and everything else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2011

This is probably one of the worse school systems ever...My child was punched in the head with a big red mark remaining and I was not notified by the school. Upon calling to speak with someone I was told someone would return my call...no return call...When I finally spoke with the teacher who was in charge when it occurred her comment was :oh, it slipped my mind to call you...i had other things more important to take care of...he no longer attends this school due to the ignorance of the teachers ....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2009

Both of my children have attended this school, my youngest being a current student. The main complaint I have with this schools is with the communication between teachers & parents. This year alone, there have been close to 10 instances of me sending a note with my child and never getting any type of reply from the teacher. I call the office and leave messages for the teacher only for those to never be returned as well. God willing, I will be moving out of parish this summer for the purpose of getting my kids out of the Baker school system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2008

I was a student at Baker Heights Elementary School from first grade until the third grade. I began working here in 2004 and still enjoy working here. My son is a former student of this school and is now enrolled in a high academic school better known as magnet school. This school is often times brought down by many who are ignorant to the fact that economic environment plays a major roll in the academic growth of students as well as their personal and family life. With that being said, there's only so much a school can do without the proper and positive support from the community and parents. Parents have to begin academics at home even before their children enter school. Although our students are faced with more adversity than many, we still manage to produce successful citizens for our community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2008

Things are not all bad at Baker Heights. I worked there for three years as a teacher and have the following positives to offer: - the school has the latest and greatest in reading and math programs. - most teachers there are well-educated, trained in the latest educational techniques, and truly care about their students. - the principal is working hard to serve her students well in a broken system - the school's resources are spent to directly benefit the education of the children
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 11, 2006

If you want your child to start off in a high academic environment, this is not the school for your child!!! this school is run down, it is not up to date in technology, the staff is not friendly, and the principal is horrible!!! she does not work well with her teachers and she definitely does not work well with the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2006

Baker Heights does not provide students with a solid academic foundation. The principal is very difficult to deal with, and many of the best teachers have left due to conflict with the principal. Learning should be exciting and fun for the young child, but unfortunately, it is neither at Baker Heights. Serious behavior issues exist among many of the students, and the problems are not addressed by the school. This is not the place for your child if he /she truly wants to learn and excel!
—Submitted by a teacher


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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 72% in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

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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.

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52%

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29%

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Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

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39%

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Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

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33%

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15%

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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

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
63%

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n/a

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Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

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64%

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58%

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Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

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50%

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36%

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Social Studies

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

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53%

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45%

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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 96% 45%
White 2% 47%
Hispanic 1% 4%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Samantha Williams
Fax number
  • (225) 774-4629

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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3750 Harding Street
Baker, LA 70714
Phone: (225) 775-1496

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