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Bastrop High School

Public | 8-12 | 1062 students

 
 

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Posted July 25, 2013

Bastrop High is a pathetic school. The whole school system in Bastrop LA is pathetic because it is run by stupid people. Advanced placement kids went a whole year without a teacher. The principal is never there. The school is filthy. The superintendent doesn't care about the system or the kids. The assistant principals are incompetent. Football players are given free grades. Kids roam the halls screaming and cursing. Need I say more. Move somewhere where your kids don't have to go there.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 22, 2012

Unfortunately I have three kids that go here as I really have no other choice. A school especially a high school is a microcosim of the community in which iit is located. Bastrop is a small town consisting mostly of hypocritical "Sunday" Christians intolerant of the religious and non religious views of others. Because of this the majority of the school's populace is going to have the same attitude. Individually you have some good teachers and students who try to make it better, but in my opinion the school is just bad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2011

Move, just move to a different school district - you do not want your children "educated" here.


Posted May 21, 2011

Seriously, Why not slap a NUN in the door and be done with it? You want to be religious and all, brother please!


Posted May 21, 2011

I'm obviously not going to rate a school that both encouraged and then failed to stop (knowing full well that it was planned) to stop unconstitutional prayer during graduation. This kind of negligence costs tax payers millions of dollars every year! Its a waste of time and resources and is completely inappropriate. Shame on this school's administers for failing our kids and failing to honor our countrie's foundational laws.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 21, 2011

I observed the bullying of Damon Fowler. Your school is a disgrace. Having broken the law, you should be sued.


Posted May 20, 2011

I cannot give a good rating to a school that threatens the well being of its students by not handling controversial matters with dignity and discretion.


Posted May 20, 2011

Not only did one of the faculty provide inappropriate and insulting comments about a student in her care to a news channel, but this school also willfully violated the law with little care and/or understanding of the US Constitution and Supreme Court judgements. If the faculty and administration are unable to grasp the basics of the American legal system, they cannot be entrusted to teach future generations of Americans.


Posted May 20, 2011

Google Damon Fowler. Google Damon Fowler. Google Damon Fowler. Google Damon Fowler. Google Damon Fowler. Google Damon Fowler.


Posted May 20, 2011

Not a very good Government curriculum... they don't seem to understand the US Constitution at all


Posted May 20, 2011

Horrid teachers and administration. If you are considering moving here...don't. The way students are treated is abhorrent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2011

The teachers publicly encourage bullying, and they feel that they are above the law. They were warned against illegal activity and still chose to ignore state and federal laws.


Posted May 20, 2011

Confidential matters are treated with an utter disdain for delicacy--the chief incident of such in question, which occurred on May 20, 2011, has already been described in full by other reviewers. In essence, illicit actions were carried out, called out by one student (in private), and this student was almost immediately publicized by the staff of the school, and the action proceeded as planned anyway. As a side effect, the student in question has been ostracized by his community as well, as the action which violated the law was a mass prayer, which almost nobody disagreed with. Food for thought.


Posted May 20, 2011

Schools that openly support bigotry and hatred on this scale should not exist. What this school, it's faculty, and student body did is deplorable.


Posted May 20, 2011

Unfair treatment for students who stand up for their rights! They don't support the constitution and ostracize anyone who thinks outside the majority.


Posted May 20, 2011

Disgusting and intolerant school. People of other religions must "tolerate" what we believe is total nonsense, yet when people express other beliefs then they are mocked. First amendment, everyone.


Posted May 20, 2011

Disgusting bigoted and unconstitutional backwards Louisiana education at it's finest. As a Local Resident, It's a great shame to see this in our community.


Posted May 20, 2011

This school is the only high school in bastrop besides a private school in the area, so if you live here you won't have much of a choice but to let your kids attend. My advice: Do Not Move There


Posted May 20, 2011

The administration and faculty should be ashamed of themselves. These people have ignored their responsibility to the taxpayers of their community ,and more importantly to follow the law of the Constitution, by endorsed a divisive religious practice which will, unfortunately, result in a significant lawsuit. If I lived in this community, I would be outraged.


Posted May 20, 2011

i do hope that this school district ceases to exist in the near future -- they'll be broke after damon and the ACLU gets done with them! pity there's not a "no star" rating i'd give them that


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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 69% in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

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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

English Language Arts

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

299 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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60%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2010.

299 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
68%
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.

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69%

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45%

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41%

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38%
Biology I

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

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86%

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41%

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27%
English II

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

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93%

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47%

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47%

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46%
English III

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

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80%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 83% in 2013.

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73%

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31%

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24%

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23%
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 67% 45%
White 30% 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 76%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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402 Highland Avenue
Bastrop, LA 71220
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Phone: (318) 281-0194

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