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The Dufrocq School

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Posted May 22, 2014

2013 2014 my daughter first year at Dufrocq Montessori Magnet , she has enjoyed her first year theee the teachers love teaching just like it was when I was in school,everyone enjoys what ever they are doing from the crossing guards to the carpoolees, duty teachers ,to coaches an I wont forget about janitorial an cafeteria work ers they all was noticed by a 3 year old child .these days that is very rare , I thank god for having such loving people at thae Dufrocq school .ebr still rocks and so do the staff at Dufrocq! !!!!!!!!!!!! Nothing against private but the have much more values in public we should not want to seperate but duplicate love!!!!!!!!!!! Oh thanks to all the parents as well we rock too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2013

Dufrocq has won the "Magnet School of Excellence Award" (top recognition) for the last 2 yrs. The teachers, administration and staffs are excellent. After a year of private school, our son is now part of the Academic Magnet Program. We're pleasantly surprised.. the program is on par, if not, better than private with smaller class size (19 kids). We're happy and proud to be part of Dufrocq!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2013

We moved to the Dufrocq Magnet program this past school year (2012-13) after 4 years in a private school, and we love it! The main reason we moved was to get a smaller class size than we had at his private school, where the class size was 29/30 kids. My son's current academic magnet class size is only 20 kids max. so now he gets more attention when he needs it. The 3rd grade magnet teachers are great, the facility is beautiful and airy, the magnet program offer loads of fun hands-on activities and field trips (7 field trips this year!), and my son has blossomed here. My child has not experienced any bullying and I have never had any problems with the office staff as another parent mentioned. I can only speak to the academic magnet program, but we think it's great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2012

This school is one big, chaotic mess. It may be a new building, but remember it is what is inside that counts. The office staff is incredibly rude, and my child was physically bullied so much that she cried every day after school. This was in the Montessori program, and I know that the regular school is even worse. Write ups are thrown away by the administration, so the teachers get absolutely no support. Substitutes leave in the middle of the school day only to never return. I pulled my child out of here and is since blossoming at a private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2010

My child is in his second year in the Montessori program at The Dufrocq School. Although I love THIS particular program, its teachers and lead magnet teacher, I'm still unsure about the rest of the administration. Since Dufrocq now houses 3 different programs (Montessori, Traditional, and Academic Magnet), and is about to start a Microsociety program, at times the school seems chaotic. Last year we had little communication with the main administration, and a lot of times we weren't exactly sure what was going on in just the little everyday details. The school reopened in its remodeled location last year and expanded its enrollment then, so I'm hoping that a lot of the chaos disappears soon as the school settles into the second year with all the changes . Facilities are wonderful--all brand new, and I'm sure the test scores will improve as the years progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2009

This is a great school my child often tells stories about Dufrocq and all the great things they do in class while learning. The staff really cares about the students and they are a great group of people to have on your childs team regarding education. they have their best interest at heart. the teachers will do what it takes to ensure the students are prepared for the next grade. For instance my daughter took the LEAP in 09 and the school provided additional support and tutoring from the beginning of the school year until the day the students took the test and for that I am grateful because I noticed her confidence increase and she was not nervous for the test she felt that with the support and tutoring she would do fine the teachers also provided encouragement the entire time. And for that I appreciate you Dufrocq
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2003

This school has consistently shown improvement in scoring according to Louisiana Statewide assessment. One of the fourth grade classes each year has a passing rate of 90%-95% on the leap each year.(This includes special education students as well). The fourth grade teachers come in early to help students who may need additional tutoring and they stay as late as 7:00pm in the evening assisting students who need additional instruction. The fourth grade teachers also spend most of their weekends providing assistance to inner city 4th graders who need additional help. I cannot see how anybody could say that the teachers are not genuine when they say they care about the students. I applaud this school an its teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2003

I have come to the conclusion that if this school would have been under the same leadership it was under three (3) years ago it would be a great school. I have found that most of the teachers are very bias on dealing with children of another race, and they are mainly teachers that are new to the system and have never dealth with someone thats not of their ethnic background. The kids at Dufrocq are inner city kids and sometimes you have to deal with these kids in a different way. You cannot treat all kids the same because every child has a different personality and a different background. I feel that teachers at Dufrocq put on a good show that they care about their students but they really don't they would just as soon have a student suspended then have to deal with them.


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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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83%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
67%
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

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
52%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
49%
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

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
52%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
60%
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 84% 45%
White 10% 47%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 78%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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330 South 19th Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone: (225) 343-6323

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