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Magnolia Woods Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 

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Posted April 2, 2014

Magnolia Woods Elem. is an excellent school with a great principal and a caring and dedicated faculty. Students are nearly all minorities, about 15 % are English Language Learning and 95% qualify for the free or reduced lunch program. The students come from very a very mobile population, and change schools frequently, sometimes more than once during the year. In spite of these challenges, the school performance scores have risen slowly but steadily until the school was only 0.3 of a point from being classified as a B school in the last school year, The campus is quiet and well controlled, but students are generally happy and like their school. It has a strong volunteer support group of about 85 community volunteers who help with reading and math tutoring and assist the teachers and staff in many other ways. This public school has no gifted or talented program, but does serve autistic, special ed, and other children with learning disabilities. And yet, it had the highest performance score of EBR elementary schools without G & T programs which help to elevate a school's scores. This principal and faculty and staff are wonderful examples of what is being done.


Posted June 6, 2013

The special ed teacher is wonderful. Teacher quality varies. I do think this is one of the best non-gifted, non-magnet public schools in this area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2013

Magnolia Woods is an excellent school of low-income students, most of whom are African American, and on free or reduced lunches. They have many hurdle to overcome to achieve academically. The school has wonderfully caring experienced teachers who work together as a team to help the students do as well as they possibly can. The Principal has been there for over 10 years and has built a great team of teachers and staff members. The school performance scores have been raised from the 50's to 90.1 for 2012 and it is now a "C" School according to the state's ratings. I rate it an A school because of the caring, dedicated faculty and staff who do everything they can to help our students succeed. It has a large contingent of community volunuteers who come weekly to help students with reading and math skills and to assist the faculty in many other ways. I am one of those volunteers in my 10th year, and I know this school very well.


Posted May 6, 2011

Horrible school and teachers! Kindergarten teaches 2nd grade work! Kindergarten teachers do not teach with care! Would not recommend this school to no one!!!!! It should be named Nightmare Elm.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2011

While there are several teachers who are excellent, there are a few who should not be teaching, especially children with special needs. Also, the school system in general is a bureaucratic nightmare. It took over one year to enroll my grandson in a special needs program which should take only a few months. In that time, his needs were unmet and he grew to hate going to school. The family has moved to Texas where he is thriving. Went from making Fs in Baton Rouge to being on the honor roll.


Posted November 19, 2009

This is a wonderful school! The teachers really care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2008

After being at the school for over 6 months ive had the chance to see significant change in student and peer to peer behavior and a continued positive attitude towards class and homework achievment. The principal and staff at Magnolia Woods do a remarkable job of helping students stay active and on task during class time and other activities.


Posted September 20, 2005

I love this school. The teachers keep me updated on my child. My child brings his books home everyday. I send a note book so that my child teacher and i can keep in touch. In order for you to have a relationship with the teachers you have to get involve. I work everyday but i make sure that i get progress on my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2004

This school spend too much time on discipline and not enough time on education. Kids are not allowed to take books home. Parents has no idea of what being taught that day. As a parent I took upon myself and checked a copy of my childs text books out at the library. I feel if I had not done this my child would failed in 2003-2004 school year.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
53%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
54%
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

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
31%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
34%
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

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
50%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
48%
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 88% 45%
Hispanic 8% 4%
White 2% 47%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
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 93%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Donna G. Wallette
Fax number
  • (225) 769-3340

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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760 Maxine Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Phone: (225) 769-6845

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