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.
This is a great elementary school serving a very mobile low-income population, mostly African American and Latin. Teachers are loving, dedicated, and work together very well as a team. Strong, academic and managerial leadership by the principal provides stability of faculty. Scores are being steadily raised each year . Strong community support by volunteers provide additional support for staff and students.
This school has a great special needs teacher. The fourth and fifth grade teachers are wonderful.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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