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Progress Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 415 students

 

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Posted December 22, 2005

Here at progress my children have progress a lot.They have pick up in there academic.My family have come along way after Hurricane Katrina. So my children had a lot of catching up to do. Music has been a blissing for my 3rd grader. Because she hope to become a professional singer. I am very invole in different school activity. What ever it takes to help my children progress to the next leveal is what I must do as a loving parent.We as parents are the leaders. We must give ower children all the surport that is needed to make it in the world today. So that they can become producted in to days world. They can whole there heads up and no that there is no limited in life. You can be what ever you want to be. The sky is the limited.They hold the key.Parents must be actively involve .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2005

My child attends Progress and I find that the level of safety, teacher involvement and parental involvement is fine. I must admit that decipline is a concern. The children appear to be unruly and thus the teachers talk harshly to them. I don't like this approach to child discipline, but I must admit that otherwise the staff appear to realy care for the students. The prinicipal is very concerned with the whole student not just the academic area. She truly is concerned about these children. The academic program is O.K. and I see changes for the better in the upcoming year. I think this is a school worth taking a second look at. Progress appears to be making progress toward becoming a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2004

I taught at this school for two years. The principal is NOT involved. She doesn't care about the kids (unless they attend her church), only likes certain teachers, and does just what she needs to get by. I would not send my children to this school and neither should you. The children do not learn at Progress. Instead, they teach them as much as they need to pass the test. There are very few, if any, after school extra-curricular activities. If a new principal was hired, this school would have much more potential.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 15, 2004

I actually taught in this school a couple of years ago and then moved to Texas. I couldn't help but compare my experiences teaching at Progress Elementary and the school in Texas. The principal from Progress Elementary was very involved with what the teachers were doing in the classroom. She expected a level of professionalism and quality teaching from her teachers. She emphasized acitivities for small groups that provided individual attention for each child. She was also concerned with the children's life and knew their name and background. I found that at Progress Elementary, like at every other school in the nation, the test scores were important but it went beyond that. The principal was truly interested in planting the seeds of knowledge and providing the students with tools so they could one day succeed in life. Not all schools are as blessed to have this type of principal.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 20, 2004

I don't find the school to be a safe place for other kids. I do find that the school have their picks and choses. I find that if one teacher have a bad experience with a student that all the teachers treat the chld very bad. The teacher are very sneaky with the way they handle your child. I find the cleaning people speeks to your child very bad. I find that just because you send your child to school clean and clothes iron then some of the teacher don't care for your child. I the teacher that your child is very bright and can come home and tell the parents what took place at school then the teacher don't like the child. This is my childs last year at this school. In order to get respect out of kids then the teacher has to give the kids respect. The teacher have no respect for the kids at all nor do the teacher know how to talk to the kids. Not a good school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
31%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
40%
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

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
19%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
25%
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

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
27%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
33%
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 99% 45%
Hispanic 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
White 0% 47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 99%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Stephanie M. Tate
Fax number
  • (225) 751-6546

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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855 Progress Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70807
Phone: (225) 775-4986

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