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Scotlandville Magnet High School

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Posted September 12, 2013

This school is horrible. The children lack discipline from all angles. Teachers curse and are disrespectful. No Spanish teacher, yet Spanish is required to graduate. 17 fights in one day, cell phones out all day in class, and there is no respect all around. This place needs an overhaul! As far as the others making comments as to how great it was, your bad grammar and misspellings show how bad the education is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2012

It's an amazing school with THE BEST BAND and Sports. I would highly reccomend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2008

I've been here for five years, and I've seen the changes that have taken place. There's pride in this school that is second to none. I'm glad to be a member of this faculty. Now, no school is perfect, but we're certainly heading in the right direction.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 2, 2008

Are there things at Scotlandville High that could and should be changed? Of course; it's like that at any school. Are we working to improve discipline and accademic performance? Yes. I am very proud of my school and the the students who attend. We are generally forsaken by the parish (both in terms of the school board and the citizens of EBR), but we are fighting to create an environment where our children want to learn and better themselves; we are bringing in educators who truly want to close the achievement gap; and we are always keeping the children first and foremost in our hearts, minds, and decisions. I have been offered positions at other schools in the parish--but there is no where else I want to teach. I am proud of my school...
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 14, 2008

Scotlandville is an excellent school acadimically.Excellent teachers,and awesome staff I do not regret sending my child there
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2008

This school is one of the best in the district. It offers many hands on activites and the teachers helps every student to do the best they can. It has many advanced classes at a lower grade level, unlike most high schools, and is a perfect preperation for those students who plan to enter College.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2007

I am a Senior at Scotlandville Magnet High School and I rate my school as the BEST school in the East Baton Rouge Parish school system.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 7, 2007

I go to SMHS now.I am going to the 10th in the next school year of 07-08.I say it is fun but alot of work gets left undone with all those kids that dont like school and cause a big stupid fuss for no real reason at all!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 18, 2006

I graduated from SMHS in May 2003 as a Magnet/Honors student. The school is not the best and I can not fully blame the faculty, staff, or administration for the all downfalls of the school (there are a few exceptions). For the parents who are talking negatively about the school, they are partially to blame because of their lack of envolvement and discipline in their child's lives, which makes it harder for faculty members to teach students. There are faculty members who care about the outcome of students, but these same faculty members can not make the students or their parents care about what lies ahead in the future.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 28, 2005

I have read most reviews about Scotlandville High. Most of these reviews complain about the principal. Well I must agree about that, the teachers have to do most of the diciplining there-selves. As for me the school is pretty good, the teacheres are friendly with the students, which is really good.The teachers also help you out alot with your school work. As for the Extracurricular activities evcerything is good, we have a robotics team that travels to a diffrent state each year, we have a brand new sports team, with the best coaching staff, and finnaly the engeering program will please anyone. Here is the best thing about it, the school has just been renuvated.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 5, 2005

This school is an overall great school. Like with any other school Scotlandville has its own problems. The principal just sits in her office half of the time and the students are left to act as they please. Many of the teachers befriend the students, instead of making it clear that they are teachers and students are students. At this school in some departments the students are being challenged, while in others they are not. Parents are not as involved in this school as the should be. The courses that are offered at Scotlandville are college prepatory courses. The main problem is the administration. Once the administration starts doing their job effectively, then the overall outcome of the school will be better. The Engineering Program is wonderful. It is still in its early years, but it prepares students for the field of Engineering.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 5, 2005

This school needs a lot of work. The principal and assistant principals are more interested in the school's test scores than in adequate discipline and actually teaching the students. Students run the school because of the lack of discipline and the teacher's feel of desperation. Have community and parental involvement, and offer students an environment without disruptions and the school will drastically improve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2005

I think the staff doesn't care about the students. It's obvious most of them show no consideration for the children, then all of a sudden expect them to meet all the requirements of other schools around the parish. The school has a horrible disciplinary problem, the children are out of control, and thet keep this up because they know they can work their way around the system. The school needs a lot of work done with the students, and the faculity, because no student should be afraid to go and get a free education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2005

This school is one the worst schools in East Baton Rouge Parish. The Principal isn't a responsible leader at all. The students practically run the classes, and it's hard to learn anything. The teachers aren't good, either. There are mostly subs there all the time, and most of the few good teachers are leaving to go to other schools. So would I recommend this school for any one: NO!!! Plus, the teachers just give grades just to give (you can get an A on your report card, don't learn anything to deserve it).
—Submitted by a former student


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The state average for English Language Arts was 69% in 2013.

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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.

379 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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53%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2010.

380 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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58%
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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74%

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41%

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22%

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19%
Biology I

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

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20%
English II

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

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English III

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

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 83% in 2013.

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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 99% 45%
White 1% 47%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 4%
Two or more races 0% 1%
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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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Howard Davis
Fax number
  • (225) 775-1205

Resources

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  • Art teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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9870 Scotland Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70807
Phone: (225) 775-3715

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