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Southeast Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 877 students

 

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Posted May 15, 2012

I am a student of Southeast Middle School and I am so glad this is my first and last year here. My oldest brother and sister both attended Southeast and was very disappointed when I transferrred from Woodlawn Middle to Southeast Middle. The teachers there don't really care about any of the students unless they are the kids who don't do anything and always do their work. They play favorites and don't do anything to help the students pass and prepare for high school (last time I check that's what middle school was for..preparing kids for high school right?). Now don't get me wrong there are some teachers there that actually bend over backwards to make sure kids pass and do things to actually help and benefit them. But that percentage of teachers is VERY low. To me it seems that all MOST of the teachers CARE about is their PAYDAY and GETTINGSTUDENTS OUT OF CLASS AND SUSPENDED. Another thing is, some of the teachers STRETCH THE TRUTH about what ACTUAL HAPPENED and WHY that student is in trouble. This school isn't a good school as a whole, physically, academically, the teachers don't behave mature and as a team sometimes, and MOSTLY no one is doing it for the kids. ~Ayoo Clutch'Major!


Posted February 2, 2012

Coming from another parish: Southeast Middle is one of the better public schools compared to others in the parish.I am a single parent and have two children in Southeast -one which is special needs. I love the teachers there- Mr Peters, Mrs Carriere. Parents need to be more involved with their child's educational needs and school. I talked with their teachers about my expectations and my kids' needs. They are willing to bend over backwards to help a child if they know the parents will be there to back them up. It starts at home first! I'm very pleased with Southeast and know my children are getting a good education. Now there are issues with some unruly students that make it harder for others but that's in all schools in EBR- even private. If you're more concerned about that then maybe your child needs to be home-schooled.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2010

Being new to the East Baton Rouge School system, I was at first optimistic when I enrolled my child into Southeast. Unfortunately, I have had mostly horrid experiences with this school. The principal, Mr. Milton, is unconcerned and indifferent. However, there are a few good teachers, but I fear that administration will run them away. On the contrary, some teachers are afraid of the students, so they themselves behave as the children, as a means to 'fit in'. Truly sad! Please, if at all possible.....keep your child away from this school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2009

I have a child with special needs that has been there since 6th grade and now is in the 8th grade. He has had outstanding teachers that have worked in every way possible to help him and we are seeing the results of their hard work this year. I would recommend it to anyone. The teachers try anything and everything to help the students succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2006

Southeast Middle School is not an option if your child enjoys school and desires to learn from teachers who enjoy teaching. The school is not equipped with technology that would enhance their education for college. The School Board inclusion of levels of students seems to be interfering with those children who do not have learning or behavioral problems. If you can afford private school do so, if not, consider moving to another state as we are considering next year. Your children are worth it
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2006

My daughter transferred to Southeast in the early part of 2005. She has been a '504' student with special needs all of her educational years. I notified the office and made sure this was outlined in her registration. However, they did nothing to accomodate her with this..and as a result, for the first time ever, she failed. When broght to their attention, they never helped or even accounted for their oversight. I am also furious with a certain teacher, 'Dr.' that is extremely racial and forces his views on the minds of our children. Again, the school allows it and does nothing! Baton Rouge Public Schools are the worst I've ever seen! Our children need Help!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2005

im a student at southeast middle.I think that Mrs.Colvin is a change for the better. I also think that our school should be more interested in students passing and getting a well rounded education than what type of uniform we are wearing. Now that we have a new principal, our extracurricular activities have increased and students seem to be having more fun.Most of my teachers are great, but i do have at least one and have known many others that are not intersested in a student passing,just what they will get payed and becoming teacher of the year or something. Over all our school has made a good change with a new principal, but southeast was not as good as it was 5 years ago or so. -second year student
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 24, 2004

I attended Southeast middle school as well as my two sisters and now a brother. Although some of the teachers there do try to help you when you need it, most of them don't seem as concerned about the students passing or failing. I am also very dissatisfied with the principal. She seems more concerned about the kids not wearing the right type of 'uniform' pants than with the kids themselves. Overall I am very displeased with this school and most of its staff, I think they can do alot better.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 7, 2004

My experience as a parent of a student attending for his third year has been one of disappointment.I find many teachers and staff do not go the extra mile to make sure the children get what they need out of the classes to succeed. It seems they would rather fail the children than help come up with a solution. When a child is having trouble there should be support teams and/or after school classes with transportation provided in all the schoo; district areas,just to mention a few. Many wait till its beyond help to inform parents there is a problem. I do agree parents have a major role, but it can be difficult for single working parents. If there were more programs to assist the children and more staff that would take the extra time to help them succeed it would do wonders for the test scores at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2004

I find this school as a whole to not be in the interest of the students. The school leader/principal seems to be more concerned in public politics and trying to get a principal of the year award much more than working with student needs. I do find some individual teachers that will help with my child's welfare but my conversations with Dr. Walsh were very disappointing. She was going to check into certain situation and give me a call back. Two months later and not one message or response has come back. Other parents continue to feel the same exasperation with how well students are being handled overall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2003

My child started this school year and has already begun to have bad times. Classes are disorganied, children do not have school books and it has been 3 weeks already. Classes are running up to 40 students. Total chaos at this 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 70% in 2013.

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53%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
49%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
53%
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 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
41%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
61%
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 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
40%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
49%
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 85% 45%
White 12% 49%
Asian 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 3%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89%N/A66%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Hollis Milton
Fax number
  • (225) 756-8601

Resources

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

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Drama
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15000 South Harrells Ferry Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Phone: (225) 293-5930

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