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Baton Rouge Visual And Performing Arts Center

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Posted July 23, 2014

BRCVPA is a school that has so much potential, but unfortunately a stagnant administration who live in past educational practices that just aren't working. It is causing high teacher turnover and parents who are deciding to leave. The principal does not care about the kids and would love if parents weren't involved in his business. This is a testing school disguised as an art school. They advertise happy learners, but all I see are miserable kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2014

My son attended Kindergarten here last year and will attend 1st grade next year. My daughter will be entering the pre-K program there next year. It is an excellent school. I am a substitute teacher and the teachers that I have subbed for here are excellent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2008

I absolutely love this school. My oldest daughter attended during her 5th grade year. It took us 5 years of trying to get her in, but it was worth the wait. My daughter now attends Baton Rouge magnet high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2006

BRCVP is an excellent school. The teachers are wonderful, caring and very professional. They expect the most from their students and the students respond to that. The academic programs they offer meet the needs of the students and are preparing them for the next level of their education as they should. Parental involvement is great. The parents turn out and participate in the education of their children 100%. Extracurricular activites involve mostly music and the arts, but are just wonderful programs. This school is one of the best elementary public schools in East Baton Rouge Parish. I have children who attend and I am well pleased with this school. This school has provided an excellent foundation for my children to build off of as they continue their educations.
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Posted February 1, 2006

This is by far the best elementary school in the parish. I am very much pleased with this school and the staff. My child is in the 4th grade and I hate to see the time when she has to move on to middle school. My child has attended this school since Kindergarten and I have not had one unpleasant moment. 'Keep up the good work Mr Richterman and staff' I love you'll.. Korchila Garner
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Posted September 21, 2005

This is a wonderful school. It is more like a large family or small community. The student to teacher ratio is small. The school has ranked in the top five elelementary schools for the last several years. There is also a wide variety of extracurricular activities for the kids such as art, drama, music, dance and several clubs that the kids can join. The school has great parental involvement and staff involvement. I have had one child go through this school and currently have one enrolled. I hate to see the day when she has to move onto middle school.
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Posted September 13, 2005

I can't say enough good things about BRCVPA. It is in my opinion the best elementary school in Baton Rouge - public or private. The teachers are warm,loving and quite skilled at their profession. The principal knew my name after only one meeting! I was amazed! the extra-curricular activites offered are second to none. I was also pleasantly surprised at the good parent involvement. Overall, they have set the standard for elementary schools in east baton rouge parish. I would highly recommend it to anyone interested.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2005

I never thought my child would have the chance to experience such great measures in life. My daughter has been going here since pre kindergarden and she loves school. I have no doubt that she will benefit from this school in the long run. My daughter loves to sing and do art, and she now wants to learn to play instruments and she is academicly very smart. I have a new baby and I have no doubt he will go here also.
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Posted March 25, 2004

This is by far the best public elementary school in Baton Rouge. Two of my children have already graduated from this school and I have another child attending it now. All of my children have benefitted from the arts curriculum. They have all learned how to play multiple musical instruments and enjoyed art, drama, and dance. My older children qualified for the gifted program after attending this school, which shows that the emphasis on academics is also very strong. I highly recommend this school for parents of children who love to sing, dance, draw, and act. The teachers are all very loving and caring. We have not had a bad experience at any grade level with teachers. The parents of students are also extremely involved. There are multiple opportunities to drop in and experience what the children are learning. The performances are top-notch. Check it out sometime.
—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.

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Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

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94%
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

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

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96%

2012

 
 
84%

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91%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
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

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
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 49% 45%
White 43% 47%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 1%
Hispanic 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
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 46%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Exemplary Academic Growth - State of Louisiana (2006)
  • Exemplary Academic Growth - State of Louisiana (2005)
  • Exemplary Academic Growth - State of Louisiana (2004)

Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:25am
School end time
  • 3:25pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Mark D. Richterman
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Fax number
  • (225) 343-6227

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Speech and language impairments
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Physical Education
Girls sports
  • Physical Education

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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2040 South Acadian Thruway
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
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Phone: (225) 344-0084

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