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Belcher, LA
Students enrolled: 730

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11845 Gamm Road
Belcher, LA 71004

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(318) 221-7676
(318) 296-4554
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October 30, 2013
Daughter has attended the school since first grade. With exception to the distance from our home to the school, we have had nothing but positive experiences. Do hope the library gets an upgrade--after all, reading is the foundation for success in learning and the atmosphere needs to reflect as much--though I believe the librarian is invaluable.

- submitted by a parent

June 23, 2013
Herndon magnet is by far the best school! no one is left out , its a huge family! all the teachers care and are there to help you! I miss Herndon so much, Herndon isn't just a school its a home and everyone there is my family! I learned so much and now highschool is a breeze. Herndon prepared me for high school and life. in my heart ill always be a hawk! I have nothing bad to say about Herndon, you feel safe, academics is amazing, parents are always involved, and everyone gets along!

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August 19, 2010
I have 3 children attending Herndon. I am sad to say that my oldest is moving on to high school next year. I will miss the security I feel at Herndon. The teachers really do care about their students. They give them the opportunity to discover and express their individual talents, which is something that I have found to be lacking from other schools. I love the fact that I receive a call if they are not at school, and they keep constant communication with the parents. Another thing that I really like about the school is the fact that fashion and style doesn't seem to be a priority. With it being so far out, I have noticed that the country setting helps because they don't seem so interested in primping for each other. They seem to focus more on education, which is the way it should be

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October 03, 2009
I think Herndon is great! I have a son who is in 2nd gr. there, and he loves it. I think the school offers a good balance of exceptional academics and extracurricular activities. I feel that my child is safe there and is allowed the opportunity to form friendships with other students that, like him, are motivated to succeed in school.

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February 01, 2009
My children attended Herndon in elementary and it was ok. When they got to middle school, I took them out because it was awful. The teachers did not care about their students at all and the principal would not listen to parent's concerns.

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May 02, 2008
I am the parent of a student at Herndon Magnet School. He has been a student there since Kindergaten and I am absolutely satisfied. He has improved academically and socially every year and I feel it is because of the excellent leadership of the staff as well as their primary focus on academics. My family and I are proud to call Herndon home!

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October 28, 2007
Herndon is awesome, and I have learned so much! This is my last year here at HMS and I will miss it so much! I will take everything I have learned to high school and use it through out my life!GO HAWKS! And I love all my teachers and will cherish all my memories there forever! 8th grade 08!

- submitted by a student

November 13, 2006
I think Herndon used to be a great school. It has great test score now, but the unfair discipline policies are out of hand. We have NO consistency with behavior discipline at all. As for as the teachers and staff I think they are great the administration is what needs work.

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November 08, 2006
I think Herndon is a great school, but the location isnt great nor are the teachers. The schools education is great, but I think they could do better hiring teachers becuase some are just way to picky, its like going to military school.

- submitted by a parent

September 19, 2006
Herndon is by far the best school in north Caddo parish. Teachers and Principal are well above average. Music, art, and Phys.Ed., are very good adjuncts to traditional subjects. The only negatives apparent to me are: they could improve their communications skills(to parents) and fund raising is really over the top. These are minor annoyances when compared to other elementary schools in this parish which generally are 'the pits.'

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August 09, 2005
My oldest son attended Herndon's elementary and middle school program (1992-1998). He is currently attending Millsaps College and doing great which is a tribute the the excellent groundwork done by Herndon teachers. My youngest son started kindergarten at Herndon, and he is beginning his first year of middle school this year. All of the teachers my boys have had have just been excellent and of the highest caliber. Herndon has a community/family like atmosphere with tremedous parental involvement, but the school's greatest achievement is its focus and insistence on academic excellence. I am a strong supporter of public elementary and secondary education. This school is one which serves as an example of just how good public education can be.

- submitted by a parent

July 25, 2005
We have been pleased with the teachers, students, grades, teachings and care that my son has been given. The staff is always there for the children first and foremost and to me, that is what helps the most in education. Herndon is a great school also because they have the ability to teach in a way where the children can actually take the knowledge given to them and use it. I fully recommend Herndon to anyone that is able to attend. It is well worth it in the end !

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February 27, 2005
This school was great I sent both of my daughters there and all of my husbands family sent there kids there because the school was great. Herndon is about academics and about getting there students to do thier best on the Leap and Iwoa test , its unheard of that more that half the 8th and 4th graders fail the test. So that tells me that the school was and probably still is doing thier job of providing a quality education for the students. For as extracurricular activites you have what other area schools have if not better. My oldest daughter has moved on to go to college and was at the top of her class during high school and my daughter now that graduated in 2003 is in the top 10 percent of her class and i believe that in the most part that it came from help from Herndon.

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September 22, 2004
My son has attended Herndon since 1st grade and has the education he is getting fron the staff there is outstanding.Every person there is polite,understanding and always willing to put forth that extre effort for our childern and to see that they get the best education possible.However they expect that students behave properly and have a no nonsince policy which requires students show same respect to them as they give to our children and children must maintain certain grade average to attend. Herndon has a strict conduct policy and makes no exceptions no matter what race or gender,so if your child is having problems just maybe it's you childs' fault and not the shool.Thank you Herndon for the great education my child has received so far and by the time he reaches high school I know he will be prepared for it. THANKS AGAIN ....Jim Price

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February 14, 2004
I will never send my children to this school again and if you are African American I would not recommend it. Racial comments are made and not handled properly. I observed improper bus safety. I recieved horrible treatment from the principal in which she was very unprofessional! African Americans, your childs self-esteem will suffer eventually!

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November 11, 2003
Herndon Magnet is a school commited to achieve the highest possiable learning experience for the children. They take pride in what they do and what the children learn. I myself attended Herndon and am very happy to send my children there.

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Herndon Magnet School
11845 Gamm Road, Belcher, LA  71004
(318) 221-7676
Last modified Herndon Magnet School is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Herndon Magnet School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 22 reviews. Top