Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Central Park Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 424 students

 

Be sure to visit

Take along one of
our checklists:

 
Last modified
Community Rating

3 stars


Sweep tile
No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:00 AM Pacific Time (PT) on April 1, 2014 and ends at 11:59:59 on April 30, 2014 (the “Promotion Period”). Open to legal residents of the U.S. and D.C., 13 years and older. Each school that receives a new, published review will get one (1) entry into the sweepstakes, up to ten (10) entries throughout the Promotion Period. See the Official Rules for details. Sponsor: GreatSchools, 1999 Harrison St., Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612.

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

4 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted August 27, 2008

Central Park Elementary has made many changes within the last year. The campus is beautiful. New teachers are in the school and the atmosphere is pleasant and inviting. There is a new principal and things do seem a little hectic, but you can see progress taking place. It is nice to walk into a school that wants you there and Central Park is that place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2008

A lot has changed at this school in the past school year. Administration has changed. The old principal is now at the School Board and the assistant principal took over her place. The entire air of the school is different now. Before, everyone loved just being there. You could tell and feel it when you walked in. Now things are disorganized. You can look at the teachers faces and tell that they aren't happy anymore. There just seems mass confusion all the time now. Some of the older staff is trying there best to keep it going strong up there, but things aren't looking good from where I stand. I've talked to other parents and we all agree - They need Mrs. Mitchell back.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2004

My daughter attended anoher school her first 3 years she was tested evaluated the whole nine yards they said she was special ed material but then a miracle happened we came to central park she excelled! she is now in junior high and a honor student in math and english. I know its because of the amazing teachers and faculty staff that she built her self esteem up and continues to excel in school. Thank you central park you are the shining example of what education is supposed to be!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2003

I loved their pre-k program. I spent a lot of time in the class room and it is amazing how fun they make learning. My child learned alot and she learned it by singing, dancing, and always playing new games. The teachers had the patients of a saint. It was amazing! I could never put up with the stuff they did. They got the kids to mind though. I loved that they had an open door policy so I got a chance to go and see what her day consisted of. The teachers were alwys nice and very honest. My child will be going to another school next year and I hope they are as open door as this school. My child learned so much she is starting to spell and read already and she just got out of pre-k. She can count to 50, knows her alphabet and most of their sounds, can add and subtract in 0-10 numbers, knows all of her shapes and colors, and she can sound out most words to spell and vice versa. It was great but a staff member said they 'hoped she didn't go there next year'. The counselor was also wonderfull if not overworked. She never had time to do her job counseling because they had her running 99.5% of every function the school did. They need to delegate those jobs to different people that way everyone can do their jobs. Maybe delegate each teacher to one extra function a year. Why give it to the counselor? She has an important job too, and needs an opportunity to do it!!!


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
50%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
46%
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

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
38%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
34%
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

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
36%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
38%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
38%
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 59% 45%
Hispanic 18% 3%
White 16% 49%
Two or more races 4% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 93%N/A66%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

School basics

School Leader's name
  • Pat Branton
Fax number
  • (318) 549-6413

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School leaders can update this information here.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem

Apply

To learn more about enrolling, please call the school.
 

TIP: Don't forget to ask about documents required for enrollment, such as your child's birth certificate, proof of address, or a record of immunizations.

 
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

900 Central Park Drive
Bossier City, LA 71112
Phone: (318) 549-6400

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools


Waller Elementary School
Bossier City, LA






ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT