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Rusheon Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 529 students

 

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13 reviews of this school


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Posted May 16, 2014

The new principal is doing a great job articulating and executing her vision which is benefiting the kids. Test scores are up for the last two years. Check out the teachers on the web site. Notice how many have masters, are pursuing them, or are Nationally certified. Finally, all those reviews over 3 years old should be disregarded and purged. Under new management for the last 2 years. This is a great school. Is this school an option for your child? I recommend you talk to the principal and decide for yourself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2009

i love it. it is a exlent school with great teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 11, 2009

this school is very uncaring and hardly ever met up to its requirements.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2007

Wonderful! My child has done very well at this school. I am thankful for the caring and supportive staff and administration who care about the education my child receives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2007

This school is not safe and the teachers dont teach much like their supposed to.


Posted May 1, 2007

Teachers are all highly-qualified and are very caring. The art program excels state-wide with numerous awards and recognitions. Sports are the best in the district. The band had 5 state honor band awardees.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2006

Rusheon is a wonderful school. They offer a variety of programs that meet the diverse needs of their student population. My children are happy there. Before my children started attending Rusheon, the rumors caused me to investigate the area private schools. We decided to give the school a trial run, and I am happy to say that the rumors we had heard were unfounded. The teachers there are helpful, friendly, and have the student's best interest at heart. I was a bit concerned that there was not enough challenge for my academically advanced child, but they have added programs like Spanish and creative problem solving that keep her involved and challenged. Overall, Rusheon is a great school that offers a quality education. I only wish more parents were involved in the PTO.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2006

This school has been a disappointment. Their math and English language arts scores are below average. Some teachers don't even really teach, but rather depend on audio tapes to present the material to their class. The leadership is strong but heavy-handed. Middle-school level is too advanced to have your kids marched to class in line as if they were elementary school kids. This indicates the low behavioral expectations the school leadership has of their student body. It also interferes with the important social aspects of the school experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2006

Rusheon isnt the worst school I have ever seen. Other than the issues they have had resiently with student fighting things there are relatively calm. The faculty at this school seem to have their stuff together and with the recient replacement of the band director I have no complaints. My child does very well at this school and we are pretty much kept informed on things.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2005

This is the worst school I have ever seen. The outside needs some serious repairs. the teachers there are OK but there is a serious discipline problem. If I had a choice I would never send my kid there but unfortunatly I dont.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2005

The quality of academic activity is okay.It could be better but its alright the way it is. There is a great availability of music,art,and sports.The level of parental involvement isn't that high I mean, Im a 7th grader here at Rusheon Middle but I would really have to say on a scale of 1-10 its a 3. Well thats what I think even though many have different opinions. Thanks, Randle Layne L.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 23, 2004

This is a really wonderful school. People are friendly, and lively. There is a decent amount of time between classes. It's easy to make lots of friends. Not only the students but also the teachers are really wonderful friends. The food is edible, and tastes great. Students get rewards for doing good things, and are punished accoordingly for doing things that they shouldn't have. There are certain things that encourage students to do better, like the pizza for a certain amount of Accelerated Reader points. The principal and vice principal are very friendly, encouraging, and keep everyone noted on things that are occuring. The teachers and the rest of the staff are very helpful.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 16, 2004

Well Rusheon is a very good school.I like the principal and how they give their student things when the behave good.i like how thier school is setup and how they care for their kids.but i don't like how they only give kids only about 5 to 10 minutes for break.I think after a long day of work we should at get 30 to 40 minutes of break.but i lik hoe we get pep rallys and have great bsaketballs games and great footballs. Overall Rusheon is a good school.but need to improve in some ways. don't waste money on crazy things.
—Submitted by a student


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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 70% in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
53%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
49%

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

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
49%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
69%
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

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
40%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
51%
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 50% 45%
White 28% 47%
Hispanic 15% 4%
Two or more races 4% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Harriet H. Johnson
Fax number
  • (318) 549-6623

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Softball
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
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2401 Old Minden Road
Bossier City, LA 71112
Phone: (318) 549-6610

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