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Legacy Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 854 students

 
 

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5 stars

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2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted August 12, 2014

Both my kids went to this school for five years. My oldest was not happy there. It was very hard for him to make friends there. Most of his teachers always had class favorite. My child's 2nd and 3rd grade teacher's alwhere the only ones who always seem to care about everyone. I had a confress with his 4th grade teacher one afternoon l,he was just not happy.and she told me she felt like he was being disrespectful because he would never look at her ,so I ask her maybe he feels intimidating by you. She did not say nothing ! My child had never been in trouble the whole time at this school.Legacy is not a perfect school that does not exist. Legacys office always made me feel like I was bothering them. I have passed the principal and the others in the school and they not even give you a smile.My second child's teacher' all of them where wonderful. The only problem I had was his 5th grade teacher , she would never act like she wanted to talk to me.. J
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2014

We moved the summer of 2013 specifically for the Bossier Parish school district! Because of Legacy my son (4th grade) has thrived and now LOVES school again!! Previous schools we had to FIGHT for them to recognize struggles and for him to receive any help. Legacy listened and read ALL documentation we had. Immediately they went into action and he received the BEST QUALIFIED teacher!! She embraced my son and did everything possible to help him!! Every quarter with her he improved and at end of year he made the A/B Honor Roll! We also had one attending kindergarten and again we received one of the BEST QUALIFIED teachers! Actually I feel all teachers are well qualified or they would not be there!! I commend them on having ZERO tolerance of any type of bad behavior! Any mention and it is taken care of IMMEDIATELY!! We dearly LOVE the counselor who was ALWAYS there to help and kindly answer any questions! Not much interaction with principal or vice with concerns being taken care of by counselor and teachers! The ONLY thing I disliked was there was not a music class. ART, LIBRARY, PE and COMPUTER teachers were AWESOME!! We LOVED Zumba, Archery and Robotics too! THANKS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2014

We are a military family so when we moved to the area we were in search for the "best" school. Legacy is the best school in this area!! My girls went to Legacy for the past 4 years and I am so sad we are moving. The teachers are hand picked and I can't say enough great things about this school. My daughter is on an IEP and she has made honor roll every year and it is all because of the wonderful teachers at this school. If you are moving to this area, you should visit Legacy. You will be happy you did!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2013

We're in the military and enrolled our daughter in Legacy. She enjoys her teachers and loves going to school. Everyone at Legacy that I've encountered were very pleasant and helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2013

My daughter is a 2nd grader and absolutely loves Legacy. She enjoys school, loves her teacher and is growing and developing consistently. The only reason I didn't give the school five stars is that some "courses" are not made available to ALL students, specifically, music. If the student is not musically inclined/trained, this is not a part of the student's curriculum. I think music should be made available to all students, especially in elementary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2012

We are a military family and we believe we have found the best elementary school is the area!! We just cannot rave enough about our school we love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2012

I just wanted to counter point what a previous parent said about talking at lunch. They ARE allowed to talk at lunch, but if they get too loud they will have to sit out of recess but that's every school. I went to lunch with my daughter they were allowed to talk quietly
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2011

I have 2 children at Legacy this year. We seem to get fabulous teachers every year who love their job and the children they teach. I would say this is the best choice for an elementary school in the area.
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Posted July 14, 2011

We couldn't be happier with our experience at this school. Another reviewer mentioned the discipline policies being strict and I agree. But we appreciated this because at other public schools my children attended previously I felt that there wasn't enough control in the hands of the teachers. I am thankful for an administration that treats school like school and not a glorified daycare. We've always felt welcome, teachers are very open and willing to speak to you about any issue. Grades are fair, the gifted and special education programs are wonderful. Can't say enough great things about this school. We'll be sad to leave!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2011

Both my children currently attend Legacy. This is their first year for both. They are in different grades. Although it is a good school, fairly new, state of the art technology, I didn't get the welcoming feel and neither did my youngest daughter. She cried for the first two weeks of school. This is the best school in the area only because the neighborhoods are nice and very expensive. Get ready to spend some money. Every week I feel the school is asking for money from having to pay to wear jeans on Fridays to snacks. It felt like they had fundraisers every 2 months this year. They don't give enough notice on anything. Notes get sent home on Fridays asking to bring something or donate money and expect you to bring it on Monday. Most teachers seem like they care more about what they are wearing than the student's education. The previous school my daughters attended, the teachers weren't afraid to get dirty with the kids. It's not like that here. The students aren't even allowed to talk at lunch, they get punished if they do. The only good thing is their PTO. They are very active, but hard to get volunteers. It's always the same parents working hard for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2010

I would highly recommend Legacy, Benton area if you are relocating to Bossier. We transferred from Stockwell and my child was so happy he had tears in his eyes on his first day at Legacy because the teachers were so loving and happy. They were normal teacher who would just teach with a smile on their face.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2010

As a military family, we are always in search of the "best" school in the area. Well, this is it. Legacy is a brand new, state-of- the-art school, the fledgling class began in Fall of 2008 (which we were lucky enough to be a part of). My daughter is going into her 4th grade year, and we could not be happier. Aside from the academics, which are the best in the area (sorry Stockwell), the environment is a very loving one. We have always been welcomed with open arms, by the teachers as well as the administration. Never will you feel left out, unwelcome, or without support. There are many great after school programs (art, running, theater, etc.), as well as a cheerleading squad! If you are coming to the Barksdale/Bossier area-go see Legacy, you'll be so glad you did!
—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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93%

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90%

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91%

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88%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

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91%

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90%

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89%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

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94%

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91%

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92%
Social Studies

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

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91%

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89%

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92%
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

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
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

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
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
White 85% 47%
Black 8% 45%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 12%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4830 Swan Lake Road
Bossier City, LA 71111
Phone: (318) 759-2000

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