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W.T. Lewis Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 540 students

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Posted June 26, 2014

This school IS minority friendly. I have 2 children enrolled at W.T. Lewis that are "non-Caucasian". They have been accepted and treated the same as the Caucasian children. I think it is highly unfair to say they chose children for certain activities based on race. The fact is this school is over 75% Caucasian so of course there will be mostly Caucasian students participating in various curricular and extra curricular actives. If your children went to a school where the "Non-Caucasian" children were a minority then there wouldn't be as many Caucasian children involved in activities, ect. I think the previous statements were racist and uneducated, and I hope you do tell your children they are being discriminated against. I hope that you teach your children fairness and love for all races. God Bless.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2014

I certainly agree with a previous post that this is not a great school for minority kids. My daughter often tried to participate in plays, cheer and other activities that required selection by teachers. She met qualifications for all activities; however, according to one teacher "she was not mature enough". She also stated that she hope that my child could learn how to handle these type of situations in the future better. My daughter was disappointed and she says something as stupid as this. She was only in 3rd grade at the time. I contacted her to ask her what was the reason she was not selected because she met all qualifications and that is when she said she was not mature enough. Really!! The cheer team is all white of course and it is disgusting that the administration thinks this is ok. As the previous parent stated if you questioned the teachers about your child the teachers get upset. Sometimes they might have ONE minority in a event to try to make it look good. They know how to put on a good fake smile but their true thoughts show in their actions. Great school for non-minorities but not for minorities, just the way they want it. Politics are heavy here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2014

This is our second year at W.T. Lewis and we couldn't be happier with the teachers and the staff. They have gone above and beyond to make sure that my daughter is getting the education that she needs. With the school expansion happening this summer and added classrooms, this school will be #1 in Bossier parish again next year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2013

This is by far one of the best Elementary schools in Bossier City. When I re-located I was very excited to find another high performing,award winning school.The office staff was very friendly when I walked in to get information but wait don t judge a book by its cover! At W.T. Lewis you will soon learn that your child MUST be the majority(Race)in order to succeed.My daughter went from being asked to participate in different educational functions(at previous school)to being told she s an average student(at W.T. Lewis).And don t dare show concern for your child and schedule meetings because the teachers will treat you as if you are an inconvenience to their day.To make matters even worse,one of the staff members asked me if we would be returning for the next school year.When I stated no she asked why so I told her,and she stated to me that she had heard the same reason from other non-Caucasian parents that pulled their children from the school.So yes,for the 80% of children that the school staff welcomes,this is an awesome school.But if your child is not Caucasian,I would advise you to save yourself the time and frustration you will be faced with at this school and look elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2010

This is my sons second year there and I have to say that this school has the best teachers and staff. They are so organized and the teachers are so very nice and such great role models in my son's life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2010

Great school, awesome technology. Students are well taken care of, great support from teachers and staff!
—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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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

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

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91%

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93%

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90%

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88%
Social Studies

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

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93%

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90%

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90%

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91%
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

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

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
White 76% 47%
Black 15% 45%
Hispanic 5% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 21%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Four Star Louisiana School (2009)
  • Exemplary Growth Award (2010)
  • A+ School by Louisiana Dept. of Ed. (2011)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
Clubs
  • Gardening
  • Robotics club

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Music room
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
Clubs
  • Gardening

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:15 am
School end time
  • 3:05 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 5:45 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Lisa M Burns
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • School Loop
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (318) 759-2103

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Project-based
  • Standards-based
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Boy scouts
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
  • Gardening
  • Girl scouts
  • Robotics club
  • Student council/government
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Greenacres Middle School
Cope Middle School
Airline High School
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4701 Modica Lott Road
Bossier City, LA 71111
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Phone: (318) 759-2100

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