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Katharine Drexel Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 614 students

 

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Posted March 7, 2014

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this school! The counseling staff is amazing to work with. Principal can seem a little rough around the edges, but she cares deeply for her staff and students. Office ladies are always kind and helpful. Wonderful teachers as well, of course. My oldest is in 4th and will miss this school greatly. I also have a 1st grader that is looking forward to her remaining years there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2010

My child went to this school for a few years. The assistant principal does not know how to handle things. Calling me and asking me to leave my job because my child didn't feel like apologizing for some incident outside of the classroom. She wanted me to leave my job at 2:30 and the school lets out at 2:50 just to make him apologize (not to pick him up). If my child was not interrupting the class, why can't he learn while class is being taught. This school's focus should be on learning and not trying to understand a child's "normal" behavior. Most of these teachers do not have children and aren't familiar with typical children behavior. My child does not attend this school anymore.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

My child went to this school for 4 yrs. I have to say, I dont know what it is, but when she went here her grades just kept slipping ( d's & f's), she was always getting in trouble, the office staff was never friendly when having to deal with them and some of the teachers she had acted as though they didnt 'care' when it came down to doing their job. We have since moved, and my child is going to a different school. Her grades are awesome, she brings home good conduct grades every day and shes not resistant to going to school like she was at KDE. Much happier. They seriously need to do something about this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2010

My children have been going there since my oldest was in Kindergarten and that was in 2005. My oldest is now in the 4th grade and I am very disappointed in the school. This school when we first started was getting 4 stars as a report card with the state. These past 2 years ever since Mrs. Wiltz ledt it has gone to 2 Stars. The morale at the school is not where it should be. Let me not forget the disgrace of a yearbook that we received from last year when my oldest was in the 3rd grade. The yearbook was givien to us October of 2009 when it was promised to us to bre there by the beginning of Aug 2009. I am very disgusted by the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2009

I would say that this school ranks up there with some of the better schools of Louisiana. The facilities could use some improvement, but I, being from Colorado, am use to newer playgrounds and a more stringent curriculum. The things i would like to see change at this school would be the lack of parent teacher communication, with the new principal!, ie NO parent teacher conferences. Also, a much needed discipline reconfiguration! They are way too strict, and i feel a lot of times stepping out of their boundaries as a leader. My child the first day of school was made to sit on the 'slab' because he had not belt. We had just moved here and had not received a conduct book. He then sat on the slab for a week and a half until he came home crying about it.. i had no clue this was happening. You would think they would send a note home or something of that sort. I then, went in and talked to the principal, fortunately that they now have a new principal, she told me there was nothing she would do about. Unfortunately the person still in charge of the disciplinary measures still remains.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2009

Hats off to Mr. Hebert (principal). This school has seen dramatic improvements with our new principal completing his first full school year. The parking has improved greatly with staggered events, car lineup runs efficiently now, and great communication with the parents all year round. Something that just wasn't there 15 months ago with the old principal. I can honestly say i'm very happy with kde now. Academically, kde sets a high standard that meets my expectations for when i would homeschool my children in the past. Only complaint is homework time is much longer at kde than maximum homework time set by the lafayette parish school board guideline book for each grade level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2009

My daughter is completing her first year of 'big school' this year and she loved it! Her Pre-K teachers have been wonderful - she's already reading quite a few sight words and learning to use letter sounds to figure out other words on her own. The staff works hard and sets high goals for the students and for themselves. Go Gators!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2007

I have been with this school for 3 years now, my oldest started pre-k and is now in first grade. All of the teachers that we have had any experience with have been great. My children love going to school. When one of my girls had a problem at the begining of this schol year with another student, the tacher found a remedy and implemented it immediatelly and my daughter was put at ease knowing that her teacher cared enough to help her with anything quickly. I gave this school five stars and would have given it more if I could have. I know of parents who have made decisions of where to move t based on keeping their childen in this schoo because they liked it so much. Keep up the great work KDE teachers staff and PARENTS. We as parents are helping our teachers to make a difference.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2007

this is my sons second year here and we love it!!! everyone at the school has been great! when we walk in the school everyone know our son and tells him hello! We think it is a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2006

It's true to say that teachers do need to get more involved in students. Teachers on recess duty should monitor the students more closely and the principal should followup with parents inquiring about incidents happening at the school with her/her child. Discipline seems to be harsh in some areas like not letting a child remove gravel out of their shoes from the playground until they get home. I don't think any faculty member would want to walk around school all day with gravel in their shoes. Parking is a definite problem at this particular school as well as blocked residential driveways during car lineup of parents. On a positive note, safety in the car lineup for the students is OUTSTANDING. Teacher progress reports were also helpful for parents to monitor a child's progress throughout the school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2005

KDE has made every effort to assist my child with any problems that have come up over the school year both academically and for moral support. My first grader sees and knows the principal and assistant principal by name which is important to me. The teachers, tutors and counselors that we have worked with have been completely open and ready to try whatever strategy works best. Thank you for all of your hard work from the Administrators to the Maintenance Staff! Allyson Turner
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2004

KDE has many wonderful teachers. The main problem is that many of the teachers do not take an active concern in the children they teach as actual human beings. On the other hand, we have about a half dozen teachers who could teach all of the others so much. Just like doctor's must learn beside mannner. Teachers should have to learn how to properly maintain a worthwhile relationship with both the students and the parents who are ultimately responsible for the future of their children.
—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.

Grade level

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
77%
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

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
72%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
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 55% 47%
Black 41% 45%
Hispanic 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Jed Hebert
Fax number
  • (337) 521-7651

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