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Colfax Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 313 students

 

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Posted May 29, 2013

This school has very poor leadership. The principal isn't an expert on curriculum nor is she the head of discipline. Instead, she runs the school like a landlord handling the business side of things and bullies teachers into doing what she wants. Parents are not invited to many events, and she unprofessionally gossips about parents and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2011

Colfax Elementary hasn't changed in over 20 years, no updates to buildings, no playground equipment, no new structures. The school is located next to the courthouse and jail, where there was a shootout last year. There has been break ins at the school,where what little the classes had of value was stolen. The community is forced to enroll our children there because of zoning laws. Doesn't matter if the school has the lowest scores in the district. Some "teachers" are not even licensed. Best word to describe the administration staff would be apathetic. If you dare question their policies you can expect some stubborn self righteous indignation. No child should have to attend,but according to the Louisiana Dept of Education the school has to be failing two years on paper before they can step in to rework the school. Ask any parent,this school has been failing right in front of our faces for at least ten years. There are some teachers who try really hard, but they are against overwhelming obstacles. "No child gets left behind" more like "Every child fend for yourself"
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2008

I am not at all pleased with the Colfax Elementary school system. My daughter has not learned anything from school everything that has been taught is taught from home. My husband and I are currently looking into private school or moving cause the system is so terrible. Not only is the classrooms over crowded but the discipline is terrible, there are no consequences for these children. Also I have sat in a couple of the classrooms to see how things are done and to say the least I was troubled. One teacher comes in the room hands out a pack of papers and tells the children if you have any questions come see me, if not be quite. The last time I checked this was not teaching. These teachers are just baby sitting is all they are doing. I would not advise anyone to subject there children to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2007

I am a very concerned parent about my children's education.I have seen alot of things that really discusted me at Colfax Elementary.The school is badly run down. I would not recomend any child being deprived by going there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2006

I am very concerned parent. Everyone in the education dept has quit at our school this year. Not only at our school but the whole parish is lacking. This school is old and rundown and needs to be closed or a new school built. Anyone can walk into halls at the upper or lower end. There is no feeling of safety there what so ever. Supervision lacks discipline.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2005

Safety and discipline is a major issue. One day my husband walked through the school unannounced. Only a couple of teachers recognized him and probably 'assumed' why he was there. however, not one teacher, school employee or aid asked him anything. In my opinion this is a major issue.
—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.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
37%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
52%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
60%
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

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
84%

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 70% in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
45%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
64%
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

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
53%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
53%
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 54% 45%
White 43% 47%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 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 90%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Stacy Felton
Fax number
  • (318) 627-3245

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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250 3rd Street
Colfax, LA 71417
Phone: (318) 627-3254

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