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Colfax, LA
Students enrolled: 313

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250 3rd Street
Colfax, LA 71417

(318) 627-3254
(318) 627-3245
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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
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
April 30, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating 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
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
August 03, 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
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.

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Colfax Elementary School
250 3rd Street, Colfax, LA  71417
(318) 627-3254
Last modified Colfax Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Colfax Elementary School Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 7 reviews. Top