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E. E. Lyon Elementary School

Public | PK-3 | 559 students


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Posted October 21, 2014

This is not a school you want for your child if you want the Staff to respect your input as a parent. They pretend to hear you and then just do what they want to do anyway and if that doesn't work, the principal will threaten and intimidate you and treat you as if they know what is better for your child than you do. If you expect a school to be honest and above board with you, you may not want to choose this school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 23, 2014

The special education department is so bad I feel like every day when he goes to school, he is being abused with neglect. They are sending home A's and B's on his report card towards the end of his 2nd time in 2nd grade and they won't teach him to read or try to.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 11, 2010

My daughter has gone to Lyon 4 yrs now,I held her back a year. She Loves her school and her teachers. The Office Staff are wonderful and seem to know the children by name . They are willing to help with anything that you may need. With me being honest in 4 yrs I have had a couple of issues ,they were taken care of as soon as they were brought to the schools attention. We Love Lyon Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 15, 2009

I have my 2nd child here now, and couldnt be more pleased with the faculty there..everyone is very nice, including the office employees, and esp. the principal. Miss Barnes. And my children love it!!
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Posted December 3, 2008

I have two children at this school and I have been very pleased. I was a little hesitate in the beginning because the school hasn't always had the best reputation, but I have nothing except for compliments for Lyon Elementary! My children's teachers are wonderful! The staff is very friendly and helpful! I would recommend Lyon to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 11, 2008

I have a kindergartener at this school and we have had nothing but problems with everything from being bullied on the bus to teachers not paying attention we he's gotten hurt. I would not recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 19, 2006

I agree that this school does not get the recognition it deserves. My children enjoyed being students here. I have one that is now off to middle school and one still at Lyon. I am very pleased with the staff and teachers. Five stars!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 6, 2006

This is a great school. The PTA is strong and very diligent about getting things done. The teachers are not only very good but very concerned about your children. The principal does a wonderful job. The office staff know most of the children by name and are always kind and helpful. It still has that small town feel about it. My children have very dedicated and knowledgable teachers. It is a wonderful place for children. I don't believe they get the recognition they deserve.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 10, 2004

Truely excellent school. Well managed and teachers are great. This school makes very good use of available money and has a large contingency of parent volunteers. Overall, you couldn't find a better school for your children.
—Submitted by a parent

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English Language Arts

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









The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.









The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.








Social Studies

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








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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 55% 47%
Black 31% 45%
Hispanic 9% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Two or more races 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 80%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Jeanine Barnes
Fax number
  • (985) 892-7971


Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1615 North Florida Street
Covington, LA 70433
Phone: (985) 892-0869


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