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Southside Junior High School

Public | 6-8 | 466 students

 
 

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Posted March 6, 2013

I love this school! Mr. Williams is an amazing principle! He is doing a better job than Ms. Holmes and there education is the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

I have had three sons go through this school and I believe that they were well prepared for High School. Two are now working for a living and still take time to return to the school for extra activities. The last one is about to leave the school for High school and seems to be very prepared for it. Time again will tell just how prepared he was but my feelings are this is a great school if you are interested in your child learning. If you just want your child to get through then this may not be the school for you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2009

I am on my second child going through this school. With my first child, the school was ran by Mr. Murphy. Not only did he do an excellent job of running this school, he got to know the kids and had their respect. My second child has had the unfortunate pleasure of Ms. Holmes. The organization and safety that was once taken for granted is no longer. I have had nothing but problems!!!! In an attempt to put her mark on the school there are constant changes not always for the better, not always consistant and not always with notice. There seems to be more interest in the number of stitches on the uniform pants than the education of the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2009

I have had alot of problems with the teachers and staff at Southside Junior High. Mrs Williams!!!!! This school is on a power trip and I am far from impressed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2009

it is a great school.my children'd grade were better there then any other school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2009

i really love this school even though they have lots of rules.. but they r all 4 our safty... alll the teachers r wonderfulll..... i really love all the stfe that teachesr even helps us.. thanks, brandi messina... 6th grade mrs.davis's home roomm....!!!! i love all yalll..
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 11, 2008

This school has one of the best Veterans programs that I know of. I have attened the last three by the invitation of my Grand Daughter. Mrs. Holmes & her staff does a wonderful job on the Veterans day.


Posted May 14, 2008

this school is the best. i dont go here anymore but i wish i did. everything about it is outstanding !!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 10, 2008

I love this school Mrs.Holmes is so polite and so are all the other teachers im in the symphonic band and i love it :D Kayla Hemlin
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 20, 2007

Southside Junior high is an excellent school with plenty of teacher and parent involvement. They have an oustanding extracurricular program and are very interested in the children individually. I was able to track the progress of my children, which was a plus as we were new to the area and the school. The teachers were very supportive and communicated with me on my childrens progress throughoug the school year. I only wish they could continue to attend. All in all, a decision I do not regret making. Robin Sharpe
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2007

Gosh, how I wish my daughter could continue on to 9th grade @ SSJH, after seeing 'reviews' for DS Freshman High! haha! I'm leery but will step forward with a positive attitude... Thank you to SSJH teachers for being so wonderful in preparing my daughter for HS & taking extra time out with each individual as if they are the only child in the classroom! This school is so very organized, considering... We'll certainly miss SSJH!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2007

I go their im now going to seventh grade. Mrs.Holms our princepil is great. But I really licked Mrs.Clark, our reading teacher in sixth grsde
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 21, 2006

Southside Junior High School is a well put together kind of school... I love it so much I love being there and I love learning there and I mostly love seeing my friends there. Each and everyday we all learn something new.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 15, 2006

A great school it is preparing our children for high school and beyound and doing a great job. Having two cildren go through the school then on to denham high i am very excited about the things southside does with the children i do think they need a few more extracircular activities for the children maybe a dance team and choir or something
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2004

I think this is the best school. My children are very happy here. The teachers are the best and really enjoy their job. The school is always clean and everyone is polite. I feel like it is a very safe school also. The principal is very active in everything that goes on at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

The Teacher's are great with the kids. They seem too always have time for you or your child and it is a very safe school. I love it and so does my child. Thank's southside.
—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 70% in 2013.

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83%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
83%
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 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%
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 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
73%
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 79% 47%
Black 14% 45%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 53%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Denham Springs, LA 70726
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