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Downsville, LA
Students enrolled: 333

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P. O. Box 8
Downsville, LA 71234

(318) 982-5318
(318) 982-5737
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July 21, 2011
I attended DHS. I don't understand why the people of Union Parish want to whine about the physical condition of the school buildings when the majority of the residents refuse to pay more in taxes so the community can have nice things. The school board does not have a magic wand it can wave and make everything all shiny and new. Organize a clean up day and make it look better. This is a good school.

- submitted by a community member
November 30, 2009
bad teahing .....and if ur ken 2 anybody who works here u get special treatment .....its not right

- submitted by a student
September 19, 2008
this school is great and has a wonderful staff

- submitted by a student
August 01, 2008
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- submitted by a student
April 29, 2008
This school is a school in trouble. It does not provide a viable education. How many students actually go on to and succed in college? Just this year they began offering TOPS required courses. (For those who don't know TOPS is a scholarship program provided by the state which will pay the full tuition of a student who takes the required courses and keeps the required grade point average throughout high school - if the child chooses to attend a private college TOPS will pay the state college tuition amount to the private college - for 4 full years!) There is a terrible lack of education - lack of discipline- lack of respectability at this school. The school board has it's own agenda - and sadly this is the highest rated school in Union Parish. Think twice about this Lake Darbonne paradise if you have children.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2008
im a very proud student of downsville!i enjoy the small school enviorment,teachers,and the principal is great!!!i do admit though that the dress code is a little extreme but i can deal with it if it means i can keep going to downsville!!!the only things we realy need are extracurricular activities!!! we need to be a bigger,more well known school! over all,i rate this school *****!!!

- submitted by a student
October 01, 2007
Downsville high school is a great school! Yes, they are lacking staff, but they make it up in the way they teach. All the teachers I had tryed their hardest to help the students understand anything that was being taught! None of the teachers I met there were rude or disrespectful, but were very nice and caring. All in all, Downsville High School is a great school and any student or parent i knew would tell you the very same!

- submitted by a student
no rating September 26, 2007
This school is a great place to attend and to work. I have been working there for 15 years and i drive from ouachita parish to teach there. I love it because it is small and you get to know the students and their parents better. It is a very close knit school. All the teachers seem to be loving and patient with the students

- submitted by a teacher
September 12, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2007
I would have to agree on the lack of educated staff. Most are just rude and could care less about anything but a paycheck. There is only one person in the entire school that I hold any respect for and that is Mrs. Traylor. This woman deserves any and all respect and I feel that without her the school would fall apart.

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2007
Downsville needs help. There doesn't seem to be any stress on importance on academics, or a plan for the future for graduating seniors. There is very little actual control of student, parent, or teacher behavior. There is a lack of experienced and qualified staff to deal with todays normal issues. More parents would like to be involved, but before that can happen - the school needs a straight forward plan that can be and is followed. Teachers, administrators, students, and parents must all adhere to set standards - administered fairly and in an unbiased way for the school to improve. The size of the school has outgrown the 'hometown' methods employed there.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2005
I am a former student of Downsville High School and graduated salutatorian of my class. While DHS offers the core curriculum for TOPS, I think that they should have more academic classes to choose from - such as advanced math and english classes and maybe even 'fun' classes. I'm having trouble in college because I wasn't challenged enough to study. I believe that they should offer more extracurricular activities, such as drama, music, and art clubs (kids get bored just working all day long). Although DHS could use more parental involvement, I still believe it is a great school because I felt safe when I was there. The teachers made you feel like one of their own and worked with you one-on-one. The building on the other hand should be knocked down and rebuilt.

- submitted by a student
July 09, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
July 08, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2005
I think Downsville is a great place for kids to grow up. It is a family atmosphere at the school. Unfortunately, there isn't much parental involvement. We need that for the school to be successful. The teachers don't seem to care as much about the school. The school is dirty and falling apart. Needs new janitorial staff that will take pride in a clean school. We need new leadership to bring the parents, teachers, kids and community back together and to instill some pride in Downsville High School.

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2005
I think downsville is a great school , it might need to be cleaned up a little better and the pricipal may be making too many changes at once but over all , my child loves it! it gives children a great experience and wonderful years to remember as they look back at there high school years with its close community that is so family like!keep up the great work!

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2004
I think the school is academically challenged in some areas of grammar school and I don't mean the students. My student has made good grades until the 4th and their grades changed drastically, which is an indication to me that the teacher is in error or not qualified. A 4th grade teacher is important in teaching the children things that will ready them for the Leap test. My student failed the math leap and will be going to summer school.

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2004
I think it wouldn't hurt to have more extracurricular activities. But the most important thing is that I think my children are getting a great education and my children are safe at school. Downsville is a great school.

- submitted by a parent

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Downsville High School
P. O. Box 8, Downsville, LA  71234
(318) 982-5318
Last modified Downsville High School is a Public school that serves grades K-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Downsville High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top