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Grant Junior High School

Public | 7-8 | 402 students

 

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Posted March 4, 2011

Dpjh is one of the best jr highs in cenla. The principal look out for the students best intrest. They also have a national certified teacher. Best of luck to grant middle school. GO SAFARI CATS!!!!!!!


Posted May 16, 2010

I went for two years, graduating Tuesday. I don't know what you parents are talking about, saying the principal is "questionable". He may not want to be buddy buddy with everyone, but he is the best principal I have ever had. He runs the school amazingly, never letting any children walk over others or fall behind. And I admire that. It's the best school I have ever attended. GO BOBCATS!!!


Posted February 1, 2010

I'm a former student, and so are my parents. I absoultly loved it there. It wasn't exactly near home, but transportation was provided, and the teachers and staff are so kind and supporting. It's exceptional.


Posted August 7, 2009

I agree, the school is good but the principal is questionable, my daughter enjoyed her first year there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2009

The teachers are great, the principal is not firendly but the schoolis great, my son went there last year and enjoyed it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2009

i love this school and think that it's the best i'v been the teachers sit and understand are needs beter than any onter school i know!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 16, 2007

I have the utmost respect for Dry Prong Junior High School. My Grandson attended there in the 7th grade. I have never seen such school spirit for a small school. There was so much parental involvement at the parent/teacher conferences and volunteering to help with concessions, etc. Their rules were not so strict about the boy's hair but they kept an eye out for trouble makers. The made learning more of a games between the classes in competition and kept alot of fun in school with the learning. They were patient but steadfast in their decisions. It may be an older school building, but the school spirit keeps it alive and well. It is very organized in everything and very family friendly. I think it's the best Jr. High in Central Louisiana.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2006

My son was a student at DPJH for his 7th and 8th grade years. Having a background in education, I was and still am very disappointed in this school. The lack of parent information is enough to make you scream. His teachers in 8th grade were wonderful. The administration is more concerned with dress code than the real problems at the school such as bullying and rude students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2006

I'm a former student from DPJH. Those two years were the best years I've ever had in school because of the teachers actually getting involved with activities and they were supporting of the activities we had.I do wish they would've been a little bit lighter on the dress code though. ~Smitty~
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 20, 2006

I went to the school in 1983/84 and I just pulled my kids out and moved to a different state due to my dislike and confidence in the school and school system. If it is not basketball or football it does not matter. I feel like they need to start teaching and stop worring about if a child has his shirt tucked all the way in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2004

I am a former student at DPJH, most students hate it at first do to the number of black and white students combined. See at the elementary schools its pretty much one school is totally black and the other two are mostly white. Thus resulting in a racial difference. As the year goes on they begin to love it due to the great friends they meet even though at first you may here many racial slurs, yet eventually it becomes the best two years in there life. Trust me I know I am a former student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2004

I am a student at dpjh.I will be graduating this year.I am in the 8th grade.I love dpjh.It is a real gift to be going to this school.I love all my teachers and most of all I love all of my friends.I don`t want to leave this school.But I have to go to high school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 7, 2004

I am a former student of dpjh and I loved the school I wish I could go back but I am now a freshman at grant high. I still have a lil brother at dpjh tho and I tell him every day that he better enjoy dpjh while he can
—Submitted by a former student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 69% in 2013.

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71%

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69%

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63%

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72%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

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71%

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66%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

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76%

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73%

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69%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

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73%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
70%

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

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
64%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
69%
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 84% 47%
Black 12% 45%
Hispanic 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 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 64%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Robert Smith
Fax number
  • (318) 899-7346

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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  • Flag football
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Dry Prong, LA 71423
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