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D'arbonne Woods Charter School

Charter | PK-10 | 546 students

DWCS is best known for student achievement and preparing students to be leaders.

 
 

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Situated in a small town neighborhood. The median home value is $82,300. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $540.

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4 stars

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted December 1, 2013

I posted a comment before, it miraculously disappeared. This school gets,rid of students, whom they don't like. They lure your child to this school to get their numbers, but afterwards, they find little things to get rid of your child. BE careful, before enrolling your child. Looks, can be deceptive........
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

DWCS is a great school. This year they received the 21st Century Grant, making them a 21st Century Community Learning Center. They have partnered with ULM and LA Tech. My kids have attended this school from the beginning and they love it. They were just approved By the USDA for an 18 million dollar loan and they will begin building soon. We are excited to be a part of all of this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2012

I love this school. My kids love this school. The teachers are caring and willing to go the extra mile. The staff is wonderful and committed to making the school the best around. Parents are helpful. And, the support for this school to succeed is evident. DWCS is growing academically and I can't wait to see the new school building!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2012

DWCS is a wonderful learning environment. My child has been there since it opened and has learned so much. Yes, they are in a "make-shift" Wal-Mart building with sheet rock walls that do not have ceilings" but it works. The test scores of this school prove so. Not only do the teachers worry about the children's educational needs, they truly care about each and every child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2012

We love DWCS! Both of my children go to school there and have since it opened. The staff is very caring and do their very best every day to educate these children. DWCS is growing and improving every year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2012

this school is located in a makeshift walmart building with walls of sheetrock. it has purchased 3 plots of land to build the new school on but has yet to begin the process. it is run by a board that has no accountability to anyone. thus if you believe a board member isnt doing for the school but for themselves there isnt anything you can do about removing them from the board. having children attend this school, some teachers are there for a paycheck and not the students. they have gone to uniform this new year dispite the majority of parents that stood up with personal concerns of why they were against them. personally the school has gone down hill. it is not an inviting atmosphere unless you agree with the happenings.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2011

DWCS is a Great School ~ Still New ~ Still Growing ~ Still Improving!! Top Academic Programs ~ Excellent Staff!


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
29%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
75%

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45%

2010

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
46%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
38%
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 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
72%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
76%
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 70% in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
70%
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

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
n/a
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 64% in 2010.

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2010.

2010

 
 
n/a
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 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
52%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 70% in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
59%
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

English Language Arts

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

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 82% in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

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English II

The state average for English II was 93% in 2013.

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English III

The state average for English III was 88% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 83% in 2013.

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n/a

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Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the End-Of-Course (EOC) tests to test grade high school students in English 2, English 3, biology 1, algebra 1 and geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The EOC is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.

Source: LA Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 68% 47%
Black 14% 45%
Hispanic 12% 4%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 53%N/A67%
Male 54%N/A51%
Female 46%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • TOPS GAIN SCHOOL (2012)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
Clubs
  • Technology club

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Drama club
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:30 am
School end time
  • 2:30 pm
School Leader's name
  • Corie G. Williams
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (318) 368-8053

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • College prep
  • TOPS Accredited
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Technology
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Students are issued ipads
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Softball
  • Tennis

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • BETA
  • Drama club
  • National Honor Society
  • Student newspaper
  • Technology club
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Plan and raise money for NYC/Wash. trip
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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  • DWCS 8th & 9th graders are issued ipads for use throughout the year to assist with daily lessons, activities, research, organizational skills, remediation, and enrichment. Textbooks and novels are also available on student ipad. Our future plan is to provide each child with ipods, ipads, or laptops to enhance the learning experience.
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1002 Sterlington Highway
Farmerville, LA 71241
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Phone: (318) 368-8051

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