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French Settlement High School

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Posted May 8, 2012

French Settlement is a great school if you have the right name. This is a very small town with a few very influential families, and if you're not from one of them you're automatically at a disadvantage. Truly smart children can overcome this- very rarely were teachers outright hostile to me or my children but there is obvious favoritism given to children from the influential families. If you're a transplant, it's almost impossible unless you're of a certain income bracket and can buy your way into the inner circle. That being said, this school used to be great. Recently, under Principal Lance Hutson, it's become a mockery of the wonderful place it used to be. I transferred my youngest child to a different school because of his outright rudeness and condescension and the not so subtle "war" he is waging on students whom he deems to be "bad." He has gone as far as planting evidence on students and pulling favors from the school board to get students expelled. There are currently at least two parents of such students suing the school. Beware if your child is in anyway "undesirable" and please, PLEASE, if your child is or may be lgbt, keep them far away.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2009

My child attended FSHS for a year, expecting at least a decent education. We were sorely disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2008

French Settlement high school is a wonderful place to go. The teachers are wonderful. The teachers do so much to help you get to where you want to go in life. Because the school is so small, you know everybody. Thats not a bad thing. Its a great enviroment to go to school in.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 7, 2007

This school does have some wonderful teachers. I have found that most of them are extremely helpful and are willing to go the extra mile. French Settlement HS is a tight-knit community filled with 2nd and 3rd generation families so it is sometimes a little hard to mesh with the students who have been there since birth. The same goes for some of the teachers--they have been there all of their life. The ones who have seem to be less sympathetic towards their students though, which is a shame. Unless your student is interested in sports, there really are no extra-curricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2006

I went to French Settlement High since kindergarten, and I graduated this past year. I would have to say this was a wonderful school. All of the teachers try their best to teach to the fullest and the office faculty/ librarian would help you with everything they could. When I have kids of my own they will attend French Settlement. They pushed us to do our best, that is why we ranked high on standarized test and in academics. This is the number one school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 14, 2005

French Settlement high school is a great school for academics. There are many students who have gone on to have successful careers after graduating. A very high percentage of students graduate and go to college. There are great teachers. This school also has very good athletic programs.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 19, 2004

Great school. Both of my children attend this school for the last couple of years. Wonderful school system and enviroment to learn in!
—Submitted by a parent


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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 69% in 2013.

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80%

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79%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2010.

64 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
82%
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

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
70%
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

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
52%
Biology I

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

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
51%
English II

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

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
70%
English III

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

2013

 
 
98%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
49%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 97% 47%
Black 2% 45%
Hispanic 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 41%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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15875 Louisiana 16
French Settlement, LA 70733
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Phone: (225) 698-3561

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