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French Settlement Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 556 students

 

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Posted April 3, 2014

French Settlement Elementary is a very family oriented school with a loving atmosphere in which the students safety are always put first. This school has a dedicated staff and teachers just waiting to teach the students everything they can to be successful students. I have one child who dyslexia, one child with ADD, and one child with CF and each one of my children received the services they needed to be successful. They are all at the high school making wonderful grades. What other school will you see the Principal and Assistant Principal serving lunch to the students in the lunch room or see a janitor console a student after being hurt on the playground. This is truly a French Settlement School family. It is no surprise that school is a National Blue Ribbon School. This honor that the school received speaks for itself. I would highly recommend this school to anyone looking for an elementary school for their child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2013

This school is amazing! The school environment is safe and the staff is positive. The students are very well behaved and feel surrounded by love. This school is a National Blue Ribbon school. This alone should be enough to recommend this school to anyone. No other elementary school in this parish, that I know of, has achieved this honor.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2013

I am very upset with the principle and teachers of this school. They do not do well with any type of bullying and my kids are always getting notes about stupid things. If it is something that I should be concerned with, then I can understand the note but not the little things that only annoy the teacher. Neither of my children are on medication, my choice, but yet the school insists on them being put on it. They do not take the time to understand the child's needs. Each child is different.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2013

Only national blue ribbon school in Livingston parish. Great principle and teachers! Very pleased here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2013

My grandchildren just started at FSE. I am very satisfied thus far with the school. I do see that some parents have complaints, but believe me if their children or grandchildren had to endure some of the things that mine had to while attending another school within the parish they would think twice Keep up the good work FSE
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2013

Blue Star School....what more can you ask for? 5 Generation of my family has went to school here.


Posted October 21, 2011

My only problem with this school and I guess the entire district is the requirement to have a Dr.s note for any little thing. My son was once sent home because he was coughing. I took him to the dr and there was nothing wrong with him. Now this time his allergies have flared up and I forgot to get a dr.s note. He doesn't have anything contagious but they won't let him back in school. I think this policy is insane and undermines parents. You can't expect someone to go to the dr for every little thing! Who ever made this policy must have some great health insurance!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

A Great School .All Teacher and staff are wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2010

My daughters are always getting little notes home for something so crazy for talking in line are talking in the lunchroom, I mean they are in kindergarten an first . I think the teachers need to have more patience an .One of my daughters has adhd an they dont understand that u need to be more willing to have more patience ...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2008

My daughter started this year in the new Pre-K program...I felt that she has learned alot but im highly upset that she will not be haven a Graduation.. They dont wanna take the time out to plan things , this is very disapointing to me an other parents i talk to..My daughter always got notes sent home only when she has done something wrong , an never to reward her ..... My middle daughter will be attending the Pre-K program next year an i hope they do a better job next year then the last
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2008

My son goes to this school. He is ADHD. The teachers her does not try to help my child in any way. I take my child to the Dr. every month. The teacher will not let you know if your child is doing good on his meds. So I can not adjust his meds. acordly. Than they will wait until the last minute to let you know your child is in trouble with his grades. All the teachers my child has knows he on meds. and I feel they should inform me if my child needs help with anything. I tried to get them to help me. ADHD is a learning disablity so they are special things they are to do with a child with ADHD. I feel the teacher here are just out for a pay check.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2007

My children have attended this school for the last 3 year. I am sad to say the teachers show lack of interest in acitivities for the kids at this school such as graduation, sports, or any other activity. I am happy to see a new principle this year and hope for a brighter and happier group of children attending the school now. It is a sad day when the teachers believe that making memories that will last families a life time ( is just too much trouble )!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2005

This is an absolutely wonderful school for any family. Very small in enrollment compared to other public schools, though has a loving, family envioroment. The children and staff are very caring and close. My children both attended this school throughout their elem. school years from PreK - 6th. I work in the private school system myself and have been completely satisfied at the education & knowledge my children have recieved from this school.
—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 72% in 2013.

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75%

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83%

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84%

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86%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

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67%

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65%

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83%

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83%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

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76%

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79%

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82%

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97%
Social Studies

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

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65%

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76%

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90%

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90%
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

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
68%
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

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
89%

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 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
83%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
76%
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 95% 47%
Black 3% 45%
Hispanic 1% 4%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 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%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Cynthia Gill
Fax number
  • (225) 698-6849

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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15810 Louisiana 16
French Settlement, LA 70733
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