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St. Helena Central Elementary School

Public | PK-4

 

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Posted May 24, 2012

Think twice before sending your child to this school.. there is no structure nor routines. There is a huge teacher turn over rate and they cram as many students as they can into classes. Teachers use corporal punishment to discipline and are not shy about it. Parents are allowed to run around and do as they please and roam campus. The staff and school board office promise lots of "great" things but hardly ever follow through on what they say. Toilet paper, soap, nor paper towels are kept stocked in the bathroom which is absolutely disgusting. The administration is working to turn around the school but it is quite overwhelming with all that has to be done. Ancillary was a joke as the kids never even got breaks most days.


Posted April 20, 2010

People are nice in the working environment. They do care for you and your feelings. There is a congenial respect for each other and the community at large.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 20, 2010

I love St. Helena Elementary school because I am a product of the school :-) and I work in the system as a guidance counselor.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

There are teachers there who are there to teach the kids just because they love to teach.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

The students are great and desire with all their hard to be very successful. The teachers are very cooperative and meet early or late to meet the needs of the students. the principal is focused on what is best for the students and does not waiver.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

The students there have an eagerness to learn. They face many different obstacles that other students do not face but yet they strive to achieve.


Posted April 19, 2010

We are a rural community but our students can compete with anyone, anywhere. We have produced doctors, lawyers, teachers, engineers,etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

This is s great school with good hard working people and children who really want to learn and do do well.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 19, 2010

It is a good school. The people are nice and the principal is nice. We are a family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2010

Everyone at this school is working toward one common goal - a great education for 530 wonderful students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2010

I love St. Helena Central Elementary School because it is a great place for students to learn and the staff and administration is working hard to teach them and help them achieve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2010

I believe it is an awesome institution where there is a scope for students enrichment and creativity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2010

Because it is a place where my child can get a good education the faculty and staff are very super people.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2010

My nephew received a great foundation in elementary and he is doing great.


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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.

Grade level

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
20%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
22%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
20%
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

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
1%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
31%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
29%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
37%
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
Black 94% 45%
White 5% 47%
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 90%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Linda Saucier
Fax number
  • (225) 222-4399

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Louisiana 1042
Greensburg, LA 70441
Phone: (225) 222-4364

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