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Shirley Johnson/Gretna Park Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 586 students

 

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Posted March 26, 2008

My son is a straight A student a this school. The Excellent programs for the children. I give this school a 10 for the school year. My son has been going here for 2 1/2 years. Love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2005

My children have attended Gretna Park for the last 5 years. I must say the last 3 years has been horrible. Once the administration changed all discipline procedures that were built up strong by Mr. geer went right out the door with him. Along with his departure was the majority of 'excellent' teachers' I am now ashamed to tell people that my children attend Gretna Park.
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Posted August 6, 2005

both of my children have been going here since the beginning of their school lives and i have never been more pleased with the schools agenda about making my children's elementary days as rewarding as all possible.This school is always clean and warm and welcoming each and every time i walk into it.I am always encouraged and always aware of what is going on with the school and my kids all the time and if there is a problem i get a phone call immediately to make me aware(which is usually minimaland far and between)it is handeled effectively,honestly and with great proffesinalism.I have not been dissapointed yet.The teachers are also extreamly good to the kids as well ,my kids are learning well within their means. koodos to you Mrs. Wilty !!! signed a concerned public school parent
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Posted May 2, 2005

I am very impressed with the love and compassion that is shown towards the children. The parents are encouraged to participate and are always welcome. Things appear organized, and child safety is a priority. The teachers are dedicated and hard-working. I am glad my child attends Johnson Gretna Park Elementary.
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Posted May 2, 2005

My son has been a student at this school for three years. They offer a summer camp program that has really helped him to excel. The teachers are dedicated and work very hard. They always have the student's best interest at heart. i am always welcome, and the teachers keep in constant contact with me as to my son's progress. I am very pleased with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2005

This school excellent computer programs that not only benefit my child, but me as well.
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Posted August 23, 2003

This school is very displine, and provides a warm and loving enviorment for your child to learn. The teachers are really envolved in your child, and offer extra help when needed. The principal is also involved and works hard to make the school the best it could be, and provides good leadership.... This school should be commended on its good work, providing good care and teaching its students well, I give the school an A+
—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.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
44%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
51%
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

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
33%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
47%
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

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
36%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
32%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
40%
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 63% 45%
Hispanic 23% 4%
White 7% 47%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
Two or more races 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 97%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mary Ellen Hepting
Fax number
  • (504) 366-0143

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1130 Gretna Boulevard
Gretna, LA 70053
Phone: (504) 366-1660

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