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Mcdonogh 26/Homedale Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 312 students

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Posted March 17, 2014

I wouldn't even give Mcdonough 26 one star if I could help it. They're ignorant, victimizing, lazy people. I am ashamed I sent my child there and subjected her to the ignorance and stupidity of the people working there. She had her hair cut, bullied, not taught properly, hit in the classroom and Despite us telling the teachers many times nothing at all was done about it. Do not send your child here for their own sake and futures.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2011

I do not like this school. They are unprofessional and curse at your children. The teachers cannot handle the classrooms or the parents of their students. Just last week my daughter told me how her class mates mother cursed all the kids in the class out and no one told the woman anything. This is outrageous and unacceptable.
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Posted September 14, 2006

I was a student there,and a lot has changed. I feel overall my daughter is in the best school in our area. I am unable to be at the school as much as I like but the lines of communication is open between me and the faculty. Parental involvement is very much welcomed. Extra curricular activities are plentiful and based on the seasons. My daughter is always inviting me and her father to the school to participate. I have found that some of the teachers tones of voices are a bit unnecessary but my daughter is aware that I want to know if she is spoken too in such a way that she was uncomfortable, or made her feel hurt. She know not to accept treatment she doesn't receive at home. Its a good school overall.
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Posted March 11, 2006

I am very proud of my children and their learning success at this school. I am though, disturbed by the PBS system. Children are expected to act a certain way and on numerous occassions I have witnessed teachers speaking and acting rudely to the children. There should be a fine line between discipline and direction. There is too much yelling and not enough guidance. There may be a better turn out from the children if they are treated like humans and not animals.
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Posted June 30, 2004

This school has absolutely no extra curricular activities. All school awards are given to the students as they sit on the floor in the hallway, parents are not invited. Our school motto should be: 'Students are to be seen and not heard'. Please visit this school before you decide to send your kids there. Parental involvement is minimal due to the faculty and staff. They discourage parental involvement.
—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 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
40%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
40%
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

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
45%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
41%
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

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
33%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
37%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
38%

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 77% 45%
White 18% 49%
Hispanic 3% 3%
Asian 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96%N/A66%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Janet Herbez
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (504) 368-2114

Programs

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  • Autism
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Playground
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