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Hammond Westside Elementary Montessori School

Public | PK-6

 

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Posted May 8, 2014

Hammond Westside Montessori School is the largest Montessori School in the country. The enrollment is approximately 1200. All of the teachers have completed the required Montessori training and are certified as Montessori Teachers. As all Tangipahoa Schools, HWEMS has adopted the Common Core Standards. These academic standards require much more rigorous teaching and learning. Students are asked to think critically, write using evidence that she/her reads in the text, comprehend at a high level, and be able to defend and explain her/his answers verbally and written. Academics standards are set high and are achieved. The school climate is safe, friendly, and supportive. All of the faculty and staff have read Stephen Covey's book entitled, The Leader in Me . The faculty and staff teach and model the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Students are assigned leadership roles in their classrooms, as well school wide. Students and parents are offered many other opportunities such as Robotics Club, Knit Club, All Pro Dad s , sports, computer, music, etc. My two grandchildren attend HWEMS and are receiving the best elementary education in the country. Come visit our awesome school!


Posted May 1, 2014

My son has went to HWM for two years and I am very pleased. He has shown a huge growth in his education. His teachers the past two years have been great and not just as a teacher. They have kept their door open to me at all times. I am so pleased that I am sending my daughter to pre-k next year. The school really cares about its student.
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Posted April 29, 2014

My son has attended Hammond Westside Montessori for 2.years. We could not be happier. He has a wonderful teacher and has flourished under her instruction. The Montessori method works well with his learning style and allows him to think critically and creatively. I applaud the faculty and staff for approching education with the child in mind. Teaching the child not just the curriculum!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2013

My son attends this school. He has a teacher that really cares about her students. She is great. He loves his teacher and the school. It is better than most of the others around here!
—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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31%

2012

 
 
40%

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Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

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41%

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Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

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41%

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Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
22%

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40%

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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

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
41%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
54%
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

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
36%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
55%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
59%
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

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
37%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
49%
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 73% 45%
White 19% 47%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 92%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Alexa M. Hookfin
Fax number
  • (985) 345-4755

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2600 West Park Avenue
Hammond, LA 70403
Phone: (985) 345-7233

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