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Ella C. Pittman Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 604 students

 

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Posted October 21, 2013

Pittman is a wonderful school!! My son has been there since last school year and is in the 1st grade now and he LOVES it! His kindergarten teacher was Ms. Connie and she was outstanding!!!! The best kindergarten teacher there!!! He has Mrs. Daigle this year and so far she has been great as well. The staff are all very polite. They have many activities for the kids such as fall fest, Mardi gras parades, they even have kite day! They love having things to encourage the children! They have so many parents that are involved that anytime there is an event there is NO parking because so many parents are there to help out. This is by far the best public school around. I am sad that it only goes to 5th grade but I know I will be sending my second child to the same school when it's his time to start school!! :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2013

My school is Woodland West Elementary. Everything was well coordinated and orderly on the first day of school. Seems to be a great school.


Posted August 1, 2013

My son attents school here and we love the teachers and the program. Everyone is very helpful, understanding and caring
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2009

My son attended this school last school term and he loved it. I also appreciate the teachers knowledge of student's needs. This a geat school however I wished it went to 12th grade or had schools that were in comparation after 5th grade
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Posted June 16, 2008

I would highly recommend this school. I have had two children who have attended this school and have had outstanding teachers. The principal and the staff, especially the secretaries, are so friendly and helpful and will always be willing to do whatever is needed. I have appreciated the outstanding education that my children have received here.
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Posted October 9, 2005

I have three children who all have attended Pittman Elementary. Pittman is a great school with the highest amount of certified teachers in the Jefferson Parish School District. My children have been given the opportunity to excel and have all recieved an education which has promoted them to the honors level of learning. The prinicpal of Pittman has done an excellent job of enforcing discipline while creating a pleasant environment for the children. She runs a tough ship but all (teachers, parents and children) benefit. The parents of Pittman students are also a very important part. There is about 70 to 80% of parent participation. At Open House and School events or activities, you cannot find a parking space which shows the parents are involved. I would recommend Pittman to any parent with elementary age children!
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Posted August 19, 2005

This will be my daughters second year at Pittman and I love the school! The teachers are very concerned about there students and take time to help your child and the school has alot of parent involvement activities that are very important to the students. I wish this school went to the 12th grade it is really a great school.
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Posted May 19, 2005

Pittman is a really great school, and my childs teacher Mrs.Toncrey is wonderful. When my child does her homework she knows exactly what shes doing, and sometimes has to teach us. She never complains about mean teachers and barely ever needs help. I leave saying Pittman is wonderful.
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Posted October 22, 2004

My child is in first grade at Pittman and I have to say that I am very pleased with his teacher. His teacher's name is Ms. Gomez and she has supported my boy and given him a lot of positive reinforcement. She is not afraid to tell a parent what she truly thinks and she says it with such concern and understanding. I think that many teachers could learn from Ms. Gomez on how to handle parents and children. She gets an A+ from me. I can tell she is a wonderful person as well. Not only am I pleased with Ms. Gomez but also with the school in general, everything seems in order, done professionally and handled very well by the staff. They seem very patient and willing to always help. They all deserve much praise. I thank God for teachers like Ms. Gomez.
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Posted September 14, 2004

Pittman, what can I say, I could not ask for a more concerned staff,they know our children even when they have not had them in thier class. PCC president is so awesome, we provide her and the faculty with alot of parental involvement. Sprinf fairs, field day,birthday lunches, spirit days are always a blast. Children that move on still come back to visit their old teachers, and comment on how much they miss the school. Ms. Bernard, who could ask for a more devoted pricipal, in and out of school. No matter the sitiuation you can always count on support from our school. Debra Donovan
—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

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
52%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
53%

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 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
54%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
69%
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

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
75%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 47% 45%
White 37% 47%
Hispanic 7% 4%
Two or more races 4% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 84%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Angela Grabert
Fax number
  • (504) 340-4531

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