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Holden High School

Public | PK-12 | 696 students

 

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Posted December 16, 2013

I do not recommend this school for any child that has a disability. My son is Autistic and they have done everything to get him out of the school instead of trying to help him. If you are not in there little group of friends you are pretty much not going to get any help with anything. There are a few teachers at this school that really do care about the students. I am really disappointed with some of the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2010

I attended Holden High School since Kindergarten year 1997-1998. They have amazing duel-enrollment classes through Southeastern University to earn college credits like I did before starting college in the fall. I graduated number 1 in the class of 2010. Holden really does have some of the best most qualified teachers there is from Dr. Blount to Dr. Dufrene. The school has nice family atmosphere with all grades on the same campus.


Posted October 13, 2009

I graduated recently & started college at SLU. I attended this school from K-12. I was placed in the honors group for high school. Mrs. Dufrene *soon to be Dr. Duf!* (Upperclassmen Honors English) and Dr. Blount (honors math) are without a doubt, the best teachers. College credit opportunities in Math and English are available and many students graduate with at least 3 hours of college credit. I graduated with 9 hours of college credit but more opportunities are available. I would put my children anywhere that Mrs. Dufrene and Dr. Blount teach, no matter what the price. The other teachers do not compare to those two but most are good teachers. There are a select few teachers that I wouldn't wish on my worse enemy. There is a CNA program that I didn't personally participate in, but I've heard great things about it. The opportunities are great at Holden.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 16, 2009

My child attends Holden School as of now and has been there since 3rd grade. She is in High School now. She and I are transplants, but we married a Holdenite. I have defintely felt the clique thing. I felt my child was bullied alot because of this. Even through all of this, we have survived it and stayed strong and now things are going good. She doesn't want to go anywhere else but there when it used to be she begged me to put her in another school. I think overall the school does prepare our children for college. I've been to several of the graduations and saw the schlolarships that these children have gotten. I would recommend Holden School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

As a former student and parent, I was always proud that I and my children graduated from this school with the tools to also receive degrees from Southeastern Louisiana University. Sucess is available to any student of Holden High School, provided that the student and his/her parents truly want to take advantage of the opportunity. Over the years many families have moved in and became proud parts of the school and the community. The few who didn't, did so at their own choosing. Like any school or community, Holden has its negatives, but the positives are here in abundance. As one who has traveled and worked in communities over most of the United States, and could have relocated to most of those, I am in Holden because this is where I 'want' to be.


Posted November 23, 2008

I attended this school during both elementary and high. this is because they are the same place. as many other reviewers have stated if you are not related to the few families that make up this small town you have no chance to succeed. that is unless you happen to be able to dribble a ball. this schools main goal is to prepare students to get a high enough score on the ACT to qualify for SLU. seeing as how there are two much better schools in Albany and Livingston i would have to recommend a person enrolling their child in either one of these schools.


Posted February 5, 2007

While there are some excellent teachers, there are plenty that are not sincerely concerned about the welfare of the children. Complaints of wrong-doing often go ignored and the accuser punished if they aren't careful. The classes aren't very challenging and there are few outside of the standard college-prep courses to choose from. Being from here is a Huge deal...if your child isn't liked they probably won't even be given a fair chance to play in games for the few sports Holden has. The parents that are involved with the school are even more clique-y than the staff and most have the standard 'small town' mentality. It is just not a good environment overall.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 27, 2006

Holden has some of the best educators around and the scores reflect such. It's a small school and there are advantages and disadvantages to this. On the advantage side, the parental and teacher involvement is amazing and all children are given an exceptional opportunity to learn. On the minus side, its so small that there are few extracurricular activities (unless you are a basketball fan!)and you find a lot of cliques in the students as well as their parents. If you are not 'from Holden' you may have a hard time fitting in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2006

My 3 children have gone through Holden High School and overall I am pleased with the quality of education. The English honors and Math honors courses are excellent. My children were very prepared to attend College. Though not perfect, if I had to do it over again I would definitely send my children to this school again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2006

This is a small school where you would think that the teaching level is high. However, there are some teachers there that could care less about the students. This school caters to its athletes rather than provide a fair atmosphere to all students equally. Wouldn't recommend it.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2005

Holden is a great school. It is small so there are not very many electives for high school students, but the quality of education is very high and our student scores are also high.
—Submitted by a staff


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%
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

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
66%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
74%
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

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
78%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
88%
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 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
66%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
82%

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 64% in 2010.

48 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2010.

48 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
77%
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

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
67%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 82% in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
54%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
41%
English II

The state average for English II was 93% in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
73%
English III

The state average for English III was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
50%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the End-Of-Course (EOC) tests to test grade high school students in English 2, English 3, biology 1, algebra 1 and geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The EOC is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.

Source: LA Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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
White 94% 47%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Black 1% 45%
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 58%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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