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Elysian Fields Middle School

Public | 4-6 | 374 students

 

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Posted June 18, 2012

Elysian Fields has come a long way with the new principal Mrs. Wallis in the last two years. The school is safer and the school does a lot more with the students. We are VERY pleased with Elysian Fields.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2013

Although the office staff is pleasant, which was not the case at other schools I've visited, the teachers seem to lack enthusiasm- and just plain don't care. For the parent/teacher conference my child's teacher didn't even know my child had an F in one of her subjects! The bathroom stalls are COVERED in profanity and x-rated drawings. and the school treats the children like criminals from day 1- having them fold their arms and walk on a straight line through the hallway. And at the parent orientation, instead of the staff saying "we're going to have a GREAT year and going to do GREAT things!" they said "your child will not speak while eating lunch or while walking down the hall. they will behave." (which they don't). My child constantly complains about being bullied, and the teachers just say "ignore it". THEY SIMPLY DO NOT CARE ABOUT THE STUDENTS! I didn't expect much from this school, but even those expectations were not met. From our perspective, this school is a HUGE disappointment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2012

My daughter has attended this school for two years now. Under the administration of Ms. Wallis this school has become an exceptional school. I just wish that more parents would get involved with their children's education. We have experienced many schools outside of Louisiana, and I consider this school to be one of the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2009

My son attends Elysian and has consistantly complained about the student bullying and the lack of patience regarding the majority of teachers. He tells my wife and I that some teachers are actually afraid of some of the worst students. This is an example of the complete lack of disipline in our public school system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2008

The teachers seem to not care and do not take any actions if their class is chaotic. Many assembles from the assistant principal has happened, but I could never hear her voice. The band class seems to be the only thing great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 12, 2005

Most of the teachers I worked with were excellent educators and worked hard even after hours to make the lessons interesting for the students only to have a handful of students who could not behave ruin the lesson for the class. Parent involvement is nil.
—Submitted by a teacher


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.

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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 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
48%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
56%
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 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
58%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
55%
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

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
64%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
64%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 44% 45%
White 36% 47%
American Indian/Alaska Native 13% 1%
Hispanic 6% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Two or more races 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 83%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Melanie Wallis
Fax number
  • (985) 876-9741

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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700 Hibernia Place
Houma, LA 70363
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