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Oakshire Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 750 students

 

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Posted September 14, 2011

I am a retired teacher that taught at Oakshire for the majority of my teaching career. I know first hand of the dedication and love for the children, ensuring they get the best education possible. I was so pleased when my granddaughter started school there. She is in second grade now, and is loving to learn. They have a wonderful parent, or as in my case, grandparent volunteer system, and have so many opportunities for us to visit the class or school for fun activities.


Posted June 15, 2010

Oakshire is an outstanding school!! The teachers go abov and beyond th call of duty. My children have grown and progressed very well at Oakshire. The teacher's care about student achievement and they individualize the way to teach to meet the needs of the students. I wouldn't want my kids to go anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2009

A wonderful school with dedicated teachers and administration. I'm proud to say that my children attend this school and have been blessed by the high quality of educators found here. Proud parent of an OES student(s), M. Marcel
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2009

I love oakshire my daughter is in 1st grade on A honor roll with all A's in conduct. The teachers are very nice and they are very stick with the kids which is what i like.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2009

My kids started school at Oakshire, then we moved to another school two years ago. I am so happy to say that my kids will be going back to Oakshire this school year. It is BY FAR the best school in Houma! When I told my kids that they would be going back they all screamed 'YAY'. The staff treats you like family. The teachers are great about communicating with you. The children are praised and rewarded for their achievements more than any other school in the area which really makes them want to work harder. And I must say that Mrs Dunkelman is an angel disguised as a preK teacher.. Laiken misses you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2008

This school in my opinion is the best in Houma area. I recently transfered my son here from another public school in this area. He now comes home with so many positive things to say about what he learned and what he done in class 'Its nice to hear this now'. In addition, his grades improved from C's and D's to A,B honor roll. Thats the diffrence from other schools and Oakshire...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2007

Please keep up the wonderful work you are doing in helping our children become productive, positive and active members in the community with successful and happy futures. Every college graduate was once an elementary student! Thanks so much, M
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2006

We moved to this area because of the OES district. MY two children have been attending this school for two years now and love it. The teachers and staff make sure that each child is getting the best education possible. No child is truly left behind here. Because of speech, APE, and reading recovery at OES, my two children are doing great and enjoying school. I also think you are doing a great job at rewarding the childern with field trips for 100% homework etc. Thank You Again. Shana B.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2006

My family moved to Terrebonne Parish in july 2005. We were so luckly to be in the Oakshire School District. The students and teachers welcomed my three children just like family. They love school, and they are learning so much. I could not be happier with the academic programs at this school. I am happy they have the accelerated reader program which has allowed my children to succeed as readers more than they could have imagined. The faculty and staff are great! Parental involvement is wonderful! Third and sixth grade teachers are absolutely wonderful, helpful, and concerned! Thank you for a wonderful first year at OES! M.Mcdonald
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2005

I think it is a great school. My 3 children love it there and the teachers and staff are wonderful. I am proud to be a parent of oakshire students. D.Griffin
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Posted April 11, 2005

I think Oakshire is one of the best schools.The staff their is great. Very caring, concerned, & involved in our kids education. I am very proud to say I'm an Oakshire school parent.
—Submitted by a parent


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 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
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

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
75%
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

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
82%
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

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%
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
White 62% 47%
Black 26% 45%
American Indian/Alaska Native 5% 1%
Hispanic 5% 4%
Two or more races 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 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 69%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • School of Recognized Academic Growth (2004)
  • School of Exemplary Academic Growth (2005)
  • Distinguished Title I School (2005)

Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:25
School end time
  • 3:35
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Dawn Fleniken
Fax number
  • (985) 851-4710

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
Foreign languages taught
  • French

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Sports

Boys sports
  • intramural basketball
Girls sports
  • intramural basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Parent involvement
  • Parents volunteer to help teachers in classrooms and with duplicating in the parent center called the apple corp room. many community businesses and civic organizations provide guest speakers and material and financial resources. the dare program and project lead are among those courses provided through community members. partners in education (pie) is active in supporting the school.
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  • Our school has a tradition of academic accomplishment made possible by making meaningful and enjoyable learning experiences available to every child at Oakshire Elementary. Our teachers are dedicated to providing the tools with which children may develop all of their talents: academic, artistic, and physical. Success requires the partnership of three groups, however; they are the students, parents and community, and the Oakshire staff.
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5459 Vicari Street
Houma, LA 70364
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Phone: (985) 876-1007

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