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Jennings Elementary School

Public | 3-6 | 605 students

 

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Posted March 14, 2012

This school has EXCELLENT teachers along with a QUALITY curriculum. Yes there are issues but overall this school is great. The academics are high, the Gifted program is wonderful, and class size is not overwhelming. A PTO is in the works which will only make the school better. The PTO really wants to improve communication, increase achievement, make the Positive Reward System better, and improve the playground. Achievement Test scores are good and can improve but using test scores to determine a good school is not the only way to determine if good teaching or learning is happening. Walk around the school, get a feel for what is happening in the classrooms, talk to the administration, that will give you a true picture of the quality education this school is providing. The cafeteria is too small for 600 students but this is a former high school so there is not much the administration can do about that. There is not enough recess, in my opinion, but I'm sure there is a reason, I just think that kids need to let off steam more than 10/15 minutes per day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2007

Too much is loaded on them in the day for the teachers and students to allow a fair chance of learning and not enough recess time for them to release their energy and breathing time for the teachers. Whom ever is in controll of these problems is asking for a down fall on both ends.
—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

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
73%
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

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
81%
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

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
62%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
50%
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

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
81%
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 61% 47%
Black 36% 45%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 4%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

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  • French
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:40 am
School end time
  • 2:50 pm
School Leader's name
  • Dr. Kieran Coleman
Fax number
  • (337) 824-4989

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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620 Florence Street
Jennings, LA 70546
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Phone: (337) 824-4972

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