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Keithville Elementary/Middle School

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Posted January 11, 2014

It amazes me how disgruntled employees/parents who do not get their way about Field Day, etc., utilize this site to down the school. They always do it after they are corrected for behavior on the job or when they can't change the school's policy to fit what they want. Both my sons and my nephew attended Keithville School, and we love the school. Students and parents and treated fairly, and the new principal has not only made some positive changes, but test scores are rising at this school. I hope everyone who reads these posts will realize that the true picture is not always painted by the persons posting their gripes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2013

This school is in desperate need of renovation starting from the head which would be the principal and down to the staff . How could a teacher teach dressed provocative and the principal does nothing about it. Another thing is why is it that certain schools that are in uniforms allow their students in certain days to wear their regular clothes at no cost to the parents, but Keithville charge the parents and child just to wear their own clothes yes it is optional but what happens to the child whose parent is not as fortunate as the next . The school should also work on Field day it is more like dooms day it does not deserve the recognition the child have nothing to do. There is very little activities going on and it is not well put together
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2012

This school deteriorates every year in the way they treat children and parents. There are some really great teachers here (which is the only reason I rated it 2 stars), otherwise I'd give it 1 star. The office staff is extremely rude not to mention some of the teacher staff. I have seen them yell at children right in front of parents. They don't care because nothing is ever done about it. Children (and parents) are treated like they are a "total bother"! Heaven forbid the office staff should get up and do their job. If they aren't happy, they should quit and take their misery with them and let someone decent come in and change this school. My children deserve better than this. The last principal left for a different job. I sure hope the new principal can bring some positive changes to this school, otherwise it will be one step away from boot camp.


Posted August 14, 2011

Keithville is a horrible school. My daughter didn't like it there. I think they should focus on ACADEMICS, not clothes. A student can get ISS and miss out on education for forgetting his or her BELT. That, in my opinion, is really STUPID. Uniforms have made it worse in a way because for one, students get in trouble for not tucking in their shirt, forgetting a belt, or wearing multicolored socks. I don't understand why the people there expect us, in this economy, to buy lots of uniforms that can be up to $Most of the teachers there work very hard, so I would give them four or more stars, ESP. In the second grade. My daughter loved Mrs. Gouletas the best. Anyway, I really think Keithville needs to get their priorities straight, or else they will really suffer the consequences.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2011

Great Teachers and staff! Both my daughters passed 9th gr. algebra and tested into 10gr. geometry as freshmen.Both girls were district honor band & championship tourn. softball & b-ball players & played on school team.Great B-ball coach,(champs)weak softball coach(no practice,just yelling)New band director weak, no honor band students.All honor kids quit. Band director demeaning to kids..Nice principal needs to be stronger on weak teachers. With more parent involv. could be best school ever.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2010

I am in the 7th grade, at keithville and I must say i love it.Their is a wonderful magnet program and alot of extra activites also a great staff to help the student succed.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 11, 2009

I go to that school..I'm 8th grade magnet..And i learned so much that i didn't know...Teachers are motivating and students work hard...Awesome school..
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 27, 2008

Keithville is an explantion point worth of words besides the children elementary is great.The middle school side is rowdy,but if your looking for good elementary go to Keithville.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2007

Keithville is a wonderful school. My little boy loves going to Keithville. The care and concern shown to my child by the teachers and staff has been wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2007

The staff is wonderful and really seem to have the children's best interest and educational future as a top priority!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2007

I personally have been atending keithville for 7 years and i am very pleased with it overall. even though we can all find a few things to change about something I would hav to say Keithville needs more clubs or extracurricular activities. Even though this does not improve knowledge it will help US interact with others alot better. Also I personally think that Mr.Allen is doing a wonderful job taking on the huge responsibility he is being principle . Well this is all I hav to say now have a blessed day ! GO~EAGLES~!!!!!!~!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 14, 2005

I think Keithville is a good school, with great folks running it. Parents need to be parents to theire children and stop wanting others to raise theire children for them. By the time your children get into middle school, its to late. Parent envolvment is the key! If a student acts up and the parent won't help fix the problem, the students needs to go so the rest of the students can finish theier school year and move on. If teachers did not have to spend so much time on these bad students, just think of the time they would have for the students that do want to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2005

Both my Children attend and attended Keithville and the Teachers, Staff and Principal are great. They work indivually with the Students and provide excellent education and communication. I really don't know where alot of these remarks about Parent/Teacher communication or parent involvement is being looked down on. Go to another School and see the difference. Keithville is wonderful and actually ahead of other Schools and most of the Magnet Schools. Please research your information further. It is Family oriented and the Magnet Programs are great too. Maybe you need to contact your Child's Teacher more if you don't feel involved enough! Thank you to Mr. Moran as a leader and the Children there are great with high standards and values, which most of them learn from their Parents and Teachers. Way to go Keithville! God Bless always!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2005

My grandson has been at Keithville in the special pre-school class for 3 years. In his class there were always parents or grandparents present for their field trips and parties which I must add were amazingly wonderful and well structured. The pre-school teachers are so patient, teaching by example and non-threatening yet firm in their expectations. He began with speech difficulties and this school and his teacher and aides were an answer to my prayers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

My child has only been at Keithville for two years. There is not enough parent involvement, but it is difficult if both parents have to work which is the case of most families in the area. I too feel the students should wear uniforms. Mr. Moran is a great principal and Mr. Drain has greatly improved discipline in the elementary. The teachers that my son has had have been excellent! Ms. Phillips in the kindergarten has the patience of Job, and now my son hates to be sick and miss a day in first grade with Ms.Garner. I thought that this year my son would fail, but Ms. Garner with her enthusiasm in teaching and her loving attitude toward all the children has encouraged him to succeed. Both these teachers have been availiable to conference at the drop of a hat. Overall, I am very pleased with Keithville Elementary School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2005

My child began Keithville at Middle School. Parent involvement is almost nil. More notification needs to be given on upcoming events. I have attended honor assemblies with five parents in the audience, yet over 100 students are getting awards. Each time we schedule a parent/teacher conference, and we have had several, some teachers give the impression we are wasting their time. These same teachers are molding the future leaders of tomorrow. There are some great teachers at Keithville who give 110% and you see the student's willingness to learn in return. I applaud you. I truly believe the school would benefit from uniforms. Too many children are 'outcasted' because of their dress. Mr. Moran is a good leader and a qualified principal. Keithville teachers, you chose your profession, follow his example!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2004

I have two kids at Keithville and I agree with the previous review that stated Keithville had potential however it is not at all tapped into. I will say this year our PTA seems to have it more together than the last four years, although there is a lot more work to be done to benefit the students and the school, more activities such as carnivals, better field days etc. The school also focuses too much on test scores and not the kids that produce the better test scores. There are definitely problems with our school however if more parents became involved and teachers this school could improve drastically. I also feel that we could benefit from uniforms here due to the socioeconomics in this area, it would place all students on the same level, improving relations, looks of the school and possibly help to improve those coveted test scores.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2004

My child really enjoys going to Keithville. The only problem I have is that there is no parent/teacher communication. I feel like my child is missing out, by me not being able to speak with her teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2004

I think Keithville is GREAT! I moved my children there and have had no problems. I love the how they integrate technology into the educational program. It's more like a family here than just a school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2004

This school has great potential.There is very little parent involvement though.We have gone to school related programs, and there are never more than 40 parents there,School should push more PTA meetings to discuss schools values,& less time selling school fund raisers,& t-shirt sales.There is too much violence,& 'kids clicks' in hallways,between classes,& the teachers turn their heads.Some kids fall into the cracks because there is no teacher/parent communication.All teachers should have E-Mail & web sites,it is the 21 st century,so parents and teachers can get in touch when needed.My child has special needs and we are not sure she receives them.Where is the states funding going?Doesn't the lottery help all the states schools.Give the teachers raises,& hire more qualified teachers. This school has alot of potential.It needs new leadership both school & parents.
—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.

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.

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36%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
34%

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36%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

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37%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
44%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
52%
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

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
31%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
40%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
52%
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

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
58%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
58%

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 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
38%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
53%

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 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
62%
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

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
43%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
52%
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 51% 47%
Black 45% 45%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 68%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students ELL/ESL Coordinator
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mark Allen
Fax number
  • (318) 925-2691

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Softball
  • Track

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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needs to be verified by school leaders.

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12201 Mansfield Road
Keithville, LA 71047
Phone: (318) 925-1005

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