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A.C. Alexander Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 627 students

 

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Posted December 15, 2013

I am very pleased on how much structure this school has due to the Principal. My children are both doing great, they adore they're teachers and receive straight A's. When my kids come home from school, they quickly start their homework WITHOUT my help and that is when I know the teachers are doing an amazing job...I couldn't be happier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2013

I agree with the others. I sent my son here even though I had read the reviws and they are right. They aren't parent friendly. The teachers are mean. My son is in preK and he hates it. He loved the school he went to the previous year but now he hates school. Its so sad because my son loved to go to school last year and loved to learn but hates school now.he says his teachers are mean and yells all day. He won't be returning back next year thats for sure.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2013

This school is HORRIBLE! I should have trusted these reviews and sent my children elsewhere. It's true, they are NOT PARENT FRIENDLY and the principal has a very non-chalant and disrespectful attitude. Parents please pay attention to these reviews and save yourself some headaches. They are inconsistent and unorganized which is extremely upsetting. Send your kids to a school with structure and strong parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2013

This used to be a great school. We loved it. However, in the last 2 years it has become horrible. They are not Parent Friendly, the Principal and Teachers are MEAN to the children and do not communicate with parents at all. When they do finally communicate they are very sarcastic and uncaring. I pulled my child out and sent him to another school. His grades went from F's to Straight A's in a matter of weeks. He now looks forward to going to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2012

Avoid if at all possible. I have 2 children there and am about to request a transfer due to issues. They are NOT parent friendly AT ALL. You are not allowed past the office for any reason. They are VERY strict about this to the point of guarding the door (happened today). This started with my oldest in K in 2010. the teacher allowed him to walk off after school to the road with strangers where I managed to catch him. She let him cry for an hour every day for over a month and never told anyone. I knew something was wrong so I investigated. this came out in a meeting. He only attended the 2nd half of the year, so we worked out way through it. Now, my 2nd son is in K, with the same teacher and the same teacher let my son walk off from school, down to the street with strangers. I caught him jsut in time. We are talking 4 and 5 year olds wandering off with no clue where they are going. Teacher had n clue. My 4 yr old is terrified. they literally drag him down the hall by his arms and 1 attempted to pull him by the back of his head. i stopped her and she walked away. they are NOT kind to children. They do not treat them as individuals with their own needs. something isn't right.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2011

I am 24 years of age, but when I had migrated to the U.S. with my family, the first school I had the privilege of getting enrolled in, was A.C. Alexander. The teachers there made sure no child was left behind, in learning and growing up in a safe, yet fun; educational environment. I remember my P.E. teachers were the best and made gym class so fun. My teachers instilled in me, a practice of guidance and working hard. To also think for yourself. I thought the uniforms were great idea because deciding what outfit to wear to school was a very tough decision:) I praise this school and the teachers that opened the door for further education. I am now at The Ohio State University, studying to be a nurse. My family moved to Ohio, summer of ' 98. The fourth grade was the last grade I completed at A.C. Alexander. However, I will always have with me the attributes of this great school!


Posted October 20, 2009

I love AC Alexander because they have wonderful teachers who instill a joy for learning in my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Great school. Son loves it there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2009

great school, great staff, great educators.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2004

My three girls attended three years and words cannot express how much they enjoyed being there. Mrs. Jenks is the perfect principal. She believes in hard work, strong discipline, and lots of love. She treats parents with respect and encouragement, and makes each family feel like the most important family in the school. The teachers are kind and loving, and the students are worked to their full potential, without being overwhelmed. What I didn't notice until I left the district was how wonderful the students and their families are. There is no bullying, no teasing. Poor kids don't even know they're poor, because they are not treated any differently. Our newer school has test scores just about as high as A.C., but many of the kids are just plain mean. Administration does their best to keep them in line, but at A.C. Alexander, you never even have to worry about that!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2004

Good school, friendly teachers and ambitious principal. Teachers ae cooperative with me, Mrs. Jenks is serious about decipline and education, she runs a tight ship in a good way. I regret moving to another school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
58%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
57%

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

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
89%
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

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
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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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
Black 31% 45%
Hispanic 28% 3%
White 28% 49%
American Indian/Alaska Native 5% 1%
Asian 4% 1%
Two or more races 4% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84%N/A66%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Leslie Harrison
Fax number
  • (504) 464-1058

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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600 West Esplanade Avenue
Kenner, LA 70065
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