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Walter G. Schneckenburger Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 409 students

 

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Posted June 18, 2013

Schneckenburger, is the best school hands down my daughter has been going here since pre-k, teachers & staff are highly trained. I love this school I would recommend it to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2012

I am probably one of the most difficult parents of all time when it comes to pulic schools. I have this vision of what it Should be, and the staff and school rarely meet my expectations. This one...oh.my.goodness. Finally! We finally found the right school for us! It is above and beyond on every level. I have a child who's very strong-willed and isn't the easiest kid to deal with at times. The entire staff is so cool, calm and collected they are perfect for his personality. He LOVES it. My other child is easy as pie, and he loves it as well and also has an excellent teacher. The principal is just wonderful, when I met her I actually tyhought she was a secretary, the secretary was out of the office and the principal was doing her job for her! Now that's teamwork! It's so bright and colorful and inviting. They are so flexible, just great people in general. I'm so relieved we finally found an EXCELLENT public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2012

We just finished our first year here in Kindergarten! My husband and I have been so happy with our decision to send our kids to this school. We have the financial means to send our kids to private school, but we chose to send them here because we heard good things about it and were blown away by our tour last spring. The teachers and staff at the school have exceeded our expectations! Both of my kids are learning and LOVE school. I spent a good bit of time up there volunteering so I have seen first hand what goes on in the class rooms and the hallways. The teachers and staff are very well organized, and the students are always quiet and respectful. The principal and the teachers don't seem to tolerate any "riff raff". Addressing the comment below, about starting the year without a Kindergarten teacher, this was by no means because of a lack of organization on this school's part. Unfortunately, that falls on the Jefferson Parish school system's lap. We are looking forward to spending the next few years at Schneckenburger =)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2011

I had two grandchildren who attended Schneckenburger, however, one has gone on to middle school. Both their parents and I are very well pleased with the school. I volunteer there, and see first hand that it is an extremely well run and organized school. Both of my grandchildren love going there, and really like all of their teachers. My youngest grandchild started their in kindergarten, and I was amazed at the things she was learning. This year there are approximately 64 kindergarten children. There were only two kindergarten classes last year. The two teachers are wonderful. As I walk through the school I am in awe of how well they are conducting such a large group. The children are well behaved and listen to them as they go through their daily lessons. I personally attribute my grandchild's success in school to the teaching and training she received in kindergarten. She has been on the honor roll every semester since she started and she is in her fourth year. You could not find better teachers than these kindergarten teachers. They are handling a difficult situation with poise, grace, and dignity, and the children in their classes will only benefit from them.


Posted August 29, 2011

The school year has just started and I already regret enrolling my child to this school. The teachers do not communicate with me at all. I have no idea what my child is learning on a day to day basis, or even weekly for that matter. When picking my child up as a walker; three times already, my child has walked outside the gate without the teacher even noticing that he was gone. I, the parent, had to wave my hand to let the teacher know that my child was in my care. The teacher didn't even realize my child was gone! Absolutely insane. Even when I tried picking him up as a car rider, the same issue happened. By the time the teacher got to my car, if I was a stranger; I could have abducted my poor child. Not to mention, there is still no kindergarten teacher assigned to my child. The school keeps sending letters home apologizing. An apology is the last thing I want to hear. Take action and get something done! This is ridiculous! My husband and I have paid supply fees to the school and have yet to receive books, backpacks and everything else we've paid for. This is the most unorganized facility that I have ever been apart of.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2010

I really enjoy this school the teachers here know if their student has any siblings at the school and know who the siblings are so they are dismissed together. They are well aware of the students there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2008

Schneckenburger Elementary is a Wonderful School, the teachers and staff know your children and where they are at all times. The teachers update their curriculum often and keep learning interesting for the children. My 2 daughters attend schneckenburger and will do anything to keep them there though we dont live in the district. Its like a small school atmosphere with all the technology and knowledge of the big city.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2008

Excellent principal participation she knows everything that goes on. Excellent prekindergarten program. Excellent teachers. My sons teacher won teacher of the year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2008

My son is in K now and has special ed. assistance. I can't say how impressed I've been with the special ed. teachers and program. He stared in the special pre-k 3 through early steps. My older childred have always attended private schools, but they couldn't give him what he needed. Well I've changed my mind about public schools and he gets his 'religion' at sunday school on Sundays!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2008

I love Schneckenburger Elementary. My son started this school in Pre K and he is now in the 5th grade. The entire faculty has been wonderful, the have always listened to me & any concerns have always been addressed. I have always been involved in the school and I think that has helped my son do as well as he has. Being involved in your child's school , listening to them, and asking questions definately makes a diffrence and that is why I have been happy with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2008

My daughter in kinder at Schneckenburger and I feel there is little supervision, the teacher is forgetful and irresponsible, overall I think this school is no good and will not send my daughter here next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2007

They have passed my step-daughter to 3rd grade and she can't read above the first grade! We have just rec'd custody and had her tested - the teacher never called her mom (or us) and we didn't know anything ! Thank God we have her now and can get her help!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2006

Well the saying, 'You do not know how good you got it until it is gone.' I am a former parent of three children who attended Schneckenburger. I now live in California and my children attend one of the best public schools in the state. Yes,they are getting a good education. But, they got their foundation at Schneckenburger. My youngest never attended Sch. because he was to young when we moved away. My 2nd to oldest attended a California High School for two years and received a full scholarship to UNO back home in New Orleans. I attribute his good fortune to his schooling at Sch. and Adams Middle School.I still keep up with Sch. and hope to move back someday. We still own our home in Driftwood Subdivision. It is a great school with dedicated teachers and staff. My children had wonderful learning experiences there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2004

I was a former student and now have two children in the school. Being in this school district for elementary school was a part of our decision to buy a house in the neighborhood. I have been very happy with the school, the teacher's efforts and obvious signs that they really care and want my kids to do better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2004

I Love this school my son has been presented since Kindergarden and I have another one that's going to attend. The teachers are very cooperative and if there is a problem they will help you solve it and if they can't to go to other means to satisfy you. Keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2004

As a past student of walter schneckenburger and as a parent of a present student I have to say that I love the school. The principal was recently named the jefferson parish principal of the year. And has the best intrest of the children and the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2004

I have never had any problems with the school of the staff. They have been wonderful. They really showed how they care about the students when my husband died. They were and still are there for my son when he has bad days. More so during the holidays. I'm not in that school district, but I get a permit to keep him there. I wouldn't send him to any other school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2003

This has to be one of the most incompetent schools I've ever encountered. They are neglectful with the students' well-being, do not keep the parents informed, and fail to file accident reports when a student is injured. Very disappointing. This is the reason people mortgage their homes to send their children to private schools.
—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.

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80%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
79%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
91%
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

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
66%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

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 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
65%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
70%
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 40% 47%
Black 28% 45%
Hispanic 22% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 1%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 72%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Diane S. Lonadier
Fax number
  • (504) 443-6321

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