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Kilbourne High School

Public | PK-12 | 332 students

 

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Posted September 5, 2009

I went to Kilbourne High School kindergarden through the ninth grade year on and off. Through out the entire time i was constantly moving and switching schools but i would always go back to Kilbourne. I ended up leaving for good after my freshman year. As you can tell Kilbourne is one of the top schools in Louisiana. They work hard to get were there at now. The teachers were awesome and the students i will never forget. The sports teams are awesome. The coaches push you to do your best. All I have to say is be thankfull for your itty bitty school. I promise you in the long run if you actually try in this school you will become sucessful later on in life.


Posted June 28, 2009

I gave KHS a 5-star, not only because I've been attending there since kindergarden, but because in my opinion, I think it's the best school in West Carroll Parish. Kilbourne truely cares about their students and me, being a 9th grader at KHS, would know. There are some teachers that are more strict than other like Mrs.Horn and Mrs.Hill, but they both are excellent at teaching their subjects. I love Kilbourne and I wouldn't want to be at any other school!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 12, 2009

I currently attend kilbourne high school. I am a junior here and i have went here since kindergarten. I would not recomend this school to anyone strictly because of the teachers and principal. This school is a joke. The principal, shelton kavalir, is also a joke. He is there for a paycheck a nothing further. The teachers do not help at all because once you ask them a question among something you do not undertand, they act like it agrivates them to answer you and help you in any way. As you can see i am a well educated student here, but a message to all parents: do not send your kids to this school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 3, 2008

I attended this school until I transferred to another school my nineth grade year. The school did not welcome diversity and the teachers were not willing to accept people of different backgrounds and culturs. I had a difficult time adjusting and learning at Kilbourne because I always felt no one cared if I suceeded or failed. There were a few teachers that made it thier bussiness to mentor students like myself. Travistine Gray, Mr. Marshall and Mr. Gary Traylor were all outstanding teachers. I had the ability to suceed at Kilbourne but not many cared if I did or not. You can have the best curriculum in the country but if the teachers do not have the heart to love thier students they have failed to meet thier purpose and have failed thier students and community. I hope it has grown to be help all students to suceed. Mary Williams
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2008

I am a student at Kilbourne High School, this school is great! The teachers really know how to make it fun while you are learning. And not to mention we have the best basketball coach ever Mrs. Brittany Johnson! Everyone at Kilbourne is always so kind. I really love all the teachers
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 6, 2007

I rate my school a 5 star because they teach you what you need to know and not what you want to know.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 31, 2007

Kilbourne is a wonderful school with many opportunities for it's student body. I am confident that I will get the skills needed to prepare me for higher education.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 25, 2006

i am a student at kilbourne. i am glad to say that this is the best school i have attended. there are no clicks as there are in other schools and every one gets along. Exept for a few of the teachers, they are all nice and teach very well.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 20, 2005

I am not a parent but I went to KHS from K-10th grade. I love the school. The teachers were so kind and caring. Some teachers I didnt care for but I wouldn't go to any other school in the world. Now that I look back, the teachers did really care for education. I can now see why the teachers were so strict and gave so much work. If it weren't for the discipline that the principal, and the teachers gave me, I dont think I would be going to an online college today furthering my education. So to all at KHS thanks for helping me with my education. Marie Cain
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 3, 2005

My brother and sister go to KHS the curriculum is excellent but they run it like a Military school. If the school intends on being so brutally strict about dress codes then maybe they should consider uniforms.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 5, 2004

I have a daughter attending K.H.S.She really enjoys it.She comes home every day braging about Mrs.Allen, Mr.Kavalier,andMrs.horn.She relly enjoys them a lot. -Patricia Ballard
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2004

I attended KHS as does/did my daughter and son. In college I was very proud of the education I received at KHS. I am also proud of the quality education my children have and are receiving. Housing is not available in the school district as people are scrambling to establish residency in order for their children to attend school there. As excellent teachers are retiring, new teachers with outstanding abilities are attracted to KHS. When my son, a college student, requested help from his former teachers, they responded with gracious and helpful attitudes. KHS faces the problems associated with small schools, but it benefits from being a small school in the caring attitudes of faculty and support staff. I have observed principal, teachers, secretary, custodians and cafeteria workers caring for children in ways not typically seen in a school setting. They love our children, and I appreciate this school. Debbie Allen
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2004

I have 3 children that attend this school and with the exception of 4-5 teachers, I do not feel the children get the help they need. Most of the school work is sent home for the parents to help the children. I have one child in Pre-K. The teacher's idea of a Christmas party was a candy cane doughnut and milk and open a present sent by the parent. They were not going to have a Valentine's party but several parents saw that they did. Children in this class were punished for misbehavior by not allowing them to have their afternoon snack that parents furnish. They eat lunch at 10:30. They had nothing else until they were home. The school board said this was not a problem since they had stopped this practice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2004

Wonderful small school with lots of parental involvement. The biggest downfall is the lack of extracurricular activites and elective classes.
—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.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
62%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
67%
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

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
59%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
54%
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

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
66%
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

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
63%
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 64% in 2010.

29 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2010.

29 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
65%
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

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
36%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
41%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 82% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
22%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
39%
English II

The state average for English II was 93% in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
72%
English III

The state average for English III was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
48%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the End-Of-Course (EOC) tests to test grade high school students in English 2, English 3, biology 1, algebra 1 and geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The EOC is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.

Source: LA Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 83% 49%
Black 16% 45%
Hispanic 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75%N/A66%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Shelton T Kavalir
Fax number
  • (318) 428-3860

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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P.O. Box 339
Kilbourne, LA 71253
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