Chahta-Ima Elementary in Lacombe, Louisiana is a hidden gem within the St. Tammany Parish School system. As of the 2012/2013 school year, the new leadership team has brought many positive changes to the school resulting in greater student success.
Run as far as you can...the DUMP of St Tammany Parish. Most rooms are too small for a desk for each child. Even the hall clocks do not work.
Best school ever!!! I am a foster/adoptive parent raising my 2nd generation of kids & have seen schools change over the years. This school is up to date in technology available to students & faculty but still has old fashioned values. The children are bright, polite and most importantly, happy. Most of the teachers have been at the school for years. The 21st Century Learning Center after school program goes above and beyond any I have seen. If you have the luck to get Mrs. Huval or Mrs. Ducre for your child's teacher I know they will have a great learning experience. I cannot say enough good things about this school. Though I must say that parental involvement is not great. PTA meetings garner fewer than 20 people attending.
Your child gets one-on-one attention. Most teachers can name each child in the school.
This a school with great teachers and staff, active parents and wonderful students. Chahta-Ima has a low student-teacher ratio; my son was one of 12 in his class this year and had a fantastic kindergarten experience. The school is a great reflection of the small, diverse, close-knit community that it's in. They offer a wonderful after school program, there is a transitional first grade class, and pre-k program, speech therapy for students who need it, without removing them from the regular classroom, just to name a few benefits of the school. They go above and beyond to meet the needs of every student. Last but far from least, the students' conduct and respect that they have for one another is remarkable.
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