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L.J. Alleman Middle School

Public | 4-8 | 1018 students

 

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Posted April 3, 2014

Counselors think they know it all. The bullying is horrifying, not physical but mental. My kid never had problems like this till this year. And we will be moving schools next year..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2013

I'm a 8th grader at L.J.Alleman and I can honestly say I can't picture my self in any other school. We have great teacher that not only teach us our principals (math,science,ELA ,and social studies) but also teach us how to be better people. Yes some of them might seem mean, but that doesn't mean there horrible teachers. L.J.Aleman has a great arts academy thats filled with talented students and very talented teachers! Some of the comments left by parents kinda upset me. Especially the one saying that the teachers are the reason why their kids grades were going down. They need to understand that its usually not the teachers fault there child grades are dropping. They need to know that middle schools is harder than elementary. There's gona be drama,stress,crushes,fights and trust me the last thing were going to be thinking about is studying for a test or doing homework.L.J.Alleman is an amazing school filled with great teachers and talented students and I am proud to call L.J.Aleman my school! (:


Posted June 24, 2013

L. J Alleman could be a great school offering opportunities for children to develop their creative abilities, however this is not currently the case. My daughter was thrilled to be accepted into LJ as were we in the beginning. The teachers were not very open to parents questions , which turns out was the least of the issues. The administration was very concerned with keeping boys and girls separated at all times and sending students with colored (my daughters was auburn not an unnatural color) hair home. There is a more serious issue that is not addressed, the bullying is horrifying, not physical but mental, students encouraging others to express themselves through "cutting" is something well over half the students there have been subjected to. Infractions are given out for not having a belt or an untucked shirt, and heaven forbid a girl sits with a boy, but encouraging self-harm and bullying are overlooked? I will not say that it is intentionally overlooked however I think the priorities of discipline need to be addressed. We went from straight A student to unsure if we will pass in 2 years. We have since moved out of the parish to avoid this situation again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2011

hi,im christian broussard and im a student that goes to acadian middle nd i was interested in goin to l.j. alleman im a 7th grader going on 8th grade nd i have great experiance in playing the flute nd i run track nd im a fast runner. i hope to get feedback..


Posted January 19, 2011

I am very disappointed with LJ Alleman and cannot recommend this school. Teachers do not communicate with parents at all and there appears to be no organization between teachers. My child was a very motivated gifted student before arriving at Alleman. Now he It is VERY de-motivated, and I attribute that to a difficult learning environment at Alleman. There is no system for communication, and I have yet to be invited to a Parent Teacher conference. Overall, Alleman seems to have high ratings but I just don't see why given our experience so far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2010

This school has so many students, the kids may as well be known by number. If your child is not super smart, or always in trouble, the faculty doesn't know him or her. My child's grades and test scores were great at Woodvale, then once he got to Alleman, they all went south. He even scored an Approaching Basic in math mainly due to a teacher he was scared of. There is lots of bullying and exclusion of kids taking place that never seems to get addressed the way it should. They need to do training/ schoolwide programs to educate faculty and students on bullying. Very disappointed with this school and moved because of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2009

this is a great school. good teachers. wonderful students and last but not least awsome learning
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

L J Alleman is an outstanding school that blends caring teachers, talented students and an arts curiculum that cannot be beat.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 24, 2008

This is a great school, but fights often occur. There was a very large fight last week, but other than that, the school is great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 12, 2008

I attened L.J.A I graduated in 2007. I think it is the best middle school ever. I loved my experience over there. I was in the Choir since fifth grade with Ms. Leger. She was the best and has taught me everything I know. I now attend Northside High School. LOL shoutout to Coach Garner the P.E. coach ever.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 23, 2008

this is a great school but is very old!but has wonderful workers and staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2007

this school is very good and my kid loves there after school program tutoring!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2005

The school system needs to provide books for all of the students. Students have to leave some books in the class because there are not enough.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2003

Arts academy is great feature of this school.
—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.
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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.

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88%

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86%

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77%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

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88%

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88%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

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86%

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85%

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81%

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77%
Social Studies

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

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84%

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88%

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81%

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79%
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 72% in 2013.

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84%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
85%

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73%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
81%

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78%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

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81%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
72%
Social Studies

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

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82%

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85%

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87%

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84%
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.

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89%

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83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

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88%

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90%

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89%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

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79%

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82%

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78%

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74%
Social Studies

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

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80%

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84%

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77%

2010

 
 
68%
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

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
88%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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
White 65% 47%
Black 29% 45%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Kathy Aloisio
Fax number
  • (337) 521-7851

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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600 Roselawn Boulevard
Lafayette, LA 70503
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