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Myrtle Place Elementary School

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Posted April 30, 2014

i have very mixed feelings about this school, i believe the office staff is helpful, i enjoy the teacher however its just a mess of ratio with students. the students my child has come in contact with in his class need some serious disipline! My childs behavior went from good to horrible in just a few months of him being at this school. Unless your child is going to attend the french emersion, i would not concider this school. I cant wait till the end of the year to get my child out of there!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2012

Please remember, this is a public site, so some information will be accurate and some will be wrong. A parent wrote that "there are no field trips after 2nd grade." That just isn't true. For one thing every 4th grade child in the Parish goes to Acadiana Nature Center and Myrtle Place kids are no exception. Myrtle is small, the teachers are very good, very little staff turnover, you can tell that the staff is dedicated. My two children have had excellent experiences there, as well as some discipline issues were which handled acceptably well. Not all teachers are a perfect fit for each child, but overall the staff is good and that goes a long way toward making a good school. The French Immersion program is very good. The PACE art program provides art for K-2.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2011

I can only speak from experience about my own child and the French Immersion program. We've been very happy with every teacher and with the principal. There is a lot of homework, but my son learns; isn't that the purpose of school? Others on this forum have complained about 20 minute lunches, two 10-minute recesses, and only one Parent-Teacher Conference Day. This is true of every elementary school in this parish. If parents wish for more conferences, they need only schedule them with the teachers; we have, it was easy. As for the lack of a PTA, blame the parents. PTAs can only exist when enough parents participate. On a forum such as this, there will be a mixture of high and low ratings. A satisfied parent will likely give a high score, of course. However, it's good to remember that low scores can result from dissatisfaction with a school, or from a parent with a personal issue. I'm sure there are problems with this school, but in 5 years, we've had nothing but good, caring experiences. My son, who is reading over my shoulder, agrees.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2011

I will be (hopefully) moving my child to a different school. She was bullied by a classmate and the teachers told me that she must be lying about the situation. There is no PTA. The field-trips stop once they get to 2nd grade. They get only 20 minutes for lunch and two 10 minute recesses a day. (2nd grade) They do not have Christmas Programs or Programs/plays of any kind other than the end of the year awards. We only had 1 parent/teacher conference per year whereas other schools in the parish have 2.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2009

My 2 daughter's have done incredibly well in this school's french immersion program.I would recommend the program and the school to anyone.The principal is strict,but fair...she let's the kids and parents know what she expects and communicates openly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2009

The faculty does not address issues when they arise. My daughter was bullied repeatedly, and noone did anything about it. The ONLY thing good I have to say about this school is Ms. Prejean (2nd grade teacher), and she retired this year. I am removing my daughter from this school, and she couldn't be happier about it! There's no PTA, in fact, they act as if parents are a BURDEN to them...I would advise you find a different elementary school to put your child in...this was 3 years in the making. Sad really.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2009

Both of my girls have done well at Myrtle Place. I don't think the principal has the children or Myrtle Place as a top priority. There have been lots of issues with teachers & children misbehaving and it seems they are all hush-hush so it gets dropped. I don't feel they handle problems with the school, teachers or the children very well. We don't even have a PTA, why????? The playground is so old, why not improve the school?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2007

The teachers at Myrtle place are adequate at best, and the principal would be better served in a military environment. The staff prefers for parents not to be involved at school, only at home while your second grader is tackling the two hours of homework they send home. We will be moving our children. Its a shame that such a great program like French Immersion isn't in a better environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

My son is in the French Immersion Program at this school and I would highly recommend it to any parent. This is the 3rd year he has attended Myrtle Place and I have been very pleased so far. His class size is unbelievable, 12 students, I don't know of any other schools, including the French Immersion, that would have this. Teachers and Staff are very friendly and helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2003

After moving out of Myrtle Place school district I had a choice of schools to put my daughter in, she is in the gifted and talented program, I chose Myrtle and would reccomend it to any parent.
—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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88%

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62%

2011

 
 
59%

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61%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
66%

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60%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
52%

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52%

2010

 
 
64%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
59%
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

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
82%
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

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
85%
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
Black 67% 45%
White 28% 47%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 79%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Janice Michelle Moncrief
Fax number
  • (337) 521-7761

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