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Dolby Elementary School

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Posted August 14, 2013

My two grandchildren are in this school, one in first grade and one in pre-K. The teachers and administration are outstanding. They are always finding ways to improve the children's learning experience. Very very happy Grandmother.


Posted April 16, 2010

Wonderful school! My child is currently in 3rd grade and we have had many wonderful teachers. Plus the office staff and administrative team are always communicating with parents and are willing to work together for what is in your child's best interests!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2009

This school has really lifted my child's level in English.The Principal and teachers are role models.There's discipline in the school.It's highly recommended for their high performance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2009

I love this school! He is in first grade this year and doing well. Last year we had Ms. Phelps, she was wonderful with him. He misses her and would love to have her again this year, but she didn't move up. I'm sure Ms. Ramsey will be just as good.
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Posted September 8, 2009

Dolby is excellent at incorporating technology into the curriculum to keep students engaged regardless of their preferred learning style (smart board, learning centers, etc). The teachers focus on positive reinforcement and discipline to keep students motivated and on task. I couldn't ask for a better school for my picky 4 year old. Even he loves it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2006

My daughter began pre-k at Dolby and she is now in the second grade. We absolutely love Dolby. The teachers are great, the learning environment is wonderful. The school strikes a great balance. Congratulations Dolby!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2005

My daughter attended Dolby for 4 years. She ha a great experience there. Dolby had achievement awards across the board to encourage the kids. The Foreign Lanuage, Art, and Music programs she loved. They really push reading levels. And it is no wonder the school as so...good with theire President being voted top president for several years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2004

My daughter started this school in grade-K. She could not recognize any of her alphabets, numbers, vowel sounds, and her hand writing was awful. I know that this school teaches on a regular public school program but it is better then any other school she has went to. Her pre-K year, she attended John J. Johnson elementary and that school was just horrible and out of control. I requested that Nylah would beable to attend a cross country school and this was the best thing I could have ever done for her. She was beginning to become corrupt like the other students at John J. Johnson but her teacher Mrs. Houston at Dolby new exactly how to help me line up her behavior and educational wise. I was afraid to let her go to a predominantly white school but they treated her fair and equal. Dolby is awesome!
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Posted April 2, 2004

We love this school! We feel that Dolby gave our children the best possible start for their school years. The teachers are the best! They are very caring and concerned, knowledgeable, and energetic. They are always the first or one of the first area school to implement new statewide programs and goals. Parents are very involved with the school through their children and the individual teachers. Parent-teacher and parent-teacher-student conferences are available and encouraged. All teachers, office staff, cafeteria staff, and other support workers are always up-beat, energetic, and there for the children at all times. The atmosphere upon entering the school is warm, caring, and inviting. The school receives a wonderful school report card every year! The achievements of the students make this possible. The teachers encourage class participation, completion of all homework, 'Accellerated Readers' program, and the ease of taking tests by making them similar to the classwork.
—Submitted by a parent


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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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92%

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80%

2011

 
 
89%

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89%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
82%

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70%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
83%
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

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
79%
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

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
66%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
74%
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

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 56% 47%
Black 37% 45%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Two or more races 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 60%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Exemplary Academic Growth (2006)
  • Exemplary Academic Growth (2005)
  • Recognized Academic Growth (2004)

Special education / special needs

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  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:50
School end time
  • 2:55
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Pamela A Quebodeaux
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Fax number
  • (337) 217-4731

Programs

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  • Gifted / high performing
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • French

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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817 Jefferson Drive
Lake Charles, LA 70605
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Phone: (337) 217-4730

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