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Moss Bluff Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 899 students

 

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Posted March 26, 2014

I myself go to this school. I can tell you not to enroll your kid here. I consider myself a more popular kid, but I see way to much bullying every day. I received the best math scores in the parish, but due to a bad teacher, I currently have a C in math. And when people get in trouble with the office, they call their friends parents to advise them to stay away from that kid.


Posted August 3, 2012

I agree with you. I have taken my student out of this school due to all the bullying from other students and teachers. The 6th and 7th grade councilor should not be counselling any student in any school. She has called me on several occasions and falsely accused my child of doing things they have not done! The Assistant Principal, she talks to all the students like they are all deliquescent. You never can get in contact with the teachers. They scream and yell at the students. Even go as far as bullying the students. When a student needs extra help. They get angry at that student and talk to that student like the child is a baby. The 7th grade reading teacher in team 1 needs to seriously retire or seek employment outside of dealing with children. If your student has a learning disability of any sort. They do not want to deal with it. The disciplined principals wife thinks she is suppose to take the roll of her husband instead of teaching her students. Other teachers are too busy texting on their smart phones to teach. There are more students in ISI than anything else. I have never heard so many complaints about a school ever! School NO! Prison YES!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2012

This is the worse middle school in Calcasieu Parish. If I was anyone. I would NOT enroll my child into this school. The students love to bully other kids and the school doesn't do much about it. This school is treated more like a prison than a school. Many parents have moved away from Moss Bluff in order to get their kids out of Moss Bluff Middle. I don't know who is making up all these stories of this middle school being so great. IT'S NOT!


Posted November 10, 2011

The reviews already posted must be from the principal himself. Moss Bluff Middle has the rudest most uncaring staff I have ever had the displeasure of interacting with. There is bullying there. The cafeteria runs out of food. Re-read that, it's true. They have fights there and if your parent isn't already in the school system or somehow connected, you can forget about being in sports, of any kind. If your not IN your OUT. One of my children, worst three years of school. The other child, 8th grade worst school year ever and it is only November. Big school, maybe too big. The test scores are great, but they are grossly lacking in almost every other area. Regret putting my kids in this school. My kids are shy, quiet, good students, never in trouble, That is why the administrative staff doesn't recognize their names.


Posted May 31, 2011

I just completed 8th grade here. Going to MBMS, for all three years, I've learned alot! The faculty and staff always have a smile on their face, and they go to and above the limit to make sure you are doing good. It brightens my day to see a teacher go out of her/his way to tell me hello. The school is strict but it's worth it. Our test scores were outstanding, thanks to all the amazing teachers. If your moving to the area, this is the school to send your children to!


Posted April 21, 2004

My daughter is completing 8th grade this year at MBMS and I couldn't be more pleased with a school. The school's caring faculty have made my childs experience in middle school wonderful. The students are strongly urged and encouraged to achieve academic excellence and there are many opportunites for extra curricular activites as well as academic clubs and groups. Thank you Moss Bluff Middle School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2003

We are pleased to have our son attending MBMS. We recently moved from Florida and had fears about his educational future. We aren't worried now. We support 100% the school's guidelines for education, discipline, and the way they encourage our son for his goals for the future! We are blessed to have our son attending this school. Thank you MBMS!!
—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 70% in 2013.

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83%

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78%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
84%

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 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
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

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 85% 49%
Black 12% 45%
Hispanic 2% 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 41%N/A66%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students ELL/ESL Coordinator
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • John E Duhon
Fax number
  • (337) 217-4570

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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1104 Recreation Boulevard
Lake Charles, LA 70611
Phone: (337) 217-4570

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