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A. A. Nelson Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 712 students

 

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Posted August 22, 2013

A. A. Nelson is a great school. This is my daughter's first year at Nelson. She said this is the best school she has ever been to. :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2011

Exellent school for children i use to go here loved everyone here i reccomend this for alll the children i louisianna


Posted August 4, 2009

My sister went to this school and now my children do. We love it! Great teachers, staff and environment!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2008

As a new teacher to Nelson Elementary, I felt right at home. The staff is incredible! There is not one teacher there that I would not trust my child to. Mrs. Smith and Mr. Juneau are an amazing team! I just cannot say enough wonderful things about this school..
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 23, 2003

A. A. Nelson has my utmost respect. The principals, teachers, and staff have a genuine concern for not only the academics of the students. They also have a true caring nature for each and every student. I myself had a child that pushed the limits every day with his teacher and staff. They not only did not give up on him they helped on a very personal level and today (2 years later) he has turned his whole life around. Mrs. Way (principal) and Mrs.Smith (vice-principal) are hands down the best team I have ever seen. They are seen all day every day and always have time for parents. Their best qualities, where the children are concerned, is that they truly love what they do. The academics is top notch. I as a parent am informed of each step of my childs education. This school has so much to offer beyond the normal drop your kid off at eight and pick them up at three. This is more like a small community with many friends, great leaders, and most of all great kids. Each year at the end of the year awards day I wittness something amazing. I watch as teachers tell tearful stories of how they will miss this years students. A we in the audience hold back our own tears we know two very important things. Each of these students are moving up with the best education you could ask for and that next year they will cry all over again for the new children they fell in love with. I would like to thank Mrs. Way and Mrs. Smith for putting together such a great group of teachers and staff. They have allowed me to watch the 'greatest show on earth': educating children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

Nelson elementary is a great school with a wonderful staff. The teachers are among the best you could get to educate your child. My wife and I have a sense of safety for our child due to the monitoring program they inforce as far as visitors on campus and with a security officer on grounds. I recommend Nelson Elementary to any parent who wants to offer their child a safe and rewarding education.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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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85%

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88%

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88%

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Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

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86%

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83%

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81%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

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85%

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84%
Social Studies

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

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79%

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84%

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88%

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89%
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

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
78%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
80%
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

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 62% 47%
Black 23% 45%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 1%
Hispanic 5% 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 61%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Debbie Buckley
Fax number
  • (337) 217-4791

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1001 Country Club Road
Lake Charles, LA 70605
Phone: (337) 217-4790

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