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St. John Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 896 students

 

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Posted July 15, 2013

This school is very overcrowded. It went from 700+ to 900+ within 2 years. And that 16 kids per teacher thing is not true. Now, its more like 24 students per class from grades Kindergarten to 4th grade. Each of those grades have 6 teachers in them now. Once they get to 5th grade, the number of teachers drop to 5 and the classes are crowded with 29-32 students per class. That's too many for an elementary school. I don't understand why they don't hire a sixth teacher like the rest of the grades. Its been that way for 2-3 years now and it angers me. I hope they get another teacher so those students don't have to be cramped into those small classrooms like that. I've had family members who have attended the school and complained about the overcrowded situation. I attended Nelson Elementary which has about 680-720 students, but the classes were always 18-25 students. And if it exceeded that, they applied for a Federal Position teacher to come in so the classes weren't as full. That would bring the classes from 27-29 to 23-24 and in some cases lower. The education is okay though..


Posted May 2, 2013

My children attended St. John, and had great success. I think on the other hand that if you have any professional duties at this school as a adult, it depends on who you are and what you can get done. The door is not always open for everyone. I hope in the future it gets better.


Posted April 4, 2011

St. John is a great school with the exception of some teacher who does not want "bussed" students at the school. A child will be easily targeted by the staff with the support of the administrative staff. If you want your child to get a good education please stay on top of everything. Do not believe want is being fed, conduct your own investigation and if need be contact an attorney.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2007

Best of luck if you decide to send your child to this school. They will not get a great education. You will be kept n the dark about alot of things that will go on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2007

So far everthing with this school has gone wonderfuly. St.John is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2006

St.John is a wonderful school for our children to learn and grow both in academic and in personal growth. The teachers are very helpful and willing to work with your child. We are blessed to have such an outstanding school in Calcasieu Parish. Kendrea Terrell
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

I am very grateful to the principal and teachers at St. John for giving my child every opportunity possible. He has given them a run for their money; but they have not let that discourage them or me; they have given me hope, strength, and courage that he will achieve success. Mrs. Parson (principal) is a very kind, warm, caring person. Her office is always open to anyone who needs her. And the teachers go beyond the call of duty to help their students and the parents. I love St. John and any child would be lucky to attend there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2004

My 2 children had such a good experience at St. John. I am always bragging on the school and teachers and Mrs. Parsons!
—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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80%

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81%

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Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

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78%

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77%

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81%

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81%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

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83%

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77%

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76%

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80%
Social Studies

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

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76%

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72%

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79%

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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 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

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93%

2012

 
 
74%

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76%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

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81%

2012

 
 
81%

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71%

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74%
Social Studies

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

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85%

2012

 
 
75%

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83%

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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

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
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 72% 47%
Black 20% 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 58%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
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School Leader's name
  • Sabrah Kingham
Fax number
  • (337) 217-4871

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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5566 Elliott Road
Lake Charles, LA 70605
Phone: (337) 217-4870

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