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S. J. Welsh Middle School

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Posted August 1, 2012

I hear about a LOT of bullying that goes on at this school. They have way to many kids and not enough faculty to properly watch over all of them - not saying they don't try. If would help if they would stop bussing in so many kids. Most of the teachers are great. The boys gym also doesn't have air conditioning although the girls gym does. Bottom Line - This school is way overcrowded.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2011

I absolutely LOVE this school! The teachers make sure each of their classes meet the GLE's. They also make learning the subject easier and sometimes even fun. The faculty and staff are friendly, helpful, and very hardworking. And by the way, having to eat outside is NOT a problem! Many students actually enjoy it! S.J. Welsh is awesome, and I recommend it to any student who wants to move here. Go Colts!!


Posted September 9, 2009

This school is not over crowed. They just built a 6th grade building for the 6th grade so the only people in the main buildings are 7th and 8th. Theres also a second story for some of the eight graders. Its really a good school. I go there everyday I know. Why would there be a courtyard with tables if the outside wasnt meant to house people? The people who bring there lunch sit outside. There is no reason for them to be in the cafeteria. They dont have to buy food. The people who buy food go to the cafeteria eat then go out side and sit down. We all eventually end up outside. I think the school having lots of kids is a good thing because you have lots to choose from.In my opinion if you go here and dont make friends somethings wrong with you.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 20, 2009

yeah this school is way too overcrowded!! i would rather send my child to fk white middle. this school has so many kids, and no where to put them!! it's just terrible! and i did send my child to f.k afterwards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2008

Academic standards are high but the school is too small for the number of students it has. Some students must eat lunch outdoors because there isn't an adaquate size lunch room.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2008

U think its overcrowded I thimk it`s just fine for me! Sj gives me the power,the knolwge to scessed Donovan Comeaux
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 22, 2007

This school is overcrowded.


Posted November 29, 2006

I love it we get a great education we have fun and the teachers are great
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 18, 2006

It's actually the top ranked middle school in Louisiana .
—Submitted by a student


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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 70% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
76%
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

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
68%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
81%

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 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
76%
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 52% 47%
Black 43% 45%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Hispanic 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Marion L Sarver
Fax number
  • (337) 217-4412

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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Lake Charles, LA 70605
Phone: (337) 217-4410

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