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Grand Lake High School

Public | PK-12 | 788 students

 

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Posted May 21, 2010

Grand lake is an excellent school. The school is the center and backbone of the community. We are fortunate to have the support of our community! I agree there are problems at EVERY school. We do have a great adminstration and staff here. I hope if your problems are not satisfied that you keep trying. I cant wait to send by child here as soon as he is old enough! I will be proud to say he attends Grand Lake !! I think people who have never been to or seen (really spent the day in a classroom at different school can really appreciate this one....it is excellent. Yes it is old but old doesnt mean bad. We are expanding at a rate that we cant keep up with because folks are moving out of the "bad " schools into ours!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 23, 2009

I agree totally.. You will find that you have some teachers are their for the students however others are there just to collect a paycheck... I went to GL and graduated from there, my children go there , and i will say it is not the same as when i went. I have come to see that it is who you know...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2008

I have had one child graduate, one still in school, both starting in kindergarten. I learned several years ago that the administration is there for the job & only the job. Don't expect results from the amdinistration nor the school board for that matter when you have a concern.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2008

If you want success from your child then Grand Lake is the best School in Louisiana for you, period.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2007

This school is great but it lacks a lot!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 25, 2005

As a grad. of grand lake high school. some changes have been done. there are building a new school right next to the old one. sports are a very big part of the community. and they have added more electives to classes. i love this community and they are working on making it better.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 18, 2004

As a parent of two GrandLake students, and a former employee of this school I can say that overall GrandLake is a great school for the average student who wants a basic education. Highschool classes are limited to the very basics. There is no music program offered and very few elective classes offered, even the required classes are limited , it is hard to get required classes without scheduling problems. Art is offered only to a select few elementary students. The track program would be great if they had a real track. The track coach is great & makes the best with what he has to work with. There's a problem with overcrowding and parts of the school aren't in the greatest of repair.Rodents and roaches are a problem I have seen myself. Most of the teachers are excellent but as with any school you will have a few who aren't.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2004

This school has always been a blessing to us. Most of the teachers are caring individuals and go above and beyond what is expected of them. Any problems referred to the adminstration have been taken care of promptly. The school's appearance is not the best, but the school is old, and the school board has to rely on taxes provided in order to update and renovate the school. The outer appearance in no way reflects the performance by the staff inside. The scores of both the students and faculty are well above many others in the state. I am pleased with the school and recommend it to anyone. It takes parents' cooperation to also make a great school and extracurricular activities, not just the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2004

Very poor administrative leadership. You can not count on guidance, follow-up, honosty or respect. I feel there is a lack of role models for children to look up to. Without giving the student some form of respect you can not expect to receive or achieve a level of leadership. The students need something to be proud of. Each student needs to know their accomplishments no matter how great or small the whole administration is proud of them. What may seem to be a small step on an adult level is sometimes a large step to a child and this is not recognized by the majority of authority in this school. Shame on you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2004

I have always felt that the school had good teachers and leadership. I feel that the problem is uncleanliness and the appearance of the outside of school needs great help (not just school but grass mowing and trimming). I feel that leadership needs to stand firm with its employees. The school does not need additional janitorial services just utilize the ones you have employed.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
70%
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

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
78%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
75%

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 70% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
75%
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

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
80%

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 64% in 2010.

64 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2010.

64 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
77%
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

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
62%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
71%
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

English Language Arts

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

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
55%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
47%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 82% in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
59%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
58%
English II

The state average for English II was 93% in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
English III

The state average for English III was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
19%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the End-Of-Course (EOC) tests to test grade high school students in English 2, English 3, biology 1, algebra 1 and geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The EOC is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.

Source: LA 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 88% 47%
Hispanic 7% 4%
Black 2% 45%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 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 46%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • David Duhon
Fax number
  • (337) 905-2961

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Grand Lake High School
Lake Charles, LA 70607
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Phone: (337) 905-2231

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