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East St. John Elementary School

Public | PK-8

 

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Posted September 16, 2014

Parents don't be fooled by a spruced up review or two.. This school need to be closed down. The staff is only there for a paycheck. TRUST ME! From the top to the bottom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2014

As the new leader of East St. John Elementary, you'd be hard pressed not to choose this school for your child's educational journey. We currently house 100% certified teachers and administrators who care about not only test scores, but the entire child. East St. John is on a quest to be the best!!!!!!!! Mr. Bradford
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 22, 2013

Im in 9th grade now but when i went to esje it was good . I love all my teachers , they gave me everything i need to know . Esje is a really good school , they barely have fights . I miss my school already .


Posted April 17, 2013

Whoever Moves to Laplace. Stay away from this School. My kids have been there a few months and I am already looking for another school. I perfer to work 2 jobs and put them in private schools to make sure they get a good education. Starting from the top person in the school to the Bottom no one cares for the kids. No tourtoring after school, teachers do not communcate with you. Nothing just plan NOTHING. If you do end up going all I can say is GOOD LUCK!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2012

I just bought a home in New Era and was told different things about this school, i have 2 nephews and a Niece that has attended this school since kindergarten and they to agree that the teachers there are not the best, I have no idea what I am going to do with my own two seeing as though I have not heard back from the Superintendent about my permit request to send my kids to Laplace Elem. AHHH!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2006

My children just started there this year the only teacher that has tried to help out this year so far is Ms. Whaley and Mr.Tujac(?).I have had nothing but problems from the school. We understand that parents work and that even some parents cant be part of a PTA or PTO meetings but you should at least offer more to the students and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2005

I agree with both the responses submitted here. Mrs Wallace has no leadership abilities, which is important in turning a school around acedemically, and gets defensive when a problem is pointed out to her. As for the school, the teachers have no control over the students and allow bad behavior to take place within the classrooms without attempting to intervene or maintain order. This school is totally out of control and until a real leader steps in to take control of the situation it will sadly remain that way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2004

I agree with the parent's response about her attitude. They should get a principal that cares about the children not a pay check. Mrs. Wallace is not a pleasant person. If more parents knew about this web site than maybe the school board would listen. This school has dropped down to unsatisfactory, since my child first started. There are hardly any good teachers. Most of the teachers are there for the money and waiting for their retirement. My child had a teacher and she did not know how to teach, so I asked for a teacher change. My child was moved, however that teacher is still teaching there to this day. They just dropped her down to a lower grade. It is really sad there is not good education anymore in Louisiana. These days everything is Leap Test. They stopped parent/teacher conferences.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2004

From my experience, the Principal is unconcerned. Try to get a meeting w/her.. I had to get a member of the school board to even get her to make an appointment with me. When I showed for the appointment she had her secretary tell me she didnt feel well. Had to have the school board member call her and make me take a meeting. She still didnt meet w/me, but gave me a class change..seemed she did it to just get me to go away. I got what I wanted.. but the problem in the original classroom was never corrected as a result. I have seen many improper things at this school.. once even seeing a teacher hitting students in the legs w/the bristle end of a brush to get them to stand in line. Lots of brutal fights there usually ending up in punishwork only. Scores almost failing.
—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.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
38%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
57%
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

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
21%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
37%
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

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
54%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
71%
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

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
41%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
65%
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

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
53%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
73%
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

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
31%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
43%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 86% 45%
White 8% 47%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 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 88%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Jerry Galloway
Fax number
  • (985) 536-2040

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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400 Ory Drive
Laplace, LA 70068
Phone: (985) 536-8450

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