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Leesville Junior High School

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Posted September 26, 2013

Very unhappy with school. They will not listen to parents, and this rating system is wrong. Read comments instead of ratings.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2013

I don't like it. You can feel that the town people don't like military children in their schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2012

I LOVE this school.If I ever have kids and stay in Leesville, I'll make sure they go to this school. It is great.


Posted May 30, 2011

More interested in dress code and not interested in listening to a student or parent. I, personally, was told the teachers are always right and dismissed when trying to talk to them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2010

This is THE worst school that I have seen in a long while. Books are definitely used, abused, and most of all OUTDATED (pages are either written on or worse completely missing)! Not really sure about some of these teachers as it seems that some (not all) are there just to watch the time and earn a paycheck (so, to get a good teacher is like playing Russian Roulette ). The overall school appearance (interior/exterior) is also substandard (not sure what they were doing prior to the beginning of school). As far as this school is compared to others in the U.S., I believe they are not at the level they should be. In my opinion, they are way below average! I would search Private Schools if one wants their child to succeed or be equivalent (or close to) with the U.S average for their age/grade. Very disappointing!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2009

This school is great I have a child that attends this school. They have a very caring staff and excellent teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2009

As a parent im so happy to have a school like this to help my kids....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 25, 2008

this school cant even be rated its the worst school i have ever seen in my life.. i just wish i knew this when my son started but thank god we are leaving this area for good..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2008

This school is horrible...My son has had nothing but problems since day one....they seem to be more worried about what kind of punishment to hand out more then the teaching capabilities of the teacher...And the way they handle serious situations is a joke.. if you decide to send your children to LJHS be prepared...my son was bullied and he stuck up for himself and he was treated as though he was the bully and he recieved ISS for telling the truth.... and the way they handle situations like this one is discussing..i came from ft drum NY and we never had such problems as we do here..if i were you i would do a lot more research and find a different school... this school should be rated high on the disappointing scale
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

This school is great. The teachers were always willing to help out with any trouble that my kid had. The principal was caring and always helped out. I grealty recomend this school to anyone living in the parish
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2007

I am a former student to LJHS and I loved it. The teachers were great and would help you when you needed help, their doors were always opened. Yes, the sports did have a lot of the attention; however, if you didn't play sports you didn't go unnoticed. The PE program did need a little work; however, we were always doing something-whether it was running track all second semester, or playing softball, dodgeball, basketball, volleyball, or weekly mile runs-we hardly ever had an easy day. I miss LJHS and would love to go back.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 5, 2007

The school is in the heart of Leesville; therefore, athletics are a huge attraction there but military friendly and parental involvement as they say to be just isn't the case. They don't offer PTO nor do they accept parents to become involved in functions. Poor education, poor parental and outside involvement and poor option-
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2005

I'm not a parent but im a student and attended LJHS and LHS, and i love it. Yes, the uniform thing i didnt like but i got use to. but the school itself and the people there are wonderful. they really care about you and is there to help you.I miss it a lot. But over all they are both great schools. they make you feel at home and the schools are just wonderful!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 10, 2005

I used to go to this school and I agree with most of the parents and students that this school is not very good at the teaching. I personally think they only cared about if your socks werent the same color or if you didnt have a belt on. I just moved to Fort Drum New York and I love this school. They are more relaxed and not stuck up. They also dont care about what we were. I feel sorry for people that go to Polk. Good Luck.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 28, 2005

I sure you here this a lot, but I didn't like the fact that this was a public school and the students had to wear uniforms. I know there are reasons behind it, such as reducing discrimination or helping out the poorer families that can not buy clothing up to today's teenagers, but other schools in the world have no uniform dress code.And also, the teachers only cared about the leap test and only gave us busy work.After LJHS, I moved to Italy and went to an american public school( closer to terrorism that LJHS) and we wore anthing we wanted with a bendable dress code.They let us express ourselves.(AMERICA). And another thing P.E. All we did in P.E at LJHS was nothing productive. The teacher would just sit and read the newspaper.In Italy, we learn how to stay fit and be healthy.But LJHS helped me to grow up!Thank You.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 22, 2004

I am not a parent but a student at this school. My expirence here is wonderful. The teachers care a lot about a student. I've had teachers that would have their classsroom open in the morning so they can help you. They would basically put the student in front of anything.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 14, 2004

I am very unhappy with this school so far. They are very far behind technology wise and academically. The teachers seem to not care much about the children and their education. The teachers seem more concerned about the Leap testing, how the children will score on that because that is how the teachers and the school is scored. There are military children that come in the middle of the school year and have to take the leap test which test on LA History, when in fact the child has not even had LA History. Teachers are lazy which in return produces lazy students. Something really needs to be done here. There are many teachers in this district that will not even put their own children into the school. They home school them after school hours or send them to private school. Is'nt that sad. Not to mention frightening!!!
—Submitted by a parent


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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 69% in 2013.

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78%

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79%

2011

 
 
80%

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75%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

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84%

2012

 
 
80%

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75%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

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71%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
78%
Social Studies

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

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80%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2010.

2010

 
 
n/a
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

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
77%
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
White 50% 47%
Black 35% 45%
Hispanic 9% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 56%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Barbara Stainback
Fax number
  • (337) 238-4113

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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480 Berry Drive
Leesville, LA 71446
Phone: (337) 239-3874

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