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Tchefuncte Middle School

Public | 4-6 | 836 students

 
 

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Posted May 19, 2014

This school is filled with bullies and has poor playground supervision. PE is dangerous with kids often getting serious injuries that could be avoided. To be fair some of the teachers are very good but the overcrowding makes it difficult. This school is in need of serious overhaul, which includes smaller class sizes and the hiring of more teachers in my opinion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2010

We have one daughter at TMS. This school is an amazing public school. Teachers are very involved, classes are a manageable size, and students are encouraged to do their best. I volunteer in the classroom and I have to say that there is only one factor that leads to a child failing in this school: Poor Parenting. While most kids have a great deal of support, a few in my daughter's classroom were in families that "left it to the school" and refused to help their child in any way. Even so, the school makes great efforts to aid every child. Wonderful activities, programs, band, etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

I just moved to this area from Atlanta and enrolled two of my children at Tchefuncte. My experiences so far with the administration, teachers and office staff have been amazing. Teachers are very involved and communication with them is very positive and appreciated. I love the school system here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2009

Tcefuncte Middle School is an outstanding school. The teachers are dedicated and the administration is outstanding. It is by far the best middle school in the parish.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2007

Just like it's counterpart next door, Pontchartrain Elementary, Tchefuncte Middle is a gem ... especially now with new Principal Norsworthy, who 'ran the show' as vice principal at Pontchartrain for almost the last decade and whose own children attended Tchefuncte. The teachers are incredibly compassionate and caring, the academics are stimulating and interesting for my 5th grader (and me!). Parent involvement is superb and welcomed --- lots of really educated moms doing a lot of really good work! I think the 'one-star' posting below was a reflection of perhaps an overwhelmed teacher post-Katrina when every school (and business and road) was having difficulty dealing with the sudden over-population on the northshore. Now into the fall of 2007, things have definitely improved and are back to normal. Tchefuncte is more like a private school in almost all aspects (except for tuition!) ... visit and you'll see for yourself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2007

These schools are great, and everyone wants to come to these schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2007

TMS used to be a wonderful school. But this past year things have just gotten out of control. The teachers cannot control the students, and at the present time the principal's position is still open. My child spent more time in class listening to his teacher correct other students than he did learning. It is really a shame that our schools have become so overpopulated & laid back. This used to be a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2007

Living all over the country we have experienced numerous schools. Tchefuncte is by far the singularly best school my children have ever attended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2006

We loved this school. My girls were well prepared at Pontchartrain and Tchefuncte met all expectations. We moved due to Katrina and we miss our schools. Stay in this district if moving to Mandeville
—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 77% in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

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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 72% in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

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91%

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93%
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

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

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95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

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93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 86% 47%
Black 7% 45%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Hispanic 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Two or more races 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 18%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Mandeville, LA 70471
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