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Fontainebleau High School

Public | 8-12 | 2017 students

 

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Posted Tuesday, July 22, 2014

In a couple of weeks I will be going back to FHS. I will be entering 10th grade. Not only am I counting down the days to come back, I can't wait to enter the doors on the first day again. This school is by far a 10/10. I wish I could give it an 11/10! All the staff is friendly, and they truly care about each student. The special needs program is amazing, and we have a club called Bulldog Buddies to help them fit in. It's the most popular club we have. FHS has a wide variety of clubs for everyone. I truly love this school. Proud to be a Bulldog!! Class of 2017!


Posted July 7, 2013

Great school! Both my kids are here. They also have a super great ESL program!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2011

Fantastic school! Top notch! This school is good example of what community and parental support can bring to our children's education. Many OUTSTANDING teachers here, also.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2010

Great School, have 2 children that have attended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2009

I graduated from FHS in 2005. Mr. Vitrano is a much better principal than the one before him. I have so many good memories from my days at FHS. Most of the teachers there are really helpful and really care if the students learn. The choir program is really good. I was in choir all four years and I loved it. The gifted and talented program is also really good. I always felt challenged and I loved doing the projects. I'm graduating from LSU in May and I really think that FHS did a great job preparing me for college!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 26, 2009

Fontainebleau is absolutely an amazing school. I am a sophmore this year and I would never ever leave whatsoever!!!!!!!!!!!! Everyone loves to have fun and the teachers and staff really participate and have a great time. Johny V is the best principal because he really works with the students to have fun and parents are always impressed with how nice and polite he always is! FHS...Goooo Bulldogs!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 24, 2009

I was a 9th grade student at fhs now im in 10th grade and i go to south lafourche high school. And fontainebleau is with out a doubt the best school ever!!!!hope yall have a really good time at school this year
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 18, 2009

The best school in Mandeville ! We moved here for this school My kid loves it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2009

This school is amazing! State GEE scores were published in the newspaper today - FHS was # 1 in St. Tammany parish. They attained the highest percentage of students that scored basic and above. More importantly, they had the highest number of students that scored adavnced and mastery in Math, English and Science. They came in a clsoe second in Social Studies. What impresses me the most about this achievement is that Fontainebleau has a very heterogenous student population. It draws from all socio-economic strata of the parish, not just the affluent areas. These scores indicate that they are committed to giving ALL their students the best education. They constantly raise expectations. For such a large school, the administration runs an efficient, disciplined and academically challenging school. WAY TO GO FHS! I AM SO PROUD TO BE A
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2009

I loved FHS. I went to a local Christian school in Covington and then transferred to FHS for my last two years of school. I felt the education, personal attention from teachers, extra help and attitude were all around better at Fontainebleau High. My only regret is the fact that my mom wasted so much money sending me to private school for my first two years of High school. I always felt safe at FHS and enjoyed the productive learning environment. I also feel like FHS does everything they can to help students prepare for college. I would recommend FHS and my children will definitely attend one day.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 22, 2009

The school is very fun loving and has a great achedemic program for students to get involved with. There is a great staff and the rules are enforced very well.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 16, 2009

My child has enjoyed the excellent teaching and a well roun ded program. He has enjoyed many sport and club activities that have helped him grow into a strong young man who will be prepared for his college experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2009

This school is awesome. My 4th child is currently a sophomore. My 3 other children have done very well and are well prepared for college and have developed socially as well due to their involvement in the High School's various programs. The principal is terrific, the teachers are awesome!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2009

My first two years at a university has made me realize how fortunate I was to attend a school like Fontainebleau. When looking at my current peers, I see that many didn't quite have the same opportunities I had at Fontainebleau. FHS is a great school to attend and offers such a great overall educational experience.


Posted March 6, 2009

My child was at another high school before fontainbleu, He is so much happier at Fontainbleu. We have been very pleased with the school, both academically and socially.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2009

I graduated from FHS in 2005 and began the following fall at UNO with two scholarships. Positive aspects of the school include a dynamic diversity you won't find at any other high school on the northshore-there is a club/group/organization/team for every student wishing to be involved. I also enjoyed the teachers' enthusiasm, but was unimpressed with their discipline which seemed biased towards jocks. I do have to complain about the layout...there is only one main hall and with 2000+ students and four-five minutes to stop at your locker and get to class...tardys are almost unavoidable...although still unfairly punishable. My advice-join a team and you'll get away with almost anything. Still a good school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 29, 2009

I have one daughter that graduated from FHS, and a son that is a sophmore. Love the school overall. Great academic/career school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2009

I have two children that have gone through this school and was extremely satisfied. They really focus on preparing students for college, and judging by my own kids, they more than succeed. It's really nice to see a school place such an emphasis on actually educating students rather than just padding test scores. Highly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2009

I am a eleventh grader at Fontainebleau High School and I am glad that we have been named the parents public school choice. The students of this high school work hard everyday to make sure we are the best of the best! The Bulldogs have proved that we are the best and greatest school in Louisiana!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 16, 2008

I am a currently a student at Fontainebleau High School and I love every minute of it. This school has incredible teachers that really care how your doing and where your going in life. We're tought to be leaders and to make something of ourselves. There's no school that is better equipt for your child to excell than FHS. This is the high school that a student will be proud to say they attended.
—Submitted by a student


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

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

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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 64% in 2010.

375 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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85%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2010.

375 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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86%
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

Algebra I

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

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91%

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71%

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73%

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56%
Biology I

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

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99%

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73%
English II

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

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88%
English III

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

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98%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 83% in 2013.

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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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 86% 47%
Black 8% 45%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
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 25%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Fontainebleau Junior High School
Monteleone Junior High School
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Positive Behavior System score of 100% (2008)
  • Golden Achievement Award (6 years in a row) (2008)
  • School of Recognized Academic Growth (2008)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:25
School end time
  • 2:41
School Leader's name
  • Johnny Vitrano
Fax number
  • (985) 892-9894

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
  • Independent Study
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Power Lifting
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Power Lifting
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Parent involvement
  • We have many parent volunteers who do everything from work in the front office to campus beautification. donations from businesses and individuals help fund scholarships, sports, and clubs. volunteers also serve on committees both academic and extra-curricular.
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Students typically come from these schools
Fontainebleau Junior High School
Monteleone Junior High School

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Louisiana State University
Southeastern Louisiana University
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100 Bulldog Drive
Mandeville, LA 70471
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Phone: (985) 892-7112

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