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Mandeville High School

Public | 8-12 | 1674 students

 

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Posted August 10, 2014

Weak leadership from Bruce Bundy, office staff is there just for the paycheck - rude on the phone, ignore parents and students when in the Student Services office. Teachers are good and know the material, however, they should focus on teaching instead of pointing out petty, teenage behavior like MINOR dress code infractions and silly/harmless behavior. The students find this teacher behavior to be distracting and lose respect for the teacher. Teachers and leadership need to remember that are in the business of children and rise above their egos. This would set a much better example for the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2014

As a former student of Mandeville high, I will say the Mandeville's academics are strong and you can learn easily here. However there is one problem I must point out. The administration is too heavily focused on dress code than anything else. I encountered several students with an attitude that could only be described as "snobby". The principals are so focused on whether or not you are wearing your ID card that they often miss several other offenses going on at school. But the number of good students outnumbers the bad. Overall, Mandeville is a good school and is certainly to be considered if you are going to live in this area.


Posted June 17, 2013

I love how Bruce Bundy clearly tried to redeem himself by making a post by a "parent". I did not post those other posts, but did come across them when searching for an alumni association, and I couldn't help but agree with that person's post. Not only that, I was appalled by the clear attempt for Bruce to act like a parent on this website. It's quite obvious that's what happened. I graduated from MHS a few years ago, was EXTREMELY involved, on the nationally ranked Spinnakers dance team, a class officer, made a 34 on the ACT, went to a top rated college, already have a master's degree, and was just accepted to a top law school, and I can say that none of my success can be attributed to Mandeville High. Bruce Bundy is a TERRIBLE principal, and I can totally agree with the former posts. I have heard of some horrible things that have happened at that school lately, and they all point back to Bruce Bundy. Kelley Brondum is the best adminstrator there, someone should make her principal, and I think the school would improve vastly. Until then though, DO NOT send your children here. --an extremely successful, very involved, accomplished, yet extremely disappointed, former Skipper


Posted May 13, 2013

This is an outstanding school. The faculty is supportive and motivates the student body to succeed. My son scored a 27 on the ACT as a sophomore - enough said. There are so many diversified activities to engage any student in becoming involved with their own education and growth. If your child cannot do well here - you cannot blame this school. It just might not be a good fit and your child may need more structure and more parental involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2013

The three posts made in quick succession in May of 2013 all rating MHS as a 1-star school probably have a common author who seems motivated by a vendetta against Mandeville High school principal Bruce Bundy. In fact, MHS is an academically superior school rated by the state of Louisiana as the #25 school out of more than 1300 in the state. Sure, some teachers are better than others, as in any school, but for the most part teachers and administrators alike are doing a good job. My daughter will graduate next year, and most of her friends in the class of 2013 were accepted into their first choice colleges. There are a wide range of extracurricular activities, the schools athletic teams are generally successful, and there is an overall friendly and caring atmosphere at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2013

Horrible, horrible principal. Bruce Bundy's only goal seems to be to ruin successful students. He only cares about himself and his reputation, and he is willing to throw any student under the bus in order to do so. I recommend that no one else send their children here, not with the plenty of other affordable private schools opening in the area. Do yourself a favor and seek out other schooling options if you live in the Mandeville High district.


Posted May 6, 2013

Mandeville High School There aren't enough textbooks for the students. Some students were told they could buy their textbook online because they couldn't take it home. Generally speaking, the students aren't prepared for the ACT exam or for college. They do offer AP classes, at the students/parents expense; which is confusing since they get money and points for offering these classes and having the students do well. They only offer 1 ACT prep class a year. My daughter has been on the honor since 9th grade, taking Honors and AP classes, but was not able to make over a 20 on the ACT. I was told private tutoring was available and well as classes for $1000. Yet, the school was able to build a soccer field this year. Academics are obviously not a priority at this school anymore. Graduation is so unorganized. There are over 400 students graduating and they were told there was only a time frame of 1.5 hours to pick up all their graduation supplies. The lack of organisation and poor management are evident. If I had another child, they would not be going to Mandeville High School. It has taken a definitive nose dive since Katrina.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2012

As of this year 2012-2013, this school has gone downhill. One of the main problems with this school is how overcrowded it is. No longer can Mandeville High brag about its small student body in comparison to its counter Fontainbleu High. The population get larger and larger every year as freshmen pour in and kids are forced to push through the main hallway like cattle. As a student here, I cannot express enough how crowded it is in the halls and how ridiculous it is that nobody do any action! Instead of focusing on either expanding the school or building a Madisonville High for a great number of students who live there, Mandeville High puts more money and focus into their sports and reputation. All the encouragement I ever got out of this school was to donate $$$. This year they are particularly bad about class fees and such but the fact that they're now allowing current Juniors to take a free ACT just tops it all off. Take my advice: send your kid to Lakeshore High. This institution is much bigger, has a smaller student body, and is more focused on the quality of your student's education. Class of 2013 student.


Posted May 30, 2010

We gave 3 daughters at MHS. We moved to this area from New Orleans for the public school system. We have not been disappointed. MHS is definitely for those who are academically minded. It offers good classes for all levels, and a student body of middle to upper-middle class families, with college an expected "next step" for students. Vast number of clubs, activities, and sports. For those that feel there are "snobby" students: I don't see it. We are middle-income, and a large family, and we find our kids making friends at all social-economic levels. Kids do look down on the "druggies" and let's face it: It's high school. We love the area, the school system, and the future prospects for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2009

Great school - well run - well disciplined - tons of extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

Great school...........great community
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2009

I love this school. I am a junior at mandeville right now and I am so glad I decided to come to this school. This is an acidemically great school that challenges students to do their best. It offers gifted programs, ap classes, honors, and on-level classes. They have great sports; the football team won district this past year, and we have great school spirit. There are some problems with drugs and snobiness. But, there is no way to get past this if living in the mandeville area. This is definitely a better school than Fontainebleau High School, seeing as though we have less students (easier learning environment) and we are more academically challenged. I would definitely recommend this school for anyone.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 29, 2008

This school is great, the teachers were nice, respectful, helpful to students and actually cares about them. The school has many programs, they value education and the sports well
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 8, 2008

Stepdaughter graduated this year, and is doing well at LSU on the TOPS program. I've been to the school several times and the students have always been well behaved and respectful. This school is one of the few public schools in the state that values academics as much as athletics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2007

MHS is a school content to rest on its academic laurels; the students are neither challenged nor guided; many of the teachers are as self-absorbed as their teenaged charges; and the school leadership, in particular the principal, suffers from gross megalomania coupled with a blurred but myopic vision of purpose, failing miserably as both an academic model and as a compassionate human being. The experience of my child at this high school has caused me to move her elsewhere in the midst of her academic career there. Not only to greener pastures but where the person matters and not the $$$!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2007

MHS is a great school. I graduated in 2006. I was fully prepared for college. I participated in both athletics and clubs. It is easy to get involved. People who complain about the lack of extracurriculars don't want to get involved, they're making excuses for their parents. As for the drug and cigarette use, open your eyes it happens everywhere. I didn't think it was a big problem at MHS. As for athletics, they are very successful, especially the girls. Mandeville is by far the best school in the parish.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 27, 2006

My child returned to MHS after attending another local H.S. for 2&1/2 yrs., and the difference in academic quality and student environment is remarkable! It was my child's decision to return, based on attending an English summer school class at MHS, & learning more in that class than in all time spent at the other school, and to develop increased academic enthusiasm. It is a true thrill for any parent to see a child begin to 'bloom' in all areas, to achieve academic and personal potential,& an improved sense of self-esteem. To parents concerned about crowding/facility issues, please remember that most schools in New Orleans & other Katrina-affected areas were destroyed/badly damaged, causing a major influx of students. Drugs, alcohol, teen styles, & 'PDA's' are common in most high schools; parents should focus on their own kids,including their needs (eg:attention) vs. desires (eg: cars).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2006

I am very disappointed in Mandeville High School. The overall physical condition of the school is poor and the school seems quite overcrowded. On a recent trip to the school to handle some paperwork, students could be seen groping each other openly in the hallways and cafeteria. Teachers and staff walked by oblivious to it all. I have reports from my child that drugs and cigarettes are passed around in the classroom while the teacher sits at his/her desk. Based on what I have seen myself and heard from my child, I could not recommend this school to any caring parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2005

Four of my five children either graduated or is attending this school. While none of my children drive fancy cars, or wear the priciest clothing, they have experienced a great education and have enjoyed the school's activities. There are times, like any other school, where you will find some disappointments, but our overall experience has been very good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2005

I love my school! I'm a senior this year at MHS. The academic teachers are challenging, and there are many great extracurricular activities to choose from. I have learned so many great things in the variety of different classes that i have taken. I only wish school spirit was stronger. But other than that I hold this school and everything it stands for in high respect.
—Submitted by a student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
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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.

419 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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87%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2010.

419 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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86%
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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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Biology I

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

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English II

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

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English III

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

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The state average for Geometry was 83% in 2013.

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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 88% 47%
Black 6% 45%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 14%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Bruce Bundy
Fax number
  • (985) 626-5298

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
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  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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1 Skipper Drive
Mandeville, LA 70471
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