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Lake Harbor Middle School

Public | 4-6 | 649 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted October 2, 2013

This school is above average for this area. Most teachers work hard preparing for classes. However, we felt that 5th grade math instruction was lacking. We had to re-teach each evening. Teachers and one administrator seem to jump to conclusions before checking individual situations. Volunteer in this school and your child will be treated special. Overall, a safe place, but not overly impressed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2013

This is our first year at Lake Harbor. What an amazing school Lake Harbor has been this year!! I am honored to say my girls attend it one is in 4th grade & one is in 5th grade. I am so pleased with my girls academic & social growth this year. I have never met a more compassionate staff!! I feel completely blessed with the opportunity given to us to attend Lake Harbor. My girls leave and come home every day with a smile on their face.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2013

Lake Harbor has been a wonderful school. My son is now in the 6 th grade. We have been so pleased with his teachers. They have all taken the time to really get to know him. They are more than willing to help in anyway possible even if it means staying late or missing their break time to help them better understand a subject. The Principal is very friendly, caring, and accommodating. I love this school and would not choose any other middle school for my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2012

Both of my boys thrived and excelled at Lake Harbor. We have moved on to junior high and will miss the great teacers and faculty.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2012

After moving from another state, both of my boys have attended this school and both said, after their first few days attending, that this was the best school they ever went to. The principal and teachers are all very caring and make each child feel special. I have witnessed this first-hand and am pleased to say I did a lot of research on the schools before moving to Mandeville and I am very satisfied with the results. Lake Harbor is a wonderful school that gives the students respect, great education and treats them like young adults which they truly thrive on, and every child is polite and kind to one another. This is truly an amazing, great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2010

Check out the test scores! This is an excellent school and the kids love it too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

I believe the previous 'A list', 'Tennis Moms' comments to be unwarranted in regards to the education provided at Lake Harbor. My child's teacher took the time to call me on her first day to discuss how I felt her first day went & what she might specifically need during her fourth grade year. She has always answered any questions I have had & my daughter has absolutely blossomed this year. I know this is because of her teacher & LHMS. I also have to take into account that we moved from Tangipahoa Parish where, on several occasions, I walked down the halls & witnessed teachers openly yelling & degrading students. If that's the type of discipline you are looking for, then by all means, move to Ponchatoula, Hammond, or Amite, but our family has definitely found the best school system for us!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2008

I have to disagree with the parents who state that the principals look down on you if you raise a complaint. My child is in her third year at Lake Harbor and has thrived here. Last year, the fit between she and her teacher was wrong. I spoke to the principal, had her moved to another class, and she had an awesome year. This year she was struggling in math. I talked to her teacher, the teacher went out of her way to talk to my child and encourage her, and everything seems to be back on track. No school is perfect, and every child has his/her own set of challenges. I have always found the staff at Lake Harbor to be very willing to help. My child is one who fits 'outside the box' and our experience here has been wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2008

I feel Lake Harbors reputation is unwarranted. my son had a horrible year with a teacher who cared more about the paycheck then the students. You need to be on the A list to get anywhere with this school. I would not recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2008

If you want a school that treats all children like they are five, looks down on children with a little lesser means, doesn't beleive that discipline should be any harsher than 'Now Johnny that's not nice', and doesn't know what to do if your child doesn't fit into the 'perfect little mold'. Then this school is for you. Although the teachers have good creditionals, and the school has high test scores, it is not a school geared toward teaching. It is more a giant day care, catering to the tennis and soccer moms. The teachers and priciple are afraid of the parents and consider you undesirable as a parent if you object or raise questions about what the majority of parents like. My son's school experience and ability to thrive in a classroom grew in leaps and bounds once we transfered to a different school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2007

This school has the potential to be an outstanding school, however, the teachers are in need of recognizing the differences in learning styles and in being consistent in their discipline and expectations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2004

My children are twins in the fourth grade at Lake Harbor. The teachers are high quality. They expect high quality from their students. There are programs for the high achievers as well as children who are struggling. There are programs for talented art, drama, and academics. The PTA is strong, earning School of Excellence last year. Parent participation is highly encouraged. This school is also one of the top scoring schools academically in the state. We love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2004

Lake Harbor is an exceptional school in a school district that is rated best in Louisiana. The teachers work hard to ensure the latest technology, learning methods, and resources are available to their students. The teachers and faculty are loving, generous with their own funds,words,and time.The school is dedicated to ensuring all students feel safe to learn and inspired to improve. The staff puts in many extra hours to plan educational nights, after school tutoring sessions for student of all levels to improve on standardized tests, and in- school enrichment days.My child, a fifth grader, has blossomed in his two years as a part of the LHMS family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2004

This is a good school only if your child learns by their methods. They are not open to teaching different ways even if a child would benefit from it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2004

Lake Harbor is very loving and caring of all the students that attend. No student is left behind.All teachers are certerfied,hard working and provide the necessary materials by buying them out of their own pockets.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2004

My oldest child was part of the opening of the school. He had a really great experience in 6th grade. My daughter has had a terrific year at LHMS in 4th grade. The teachers are awesome and truly care about the learning environment. The faculty and staff have a genuine love for the students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

My child has been attending this school since it was built, he had problems at his prior school; which have not come back to haunt him at this school. He actually enjoys going to school, he likes his teachers and classmates, and even gets up early to prepare for classes. I am really impressed by the advances he has made, and by the school and faculty.
—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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91%

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93%

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85%

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93%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

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91%

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91%

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93%

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92%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

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91%

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89%

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92%
Social Studies

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

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92%

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91%

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91%
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.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

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87%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

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90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
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

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
85%
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% 49%
Black 8% 45%
Hispanic 4% 3%
Asian 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29%N/A66%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1700 Viola Street
Mandeville, LA 70448
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