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Marksville Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 765 students

 

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Posted October 20, 2008

I have recently moved to the area from Grant Parish and I do not care for the Avoyelles Parish school system. They go over things in the class that my children don't have a chance to catch on before they are moved on to the next items. In Grant parish, they took the time with my kids, and made sure all the students in the class knew it before they moved on!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2008

Marksville Elementary has great teaching skills, is a good enviorment for children to learn, and has a great principal to go with the wonderful staff and teachers that cares about each student with equal opprotunities.


Posted June 2, 2006

Recently this school changed leadership. The new principals are hard working, caring, and very intellegent. They are trying to rebuild the school to new standards and they are doing a great job of it. They are willing to take in parent and teacher input in all areas. There doors are always open to give feedback. This was my daughter's first year there and I really enjoyed it. Everything is not perfect yet, but there are too many good-spirited and caring people there to fail.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2004

The Avoyelles Parish School Board is screwing up the whole School System. They srewed up the budget and now they're at odds as to what to do next. First they wanted to sell timber, then when they finally got the much needed money, they have problems getting access to the land. All of this could have been avoided if they would have paid attention to the budget in the first place. This has got to be one of sorriest School Board Systems in the U.S. It's time to replace these people (not all of them) at ELECTION TIME. Mr. P. Washington
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2004

I used to have 2 children in this school, but I quickly pulled them out when a much better school opened it's doors 4 years ago. The teachers at Marksville Elem. are more concerned about their smoke breaks, how many vacation days they will have off and if they receive their paychecks on time than teaching. I was really lucky, my 2 children didn't have any trouble with any of their schoolwork, but the slower children had it really hard. Most of the teachers at this school don't care! The principal there is horrid! I would rather homebound my children than send them to this school. Thank God for Charter!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2003

Since the installation of the school dress code, academics has fallen to the wayside. The school board is more worried about whether your child has the proper uniform or belt with his/her pants than the quality of education they are receiving. They push the children through the curriculum as fast as they can, not worrying whether the child has learned the subject matter or not. They are too focused on the LEAP testing, which if they taught the children the curriculum properly in the first place, they wouldn't have to worry about the LEAP tests. I say get rid of the dress code, or at least be less strict on it. Quit worrying about if there are logos on the clothing, make it more affordable to the families who can't afford the higher priced uniforms. When you have 88% of the students on free/reduced lunches, what makes the powers that be think that the parents can afford expensive uniforms???
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
36%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
49%
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 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
51%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
64%
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

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
57%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
59%
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 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
51%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
65%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 59% 45%
White 36% 47%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Hispanic 1% 4%
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 93%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Celeste Voinche
Fax number
  • (318) 253-9818

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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430 West Waddil Street
Marksville, LA 71351
Phone: (318) 253-7464

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