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John Q. Adams Middle School

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Posted August 28, 2013

THIS IS THE BEST SCHOOL EVER!!!!i love this school!its very nice :D i learned a lot stuff already,and thx to the nice teachers!


Posted December 15, 2011

Administration lacks the ability to treat students as equals, mainly the Principal and the Dean. They appear to focus more on the uniform policy rather than education. My child missed so much time because of their uniform policy he eventually failed from too many absences. This year they accused my child of theft without proof, I appealed and won. The next week, they sent him for another in-school suspension for something else. Not a detention or a behavior report, a full suspension (PAYBACK). I'll be appealing that too. Some advice for parents, APPEAL EVERYTHING and get proof to support their decision, do not take their word for it, they don't appear to make decisions based on facts, but rather their personal feelings toward your child. Quick note, In-School Suspension should be a day of instruction, but in reality the child misses a full day of school, sits in a room being quiet and does absolutely nothing. How to appeal: Meet with Dean, request hearing with Principal, if nothing happens, immediately call the school board and request an appeal BEFORE YOU LEAVE THE PARKING LOT. You only have 5 DAYS for that or the decision stands. Good Luck Parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2011

The administrarion at Adams Middle School is ridiculous. I wish they would put as much energy into teaching our kids instead of disciplining them for IDs and uniforms. The sole of a shoe or the color of shoestrings has nothing to do with a students ability to learn. Ms.Mahl, Ms.Bruce, and other teachers like them need to focus more on effective teaching and the children's need instead of picking with them and promoting FAILURE. This a SEVERE problem at this school and needs to be addressed by JPPSS IMMEDIATELY.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2010

i love this school my daughter buffy is learning so much there i mean like she was failing at ST. Philip Neri but, when she transfered she made so many friends and all of the subjects she was failing she now is passing and i know on thing and that is that ST. Philip Neri has lots of students there have lost there virginity and at Adams that is not at all there all of the chideren have amazing maners and I just love the school i went there and made the basketball, vollyball, softball, track, and soccer team win until i was out of there and into high school so if anyone thinks the differ they dont know what the freak there talking about!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2009

My son transfered to Adams in the middle of the year from a private school. He has ADHD which the private school did not assist with at all. Adams has given him an inclusion teacher which sits in on most of his classes and makes sure he understands the directions and stays on task. She also calls us 2-4 times per week and is available for us to call at any time for explanations or clarifications. My son is happier and is now on the honor roll. We are glad we made the change. We do agree though that they focus too much on minor dress code errors. My son has gotten a detention for wearing the wrong color belt and forgetting his ID badge. The detention was not lessened even though we got the badge to him doing the first period.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2008

The assistant principal yells at the children when she thinks the drivers in the pick up line aren't moving fast enough. The assistant principal sets a terrible example by yelling at the children when she thinks the drivers in the pick up line aren't moving fast enough. The school does focus too much attention on the dress code. A detention for an untucked shirt or a forgotten student ID seems a little harsh especially since it is a 'good kid' who is in their first year of attendace and adjusting to the rules of middle school. Where are all the teachers who care about children and want to help them learn and grow?


Posted October 7, 2008

This school seems to focus more on the dress code than the childrens learning. When you go into the office the staff in there are just so rude. Alot of the teachers are lazy themselves and don't want to teach. It seems as though their only there for the paychecks and their insurance. As a parent i can honestly say that this school doesn't meet the childrens needs at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2008

I found most of the teachers to not care enough about the students or if they are learning. The school lacks discipline in areas that need attention such as profanity and violence yet is very strict on minor dress code infractions on students who otherwise stay out of trouble. It is the worst school I've ever seen, I have 3 kids ages 10-19 who went to several schools both public and private. There was no help or consideration for my child with ADHD. I would stongly recommend not sending your child here if you have ANY choice in the matter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2008

I was a student thier it isn't as good as people think it is I was there. Thats why I went to Holy Cross middle school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 21, 2004

My son is in 8t grade and in Special Ed. The faculty and staff have helped us so much these 3 yrs. I hate to see him leave for high school. I can't say enough about how wonderful they have been to him, especially Mr. Braniff and Ms. Besselman.
—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 70% in 2013.

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63%

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65%

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71%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

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60%

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62%

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61%

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79%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

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63%

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58%

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66%

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65%
Social Studies

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

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72%

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75%

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70%

2010

 
 
79%
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 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
64%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
73%
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 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
58%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
60%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 33% 4%
White 32% 47%
Black 28% 45%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 1%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 72%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ginger Bruce
Fax number
  • (504) 887-0173

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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