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Bissonet Plaza Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 558 students

 

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Posted July 15, 2007

This school has one of the best PTO groups I've ever seen. Everyone is involved and they have activity's after school like movie night which is a good way to have family's meet and get to know each other. The only thing I don't like about this school is the student teacher ratio. I think our children would do better if our teacher's got the pay raise they deserve and had less students in a classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2007

My children have been at Bissonet for going on 7 years and I think it is a great school. There is something to be said when the administration knows all 600+ children, like they are 60! I love Bissonet and could never think of being anywhere else. Their PTO is active without being clickish.
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Posted October 25, 2004

Both of my kids attended Bissonet Plaza and this is our last year as my youngest son is in 5th grade. We have been apart of Bissonet for the last 11 years and wouldnt change a thing. My oldest son is now a Sophmore at Rummel and doing well. Bissonet prepared him well for higher education as he has been on the honor roll since 2nd grade. My youngest son is following in his footsteps as he prepares to enter middle school. Bissonet is a great school, the teachers have done a wonderful job with my sons.
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Posted February 22, 2004

One of my children attended Bissonet from 1st through 5th grades. I was very pleased with the G-T program, and the amount of attention he received. He went on to honors programs in middle and high school, becoming a National Merit Finalist. I believe that he received a great foundation at Bissonet, and am sorry that we had to move before my younger son had the same opportunities.
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Posted September 13, 2003

Appears to be a good school but is not structured to handle a child who is suffering in any one or a number of subjects. I say this because testing is not done timely and follow-up lacks greatly. Being a watchdog vs. being able to rely upon our educators and school office staff, i.e., principal, asst. principal, etc. to follow-up timely and proficiently is very frustrating. It is frustrating for the parent who is trying to obtain help for the child and the child suffers even more as the year progresses and help is not at hand. It is my observation that it is not just this particular school but the Jefferson Parish School system as a whole which is shocking since I've always been told how poorly the New Orleans school kids score comparatively when tested and compared with Jeff. Parish. The root of the problem may be the School Board has not beenn able to hire enough qualified individuals to keep their finger on the pulse of the suffering and special needs kids. If you wait until mid or end of the year to evaluate a child that has already failed the previous year, something is terribly wrong with the system. I am speaking from a personal experience with this school as well as another Elementary School.


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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 72% in 2013.

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65%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
77%
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

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
70%
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

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
79%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
85%
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
White 36% 49%
Black 32% 45%
Hispanic 16% 3%
Asian 6% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 5% 1%
Two or more races 4% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83%N/A66%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Brenda Breithaupt
Fax number
  • (504) 887-5693

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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