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Bridgedale Elementary School

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Posted May 14, 2014

I love how the new principal change this school!! He always open to talk with the parents!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2014

My 5 years girl just start K in this school in she really love it..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2013

This is my sons first time ever being in a school. He's in the pre-k program. He has two teacher and theres about 10 children including himself in his class. His teachers seem very nice and let me know daily how he's doing through his folder thats sent home. So far we both like it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2013

With the new principal this school has improved so much.... proud to say that my child attends Bridgedale Elementary School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2010

needs more parent teacher communication needs more healty items like fruit at lunch this is the first school my chrildren are not happy in . i dint even know what the classrooms look like or the teachers...i whould like to know before what my kids need to work on before progress reports so i can help them better at home
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2009

This school always talks about how technologically advanced it is, but their website has not been updated in several years. There are teachers listed who are long gone, and the new teachers are not on there. They should stop bragging and start doing! Good leadership seems to be lacking.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2008

My son started Bridgedale in Pre K3 and is currently in first grade. We love Bridgedale. The teachers and staff have all been wonderful to us. We always feel welcomed. Ms. Sara is a great principal and Mrs. Linda, the secretary, is always very helpful. We are getting ready to move out of state and are very sad to leave Bridgedale.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2007

The staff at Bridgedale are very rude. Especially the 'secretary' that thinks she runs the world. I feel very unwelcomed whenever I chose to come to the school for any reason. The after school program is run by shouting at the children. I do not even tell my child to 'shut up' at home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2007

My children attend Bridgedale and I am pulling them out. The teachers although they try, are not allowed to discipline the misbehaving children that attend the school. Which allows alot of bullying to go on. The school looks like it should be condemed and there is no grass to play on or any play equiptment. Children should be treated better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2007

I know that all of the teachers that are there have been there for quite a few years.. They seem to have little patience, understaffed, and their teaching methods are outdated, i have had to watch my children relearn all of the things they had already been taught by me, .. As a parent, i was concerned about my children enough to check in weekly, and eventually move them to a near by private school. I think they should refresh, possibly get some younger teachers, who want to teach the children and update their curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2006

Place needs a revamp.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2006

This is the only school that my child desires to go to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2006

I have two children at Bridgedale, I believe the teachers nor the principle could care whether my child passes or not.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2006

I have had children at Bridgedale for the past 4 years. I have had lots of positive interactions with the teachers there. Some teachers have been there for a long time and are good at what they do. The school needs a lot of repair work, but everyone seems to be managing. School safety is a concern. There are bullies at the school who seem to intimidate everyone. I have spoken to the principal, but the problems are still evident. Although there is a big play yard, the children never use it, but play on the blacktop instead, even for P.E. I think more parents would volunteer if they were more welcome by the office personnel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2006

I have 2 children at Bridgedale, one in 3rd grade and one in 5th. The teachers are wonderful. The school is on the rundown side. The principal is not a people person, and would benefit from more volunteers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2006

The principal is difficult to deal with. For the most part, the teachers are caring and conscientious.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2005

My 3 children go to Bridgedale. I am very happy with the school's progress over the last few years. There are good teachers and staff that really care about the kids. I would like to see more parent involvement. I would not have my children go to another school. Mrs. Sara is an excellent principal. She will do whatever necessary to help her students and staff to succeed. Standardized tests scores have improved this year. We have just completed an outside overhead for the children to use for P.E. and recess. With more parental involvment we could reach even higher levels of success. I am proud to say my children and I are a part of the Bridgedale family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2005

Bridgedale Elementary is a great school. The teachers are wonderful. They care about the students. The recess is amazing. In fact there building an overhead. Everyday when I wake up I can't wait to go to school. I love my school it's the best. BLAKE REIS
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 6, 2004

My child goes to Bridgedale and although I must admit the only things I know about this school is the research that I have done. My first impression regarding this school is it looks terrible, it needs a whole make over on the outside. Would you eat a restaurant that looks this bad. Even the school sign is falling apart. I one day took an opportunity to rome the school and was not even questioned on who I was and why was I there. What happened to security. Academically it could be better. If it was up to me my child would not be attending that school, but financally I cannot afford private school. Yes, my other children go to public school, but this should be shut down and rebuilt and updated, we are now in 2004 not 1957, or whenever the school was built. Extreme make over help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2004

My child has attended Bridgedale Elementary since 1st grade. The first 3 years were really good. She is in the 5th grade now and the teachers in my opinion have failed her miserably. She is in no way ready for the 6th. grade. I have worked daily with this child on homework from 5 till 8 to even 9pm sometimes. I spoke with the teachers who said that it was my child's fault that she was getting it. I spoke with the principle's assistant who said that her hands were tied. I asked for an evaluation and was told that that wasnt possible. When I went to my childs classroom, there were stacks of papers on every tabletop possible. No organization...The teacher was looking for a piece of paper she wanted me to see and opened every draw in her desk which was crammed to the top.
—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

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
43%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
43%
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

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
38%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
38%
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

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
64%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
66%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 42% 45%
Hispanic 27% 4%
White 25% 47%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

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  • Autism
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French

Gifted & talented

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  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:50 am
School end time
  • 3:40 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Benjamin Moscona
Fax number
  • (504) 454-8788

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • French

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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School culture

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  • Uniforms
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