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Metairie Academy For Advanced Studies

Public | PK-5

 
 

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4 stars

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2011:
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Posted March 15, 2005

This is an excellent school for gifted/advanced students. Be prepared to work extremely hard. The textbooks used are more sophisticated than those found at any other school, private or public. It can take up to 2 hours daily to complete homework assignments and study adequately for tests. The math curriculum is especially impressive, as it goes way beyond standard computations. Instead of having a reading textbook, students read award-winning children's novels. The school's offering of electives shows that it cares about the students' other interests besides education. Thus, in order to foster an emotionally healthy student population, parents should remember that our children are, first and foremost, children. They just also happen to be academically advanced. It should not be about how many grades were skipped to get to this point.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2005

My son has been attending Metairie Grammar since kindergarden. Before it was changed to a magnet school in 2004, I have to obtain a special permit annually because we live outside the school district. My son has been a gifted student since 1st grade. The school even allowed him to skip the 3rd grade and go straight to the 4th grade due to his outstanding academic performance. The teachers and the principal are wonderful. The class are challenging. The electives are interesting. The students are friendly and displined. I will never regret my decision to send my son to this excellent school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2004

This school is so fun! My teachers are so nice. The work is challenging but not too hard. I like the electives best.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 7, 2004

With the advent of the 2004/2005 school year, Metairie Grammar School became Metairie Grammar Academy for Advanced Studies. This is Jefferson Parish's first full-magnet elementary school. Like the majority of the other students, this is my fourth grade daughter's first year at Metairie Academy. Coming from a private school, I was not sure what to expect. I am impressed. My daughter's teachers were very welcoming during open house and have continued to seek parental involvement as the school year gets underway. Each month, students are assigned a homework rubric, complete with several exigent mini-projects. The September assignment required about 25 hours of work on her part outside of school. Ms. Brou teaches math/science/social studies. My daughter reports that she's tough but fair. My daughter is an avid reader, and is encouraged toward that end by Ms. Foy who has an extensive collection of books that she allows each student to check out.
—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.
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The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

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

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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.

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The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

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

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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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The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

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

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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 64% 47%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 19% 1%
Hispanic 8% 4%
Black 4% 45%
Two or more races 4% 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 20%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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201 Metairie Road
Metairie, LA 70005
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Phone: (504) 833-5539

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