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Ouachita Junior High School

Public | 6-8 | 1070 students

 
 

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4 reviews of this school


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Posted July 1, 2009

Its a great school with a nice staff and a new clean building
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 7, 2008

There are some great teachers at this school in the advanced classes who REALLY care and take your childs education seriously, and I like that. It's up to the child to take advantage of it and the parent to help them understand why they should, and see that they do. The school works very hard to keep it safe for all the kids, but there are always some issues with groups of kids at this age causing trouble, but the school handles it very well. I've never personally had any problems, and haven't heard of any serious problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2006

Parents are to leave at door--no involvement. Gangs are in the school. No metal detectors. Too many kids to serve. Not enough elective classes for kids to get what they want as first choice. Sports lead the way. Kids are divided into either advanced classes or dumb classes and tracked and treated as they are labeled. No parental input over level of tracking. You have to make appointment to talk to teachers that is only at their convenience--never yours. Student privacy is low as young cheerleaders handle excuses. Open house was a cattle call with no time to talk to teachers. Most positive comment is in use of Edline but could be better in posting announcements and changes in a timely manner. Lots of kids attending who do not live in neighborhood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 26, 2004

Good school, great teachers. Basic public school with similiar teaching methods in a good enviroment. Way too much sports emphasis. Spend it on academics. I want something more.
—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 70% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
n/a
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

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
68%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
75%
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

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
57%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
61%
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
Black 60% 45%
White 38% 47%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Monroe, LA 71203
Phone: (318) 345-5100

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