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N.S.U. Elementary Lab School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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Posted May 6, 2014

The best of a poor lot. Louisiana suffers from a very poor education system so one cannot blame this school for being so far behind other US elementary schools. I do think the teachers should be more careful with their grammar and I think the principal should pay more attention to suggestions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2012

ELAB has a warm, exciting, nurturing, and happy atmosphere which fosters growth. Well trained and highly competent staff and teachers are more like a family who want the best for the students and school and will give of extra time to provide extra real life learning activities for them. They do a wonderful job of growing well rounded students who enjoy learning and taking part in extracurricular activities at school and in the community. Learning is not just worksheets; it s more about application.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2009

great teachers and support personnel
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

It's a great school with great teachers. The enthusiasm is so high.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

I have had 5 of my children go through N S U Elem Lab School. My oldest started many ears ago. He is 33 and has his Masters Art from N S U. Through out these years this school has been the best, without a doubt, taking care of it's children, teachers and parents. I would not change the fact that the previous 5 have attended and I am now sending my sixth and the grandchildren have started attending also. The teachers care about the children and the children care about the teachers. Thanks for allowing me to share.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2009

The best testament to their success is that the children love to go there. Learning is fun.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2009

It is a wonderful school where kids come first.


Posted September 25, 2009

The academic environment is very nurturing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

Great things happen in a school environment where faculty facilitates family involvement. The friendly, caring environment at E-Lab makes students and parents feel welcome every time they walk through the doors. In addition to extraordinary academics, Elementary Lab offers outstanding art and music instruction to its students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

Elemenatary lab provides a wonderful combination of warm environment, positive support, and well-versed teaching. Children feel cared for while earning an exceptional educational foundation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

I love the faculty and the quality of instruction.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

Elementary Lab School puts the children and their educational successes first. The teachers at this school have a lot of continuing education classes and maintain current teaching methods and philosophies. The teachers seem to really care about the students and give an extra effort to find a way for the students to be successful. Many of the parents are involved in the school and the entire student body, parent body, faculty and staff have a lot of school pride. The positive learning atmosphere has an affect on multiple areas of the overall student experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

We have the best staff, students and parents!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

Wonderful school, excellent teachers, awesome support staff, and great parents make learning fun for the children at E-Lab.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

NSU E Lab is has been an excellent choice in education for our son. The teachers and staff are wonderful and they have made us feel right at home. Thank you for providing the best in education in Natchitoches!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

I am proud our family is a part of NSU Elementary Lab School! We have a dedicated team of teachers, support staff and parents...our E-Lab kids are the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

Wonderful school, I would not have it any other way. The learning experience my son has had there is the best!!!! Thanks to all the Teachers and Staff for doing such a wonderful job with our kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

I can't say enough good about our school, teachers and support staff. We are truly blessed to be a part of the NSU E-lab family!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

I love the family atmosphere and independent learning programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

Our school is a great example of teachers, admistrators, parents, students and the community all working together to make E-Lab a school that fosters the love of learning.
—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 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
96%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
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

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
95%
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

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
89%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
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 78% 47%
Black 15% 45%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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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