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M.R. Weaver Elementary School

Public | PK-3 | 639 students


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Posted February 10, 2009

My child enjoyed 1st grade so much. The only problem was there were so many students to a class room. My child was one of the many chosen to be put into a diff class room after they hired new teachers. The teachers are overwhelmed many of the students act out, back talk, curse, are disrespectful & a constant distraction to the entire class. The class that my child was in the teacher said he was a problem. Even mentioned ADD medicine. Being very concerned, I visited with my child's class seeing for myself two students were causing so much trouble they saw the principle more than once a wk. I'm glad that my child no longer has to deal with that issue & a few others that were not brought to my attention until I mentioned pulling my child out of the school.
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Posted July 19, 2008

We have some of the best teachers i have ever seen, totally devoted to the students. They have a love for teaching I never thought was possible. I have never had a single problem out of these teachers, and i have a son leaving for middle school next year, we are both scared. My daughter starts first grade next year at Weaver, and my youngest son will start in a few years, cant wait. Love this school!!!
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Posted May 16, 2004

I have a child in 3rd grade & one in Pre-k 3 at Weaver & I feel it is a wonderful school. The few problems I have had, have been addressed with a prompt and caring response. I feel my children are in good hands & have been learning at a rate I didn't think possible. I'm even learning things from my 9 year old!
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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.

Grade level

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.









The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.









The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.








Social Studies

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








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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 74% 45%
White 21% 47%
Hispanic 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 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 80%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ray Gandy
Fax number
  • (318) 352-7319


Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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520 Par Road 508
Natchitoches, LA 71457
Phone: (318) 352-3623


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