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Pineville High School

Public | 9-12 | 1271 students

 

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Posted April 16, 2013

2012-13 hasn't been a good year at Pineville High. I'm withdrawing my child at the end of the year. There were supposedly 200 extra students this year who transferred in from private schools. The school's administration wasn't prepared to handle this influx and made glaring errors with their schedules. The gifted program at PHS doesn't seem to engage or challenge its students, because at least five of them will be transferring to the Louisiana School of Math, Science and the Arts in Natchitoches next year. PHS is a magnet school for the arts, but if you aren't interested in theater, it isn't that exciting otherwise. Counting the days till the end of this school year...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2013

I don't get a lot of encouragement on parent involvement. But I love the school. My child is very pleased with it. I would like to see the school involve them in more programs that will enhance toward college skills. If they are there already please find ways to involve the parents so we can encourage our children to enroll in such classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2013

I graduated from PHS in 1991; now 22 years later, my only daughter is graduating from PHS on May 20, 2013. This school was great when I was there and my daughter loves it as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2013

Pineville High School, in my opinion, is an outstanding school all the way around. I applaud them for their efforts in discipline, structure, and teaching teenagers how to be accountable and responsible young adults. It's absolutely necessary to instill these values in preparation for successful outcomes. I firmly believe in the saying "give an inch & they will take a mile". Call me old school, but good manners, respect for self & others, and discipline never hurts anyone. I am a class of '03 PHS alumni and I am so thankful for everything that I learned there. I am very proud of PHS and all that it manifests in it's student body. The academics, creative & performing arts dept., and various other opportunities speak for themselves. I have preschool aged children right now that I look forward to having attend PHS one day! Hands down, an EXCELLENT school!


Posted October 28, 2012

i love da school and the means of communication betweeen emails about my child's progress. i can't comment on the principal leadership because i haven't experienced that yet. looking forward to that in the years to come.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2009

I Would Say that PHS is a great school. The only problem is the over bearing protocol. I know they mean well, but regulating the color of the belts students wear and what color undershirt shows that authority figures either at the school board or the school itself are on a bit of a power trip. The academics are excellent and the many programs are exemplary. The strict, sometimes silly, and ironically childish strictness shows someone over at the school board needs to relax.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2008

This school has one of the best performing arts departments in the state. For the past decade the drama dept has performed several major Broadway productions each year, including Les Miserables, Beauty and the Beast, Fiddler on the Roof, Jekyll and Hyde, Guys and Dolls, plus a host of others. Dance students take part in these productions, as dancing is a major aspect of Broadway musical performances; people accusing the debt of not having a dance program need to do a little more research. The Choir, which has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York, out-performs others in the district and state; most of the district honor choir consists of students from PHS, and the school consistently has the most students place in the LMEA All-State Choir. The band and orchestra also out-perform other programs in the district; the orchestra had 5 members place in the LMEA All-State Orchestra this year. Academically, the school has the highest performance score of any school in Rapides parish; there isn t any evidence to suggest that discipline here isn t any more strict than at other schools.


Posted March 27, 2007

I can't believe a parent would complain about their child being taught responsibility. I have a child at this school and will have two more in the future. I applaud PHS for helping me teach them to be timely. I work in a court room every day where people are sent to jail for being late for court. Hopefully the students at PHS will know better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2006

Some may find this school to be far too strict with their disciplinary actions, but with a school as large as Pineville High School, the administration needs to be tough. I take my hat off the administration - not only do they hold their students accountable, but the faculty and staff as well. Keep up the great work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2006

The school is tuff but they are in fact one of the best schools when it comes down to acdemics and extracurricular activities such as the JROTC program is a exlcent program for students to take part in as well as a staff of wonderful teachers just the one main problam is the strickness of the admenistration. but all in all this is a good school
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 16, 2006

The Performing Arts Program at Pineville is an excellent opportunity for students to express themselves and to also grow culturally and socially. While they may not offer a dance class, by joining the acting program offered by the school students are instructed in not only vocal and drama techniques, they also recieve dance classes from private instructors for each specific perfomance.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 6, 2006

I have found this school to be far too strict with their disciplinary actions. The administration seems to think that their actions can never be too harsh or unreasonable - which in some cases, they actually are. The students are not allowed to attend class if 6 minutes late. So rather than taking action then allowing them to return to class, the administrators feel it is better for students to wait until the end of their just started class in the front office. Also, the performing arts program does not provide dance as they clearly say they do on their website and handbooks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2005

This is a great high School!
—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 64% in 2010.

339 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2010.

339 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
66%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 82% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
40%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
44%
English II

The state average for English II was 93% in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
65%
English III

The state average for English III was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
43%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the End-Of-Course (EOC) tests to test grade high school students in English 2, English 3, biology 1, algebra 1 and geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The EOC is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.

Source: LA Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 69% 47%
Black 27% 45%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 4%
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 41%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

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  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

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  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Karl Carpenter
Fax number
  • (318) 487-1984

Resources

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  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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1511 Line Street
Pineville, LA 71360
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