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Plaquemine Senior High School

Public | 7-12 | 1067 students

 

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Posted March 25, 2010

the school may seem like its trouble but we have fun there and the teachers aren't strict they try to help us in any way possible but let us know that e cant just play around and we have to get to business.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 17, 2010

Plaquemine Highs cool i guess. They are a little strict. We need some fun. For real.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 3, 2008

I started attending Plaquemine Hgih last year in 2007. Last year was great!. The principle was great. He was understanding to all of us. We actually had fun with him there. There were activities we were able to attend. There were fun things to do. The students even liked him. This year with Ms. Outlaw is totally different. She's rude, she doesn't care about the students, and she's to strict on us all. She's used to teaching middle schoolers. We are in highschool. It's time for us to learn to stand on our two feet and grow up. Yet she treats us like little children. She acts like we're babies and we need her to hold our hand all the way. She's not fit for a principle in my opinion. We have hardly any fun. It's like we go to military school. There are to many rules at that school. unreal!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 1, 2008

I student at phs and i just started going there and its already a mess! i mean everything there is just based on rules. last year the kids got to do what they wanted to, but now this year is just i dont know...the principal mrs outlaw is a complete outrage... she doesnt allow you to no privelages which i think s really unfair.. we just had red ribbon week and she didnt allow us to dress in casual clothes like we normally do.... now tell me what you think about that!!!UNFAIR
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 21, 2007

I wouldn't say Plaquemine high school was a terrible school, but it's does need a few improvements. More activities should be provided for the students, and there are only a few teachers who show that they actually care about their students. The rules, i feel, are over the top. (Must have green jacket, belt, shirts tucked in, certain shoes, and certain color 'undershirts' and socks). Maybe they are trying to construct an orderly environment, but annoying the students over simple things will only make matters worst. It's enough we have to wear uniforms, but we can't show not even a little of our indivisuality.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 20, 2007

P.H.S is a great school. I belive i's a great school with very bright students no body wants to gives these students a chance but the teachers here loves us and they get on our cas everyday about how school is important .I never know why and didn't to find out either intill I came to Plaquemine High School This school Has some of the best programs for a secondary eduacation Plaquemine High is a gift a we will receive the gift whenwe graduate and the gift is an eduaction
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2006

PHS is a great school that has everything any other premier school would have to offer. With the excellent leadership of our new principal, Dr. Russell Plasczyk, I feel that before my brothers and sisters graduate, they will be able to experience a school that will be known nationally. Many people often criticize Plaquemine High for not offering a challenging enough curriculum, however, I have found this statement to be false. Students who wish to pursue some form of post-secondary education should enroll because the college-preparatory curriculum is very rigorous and challenging. I highly recommend PHS to any and every student.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 1, 2004

I attended this school for all four years of my high school career, graduated in the top ten and am now in college. I am not blind to the probelms that the school had, but I must say that I enjoyed my experience there. I loved almost all of my teachers, and felt as if they cared about me as a person. I only wished that the school offered more electives--which I understand they now do, in the form of AP classes. I am majoring in education and I intend to go back to PHS and teach there. Hopefully, my school will continue to improve.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 17, 2004

I think as for as an opportunity to get a good education, PHS has by the far the most resources of any school in our area including the Private Schools to acomplish that goal. But course I'm sure like 'all' schools in our area we have our problems. But it can be fixed and its not a hopeless situation like some people would lead you to beleive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2004

I am at student at Plaquemine High and I think that the school board is way out of hand. I mean at PHS you have to have a green jacket and if you don't they take it from you. You have to have your shirt tucked in or they will put you out of class! That is crazy! The best thing at Plaquemine High is the principle Mr. Newman. It would be nice every once in a while to have a casual day.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 17, 2004

At Plaquemine High School, there are too many children being put out for one reason or another, I would love to see Frank Pasquaw paid for the true amount of attendees that are kept in school daily. I personally think that Frank Pasquaw is out of cinc with todays children, just maybe if he had young children he would not send these children home. In the past when he sent my son home, I slipped a note under his office door to tell him to call me, this has been more than a month ago and he has refused to return my call.
—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 69% in 2013.

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62%

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69%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
46%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
61%
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 64% in 2010.

186 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2010.

186 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
46%
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

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
40%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
42%
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

Algebra I

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

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
16%
Biology I

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

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
30%
English II

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

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
51%
English III

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

2013

 
 
79%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
24%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 66% 45%
White 33% 49%
Hispanic 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78%N/A66%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Dianna Outlaw
Fax number
  • (225) 687-0422

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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59595 Belleview Drive
Plaquemine, LA 70764
Phone: (225) 687-6367

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