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Pollock Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 562 students

 

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Posted January 2, 2013

I have lived in Pollock for several years now and have had the pleasure of being put off so to say, and the teachers as well as the staff (including the school board) seem to be preoccupied with other things going on and over loking what needs to be addressed. Anyone can attend classes to make them look good on paper and in the mean time my child has been struggling for sometime now. People can be friendly enough doing a job and not get the job done. It also seems as though the teachers seem to be very aggravated with the open classroom policy, not liking to be looked in on with parents that are trying to stay involved. Support in the community is also terrible this school needs a fresh start and needs closer looking into if you ask me!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2010

My children have been going to pollock for two years . Its the best they love there teachers and friends. We have went to other schools and it wasnt nearly as great!!!!!!!!!!!!! The teachers and staff are wonderful and really care about these children and its not about there name these people really care. POLLOCK IS THE BEST SCHOOL IN GRANT PARISH.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

My grandchild is doing great this year - a sure sign of an excellent teacher!


Posted November 2, 2009

Great teachers, principals and staff. My grandson attends this school. I love the fact that the teachers really care about the children and want them to have the best education possible.. Thanks very much, Submitted by grandparent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2009

Wonderful teachers and great learning environment.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 18, 2008

Excellent school my little girl goes there... I also teach there and I have a master's degree.. thanks you very much..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2008

I went to this school and it was a great school then. I am currentlt living in ny and the school my daughter is in ...isn't that good and now i am looking to move back to louisiana so she can have teachers who want to teach the kids and auctually care and want to be there unlike here they really don't give a damn!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2008

This school rocks! My grandaughters scores improved by 20% when we moved here.


Posted July 7, 2008

My children go to Pollock elementary and they love it. The teachers are always finding new ways to help the children understand information presented. Ever teach goes out of their way to ensure that no student is left behind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2008

hi my name is amber i go to pollock elementary school. im in the 6 grade and my school[pollock] is very very advanced and all the teachers are great and nice, they also deal with any problems you or someone else is having
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 10, 2008

I have 3 children and this fall will be 4 children that attends Pollock . I just want to say that I do love this school. They have went way beyond to help my oldest son that has a mild case of ADD. I have fell in love with all my childrens teachers , staff , principal , just nearly aboutanybody that works there. The school makes sure that with events that has happened to the past with other schools weather be here in Louisiana or other states that our children are safe when at school . I stand up and say Thank You . I know when I put my children on the bus every morning that they are safe. To anyone that is thinking of moving to our area that Pollock Elementary is a really great school .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2006

All of my kids have gone to this school. It is one of the best schools in the state! Awesome staff, great people! Would urge people to consider moving here if they want the best education for their child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2005

My child has attended Pollock Elementary since the second grade.We moved from Alexandria. My son has had an excellent teacher each year.I know from experience and volunteering at the school, how dedicated each and every one of these teachers focus on their students. Seeing how they learn what is appropriate for their class and then some. I have to admit personally each one has gone above and beyond the call of duty with my son and I couldn't have asked for a finer school! Having the after school program is an even greater help for my child. I can not help him with his homework and they see to it that he has it done right. The nurse on staff is a relief for all illnesses and accidents. Pollock Elementary and all the staff has my Blessings and Prayers. Keep up the great work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2005

In regard to our community member from Colorado, I too am from Colorado, where my children were taught in mobile homes on the elementary school campus just like here in countryfied Louisiana. Better to improvise than overcrowd a classroom!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2004

Here's the inside scoop....In respond to an earlier posting regarding Pollock Elementary's staff and curriculum, I feel there are a few things that need to be clarified. Our teachers are highly qualified and are continuously attending workshops, seminars, etc. to ensure that they are kept up to date on current teaching methods and strategies to ensure that every student excells. Our school also offers a FREE afterschool program that offers Tutoring, Music, Fine arts, Science lab and Computer technology. Our summer program offered a class for all ages in French. These programs are staffed by qualified teachers who by no means are 'countryfied'. We have no 'mobile home trailers' on our campus. We do have two well equipped portable buildings that house our School Based Health Clinic staffed by Cabrini Hospital and our school counselor. Yes, this is a rural area and money is scarce. But do you blame the children?
—Submitted by a staff


Posted October 25, 2004

I would like to accurately portray Pollock Elementary. I have taught at this school for 5 years, and this is the school that I attended during my elementary years and the school in which my child attends. This school currently has several teachers enrolled in night classes to obtain their Master's Degree. No students are taught in portable buildings, these are health clinics. Pollock's performance score is the highest in the parish and last year PES showed the most growth in the state of La. This school has helped to produce numerous doctors, lawyers, superintendents, and educators. In reference to being 'countrified', I am curious of the previous reviewer's education considering there were numerous misspelled words. All of the teachers at PES are certified and highly qualified according to NCLB. My child scored in the 97% on all standardized tests and to date I have not hired a tutor. Maranda Granger
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2004

This is for the parent from cherry hills, colorado: a master's degree is not required to teach in any state. Foreign language, in my opinion, shouldn't be taught at an elementary level. Children are learning english, which happens to be 'our nations language'! the teachers are 'countryfied' to you? Well lady, you're living in the south. It's called an accent, or did they not teach you this in colorado? Most of these teachers received an education from lsu (that's louisiana state university, ). And by reading your review, it looks as if you maybe should have attended this 'countryfied' school, since you you wrote 'teachers seem to busy............Etc.' My pollock education taught me that 'to' used in this sentence should be spelled 'too'. That's one more 'o' than you used, in case you needed me to point that out to you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2004

Coming from Cherry Hills Village in Colorado, I am very dissapointed in this school and the school board. Very few teachers have Master's Degrees and no foreign language offered here. Teachers are pleasant but 'countryfied' as some people put it. They get offended if you ask them about their education background. Teachers seem to busy to talk to you about your children and make you feel like you have no right to question them. Be prepared to hire tutors for music, foreign language, arts and technology instruction. School itself is over 30 years old with visible deterioration. Children are taught in mobile home trailers in some cases. Very Poor community! ID's are not checked when you come into the school making it unsafe for your children. Caliber of school all the way around in my book would be a 1 out of a 10.
—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 72% in 2013.

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75%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
72%
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

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
84%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
89%
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 70% in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
78%
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

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
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 97% 47%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Black 1% 45%
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 68%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Rebecca Durand
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P. O. Box 69
Pollock, LA 71467
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