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Chamberlin Elementary School

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Posted March 21, 2014

Although my son is learning, his teacher and the principal are not very well-mannered or respectful to the students or parents. He will not return to Chamberlin. The lack of route-modeling of respectful and well-mannered behavior is key. He may have his academics, but a wounded self-esteem takes years to heal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2006

With recent events that have impacted the State of Louisiana and public schools, Chamberlin has managed to survive and strive for excellence. The new principal has high expectations for the students, teachers, and parents. As a result, those expectations have translated into high quality instruction and performance. Programs that were in place prior to the storms have continued with additional students but without interruption to the curriculum. The continued emphasis on reading and discipline has created an atmosphere where students are ready to learn and demonstrate what they know. Teachers have continued to work to meet the needs of every student while creating high-quality lessons that interest students and engage them in learning. The school has been beautified by teachers, students, and parent volunteers with a garden and plantings around the school to make it a more pleasant place to come and learn every day.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 18, 2004

I have a child in the 1st grade at Chamberlin Elementary and his teacher is Mrs Messer. She is a PHENOMENAL teacher. My son has really learned a lot in her class, his reading has improved 150%. She makes learning fun, yet sticks to her guns when it comes to discipline. I have friends that have kids in the other two 1st grade class's and they are VERY happy with them as well. I have heard some negativity about the principle but have not had any problems with her. I hope that Mrs Messer sticks around for a long time because EXCELLENT teachers like her are very hard to find. I wish my first grade teacher was as good as these 3 when I was in school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2004

I have grave concerns about the future of Chamberlin. I am concerned with discipline measures and I am concerned with the parental involvement that is almost nonexistant. The school has been a vital part of our community and has met the educational needs of so many children. But I am seeing a decline in many areas of need at Chamberlin. The students are becoming more and more unruly and undisciplined. The teachers that are on staff are some of the very best and I am afraid that they will start looking elsewhere unless the parents and the faculty start working together to bring about the academic success of each child in the school. This is not a one person job... it requires everyone's involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2004

Under new leadership this school has declined in many ways over the past 3 years. Test grades have dropped, students are being taken out and being put in private schools, and parent involvement is minimal. I am greatly concerned about the education my child is getting. Too much emphasis is being put on the schools report card and issues that involve funding instead of the quality of education and making learning fun. I am very disappointed in the WBRP school board for appointing to this position someone who lacks the experience or knowledge needed. It would seem to make better sense to take someone from the ranks of vice principal than to take someone who has never served as principal, vice principal or a classroom instructor. The emphasis needs to be put back on the students, parents and teachers in order for Chamberlin to get back to where it was.
—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.

Grade level

English Language Arts

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

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69%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
54%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

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65%

2012

 
 
76%

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Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

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45%

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60%

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Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

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62%

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Social Studies

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

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63%

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69%

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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 55% 47%
Black 42% 45%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Hispanic 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 84%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Charlotte Blanchard
Fax number
  • (225) 627-9306

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Port Allen, LA 70767
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