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Quitman High School

Public | PK-12 | 651 students

 
 

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Posted April 10, 2012

Wow! I can't believe all the negative comments about QHS. I was a student K-12th grade. Many QHS grads I know made a wonderful life after QHS, including my husband and I. We are a small country town and that makes for a small school. If you have that much to complain about, send your kids somewhere else. You don't mind giving QHS a bad name but you sit on your behind doing nothing about it! Mr. Shovan is a wonderful hardworking christian man. If there is anything to fuss about it should be the mess that Bertha Robinson left for him to clean up. Other than that, its a good place to grow up. The teacher that was talked about in Jr. High being rude and mean to students, she is gone. I know exactly the one you are talking about....pretty sure her name was Michelle....


Posted December 6, 2010

I dont know why everyone thinks quitman is such a good school. the junior high teachers dont want to teach, they dont care if the kids learn or not. The teachers are rude and yell at students every day. There is a big problem with junior high students being picked on all the time, this probem has been going on for years and the teachers wont do anything about it. if there was a better school in my area i would send my children there, but theres not.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2009

I think Quitman is a very good school. It has problems, but every school has its problems. Some good teachers, some bad, but over all a good school. I do think the teachers and principal should listen to the kids and parents a little more when there is a problem. The school does need school spirit, teachers, kids and parents. But that starts at the top. If the faculty does not have it, then its hard to get the kids and parents involved. I think if the students had higher school spirit, then they would be happier and the teachers would be happier. We are talking about kids. They have to grow up too fast as it is. Let them know you can have fun at school. It does not have be so rigid and by the book for kids to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2009

I loved Quitman while I was attending it and I still do, but now that I am in college I have a different view of my school. I was not prepared for college level classes, especially in math. I find myself struggling a lot and still not being able to keep up with everyone else in my class. I don't know how to study and I always look for the easy way out. I wasn't ever pushed to anywhere near my full potential in high school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 17, 2008

I graduated from Quitman in 07 with a 3.8 GPA. I received multiple scholarships to college, all together granting me a full ride +. I thought I was totally prepared. I was not. Not only was I ready for the workload, I was not prepared for college level maths. I failed my trigonometry class because most everything that was being talked about wa completely foreign to me. Now the creativity side of things. There is very little to be talked about on this subject at quitman. Having chosen a creative major (architecture) I was very under prepared in high school. The only art programs at Quitman are GT programs. The results that I saw were not that impressive. I was in no way challenged to think 'outside the box.' I feel fully prepared to work for someone else, following their direct orders and not thinking for myself.


Posted October 15, 2008

I moved to Quitman my seventh grade year and finished out my highschool career there. It's a great school. It has that more personal feeling than do other big schools. There are pros and cons to a small school like Quitman, but the good by far out weighs the bad. leadership of the school went downhill a lot with Mr. Milstead left, but hopefully Mr. Shovan is turnin all that around.


Posted March 10, 2007

I have attended Quitman High School since I was in Kindergarten. I am very pleased with the school. I am now a senior and will be graduating at the begining of May! If you are interested in a school I would recommend Quitman! We have an amazing Basketball team! We are participating in the State Tournament on March 17th in Lafayette! Quitman is an amazing school for children of any age!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 3, 2007

I started at Quitman in Kindergarten and this year is my senior year. I love my school! Previous posts talk about the bad things at Quitman, but no school is perfect. I think Mr. Shovan is a wonderful principal and leader. We have plenty of sports and clubs. There aren't any AP classes, but there is GT Music, Art, and Academics. I am receiving a good education and I know I will be prepared for college. I think Quitman is a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 18, 2006

I went to quitman from k-12, and now my children are attending (elementary). There are a lot of things different, for better & for worse. Our school is bulging at the seams, the teacher/child ratio is overwhelming. This is not anything we can solve because of the size of our town. Because we are a small town of jackson parish with very little opportunities offered to our youth however, i believe we have great people & great kids and you can't find that just anywhere. And i would like to wish (coach shovan (as his previous students know him) good luck on this new year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2006

As a graduate of the class of '05, I can honestly say that unless there are some major changes that occur at QHS,I will NOT be sending my children here. In the four years that I was in high school, I had 5 different math teachers, and I was totally unprepared for college math. I feel that the faculty and staff didn't to all that was in their power to provide the 'top notch' education that they brag about. I hope that Mr.Shovan will be able to turn the school's focus back to academics instead of athletics and dress codes.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 17, 2006

I believe that QHS is one of the best schools in the area. They have faculty members that care about children and want them to succeed. A new principal, Steve Shovan, will begin this fall. He was Quitman's Vice Principal in the past, so he is not new to education. I know Steve to be an upstanding Christian man who will be fair in the decisions he makes. He will not only have a positive impact on the students but also on the faculty. Students are going to get out of school what they put into it, and parents have a role to play in facilitating this process. After graduating from Quitman, I had no problem graduating from Louisiana Tech in Accounting with a 4.0 grade average. I owe a lot to QHS and would encourage others to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2006

Quitman High School is a truly good school. Things could definately be changed around a little, but I do believe that Quitman High School is one of the best schools in North Louisiana. Since a new prinicpal will be leading the school starting the 2006-2007 School Year, I believe that Quitman has alot in store. As I am a student of Quitman, I will be a sophomore this year. I look forward to starting school back. I understand where Marc (in the last post) was coming from. As seniors of 2005, they did not graduate fairly, at all. I will not even go into that... This year, and the years to come, I feel will be different. There are many kinks that will need to be worked out, and I believe they will be. Homework at Quitman is rediculous, and I believe it will be changed...for the good.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 23, 2005

As I read over the other reviews, I am dumbfounded. Others say that this school is very well equipped for 'college level' education, but during my tenure at Quitman, I found that not to be the case. Not ony are there select few higher lever education courses, but there are no advanced placement classes. Also, Quitman has little to offer as far as extra-curriculars go. As a senior in high school, I wrote one paper. College requires you to write many more papers than that. Also, due to poor budgeting by the parish, the school has little to offer the students when it comes to furthering their knowledge of specific subjects such as science and math. This school is poorly lead, and has little to offer anyone who intends on making a life for themselves.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 25, 2005

I attended QHS from the 8th grade to the 12th grade. Those were the best days of my life. QHS is a great school. They have some of the best food and the nice cafeteria ladies around. They have an excellant basketball team and they shall dominate Weston this year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 26, 2005

This school gives lots of homework, making me wonder what is done in the classroom. The pace seems to be at a college level, even for upper elementary kids; either they get it on their own or they don't. I have found that some teachers have spelling errors on papers given out to children, which is not good. Usually my children's teachers give the most homework (8 assignments?) the night before tests, leaving little or no study time. There is very little parent involvement unless they want money for something; then I get a note. My children asked to be involved in the arts, but the arts are reserved for certain other students. Also I have found that the principal is not good at following through on problems at school, and the dress code doesn't seem to apply if you play Q.H.S. ball. Also the lunches are not filling or healthy.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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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87%

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74%

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88%

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Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

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87%

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77%

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87%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

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78%

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79%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

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74%

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65%

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72%

2010

 
 
71%
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

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
55%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
63%
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

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
74%
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

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2010.

38 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
83%
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

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
82%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
63%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
70%
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

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
72%
Biology I

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

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
62%
English II

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

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
89%
English III

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

2013

 
 
97%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
61%
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 90% 47%
Black 8% 45%
Hispanic 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
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 39%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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P.O. Box 38
Quitman, LA 71268
Phone: (318) 259-2698

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