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Rosepine Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 882 students

 

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Posted December 10, 2013

Rosepine Elementary is a wonderful school. My son had two wonderful teachers Ms. Day and Mrs Davis.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2012

I have one child going to this School. Since we got stationed here my son attended Kindergarten and is now in 1st grade. My experience is very positive. My son had 2 wonderful teachers. Mrs. Aycock and Mrs. Davis. He reads 2nd Grade books and comes home with A's and B's. Both of them take their times and are very patient with the children. They allow the parents to come to class and help them. I am very involved in my child's education, that is very important. They have special classes for Children with learning disability. No child stays behind. I am very proud to say that my Child goes to Rosepine Elementary, and I would recommend this School to anyone and everyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2012

Average is the rating I've given and that's about the best thing I can say about RES. I had 3 children in RES and I am so grateful that they are out of there. Like any school, RES has some great teachers (especially the Headstart & Kindergarten programs), but the majority are just passable. I put my 3rd grader into Hicks and she went from trying to add and subtract money to a class where the children already knew multiplication, division, and cursive. It was a HUGE leap compared to RES. My oldest claimed that she was "doing about the same things" in her Hicks 5th grade class as at RES, but when I saw her math papers the difference was ASTOUNDING; she was already working on 6th grade state requirements in Geometry at Hicks. Hicks has a poor review here, but you must take into account that as a rural community there are very few people in the Hicks community that have access to the internet (it's still dial-up out there) except at the school which has a decent computer lab. I'll grant that the "bells & whistles" may not be abundant at Hicks, but I'll take children that come home acutally CAPABLE and LEARNED over dances and constant extracurricular activities in the classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2011

I have 4 children that attend Rosepine. I have to give credit where it is due for these teachers and other staff including the bus drivers. They are compassionate, loving and dedicated to our children. We all should be thankful for these teachers for all that they do for our kids. I understand that there needs some changes such as the bus drivers have too many students and have to do 2 runs each day to get our kids home safely. Ms. Heather is a great lady and loves the kids. Mr. Lewis and the assistant principal are very understanding and I just had an incident where my son was being bullied and I called there and within 2 hours the problem was resolved and the boy teasing my son was punished. I feel that if the parents allow the school to punish such as spanking then that is fine but there are other options such as detention and suspension. The other staff is very courteous and understanding and I think they all do a great job. If people think that teaching is an easy job then they should do it for a day and see what it is like. I can t thank these teachers enough for the hard work that they do for our kids. I am proud to say that my kids attend Rosepine Elementary School!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2010

I absolutely love Rosepine Elementary School. I went to school here and have had the opportunity to move back to the area and send my two children here as well. I find the staff to be very helpful and understanding. I also enjoy the new leadership of Principal, Charles Lewis. He seems to be doing a great job. The only thing that needs to be changed at Rosepine Elementary/Rosepine JrSr High is that there needs to be a Middle School to accomodate the growing community and it's needs. I think that a Middle School would help solve some scheduling and crowding concerns. I would recommend this school to anyone and everyone! You won't find more dedication!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2009

I had 5 children that graduated from rosepin school. I think the schools are great they helped my children acheive there goals in life. The leadership in the schools were great, all the principals, and staff were very helpful through the years. I now have grandchildren going there and am glad to have a schoo like Rosepine to send my children to. Thanks to all the princepals and teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2009

I am very pleased with RES. I have read the previous reviews and can agree and disagree with some things that have been said. My son does have homework every night but it is relevant to what he needs to learn and reemphasizes what is covered in the classroom. His teacher is very concerned about his well-being and the staff is very friendly. It is a small, personable school and no they don't have music or art classes. That's where parents come in! Do be prepared to get bombarded with fundraisers. I would recommend this school though .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2008

We have just moved here from overseas and are coming from the DoD system. In all fairness it was the only school system that we have ever worked with. We came here with an open mind and are trying very hard to adjust to the new way things are done here. I have to say that it is turning into one of the most challenging times of my life. First of all the whole school is very very strict. Corporal punishment is still enforced here and used as a threat for the children from second grade on up. There is no art, music or extra languages however they do expect your children to do more homework than I have ever seen. Second grade students in my opinion are expected to take care of way too many things on their own. It has taken two weeks to find out the answer to one question from my child s teacher. The classes are all over 25 students per teacher and there are no aides to help the students that are having trouble. The communication between the teachers and parents is pretty much non existent. No matter how many times I have asked for email addresses the best I can get is notes scribbled on the side of failed test and homework. I remind you that I came here to straight A students. F s are given here gleefully and with no help offered. The school library is incredibly small and has very very few books from the children to choose from. On the night of open house my husband and I went to the library to look around and saw that the dictionary was upside down. When we went to turn it over it is stuck to the podium that it was on. It had not been touched in a very very long time. We were given no information about our 4th grader changing classes. That is something she found out on her first day of school so needless to say we did not get to met any of her teachers other than her homeroom teacher. Whom did not tell us anything about the changing of classes when we stood and talked to her about our child? Our fourth grader started school with no desk and no books. (Seems they were back ordered) It has been heart breaking for me as a parent trying to do the best I can with our children in this system that is setting children up for failure in my opinion. I no longer wonder why LA has such a low rating in the nation for its schools. I came to LA with straight A students that loved school. Now have two little ones that get off of the bus every day crying about how much they hate school. The whole atmosphere here is very depressed and there is a distinct feeling that the county motto is Not my job It is sad to be surrounded by a whole community that seems to not only be stuck in mediocrity but appears to be very satisfied with it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2006

We have some wonderful teachers at res. Ms lehto and the others that help me son have brought him a long way this year. He enjoys waking up every morning and going to school.I would like to thank all of them for all the hard work and time they put toward all the children at res. Please keep up the work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2006

Mr. Simmonsen the Vice Principal is a great person. He is fair to the children and tries to keep up morale. The workload for the 6th graders has been minimal (less homework) There really isn't music, The only school sport is basketball in the earlier part of the year for 5th and 6th and the parent involvement appears to be excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2004

I am very proud to have my children attend RES. I know that my children are receiving a quality education in the Vernon Parish School system. One has only to view the Parent Report Card located at the Louisiana State Education website to see that the school has 98% 'Highly Qualified' Teachers. The RES faculty and staff are concerned about the students and work very hard to provide a warm and nurturing atmosphere. The school library is a wonderful place to find excellent reading material. Our growing conditions have been created because so many people have chosen to move into the community based upon the wonderful school system. The growing conditions are being addressed with the addition of a new building. The use of a website is a great idea, time constraints prohibits this endeavor. There is always room for improvement, and parent surveys are sent out monthly for parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2004

Talk about the lack of education this school is so behind the times it's not funny. There is so much homework if you have more than one child they won't be done till 9:00 PM. The School was informed about a website called schoonotes.com which can provide a way to help students and parents with the homework the students have for that week, and it just falls on deaf ears. Must be to much work for the teachers to be able to figure out. Oh there is a website for the school, but it looks like it was designed by the schoolboard no effort by the school whatsoever. The bus drivers are the worst I have ever seen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

My kids have been in Rosepine schools all their life. Not only do I feel they are have and are getting a good education they are also being taught values and respect...The small school feel is what I want for my kids....I like knowing my childrens teachers. I will not send my kids to a bigger, less personal school.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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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88%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
84%

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83%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

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85%

2012

 
 
72%

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80%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

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80%

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71%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
84%
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

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
72%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
68%

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

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
78%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
89%

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 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
87%
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 84% 47%
Black 6% 45%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Two or more races 4% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 64%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mitzi Martin
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Post Office Box 578
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