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Cypress Springs Elementary School

Public | 3-5 | 461 students

 

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Posted August 8, 2013

My daughter hv been going there for fours years now tat is an excellent school Tha teachers are patient and treat Tha kids very nice and I just love tat school and mrs Lewis is excellent Tha Tha best school ever
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2009

I really like the environment that the school presents. Teachers are willing to do whatever it takes to make sure that the children are taken care of educationally. I transport my to school every morning and the instructors that be waiting for the car line are very nice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2007

I am a teacher with many years of experience. I have had experience in teaching in another parish within the state. I have experience in teaching K-4th grades. My years at Cypress Springs have been great! This school has teachers that truly care about the success and well-being of every child. The teachers collaborate very well together. They plan lessons that are fun and encourage the children to do their best. The teachers work extremely hard. We do not have the parental involvement that we desire, but we do offer many opportunities for parents to become involved in their child's education. We encourage every parent to become a part of their child's education. Cypress Springs has been and continues to be an excellent school. The school offers, art, music, physical educ., and computer lab(kids college) to every child. The Accelerated Reader program has been a great success.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 17, 2006

My child attended Cypress Springs for three years. This summer we moved to a different state (in the northeast). Teachers at my child's new school have complemented me on his/her math ability (I think that they were surprised that a kid from Louisiana would do so well). He/she is one of the top students in the class at his/her new school, but he/she was also a strong student at Cypress Springs. My point is that three years at Cypress Springs did not hold him/her back from performing very well at a strong school in a part of the country where schools are well-funded. I think that the teachers at Cypress Springs are very good, and do the best they can with the limited resources they have available to them. However, given a choice, would I move back? No way! There are far more resources at our new school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2006

We are now in our 3rd year at Cypress Springs. The teachers that my son has had have all been excellent. The school is undergoing extensive renovations and looks great. Overall we have been pleased. The school has two negatives. The first negative is that the school is very focused on bringing up the performance of the weakest students. As a result, I feel that stronger students are not as challenged, particularly in the areas of math and writing. The second is that they use very rigid curriculm (this is a district issue more than a school issue) and science and social studies are not given much attention. Also music and art enrichment is basically nill. This is also a district issue more than a school issue.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2005

I am currently finishing my student teaching assignment at Cypress Springs and I believe that it is an okay school that could be made GREAT! Cypress Springs just needs more parental and community involvement. If the community placed more pressure on those who are 'higher up' the educational ladder the teachers could get more of the materials they need in in order to teach the students what they need. These teachers care about the students and they need community's help if the student's are going to reach their full potential!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 18, 2005

Cypress Springs is an elementary school (K-5) with caring and experienced teachers who give 100% of their talents toward educating the students. The vast majority of the faculty engages in regular teacher inservice and curriculum workshops to improve the quality of their instruction. The 'Outstanding Young Teacher of the Year' for 2005 in Lincoln Parish is a Cypress Springs teacher. Our faculty members write grants for extra funding toward curricular needs to use in teaching the grade level expectations. Extracurricular activities such as music and art are offered weekly with the best of instruction. Parental involvement is growing as teachers make every effort to include the parents in every facet of instruction. No school is without problems, but this school is progressively making gains in every area.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted December 29, 2004

I have found that the educators and administrators at Cypress Springs Elementary are kind-hearted, talented teachers who work very hard. They are professional and their assistance has been invaluable. The teachers collaborate well and work hard to bring out the best in every child. Their love for children is apparent in all that they do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2004

I am a college student who has spent time observing the classes at Cypress Springs. The previous parent comments are true. In fact, my class professors use this school as an example of what not to do. This school should be investigated.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 8, 2004

My child transfered into Cypress Springs and did not come first. She was put in a class with remedial students without my knowledge (I had been deployed over 180 days and had to transfer her here.) Her teacher seemed not to care when I called and asked for feed back on my child's progress. My child dropped from a B in math to a D and the teacher offered no explanation nor did the papers that were sent home weekly. Take my advice and send your child elsewhere unless you want to end up sending hundreds at Sylvan Learning center to correct there actions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2004

Both my children Cypress Springs.Cypress Springs is a school where the children don't come first.Each child is labeled as the smart or dumb kids or good or bad. The teachers are not skilled with children and violate their rights.The principal isn't kind at all neither is the assistant they yell at the kids and are completely rude.Cypress Springs for brings out the worst in my children.This school has been a big disappointment.
—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 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
41%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
61%

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 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
55%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
67%
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

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
69%
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
Black 88% 45%
White 8% 49%
Hispanic 2% 3%
Asian 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 94%N/A66%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Doris Lewis
Fax number
  • (318) 255-0596

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Ruston, LA 71270
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