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Parks Middle School

Public | 4-8 | 392 students

 

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Posted February 15, 2006

This school could be so much better if only there were more teachers and staff that cared about teaching the students. I have asked for assistance over and over and have not gotten any response from anyone to get help for my child. Letters, notes, phone calls and messages have gone unanswered for almost two school years. I am an involved parent and it seems I am blocked from every aspect of this school. The elementary school was wonderful! But the middle school is just so bad, it is a shame and a sad thing. I am tired of fighting for help that should be offered or suggested at first sign of failing grades. What am I supposed to do when as a parent ask and beg for help and am almost turned away from the door? Other schools I have been to welcome involvement from parents, but not here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2005

This school is a joke, yes there is a 1 or 2 teachers that will go out of their way to help a child but majority will not. There is a lot of negativity that comes from the teachers instead of praising a child when they have done well they instead focus on the negative things of a child. And work after school and on weekends what a joke . We have been trying to get help for my child even going through the school board and still nothing. I do agree that this school needs better leadership in a principal. And the teachers need a refreshers course in child psychology.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2005

I think Parks Middle School is a great school. The staff at the school are caring professionals who are truly devoted to the task of educating children. I have seen the teachers go out of their way to help students be successful in their studies. The staff at this school puts in long hours working nights and weekends to make the school the great place that it is!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2004

I am so disappointed with parks middle school, the primary had a very strick principal, but she tried hard to stay on top of everything , as for the middle school it is ashame when you have a principal that actually shows that he has favorites.And when I have gone to pick up my child there are times where students are pushing shoving or picking on other kids and the teachers say or do very little. If I had transportation to bring my child somewhere else I would Or atleast till they changed their principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2004

Growing up this was the best school ever, a caring principal, Teachers who loved to teach, 'What Happened?' When I needed to set up a meeting to talk to a teacher, they never returned my calls. I have gone to school to talk to the principal and he is always in a meeting or on campus grounds he never also returns call. I wanted my child to the same experience I did and it has been one disappointing thing after another.
—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.
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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.

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76%

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75%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

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79%

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74%

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66%

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46%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

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69%

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71%

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69%

2010

 
 
44%
Social Studies

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

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65%

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70%

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65%

2010

 
 
47%
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 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

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67%

2012

 
 
68%

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70%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
59%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
59%

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56%

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63%

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54%
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

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
62%
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

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
58%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
58%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 68% 49%
Black 30% 45%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 3%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61%N/A66%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Wanda Phillips
Fax number
  • (337) 845-5532

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1010 Saint Louis Street
Saint Martinville, LA 70582
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