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Caddo Parish Middle Magnet School

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Posted June 2, 2014

My daughter absolutely loves going to CMM 2014/2015 school year will be her last year and she is heading to magnet high!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

A lot of schools have enthusiastic parents/staff/students who will rate every characteristic 5 stars. CMM has that also, but CMM has EARNED that. Our older child attended 2 years ago; our younger is there now. We have attended under two different principals and various teachers have come and gone, yet the transitions have always been seamless. The support of the CMM family ensures the school has available the latest technology, the greatest scope of opportunities and the best faculty/staff to educate our children. High school credits are earned before HS begins. Disruptive behavior is almost nonexistent. Celebrations, clubs and travel events offer greater learning opportunities. Students here treat each other with compassion and respect. Student led organizations provide leadership and service opportunities. The accolades the students and staff bring to this school's history are too numerous to count - which all lends itself to why CMM is the NO. 1 middle school in the state of Louisiana.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

CMM is and has been a terrific school for my 4 children. They have participated in gifted classes, received high school credit for classes, extra curricular activities such as cheerleading, pep squad, student council, National Junior Honor Society, softball and football. The faculty and staff are top notch. All of my children have been well prepared for their high school experience. I will be sad to leave when my last child graduates in 2014 from CMM.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

CMM is the perfect place for my 6th and 8th graders. Because of its large size, it offers opportunities for each child that wants to learn and encourages others to do so. Mr. Cook and his staff bring education to a new level of excellence. They also enforce discipline codes which provides for a warm and protected environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2010

I am a 7th grader at Caddo Middle Magnet. Everyone is great. I'm going to miss Ms. Gallant, Mrs. Knick, Mrs. Berg, and others, when I leave. I am an honor student, a cheerleader, and in the talented arts program. I love CMM and everyone in it. It is the greatest school ever!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 25, 2009

I am in 6th grade at this school and I already love it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 14, 2009

Im in the 8th grade and I attend caddo middle magnet. It is a wonderful school for your kids. This would be my third year at cmm. i love it! Our test scores are great and most of the teachers really want us to pass. Two teachers that i will miss dearly is Mr. Phelps and Mrs. Mcgowan. When teach they do it in the most creative way! I will miss CMM!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 17, 2009

It requires students to do their best at all times. Students have a better attitude and expect more from themselves due to the school helping the child to do better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2009

As a military family who has lived overseas for the past 10 years and for the first 10 years of our son's education, we could not have asked for a better place for our son to be educated. The majority (more than 75%) of teachers care about students and are interested and engaged in the teaching/learning process. The administration and counselors are caring and professional, always looking out for the best interest of the student. We are so blessed to have found this school! As an educator of 10 years, I can honestly say I would recommend this school to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2008

Caddo Middle Magnet is a great school for your kids. I'm in the 7th and the teacher are already teaching us how to prepare for high school. We have a great academics program, the athletic program is great it keeps us busy instead of at home playing the video game. Our leap and Ileap scores are amazing. it also in a safe enviroment we have security tight all over the place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2008

As a student who has just left Caddo Middle Magnet i would like to say that i enjoyed my three years there. It was a great experience. I was in the Gateway program and although i had a lot of work, it wasn't as much as some make it to be. The teachers at CMM are great. They are always trying to help you when you need it. The principaland the whole faculty are also good. If you're a parent who has a child about to enter middle school, then I highly recommend CMM. I loved it and am sad that I will no longer be there. It is great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 4, 2008

I am an eith grader at Caddo Middle Magnet, and I have been attending all three years of my middle school career. After reading over these reviews I would like to point out a few 'myth busters' for you skeptics out there. - If you do not believe your child has enough homework, might it be possible that the instuctor of your offspring believes that the concept has been grasp and that additional work is not nesscesary? If it is busy work you want, they've got the internet for that. - Sports and extra corriculars: If you are honestly that interested in your child doing a particular sport please enroll them in a privite league. - Extra fees: Would you rather spend that $12 on your child or yourself? If the lader, you haven't relized that it is no longer about you, it hasn't been since you conceived.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 21, 2008

We have a child in 6th grade at CMM in the Gateway program and find the academic standard to be excellent. Extracurricular activities are quite good for a middle school. We view the lack of emphasis on sports, complained about by many parents, to actually be a distinct plus. As much as my children love participating in sports, the fact that the school's resources and attention are focused on academic performance, and not on the fortunes of their sports teams produces a far healthier academic environment. This is the same philosophy in operation at the Caddo Magnet High School, and the positive results are plain to see.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2008

I am currently a 7th grader who goes to this school. The school's academics and electives are excellent and is pretty much a perfect school. except the discpiline system is a little messed up. Also, cliques at this school is enormous and teachers who are really focus on education will have to think twice about this school because most students care more about each other wears.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 25, 2008

It has been voted the number one middle school in Louisiana for many years. It is so much fun. Our 7th grade cheerleaders are awesome. They always win first and get the highest score of the day in competitions against college and high school students. There is never going to be a better school. I will miss this school when i move on to ninth grade. P.S. The principal is so cool! P.S.S. We raised $100,000 in the st.jude mathathon in one week.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 28, 2007

I have a sixth grade student at CMM and have fallen in love with this school. They have made my student excel thus far in a large school environment. My child is very happy and is keeping up with the homework load. I would like school sponsored athletics but the school board does not allow them to compete in the public league in most sports. The PTSA sponsored program does do a nice job of letting everyone stay involved. I know that there are other schools in Shreveport however this one is the only public middle school that has a waiting list.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2007

I'm an 8th grade mom, this is the 3rd year my child has been in Caddo Middle Magnet. The academics are exellent. However the teachers do not give enough homework. Some don't give any homework. But overall the school is a very good. The extra curricular is poor. While stressing good academics, they have neglected extra curricular activities especially sports. If I have to send another child to that school I definitely will.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2007

I am a parent of a sixth grader at Caddo Middle Magnet. Overall the school is good, my son is kept busy nightly with homework, projects, etc. The only thing I do not like is the fact that some, not all, but some of the teachers will not respond to any type of letters, phone calls, etc. when you have questions or concerns about your child. That is something that must be worked on asap!!! Parent and teacher interaction is a must in order for our children to succeed! Overall I will send my other boys here, but the teachers need to work on communication skills with the parents!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2007

As a parent of a sixth grader,they require too many school supplies and fees. For a five star school,the web page is still coming soon. There is a lot of homework, but that's okay(my child needs it to stay focused. The extra curriculum activites also keep her busy to. I havcen't had many interactions with teachers other that back to school night, but if I had my say you can really learn at any school you attend you just have to apply yourself. Parents/children choose a school based on the name.But parents check daily grade sheet regularly, and make sure assignments are done and turned in on time!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2007

Caddo Middle Magnet is a good school, as long as you can afford high priced t-shirts, expensive trips to Italy, and are interested in having an elitist child. Every time you turn around, they have their hands out for cash. The teachers last year seemed to be bothered by the fact that my child is being treated for ADD, and I asked for more parent/teacher communication.This year he is in 8th grade, and the communication has been much better.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
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The state average for English Language Arts was 70% in 2013.

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

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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.

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The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

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

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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.

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Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

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

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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 66% 47%
Black 26% 45%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 19%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Louis Cook
Fax number
  • (318) 865-6125

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Video / Film production
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

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7635 Cornelious Lane
Shreveport, LA 71106
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Phone: (318) 868-6588

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