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Southern Hills Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 

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2013:
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Posted August 12, 2014

After I notice the last rate was negative, I must say every voice should matter, if there are any improvements in these subject matters, this school could change to be better prepared for the school year. As citizens we should help the school board fight for better transportation, my kids are new to the school, looking forward to a good school year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2014

My family and I were from New Orleans. We moved here in Shreveport last year 2013.My seven year son went to Southern Hill Elementary for his kindergarten year,And he loved it. Everyone in there was nice & professional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2013

I am a teacher at this school, and I love my job. The faculty is a family and we are proud of our school and truly care about our students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 3, 2013

I work here, and I can say that this is a great school! The administration, faculty, and staff all share a love for children. We are excited about watching children grow and become who they were made to be. We not only teach academics but values, as well.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 8, 2012

hi,my name is gene poitras.i have a grandson ,michael leone who attends southerhill ele .he has some of the best teachers and a principle and vice-principle who really care about the students.my grandson is huge for his age and gets a picked on quite a lot.but,the teachers and higher staff have put a stop to that bullying is a great problem in public schools i know im a juvanile officer.but at least at southerhills they try to stop it.children can be very cruel,but its up to the teachers and staff to stop it and souther hills tries their best .if u have a child that is being bullied send them to souther hill ele


Posted October 25, 2009

I am a parent of a 14-year old 5th grader that attends Southern Hills.I am pleased to say that Southern Hills is the best public elementary school in Shreveport, behind Forest Hill Elementary.It should be a 5-star public school and the academics should be top of the line!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2009

My son goes to this school and I must say he has a GREAT teacher! She lets my husband and I know daily how he is doing and what he needs to work on. We need more teachers that take that kind of pride in their teaching.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2005

My child attend this school last year for the first time and he really enjoyed being there.The teachers and staff are very helpful. This is a great school. He will go here until he leave the 5th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2004

My child has attended this school for 4 years now, and we have been very happy with the teachers as well as the administration. Our oldest child has several health issues that make school a bit more challenging, but the staff at this school has done so much to keep our child safe and healthy. The principal knows each of her students, as well as the parents that regularly come to the school. It's wonderful to go onto campus each day and be greeted by, if not our names, by 'so-and-so's mom'. When there is a problem with traffic control, both the principal and the teachers jump right into assisting with traffic. I've seen the principal out in the street, standing in her hose in the flooded road, directing traffic. We are eager to enroll our youngest child at this school, as well. Thanks, Southern Hills, for a wonderful environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

This school has a wonderful environment and a great faculty staff. I have two children enrolled and I could not be happier with the education that my children recieve. Thank you Southern Hills Faculty for your outstanding achievement.
—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

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
38%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
36%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
44%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
38%
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

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
39%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
44%
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

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
45%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
51%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 88% 45%
White 9% 47%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 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 92%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Donna Leone
Fax number
  • (318) 688-4459

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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9075 Kingston Road
Shreveport, LA 71118
Phone: (318) 686-1974

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