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Walnut Hill Elementary/Middle School

Public | PK-8 | 1775 students

 

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Posted April 18, 2014

Walnut Hill Is an awesome school!! The teachers there really care about the students. My grandson loves this school!!


Posted October 21, 2013

I have gone to Walnut Hill since Kindergarten, the teachers are great, and they challenge you every single day of the year. I love all of the teachers and staff, I have had problems with bullying but it was handled immediantly and effectivly, they do not play at Walnut Hill and they do not accept kids who want to joke about their education. I have been invited to take my SATS in the SEVENTH grade because my grades are high, and I have an above level reading skill. I learned to read in Kindergarten and have always read above level. I was reading the Twilight series in the third grade,and reading Harry Potter in the fifth. I am now reading at a twelfth grade level in the seventh grade. I would recommend this school to anyone and everyone, who wants to learn that is. The teachers are strict but fun, they teach in a way that makes you WANT to learn every second of the day. I love my school, and never want to leave (To bad I have to I wish they had a highschool part of the school) ~Charlotte Mcmellon student


Posted October 11, 2013

Walnut HIll is a great school! I have a son in kindergarten that has an amazing teacher. The first 9 weeks aren't even over and he is already reading! I have a nephew in 2nd grade and a niece in 5th grade who are also learning a lot. I went to Walnut Hill from 2nd to 8th grade. Mr. Hardison is a great leader and role model for these kids. I love how keeps God in the school and everything is lead by prayer. These kids rank the highest in public schools in Shreveport
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

WALNUT HILL SCHOOL IS K-8 Shreveport,LA. . THEY ARE ALL ABOUT OUR CHILDRENS SAFETY AND EDUCATION. MY HAT IS OFF TO MR. HARDISON. OUTSTANDING PRINCIPAL. MR. WILLIS IS IN CHARGE OF GETTING OUR KIDS ON AND OFF SCHOOL BUSES IN TIMELY AND SAFE MANOR. MY GRANDCHILDREN GO TO THIS SCHOOL AND THEIR MOTHER WENT SEVERAL YEARS AGO. I HAVE SEEN 2 YRS. KIDS HAVE GONE, GREAT IMPROVEMENT IN GRADES, SOCIAL ABILITIES, & ATTITUDE CHANGE. WITH NO DOUBT IN MY MIND AND HEART WALNUT HILL DESERVE AS WELL AS OTHER SCHOOLS TO WIN THIS $5000. I KNOW A FACT IT WILL BE USED TO HELP ALL OUR CHILDREN IN THIS COMMUNITY TO THRIVE FOR A BETTER EDUCATION. THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY.


Posted November 16, 2012

I go to Walnut Hill and I love it there! I have been there since Pre-K and I am currently in the seventh grade. All of my best friends and teachers are awesome and they couldn't be better! I also don't remember a time i got lower than a mastery on my iLeap and Leap tests. Anyway I love Walnut Hill and it is the best school ever!!


Posted August 26, 2010

I love this school! Mr. Hardison is an amazing leader. My children went to another school in the area where there was nothing but trrouble. I am so glad we were able to move into the walnut hill district and my kids can get the kind of education they deserve from people who genuinely care about the students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2010

I love walnut hill you learn things about life like its not what you look like its who you are i have gone to walnut hill all my life and i love the teachers i could not have better teachers thanks you mr harddison i just love walnut hill
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 5, 2010

I really like the school. My two children are being challenged and learning a lot of new things. I wish they had better school pick up and drop off...it takes so long with such limited space. The kids run to the buses and rough house in the grass...makes me a little nervous someone will get hurt. The middle school kids are rude and loud...they shut doors on kids and parents and they run and scream in halls. If they could fix the way the middle schoolers behave it would be a great school that set a great example for the younger kids. My little ones are scared to use the bathroom and walk in the halls because the staff tolerates and approves of how the middle schoolers act. The security guard who helps with car drop off/pick up is AWESOME. He is really an asset to the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2009

Both my children attended Walnut Hill and I just want to say it is a Wonderful School and Principle Hardison is the best!!! I'm so proud to see it continues to be an outstanding school! Way to go Mr. Hardison!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2009

My granddaughters just started to school at Walnut Hill this year. One is second grade, the other sixth grade. The second grader says she only has a choice of chicken nuggets, hamburgers, pizza, etc. The sixth grader says she has a choice of these things or healthy plates of food. We have taught our kids to eat healthy. The second grader is missing out on healthy food, which she likes, and I don't understand. What is the deal with this?


Posted August 17, 2009

I had three girls attending in 1996 and now two grandsons attending Walnut Hill. I think it is the best school around this area. Mr. Hardison really cares about his students and their school. Strive for the best, be the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2009

It is a great school my favorite teachers was mrs reynolds and mrs asseff. It will be the best school ever that i know
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 9, 2009

Im in middle school at Walnut Hill. I have been here since sixth grade. It is really fun here but there is alot of home wk. My favorite teachers are Mr. Carter and Mrs. Trahan. They made it fun!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 2, 2009

i love this school i have never done any better in any school i have really excelled in my work i want to thank all the administraters and Mr.Hardison everyone at this school is very nice thank you again
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 26, 2009

Walnut hill is a great school, my daughter started pre-k this year and mrs. White is the best teacher ever. My daughter just adores her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2009

Is the best teacher ever ....All 3 of my kids had mrs sattler ...Words cannot describe how i feel ....She is rock and you & your child would be bless in all aspects to ever get her as a teacher... I triple love her... As for the assi. Prin. Counselors and support staff they fabulous!!! mrs w richarson :) she is a wonderful sweet person that will go outta her way to help u .. Ms. Peters my love her she always has a smile and good advice and mrs kimball i had her for my teacher and now she is a upper elem. And is wonderful the kids love her and i couldnt ask for better people at that school:) the office staff is wonderful ... Mr harrdison is the best and i hope that he never leaves but if and when he does ......Nobody will ever feel his shoes!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2009

My son is in 6th grade. He loves his English class. Mrs. Trehan makes things so exciting!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2008

I went to WHS for 9 years, & It's the best school to put your child in. We have great teachers, staff, & definately a great principal. It's just a really good school :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 9, 2008

My son has been in this school since Kindergarten. This is the most caring, loving and most dedicated teacher's you will EVER MEET. Between the administration, teacher's, parent involvement and the dedication of the student's in any school in our area. I have 3 kids at Walnut Hill and they absolutely love it. We even have teacher's that are dedicated enough with their student's that they even do extra activities during the summer with their student's. It is wonderful and you could not ask for better then what your child will receive through Walnut Hill.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2008

Excellent school for students and excellent place to spend my teaching career.
—Submitted by a teacher


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.

About these ratings

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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77%

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76%

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Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

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77%

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76%

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75%

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72%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

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77%

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73%

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Social Studies

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

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68%

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70%

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73%

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77%
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

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
62%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
63%
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

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
85%
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

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
76%
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

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
82%
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 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
68%
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 52% 47%
Black 42% 45%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 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 58%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Albert Hardison
Fax number
  • (318) 688-6522

Resources

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  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Track
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9360 Woolworth Road
Shreveport, LA 71129
Phone: (318) 687-6610

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