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Booker T. Washington New Technology High School

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Posted October 28, 2013

I had little to no faith in this school when I was notified that my children had to attend. This school history was not to my liking at all!!!! Their violent history was very overwhelming for me. But since my children have attended, I have been surprised by something new every week of this school year. The teachers I have encounter are awesome. They provide you with endless ways to help improve your child in both educational status as well as behavior. I am very pleased with the hands on approach by each class and the constant communication each teacher provides. My biggest shock was the band program. AMAZINGGGGG!!!! This program does not receive the proper recognition it deserves. They have come a long way and I am very proud and pleased to have 2 children apart of this program. I appreciate all that you do and I look forward to sending my younger two children to this facility. Love, Mrs. R. Lewis
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2011

"As a graduate of BTW I can say that going to this institution and succeeding is like being a fish and swimming up stream. To comment on the statement above. I am also a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School (2003) and I believe that this is not the case at all. Your next sentence is exactly the reason for failing grades and test scores. ("Only the very serious and self determine will get a quality education worthy of college entrance standards.") There is no motivation from some of the student's. I attended Booker T. during all of that low performing stage and I am just fine. I went on to attend college at a predominantly white University obtaining my Bachelors degree in Science, one of the worst subject areas known to Booker T. Washington students. I am currently working in my field and thank God everyday that my mom made me go to that school. As a matter of fact I went to two so called low performing school throughout grade and middle school; Central Elementary and J.S. Clark middle school. It is all about what is instilled into each child from their parents.


Posted April 8, 2009

This is a great school and it gets the kids ready for there future in life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2008

The administration does everything imaginable to ensure that each and every student applies and is accepted into any college of their choice or helps them with any other decision they make for palns after high school. This school and its entire staff has that personal feel and I am forever grateful to have been apart of this loving family. No doubt about it, I love BTW now and forever will.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 28, 2008

There are many people who say that this school is not teaching the students anything and that they are failing our students. Well I was once a student at Booker T. Washington High School. I graduated in 2004. I can honestly say that no teacher at Booker T. Washington High School has ever failed me. I think that this school has caring teachers who will work with you. The entire school body is great. If I could go back in time to and choose a school of choice no questions asked I would definitely come back to this great school. I dont have children yet but hopefully in the future I will. But they will also be Lions always and forever. Words cannot express the way that I feel when it comes to this great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 13, 2008

I am a 2004 graduate of Booker T. Washington. I was the class salutatorian, homecoming princess, president of the Black Heriatage Club, Z-Club, Key Club, French Club, member of the Lady Lions basketball team (capt.), and I was also selected to attend Girls' State. I was in the Telecommunications magnet program. My experience at Booker T. was a great one. The teachers were wonderful. They were there ready and willing to help students in their time of need. Because of the location of the school, people tend to think that learning does not take place. If you were to attend, you would learn more than at any other school. The coaches not only coach the sport but they teach you life lessons. The teachers are the same way. They teach that learning goes further than high school. I bleed maroon and white! Kristina Smith


Posted March 27, 2006

I am a 2005 graduate of Booker T. Washington. I was the class valedictorian, homecoming queen, member of the basketball team (capt.), black heirtage club, z-club (president), big brother big sister mentoring program,and senior class parlimentarian. My experiences at BTW has been wonderful.I don't think there is another school like it.The faculty goes out their way to help the students and the kids are very fun to be around.People always think that the school is 'ghetto', but if you get to know the kids at this school they are the most kind-hearted people you'll meet, yeah you have your hyper ones, but what school don't.If i could go back in time i wouldn't change a thing. The learning goes further than the classroom you also learn alot about life if not from the teachers diffinitely from the students.My Lions Pride will always be with me!-Yolanda Mason-Jones (Yo-Yo)
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 9, 2006

I am a 2002 graduate of Booker T. Washington High School. I graduated as valedictorian of my class. Booker T. is a great school. The teachers are very much qualified; and they are willing to go that extra mile to ensure the success of their students. Once the teachers have done all that they can do, it is let up to the student as to whether he/she wants to learn. My educational experience at B.T.W. was a very valuable one. Currently, I am a senior in college; and I am doing extremely well. If anything, blame the environment surrounding the school and not the school. The only thing that B.T.W. may not have to offer is diversity, being that's it's predominately african american. From my honest opinion, Booker T. Washington is a wonderful school. Maybe one day, you'll see what I have seen and still sees.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 31, 2005

This school is typical of most inner city high schools. Though this institution enjoys a fine heritage as being the best school in Caddo Parish during the 50's 60's and 70's. This school is now but a mere shadow of its former glory. The education and knowlege is there, but alot of the students there take it for granted. Low test scores behavior problems, gangs, not to mention the decline of the surrounding community gives evidence to this. As a graduate of BTW I can say that going to this institution and succeeding is like being a fish and swiming up stream. Only the very serious and self determine will get a quality education worthy of college entrance standards.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 15, 2004

Booker T. Washington is the most treasured school in Caddo Parish. In August of 2003 I entered Booker T. Washington as a freshman student. During that period, there was a lot of things that came to my attention about Booker T. Washington being a 'failing' school and a negative institution. I want everybody in the world to know that Booker T. Washington is a great school and offers some of the best magnet programs in the parish. If all parents could just visit our campus for a day, they would realize that the falculty and staff works past perfection, we were number one and will be number one in the future! Booker T. Washington High School, an undaunted legacy! - Frederick Deon Washington
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 11, 2004

I entered Booker T. Washington High School as a freshmen student on August 19,2003. Since I have been there, this wonderful and yet gifted school has been misunderstood and abused verbaly by it's name. Booker T. Washington High is the best place to receive and education in Caddo Parish, although it isn't saw that way. As a student ranked in the top 5 percent of my class,I would like to say that Booker T. Washington Magnet High offers the most of magnet components in the parish with various programs such as Computer Science, Business Academy, Telecommunication, Cosmetology and Honors. Each day, the bright students at Booker Washington have great pride in them selves no matter what any other school says about us. we are on our way back to the top! There is only one number one school and that school is Booker Tellaferro Washington Computer-Science-Telecommunications Magnet High School!!! -- Frederick Washington
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 10, 2004

Booker T. Washington High School is among all eleven high schools in Caddo Parish including Caddo Magnet High. Booker T. Washington was the starting point for most of those poeple that refuse their child's presence there. Booker T. Washington has the most magnet programs in the parish including... Computer Science, Telecommunications, Advanced Placement, Business Academy and Cosmetology. I consider BTWHS a good school because it is truly. There has been a lack of enrollment there because of the negative remarks of this wonderful school. Many things have occured to try to hender my school such as we have the best basketball team in the parish,but people don't want to see BTWHS go up. I know for a fact that when the 2004-2005 school year starts, our test scores will improve from Academically Failing. We are #1!!! Forever a great legend!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 23, 2003

I was a 2001 graduate of the so probably not to much has not changed since I departed. My overall Washington High experience was a fair and pleasant experience. I attended school there for four year and all of my teachered seemed qualified and they were all eager to help any they could. The extracurricalur activities were limited, but just enough that each student could take part in one and dedicate alot of attention to it. The only down part about the school was the lack of diversity in the student body , but that is all solved by the parish's magnet and career programs at other high schools that any qualifed student could get in. As for low standardized test average, I believe the problem came from the student's lack of preparation because the teachers did their job in presenting the correct materials for the test and general education. Also disipline and security was strongly enforced and continued to get better every year I attended.


Posted August 26, 2003

Even though I rated the school three stars, I do believe that this historic school is on its way back to the top. The size of the classes were reduced this year to give students an opportunity to get one on one attention from the teachers. The parish, community, and alumni are rallying to restore BTW to the academic institution it once was. My husband and I are proud parents of a BTW student and we are really committed to working to make history in an institution that already has a lot of history.
—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 69% in 2013.

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43%

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42%

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Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

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35%

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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 64% in 2010.

53 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2010.

53 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
42%
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

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
n/a

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Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

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50%

2012

 
 
47%

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Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

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37%

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30%

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Social Studies

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

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49%

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41%

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n/a
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 82% in 2013.

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47%

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16%

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13%

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10%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 87% in 2013.

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47%

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5%

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8%
English II

The state average for English II was 93% in 2013.

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74%

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33%

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44%

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4%
English III

The state average for English III was 88% in 2013.

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78%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 83% in 2013.

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46%

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16%

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16%

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4%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the End-Of-Course (EOC) tests to test grade high school students in English 2, English 3, biology 1, algebra 1 and geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The EOC is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.

Source: LA Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 99% 45%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 4%
Two or more races 0% 1%
White 0% 47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Dr. Stacy Russell
Fax number
  • (318) 226-0628

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Softball
  • Track

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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2104 Milam Street
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