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Westwood Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 400 students

 

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Posted Thursday, July 24, 2014

Westwood has truly made AMAZING changes with their new principal! The teachers and administration are top notch and care about the students. The school atmosphere is positive and I definitely think there is NO better school to send my child! GO COWBOYS!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted Thursday, July 24, 2014

I am proud to say my child goes to Westwood!!! The changes Mrs. Ellis and all the wonderful teachers have turned Westwood into a school parents and students can be proud of!!! I want to help at Westwood whenever I can. The atmosphere is so upbeat. It's a place you can help but LOVE!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted Thursday, July 24, 2014

The school administration, climate & culture of the school has been changed.The school has undergone transformation within the 2013-2014 school year. The school will continue transformational mode and pressing forward on improving all components of the school. Kudos to Mrs. Ellis and putting a transforming vision into action.


Posted Thursday, July 24, 2014

I have really enjoyed watching Westwood take the big transformation that it took last year. When I used to drive by Westwood it did not look like a place where I wanted my children to to be. After the new administration team entered Westwood last year, the school has taken a major turn around. The school now looks inviting and like a school. The students hold there heads up with pride and more self esteem. They are always reading and wanting to learn. When you enter the classroom the teachers are on task and making learning fun and engaging. I am very pleased to see the new Westwood and I am excited to see what this school year brings. I have been on campus this summer and I love how the classrooms are undergoing transformation. If you get a change come Out and see the new Westwood and show your support!!!


Posted Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Westwood Elementary has saved this entire community. I have no idea how Caddo Found a leader with a vision and mission to WIN! The school is amazing each day. It is an experience daily. I feel so blessed to be part of this school for My cowboy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2014

Can you say BACK IN THE SADDL,!!!! Westwood is growing, turning, & nurturing. I love how my child has blossomed. She has jumped academically beyond I could have ever seen. She's loves the new staff. I love how I'm greeted each morning, rain, sleet, shine, or snow. Mrs. Ellis has revamped the campus. By the colors, books, . & office. If you walk into the school you can feel the LOVE for CHILDREN! WESTWOOD IS THE BEST SCHOOL FOR US.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2014

Watch out!! This school is turning around. I must be honest and say I live in the neighborhood of this school but I would not let my children attend. I didn't know the school, none of my neighbors ever had anything positive to say about the school and it looked very old and boring. I knew it wasn't the place for my kids if they were going to be placed on the road to success. However, this year, a drastic change has taken place. I have never seen such a change come to a school in such a short period of time. This school is surely on its way to claiming the title of an official turn-around school. This is only possible because the staff works together as a team. I have been to other elementary schools being that my older children attended them in the past and never have I seen such a school with such high energy, creativity, enthusiasm, and motivation. How do I know this? Once my neighbors started telling me all the wonderful things that were going on at Westwood, I took my child out of his school and enrolled him in Westwood. It's a decision I am very glad I made because I now know that my child is receiving a high quality education that will help him in life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2014

My school is a great example of a turn around school. I have worked at Westwood for more than ten years and I have noticed a dramatic change in the climate of the school. Parents are more involved. Teachers stay at school and even come on weekends. There's more job embedded professional development being offered. The expectations of both teachers and students are higher. The goals for our school is clear. The spirit of teamwork is valued. Our principal is appreciative of when we "do more." I loved my school before, but now I'm also proud of my school. Teacher
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 11, 2014

Westwood needs to be duplicated in Shreveport. Amazing things are happening here! WOW! Check us out!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2014

Westwood Elementary School had made a 100% transformation in just one year under the new direction of the school principal and the staff. They are the most caring individuals that I have met in the school system today and they each truly care about the success of each student. The best thing is you can actually feel the motivation and the spirit as you walk onto campus. As a community member, this is very exciting to see and gives me great hope for the children who attend this school!


Posted March 11, 2014

Super supportive administration who truly cares about the teachers and the students. Teachers are energetic and enthusiastic about their job. Great school to be a part of! Love my Westwood team!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 11, 2010

My sister goes to this school she's had a 4.0 grade average forever. Her 2nd class teacher sent student progress to everyone and she says that "She is the smartest kid in class, but she works very slow however.WHAT DOES WORKS VERY SLOW HOWEVER MEANS??? TELL ME


Posted July 21, 2008

This school helped my children alot last year. One was on the banner roll all year and the other was on the honor roll all year. They had the best teachers. The school is best I have seen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2006

This school has worked hard to bring up test scores and make children feel successful. My child has been there for 3 years now and it just keeps getting better. I look forward to her finishing her elementary school years at Westwood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2005

This school is not academically challenging at all. There is no structure in the class room. I would not recommend this school to any parent.
—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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
25%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
29%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
24%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
28%
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

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
30%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
18%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
29%
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

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
24%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
41%
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
Black 95% 45%
White 4% 47%
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%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 97%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School start time
  • 7:30 am
School end time
  • 3:15 pm
School Leader's name
  • Rudgerick Brown
Fax number
  • (318) 688-7802

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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7325 Jewella Avenue
Shreveport, LA 71108
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Phone: (318) 686-5489

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