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Woodlawn Leadership Academy

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Posted December 13, 2010

Our school has become a military based school. So now it is mandatory for everyone to be in JROTC. I dont find it fair because we have students who don't want to be in JROTC that act out. We now have a blue star. If they keep up this bad behavior we we go down to a blue star. Im in Jrotc and I take pride in what we do as cadets. I think we should go back to the old ways and let the students pick if they want to be in gym or JROTC. A concerned cadet


Posted October 30, 2005

My child currently attends WHS. Before deploying to Iraq, I went to the school to talk with the principal and the counselor. I also notice that there is no discipline when it comes to dress code or behavior. They do not ask to see any ID when you report to the office. Only because my son lives in that district is he attending WHS. I just belive that alot could be done to better help the students. I am not blaming it all on the school because some parents are to blame, too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2005

I had the same problem as the person posting May 2004 message in that same year when I went to enroll my child at Woodlawn. I graduated from Woodlawn, moved away, returned and Woodlawn was and still is my childs home school. I am a scary looking man, as my kids and their friends tell. I went into the office & told them I need to enroll my child in school & they told me where to go. I did not sign or was I asked who I was. My child is african american & so am I & my wife. Now that I have seen this I may transfer my child. Safety First!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 18, 2005

Hello, My name is Kayla S. and I am a sophomore at Woodlawn High School. I love this school. There is no better school than Woodlawn. We are always succeding our goals here at Woodlawn. The people are understanding and caring. The teachers always wants you to get the job done. We have many extra curricular activities here. They are Band,JROTC, basketball,football,softball, track, student council,Delta Pi Pi , Hospitality (which is the magnet part of our school) , and many, many more things. Woodlawn is a great school. We have tutorting programs also. Students come from other schools and also magnet schools just to be tutored at our school by our teachers. Woodlawn has taught me many things and academics are just one of them. The students at this school has the motivation to strive and do their best in everything. We love our school!! ~*Class of 2007*~
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 26, 2004

Woodlawn is a good school so you could have kept that lie to yourself. Woodlawn is very strict when it comes to the welfare of the children and visitors. People love giving predominately black schools a bad name. Don't know why there are evil people in the world. Give woodlawn a chance and trust me you child will be well taken care of.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2004

This is very scary. Upon a recent visit to this school. I needed to see a person in a certain department of the school. I went to the main office and told them I need to see so and so in this department and all they did was point me in the direction of this office. They never asked me who I was or had me sign in. My child is (was) to attend this school. I thought it was required for you to sign in at schools. I have not notified the school board about this, however, I have told alot of parents and friends about it and they were very disturbed, as I am.
—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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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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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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
32%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2010.

133 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
33%
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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26%

2012

 
 
17%

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n/a

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Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

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21%

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22%

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Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

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17%

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17%

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Social Studies

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

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19%

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23%

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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

Algebra I

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

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46%

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15%

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9%

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4%
Biology I

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

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32%

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10%

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7%
English II

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

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76%

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20%

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15%

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8%
English III

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

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55%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 83% in 2013.

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43%

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5%

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2%
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

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 99% 45%
White 1% 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 80%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Dr. Cedric Ellis
Fax number
  • (318) 687-6787

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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7340 Wyngate Boulevard
Shreveport, LA 71106
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Phone: (318) 686-3161

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