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Caddo Parish Magnet High School

Public | 9-12 | 1170 students

 

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Posted March 20, 2014

Magnet High is the flagship high school in Caddo Parish, and offers the best opportunity for students to prepared for and be successful in college anywhere. The students, teachers, and staff are focused on maintaining a safe and supportive environment for everyone. The courses offer rigor and variety, and my son does work hard to maintain good grades, It's more than worth the time and effort, and he loves it there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2012

My child is a sophomore at this school. Magnet has many strengths, including the high percentage of teachers with Master's degree or higher, the performing arts programs, variety of AP/dual enrollment courses, and availability of extra help from many teachers. However, I have felt more than once like a victim of false advertising. Based on what was said when we visited the school, I expected that the science curriculum would include labs; however, my child's science lessons thus far have consisted mostly of reading a textbook and answering some questions about it. Easy "A," but boring. Math has been pretty much self-taught, maybe this year will be better. Most teachers are responsive to questions/concerns, but with some, it's easier just to try to figure it out on our own. Counselor sometimes responds to calls/emails, sometimes not. Overall, I found it easier to stay informed and communicate with teachers/staff at Byrd, where my older son attended. PTSA meetings at Magnet are only for those who don't work - held in the middle of the day. On the plus side, my child has learned to budget time, makes pretty good grades and likes the social environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2011

this school is complicated, im currently attending. its more for people who can do tons of work have straight A's an have alot of social time!!(: its funn GO 2015 MAGNET MUSTANGS!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 18, 2011

caddo magnet is an excellent school, my daugther just graduated from there and she is on her way to a college up state.teacher are wonderful and very helpful,my daugther loved going to magnet high, she said she wishes she could go back, the entire staff are great ,easy to work with, wonderful wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2011

I have 5 children from 31 to 14 who have attended all of the "best "schools in the Caddo/Bossier area including private. They have all done well for themselves, but knowing what I know now I owe my older children an apology for not insisting they attend Magnet.. My 2 youngest are at Magnet, where they are treated like young adults as compared to being treated as penal convicts like they were at Byrd. No fights. Mature student body exemplifies college campus attitudes and actions. School runs smoothly without Alumni Association interference encountered at Byrd. No Nazi style drug dog shut down searches as are commonplace at Byrd. A calm campus supervised by a cordial yet very capable faculty and administration focused on the needs of the student instead of the wants of disruptive parents. Great academics coupled with more All-State Musicians than any other local school. Sports comparable to schools twice their size.Unparalleled arts.Almost instant notification of grade fluctuations or attendance issues. Positive parental involvement without overshadowing the faculty or students. Truly the "students school". More faculty Masters Degrees than any other area school. Great Principal
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2011

As a student at Magnet, I can honestly say that sending any child here is one of the wisest decisions that you make as a parent in his/her life. The teachers are very supportive and help you strive for success in ways that other schools just can't compete with. The students are very welcoming and almost never judgmental. It's all around a great school that will send your child with a future of great success.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 9, 2011

Although Magnet High School is a good school academically, the students are quite different. The social environment for students is different than any other in Shreveport. Some students are just way too out there.


Posted October 10, 2010

There is a universal love of learning and exploration by both students and faculty. The faculty and administrators teach not only their specific curriculum but share their enthusiasm for lifes experiences with the students. Caddo Magnet nourishes the whole of the child in an open environment, albeit within appropriate parameters. Although the region is relatively limited in diversity, this is the most diverse high school in the area, & it embraces the wealth of many cultures.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2009

Three of my children attend Magnet. It is an awesome school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2009

My second child will graduate with honors this year from Magnet. They are prepared for college--- wherever they choose. Magnet opens doors for their future - more college options, more scholarship opportunities. No other school in the area comes close. How could you not want your child to be in one of the top rated high schools in the state but also recognized as one of the top in the nation by US News/World Report??
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2009

I'm currently a Freshman at Magnet. It's only been 3 weeks since my first day, but I already have a new family. At Magnet the students and faculty come together to make one big family. Here in LA most high schools are focussed around football, not Magnet. We are a high that focusses on grades, performing arts, and sports. There are many things to choose from aside from the college-like courses. If you move within the area and you have a high school student, the best for you to do is enroll them in Magnet. You will not regret it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 2, 2009

I have watched four of my kids turn into very intelligent, and thoughtful young men and women as they have progressed through the years at CMH. I was raised in private schools and we never had half the opportunities that these kids have been offered at this 'public' school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2009

Hello, I am a recent graduate of Caddo Magnet High School. Any one that has attended Magnet (as we commonly refer to it) can attest to the fact that it is a true treasure. Throughout my four years, I encountered numerous teachers who pushed me to be 'the best I could be.' I spent my last few minutes, looking over the past reviews, and I simply do not think they do the school justice. While Magnet is not a math and science school, it is nevertheless the leader of the pack in nearly every science competition in Louisiana. C.E. Byrd (the math/science school) does not participate in science fairs or any other competition where they will encounter Magnet students. Quite odd you might say. Many other examples are available if the interest is present. I am being told I am out of 'characters.' Post back with further questions.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 4, 2009

About to finish up my 4th year. Best school ever. Hands down.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 28, 2009

As a former graduate of Magnet High, I have always felt such pride in having attended one of the top academic oriented high schools in the entire country -- it's program and curriculum is second to none, and anyone looking into attending Magnet would be very impressed in all it has to offer. It's scores for standardized testing is waaay above the district and state scores, rating in the top 95-100%, and that is just the tip of the iceberg. I would encourage any parent or student thinking about attending Magnet High to further look into all it has to offer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2009

Omgg...Magnet is awesomee!! :d U have soo much freedom!..Its so much fun
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 9, 2009

i love magnet with all my heart. its probably the best school my parents could have sent me too. i wasn't must for going there at first but now... i can't wait to go to school! there is never any drama what so ever. The teachers they're great. No cliques.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 18, 2009

CMHS is the best kept secret in Shreveport. This school is for parents and children who are serious about their child's education first, sports second. Since moving to LA I found that football takes over the high schools and dilutes the academic quality. Football players and cheerleaders set the standards at many of these schools and create heavy peer pressure. There is no football at CMHS. CMHS remains in the top 3% of high schools in the entire nation and is the TOP high school in all of LA. (Check the stats). My 9th grade son loves it there and the kids are very accepting of each other. It's not in the greatest neighborhood but there are no problems. Since kids must be accepted based on grades and behavior records the student quality is excellent! Great kids, great teachers, great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2008

My two children, one quite the student, and the other not a good student, received a first-rate education. at CMHS. Both attended fine colleges out of state, graduating with honors. Never was discipline a problem at CMHS, and the principal always put her students first. In 8 years of classes we had only 1 mediocre teacher. The rest were first-rate; many college professor quality.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2008

i am currently a junior at magnet and i can definitely say the classes are demanding but much of it is worthwhile.were tested with life situations we may face in the future and be well prepared for college. every aspect of the school is well rounded and despite the common stereotypes most of them are not true at all and are complete opposite. i recommend any parent or prospective student to check out and experience the magnet standard.the ROTC program is also one of the best things I''ve been involved in. it adds on to the life lessons we learn as if we stepped into the real world and enhances our abilities upon graduation.
—Submitted by a student


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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 64% in 2010.

277 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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100%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2010.

277 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
97%
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

Algebra I

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

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
Biology I

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

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%
English II

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

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
English III

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

2013

 
 
99%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
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
White 67% 47%
Black 20% 45%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 1%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Two or more races 2% 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 16%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Security personnel
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mary D Rounds
Fax number
  • (318) 227-1393

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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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.)
  • Volunteer time after school
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1601 Viking Drive
Shreveport, LA 71101
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