Students enrolled 36
Hours no info
School leader Dawn Tyson
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District Caddo Parish School District
Preschool capacity no info
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836 Sewanee Place
Shreveport, LA 71105

(318) 869-2335
(318) 861-2256
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4 stars
Based on 35 ratings

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August 23, 2014
This is a wonderful school to send your kids to in Shreveport, LA. The academic level is excellent for all students. The teachers are very caring and the new Principal, Mrs. Tyson is phenomenal! She is definitely going to make a difference in making this school top notch in Shreveport!

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2013
Not a great school at all, don't expect any help from the administration with the smallest of teacher issues. Also, they do not allow parents to be involved with classroom concerns. As I can now tell, the bad reviews come from parents like me who have tried many times with this school. Good luck, hope for the caring teachers.

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2013
This school is...amazing. The teachers are truly involved in teaching the whole child, in superior academics and leadership skills. I've seen how the teachers strive to meet each child where they are and take them to their highest potential. My children, one now in middle school, and one in her 2nd year there, love SI. My son will miss the safe, tight-knit learning community, but he has been more than adequately prepared thanks to the 1-5th grade teachers. You can't beat the year-round schedule, and the dedication to learning...not testing btw...My oldest was NEVER taught to worry about testing, but was adequately prepared and performed well. The administration is very open and supportive. A great school for a diverse group of learners! And I must say the PTA is the best there is! Lots of parent support here makes a huge positive influence.

- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2013
Shreve island has been such an amazing school this year for my first grader! I loved it in kindergarten but this year Mrs. Parker has been the most amazing teacher and a blessing in our household. Her teaching skills have made my son succeed tremendously and I'm so so sad to leave her and move on to second grade but I am confident we will have an amazing second grade teacher as well. Mrs. Stanford is also an amazing principal and was so helpful this year with some special family issues my son had to go through and it was great to have her help!

- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2013
Great school, with many different things going for it. Mrs. Kirk was great this year for our little one.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2013
I have nothing but stress sense all my children went to school.. Problems most the time teachers.. and other things this school has caused... where I just about cry... All the things I should have sued for and just sit back and take it from this school..and as for a star rating it deserve nothing whatsoever

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2012
I love this school. There is a focus on reading and character development. I wish all of Caddo would go to the year-round schedule.

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2012
I agree that the staff is often more in tune with teaching to the test and, in turn, worrying about their reputation, and the administration does not back some of its staff/teachers, which is truly disappointing. Some teachers are even mean to other teachers. Not to say that they aren't some amazing teachers - Ms. Day, Ms. Parker, and Ms. Avery were three of our absolutely favorites of ALL time!

- submitted by a community member
September 18, 2011
Quite a difference from many of Caddo's other elementary schools. The principal, vice principal, and teachers are very approachable and seek to involve the parents as members of the educational team. The parents are unbelievable! Their support for the teachers and their strong PTA combine to make this a very nurturing environment for future leaders. (Speaking of future leaders, SI is the only Caddo school participating in Stephen Covey's "The Leader in Me" program, which emphasizes his 7 habits in ways that are relatable to the students.) The "year round" schedule isn't for everyone, and mulit-sibling families will need to schedule time off carefully once an older child leaves for middle school. The school has some crowding issues in higher grades, not unlike all other Caddo schools, and as the school board deals with a $14 million shortfall, it's unlikely we'll see relief soon. Even with crowded 4th and 5th grade classrooms, the students are well-prepared overall to adapt to middle school pressures, considering that the middle schools are just as or more crowded. Lastly, the Special Education instructors at this school are talented, informed and genuinely appreciate their jobs.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2010
I'm really impressed with the parent involvement in this school, coming from another school in the area, you can't compare. I believe it helps the education environment. S.I. has a great special ed group of teachers, they are very caring. I agree it seems a bit overcrowed, but I hope we don't lose the contract kids who's family's value their spots!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 28, 2010
This school while is good for some is not good for all. The teachers are more interested in teaching to the test rather than working with the students. If you have an average student would recommend a different school; however, if your child is elite then this is the place for you. Classes are a bit crowded and we are looking for another school.

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2009
I am so sad that some parents say negative things about Shreve Island! I have been a parent of two students there for the last 4 years, and I couldn't be happier! I am an educator, too, and I wouldn't put my kids anywhere else. Both of my kids tested in the magnet elementary schools in Shreveport, but we chose to put them there b/c of the teachers, the environment, the other kids, and, most importantly, the educations they are receiving. The teachers, administrators, and the faculty are top notch!

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2009
This school offers a mediocre approach for the mediocre child. My child's teacher, counselor, and principal (Stanford), are more interested in defending the abstract notion that their school is 'great' than helping my child succeed. We are transferring out as soon as possible.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 21, 2009
i agree with the person who said its over crowded. It is a joke. We are leaving, possibly for private school because we arent learning anything . The teacher is too busy trying to keep order in the class room than to teach. I disagree with the warm enviroment, It is very stuck up and feels uncomfortable to say the least.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating March 26, 2009
Shreve Island is a great school. Wonderful, caring, educated staff, who know what they are doing. What's bringing this school down is the parents. A lot of them let the teaching stay in school. They need to continue to work with their child at home, but they don't. Society is changing, high divorce rate, single parent homes. These people are using a year round school as a means to avoid summer day care costs. Shreve Island is a great school!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 16, 2009
Shreve Island does not deserve a 7 rating. The moral at this school has gone down drastically. A lot of teachers can't even get along with each other. Classrooms are overcrowded and the average child gets left out. Fifth grade teachers are a joke. Leaves our child being laughed at by teachers in middle schools. Used to be a very school...not any more.

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2008
Excellent learning environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 13, 2008
Neither of our children want to leave Shreve Island. It is a school of excellent learning. The teachers are awesome. The president, Mr. Lowder, is tops! The year round schedule just can't be beat! Go Shreve Island!

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2008
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- submitted by a student
March 26, 2008
My kids couldn't be happier at SI. This is our first year as a SI family and we plan to stay there for the duration. The teachers and staff are top-notch in every way. There is no school in Shreveport that even comes close to the caliber of the SI community!

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 04, 2008
We are in the middle of our 8th year as a SI family with 2 years left and we wouldn't be any where else. The teachers are all so caring and compassionate with just the right amount of firmness. The principal is always visible and the environment is wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2007
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October 07, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2007
Shreve Island is a school where every teacher greets my children warmly every day. The principal is visible and supportive of the staff and students. We have been a Shreve Island family for 6 years, and have 2 years to go--we love it! It is a very innovative program where each child's needs are addressed and the teachers love the children.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2007
I was very impressed with everything and my daughter loves school and her teachers. The staff really seem to love the kids and try to make learning fun. This is our 2nd year at SI and am looking forward to 4 more great years there.

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2007
I could not ask for a better school for my son to go to. He has learned so much in the two years he has been there. Everyone is friendly. The teachers are great!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 02, 2007
Wonderful,wonderful Special Ed teachers and of course, all the teachers are great and many are board-certified! My only regret......that is doesn't go until 12th grade!

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2007
Shreve Island is a wonderful school, my grand-daughter has been going there since Kindergarten and she will be going into the 5th grade next year. We love the year round concept and wish there were Middle Schools with this concept.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 01, 2007
This school does not qulify for a good rating. I have to give kudos to the few members of staff that actually care about the students. I definitely would not put my child back in this school.

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2007
My son has been attending Shreve Island since kindergarten and is now in the third grade. We have had a wonderful experience with Shreve Island. The teachers are always using fun and creative ways to teach the children. When you walk thru the doors it feels like one big family. There is support from the principle down to the wonderful custodail staff and everyone works together to make this the best school ever. This is a school where everyone is important!

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August 26, 2006
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March 09, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2005
We are starting another year at shreve Island. The office staff is the best. I think the class rooms are over crowd and the teacher work load pre student is too much. 4th grade was the worst experience my child has ever had at school. we are hoping for a good fifth year. There has been a big teacher turn over in the past 2 years over half are new. We are hoping for the best too late to change now.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2005
Shreve Island is a wonderful school. One of the things I love about this school is that when my daughter sees television programs that show school violence or bullying she says, 'Where does that happen Mom?' Shreve Island does not tolerate bully behavior and students there are so happy and helpful to one another. Every nine weeks there is an awards assembly where children are rewarded for good work and the teachers take an active role in making sure they are doing everything they can to help your child succeed.

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2005
I can't say enough about this school. My daughter transferred in to this school in Nov 04. She was in Kindergarten and had not begun to read at her old school but here she was reading in a couple of weeks and is doing so wonderful. She has been recommended for the gifted Program and has already passed the prescreening for it. I commend Dr Eason,Mrs.Hunton,Mrs.French,Mrs.Luman and Coach Moll for all of their hard work, love and dedication to the students of this school.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2005
My child has been at Shreve Island for 4 years and in the gifted program, we loved it. I was very impressed with this school until this year, we hit the fourth grade. I have been very disappointed in their actions as a whole and am currently looking for alternatives. I hope to get her into a more supportive and health environment before her self esteem is completely gone and her love of school has totally disappeared.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2004
When I drop my child off at school at Shreve Island in the morning before I go to work, I am assured that she is in a loving and challenging environment. Shreve Island shows my child that learning is an adventure and it is fun. They also care for my child in a way that any parent would approve. Shreve Island stipulates children to be excited about their learning adventure and they promote high self esteem in doing so.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
My children have been going to this school for a few years now. My oldest went to another till the thrid grade. When he left that school he could not read barely was able to write. Well my son now is in the fifth grade and can read a second grade level in just the time he has been there. We are so lucky to be at this school it truely is the best and they have the best staff any parent could ask for.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
I have had three kids attend Shreve Island Elementary and we have loved it. They became excited about learning and strived to do their best because of the excellent faculty. I would challenge anyone to find a better school than Shreve Island.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
I have one child that just finished Shreve Island last year, and one that is now a 2nd grader. The faculty and parents at this school are the best. We are a 'Shreve Island Proud Family', and would recommend this school to anyone interested in wanting the 'best'

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2003
My daughter just completed 6 years at Shreve Island and my son has been attending for 3 years. Before my daughter started school, I visited all of the best schools, puplic & private, in the area and Shreve Island was by far the best. The teachers, parents and children all genuinely care for each other and help the students succeed. My kids and I are 'Shreve Island Proud!'

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Shreve Island Elementary School
836 Sewanee Place, Shreveport, LA  71105
(318) 869-2335
Last modified Shreve Island Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Shreve Island Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 43 reviews.