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Shreve Island Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted 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


Posted October 7, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted May 8, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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!


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted October 1, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted June 17, 2008

Excellent learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted February 4, 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


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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.

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79%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
78%
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

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
68%
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

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
84%
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
White 58% 47%
Black 34% 45%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Two or more races 1% 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 41%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Shreveport, LA 71105
Phone: (318) 869-2335

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