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Magnolia School of Excellence

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $50,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $640.

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Posted May 22, 2014

My son is completing his last day of kindergarten at this school today. We have loved this school. Yes, the first couple of weeks were hectic. The car pool lanes were crazy, but this school does not have busses so that was to be expected. All that is trivial to me, I am more concerned with the educational component. My son began reading in kindergarten before some of his peers at Caddo Parish schools (some that are ranked high within the Great Schools website). He has 1 semester of French and 1 semester of Spanish. His class size averaged 16 kids all year long. There were 5 kindergarten classes total. Each had small class size. I think most Caddo Parish Kindergarten classes have at least 22 or 23. This allows the teachers more time for individualized instruction. All of the teachers and staff are highly dedicated to this school. Many can be seen working on the weekends on their own time to help make their school the best. The parents are very involved. The parent teacher cooperative is very active and plans several events throughout the year. I really do not think my son would have received an individualized attention in our neighborhood kindergarten in Caddo Parish.
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Posted May 14, 2014

It's different than the schools we are used to, as far as free public schooling. Magnolia offers student based learning, one on one teaching, and small classes. The parental involvement must be high and is high and that is a big plus!! The teachers are happy and passionate about what they do; which is also another thing that many of our other local schools do not have. Several enrichment options are available. Someone posted earlier about not having smart boards and textbooks. The classes I have been in have those (I have three attending different grades), so I am unsure if someone posted that based on speculation or if they truly withdrew a child because the first two weeks of a BRAND NEW SCHOOL (which we haven't had in over 20 years) were a little hectic. But it only took a couple weeks for everything to smooth out. The hard work, dedication of the staff and teachers proved that not relying on a beauracracy is the way to go! As far as bus service goes, I'm willing to drive to make sure my kids have an excellent education. If you want to remain dependent on others for your child's learning and safety stay -- in the CPSB schools.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 12, 2014

Moagnolia is the best in Shreveport when it comes to striving for excellence in every way - in education as well as childhood development overall. I love the administration as well as the teachers. They are highly qualified and genuinely care for the children. Although the school is still getting organized, it is a wonderful new opportunity for our children.
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Posted September 19, 2013

I have a third grader at this school and while this school is brand new and has hiccups that anything that is new will have, I find his classroom setting conducive to learning and each day he tells me more and more about what he learned. The curriculum seems rigorous and challenging and so far my family has no complaints. The parents that are complaining about no bussing clearly did not research the school prior to enrolling. It was clearly stated on the website.
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Posted September 17, 2013

I have a kindergartener and first grader at magnolia. Their classrooms are both very well-equipped, and much more advanced from the previous neighborhood school where they were enrolled. I'm a teacher, not at Magnolia, and have been really impressed with their rigorous curriculum. Magnolia is an awesome alternative to Caddo magnet schools.
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Posted September 16, 2013

It's still early to just give an overall rating, the only con is no transportation which conflict with picking up my other kids at a different school! If they don't include it for the next school year, I will have to drop my kids and aim more towards a magnet program! I live a good distance from the school, but I'm willing to stick it out this school year!
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Posted September 15, 2013

My experience of having a child in kindergarten couldn't be better. My child goes to school happy and comes home happy. There are only 16 students in his class w a teacher who's credentials are outstanding. There are four computers in the classroom and a bathroom. He has come home talking about "leaders", this is an example of conceptual teaching where they take a concept such as a "leader" and proceed to talk about different leaders throughout history. He was very excited to tell me about George Washington. He does science experiments, music class, French. He has new playmates and they are precious.if you have a child entering kindergarten next year, I highly recommend getting in on the ground floor and considering enrolling them.
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Posted August 31, 2013

Magnolia is not ready........missing smart boards and text books. Many parents withdrew their children after experiencing the total lack of professional education expectation after only 1 week of school. There are many miles to travel before this school will be a school of excellence. All the great publicity ended up being a bait and switch. So very disappointed.
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Posted August 25, 2013

Excellent school so far. Staff is organized, friendly, and well trained. Our child is going from a public school of 1200+ students K-6th to one around 650. Enrichment available in art, computer lab, music, foreign language (French, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese), and P.E. All have enrichment specific teachers with years of experience. Brand new facility. Emphasis on parental involvement and volunteering. Best part, they are not governed by the ineptitude that is the Caddo Parish School Board. First post should be removed as it was clearly written before school opened and is a fake.
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Posted August 17, 2013

Magnolia is a brand new school and the first day for any attendance was August 12th, 2013. So I find it interesting that the above review was posted on the 8th of August.This beautiful new school is filled with some the best teachers in Shreveport who want to make a difference in kids lives. There are no buses at this school. You have to sign a parent contract that states you must volunteer 20 hours a year. We have had a wonderful experience so far and look forward to receiving an excellent education at Magnolia!!
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Posted August 17, 2013

We are loving this new school. It offers hope and new opportunity that is much needed. My daughter is very happy!
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2290 Clyde Fant Pkwy Service Road
Shreveport, LA 71101
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