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Simsboro High School

Public | PK-12 | 576 students

 

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Posted July 10, 2011

As a student at simsboro high honestly I'm proud to one day be able to tell someone that I graduated from simsboro. it's a small school but the teachers are great and though at times authorities can be strict I know that it is only because they want us to excel in life and in our future. Us students may gripe and complain but it's only because we would like to have a little more slack now and then. I will without a doubt be continuing my high-school years at simaboro high. We are simsboro!!!!


Posted November 22, 2010

Simsboro High is a decent school. this school cares more about the color of your socks or the color of you belt you have on than your Grades or whether or not you go to college, i have been a student here since kindergarten, and i am a sophomore in high school and over the past 4 years this school has been going down hill at a fast pace. i will not be attending here next year.


Posted February 25, 2009

Simsboro High School is a good school. As a staff member and former student, I can say (with all honesty) that most of the students strive to do the best they can and parents of our students are very involved in their childrens' education. I think that this school has come a long way, but like any school, it still can be better.


Posted October 21, 2008

Horrible school to be honest. Hardly any opportunities for advancement or individualism. Looking for a school with Honors Courses or Advanced Placement so that your child will have a chance to get into a good college as well as have a weighted GPA? Get over it, they don't offer it. Hoping for a school with a good academic program? Also get over it, for all of last year they allowed a certain teacher that was hardly literate herself to teach a high school course. Extracurriculars are a joke if you aren't athletic. There are very few clubs to join, and the once or twice a month club days (for 30 minutes on a Wednesday) allows no time for an actual meeting to take place. The administration worries more about whether or not your Simsboro High School or Senior hoodie has a hood on it than if you are making good grades
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 2, 2008

In my opinion, This school is lost. There was at one time a school in this location, Now it is a Military Camp that feels their rules are set in stone and over power the views of the parents' of the children that attend as well as any comparison with surrounding schools. We do NOT have an Elementary. We have a High School with short people. And in all actuality the High School children receive more liberalness when it comes to being allowed to actually have their OWN mind! The Authority figures Demand respect yet are unable to give it in return to our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2007

I believe this school could be better if they worry about the education and not the dress code all the time.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2007

I have three (3)children currently enrolled at Simsboro H.S,and and (2) of them have been there since kindergarten. I am concerned totally with academics, but I enjoyed the fact that my children are involved in extra curricular activities. You, as a parent have to be involved in your child's life and that means drop-in's at the school and calling to check your child's progress. Do not sit and wait till the end of the year, and your child is failing beyond repair and you get angry at the teacher. No, you get angry at yourself for not following up on your child's work. All teachers are not the same,nor do they teach the same,but your main concern is your child and if there are any problems the Pricipal is there to intervene. Involvement is the key. I love the school and staff. Stop fussing and do something.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2006

I believe Simsboro is a great school they are hands on. I feel all Louisiana schools are laxed when it comes to school safety but Simsboro is working on that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2005

I am a former student at Simsboro and I think this school is a good school. Both of my parents are teachers at the school and are great teachers! The teachers at the school are very friendly and they take their time to help the students.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 12, 2005

This is our first year in a Louisiana school. My 2 children, elementary and middle school, enjoy attending this school. I feel the teachers are great and try everything they can to teach the children. They keep me well aware of my childrens progress and try to involve me as much as possible. This is very different from our previous school. I can see a great improvement in their grades as well as their attitudes. Keep up the great teaching.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2005

No I do not like this school because it is a who you know school. This school is the worst school I've ever seen. . Teachers here get to make up their own rules on how things should be. They need new Elementary teachers.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 9, 2003

Simsboro is a very good school. The administration and the teachers do a great job with the kids as well as trying to get the parents involved with what is going on at the school.


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
61%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
63%
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

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
53%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
48%
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 70% in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
59%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2010.

33 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
48%
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

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
76%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
57%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
29%
Biology I

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

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
41%
English II

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

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
58%
English III

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

2013

 
 
87%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
33%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 53% 47%
Black 39% 45%
Hispanic 7% 4%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 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 75%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Ricky Durrett
Fax number
  • (318) 247-6276

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1 Tiger Drive
Simsboro, LA 71275
Phone: (318) 247-6265

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