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Singer High School

Public | PK-12 | 321 students

 

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Posted May 8, 2014

I will have to say that the rating from this page is wrong. It ONLY includes 3rd to 8th grade scores. It does not even mention our high school EOC scores. We are 90% or higher on our proficiency levels for EOC grades. We were a C on our SPS score last year. I think 3 out of 10 is too low. I have been here for 6 years and I believe we have a strong administration and great teachers.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 4, 2013

Singer School has a great Administration as well as staff that work diligently to provide our students with the education for a better tomorrow.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 1, 2012

Singer offers a wonderful oppertunity to many childern, Singer & Hyatt has had graduates who have progressed in life by starting their own companies. Graduating from colleges as doctors, lawyers, great athletes, along with preachers & pastors wives. Most of all, producing wonderful parents with great morals,which is rare in this day & time. The Singer & Feilds community has a understanding that small towns are like a big family & will do what they can to bring out the best in each other & help each other when times get hard.They understand that "No one" is better then anyone else & we are only as strong as our weakest link. Singer has a great oppertunity to become The # 1 school in the state and nation by students working together to raise its grade point average. When this occurs, they'll become a school that everyone will want their child to attend. This can produce a population growth which produces buisness growth, better paying jobs( locally) along with a better way of life for everyone in the town. So next time you see a student that goes to Singer, ask them how their grades are, and extend a encouraging word along with a prayer that will bring out the best in them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2011

I am a graduate of Singer and the parent of two graduates of Singer High School. I love my community and the school, however, there are a few issues I have with our School Board. Hyatt was closed a couple years ago, precisely why, I'm not sure. I forsee Singer being closed in the near future, before my 7 year old graduates. I did attend school in Natchitoches Parish in the 80's and am a victim of integration. What I mean by that, is, my very small school, Provencal, was changed to an elementary school while the rest of us were bussed to town. That was an hour of riding the bus one way. We, Provencal, kids were thrown to the bottom of the totem pole. Same is happening here, just in a different way. Singer, and Merryville, I believe seem to be on the receiving end of leftovers from DeRidder. Don't our tax dollars amount to the same as others? Don't we get funding like others? Why did it take 3 years to get a softball field? Why so long for a gym and classrooms? This little school is not going anywhere without a fight from the community! I would be more than happy to get things started, just need direction. Charter isn't a bad word, seems to be a very much needed one!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2009

I recently graduated from Singer High School and first off I would like to say that our school was better before Hyatt came along and they brought their principal Mr. Joslin with them. Singer was once a school where the students enjoyed being there everyday. Those 'fresh ideas' did nothing but drive bonds apart and had it to where students thought of coming to school like being in prison. It got so strict that it wasn't much better than alternative school. Singer was a great school. Now it is slowly going down hill. The education isn't great either. The education students get at Singer is nothing in comparison to schools in other areas.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 29, 2009

i think the school has changed alot since the students from hyatt came. I love the neew people and seeing the new faces but i hate the discipline!!! It is so strict and very ridiculous!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 5, 2009

My child is a student in the elementary program at Singer. The community feeling is great and the addition of our new vice principal Mr. Joslin has been great for discipline. Many of the new teachers and kids from Hyatt have fresh ideas and enthusiasm and much of the school seems to be rising to the occassion. We have been disappointed in the ability of the teachers to create and follow a curriculum- the tests and preparation tend to be all over the place. I do wish that there was more of a focus on helping the kids achieve an organized approach to graded material to strengthen their skills as good students, rather than the big emphasis on what may be on the LEAP test.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2008

The influx of students and teachers from Hyatt has upped the game at Singer. A school that was average is now improving daily. Everyone has really stepped up to the plate and made this a challenging and rewarding school year so far. Though the closing of the Hyatt school was sad and hard on that community. They have really breathed new life into Singer. I am thrilled with the progress so far and look forward to it continueing. All the parents and students took lemons and are making the sweetest lemonade possible. They are to be applauded.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2008

Singer High School is a good school. I know someone who attends it and he enjoys it also other than the fact that he has to do work! I rate this school Above Average... four stars!!!


Posted February 19, 2008

I love Singer High school. The faculty is doing a great job. I have 2 daughters that attend Singer High school and I feel they are safe and taught to succeed in the real world when they graduate.
—Submitted by a parent


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

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
53%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
51%
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

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
60%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
45%
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

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
44%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
35%
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

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
52%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2010.

26 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
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

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
53%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
50%
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

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
30%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
52%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
61%
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

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
56%
Biology I

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

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
38%
English II

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

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
62%
English III

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

2013

 
 
91%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
61%
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 94% 47%
Hispanic 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 45%
Two or more races 1% 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 67%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Dwain Ducote
Fax number
  • (337) 463-0199

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Singer, LA 70660
Phone: (337) 463-5908

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