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1-5
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Slidell, LA
Students enrolled: 842
 

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825 Kostmayer Avenue
Slidell, LA 70458

(985) 643-4044
(985) 847-9509
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June 23, 2014
Lunch is served so early you can still order from the breakfast menu from the fast food joints. What makes that so bad is that there are teachers that will not allow the students to have snack time. That's a long time to go without food. When i was a kid, i think that was illegal. 4 hrs tops. Teachers are too well guarded. Can't sit in on a class. I have never heard of that. 2 teachers in particular have nothing about their attitude that says they love children. You can meet with the principle easily but you can't see your child's class live in person. What are they hiding? They aren't scared to send home we need money material though. So my kid is beyond starving by the time schools out. Teachers need days notice to only schedule after school meetings. I'm gonna donate money? Knock it off. After care is another money scam. Too much. If you only need before care you still have to pay for both. Best thing about school is the front office staff. Downhill from there.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2014
Dreadful, horrible school! Keep your kids away, if you value their love of learning and your sanity. It's impossible to find out necessary information or get a straight answer from anyone in this place about even the most basic questions.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2014
My daughter has been in is this school for about 6 months now and I am beyond disappointed in the experience. It is impossible to speak with either teachers or staff, they isolate themselves beyond a layer of low level, rude and disrespectful "helpers". The teachers never come forward with the students, and do not make themselves available to interact with the parents. It is impossible to get a simple return phone call from the administration. The only thing my daughter has actually learned this year is how to take the leap test. There is no interest in teaching for understanding, which would lead to better leap scores by default, just rote memorization of leap practice material. We are giving serious consideration to homeschooling after this experience. Just yesterday I found out that my daughter's teacher has been basically bribing the students into behaving with sugary snacks - which we were not notified would be given and were not given the option to approve or disapprove, yet parents are not allowed to send such foods for snacks as they are disallowed by the school handbook. I have never had a positive interaction here and my daughter's education is suffering to boot!

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2013
I'm a certified substitute teacher so I go to different schools & OMG I told them in the office never to call me again to sub for their teachers there ever again. The kids are very rough, I had kids throwing desks at me, (2nd graders) no respect for authority or adults. They don't respect their teachers so how will they respect the subs. Absolutely chaotic. The teachers are there for the paychecks they look worn out. They don't even ask if we (subs) need anything like at other schools. The teachers are rude & act as if they don't want to be there, I just heard yelling & yelling from class to class. It was the worst experience ever. I feel bad for students that are wanting to learn! Don't send your children to Abney! Scary & I'm an adult! Seriously I'm 100 percent serious. Never again will I sub there!!!!!

- submitted by a teacher
September 06, 2012
I have only been involved with the school for a little over a month and I am extremely disappointed with it. We moved here over the summer and everyone told me not to send my kids to this school, but I ignored it since I thought I would try to support the public school system. I'm not sure how much longer I will give it before looking into other options. It's disorganized, my son is afraid of his teacher, the crossing guard in front the the school is so rude I can't even believe it. I actually worry about my kids every day that they go there. Not a good feeling.

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2012
I agree with some of the other reviews that Abney gets a bad rap. I feel as though this is partly do to its location. The administration is wonderful and if you are a caring supportive parent you can really see how great of a school this is! My daughter went here for kindergarten even though we were hesistant we beleive in supporting our public schools! We were pleasantly surprised and I have talked very highly of the school ever since! My daughter has since been to two other schools and I still feel strongly about abney!

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2011
Abney is a great school it's a growing school and the school board needs to see that and give the teachers some much needed help in the class rooms there are so many children in this school now that the teachers need aids because the classes are so big there isn't enough time to get to very child. and there saying is every child what ever it takes, so lets make sure that happens help the children and teachers. it's a great school lets not give it a bad name just because it's students count is so large we need aids and more teachers for our children. at abney they make your child feel special, and that's what counts our children.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2010
My child has been at Abney this year as a fourth grade student. It has been a very good year for him. His teachers are very caring and effective teachers. They work very hard to make sure my son is learning. The principal is also very good. He has met with me several times to discuss issues that I was concerned about and he actually solved them. The school has much to offer and sometimes receives a bad rap.

- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2009
I can only say that this school is a caring school. I like the open door policy of the principal. He actually does it. The teachers are very good and the school hard to give all students a chance to be successful My child also is safe and that is very important to me.

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2009
I have four daughters and thus far two have attended Abney(one is still there in the 5th grade). I must say that I am happy with the teachers and staff they have there. They have always been blessed with teachers who loved and had passion for teaching and due to this one of my daughters have all honor courses in Jr. high. Some may think there isn't any dicipline but in my opinion decipline starts at home; they aren't our childrens parents...we are!

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2009
The teachers and administration are wonderful and understanding. I also love how quickly they came back after Hurricane Katrina and I was able to out my child in school immediately!

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
I love this school because they really care about the students. They are constantly promoting positive re-enforcement and treating others with kindness. And they have really made the safety and well-being of the students a huge priority. They also seem to research the best teaching techniques that will benefit the kids most.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2009
This year starts the beginning of my daughters 3rd year at Abney and she absolutely loves her classmates and her teacher. I feel she could had learned more last year in her class due to a young teacher, but I have high hopes for her teacher this year. We are both excited to see what the year brings.

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2009
I'd say it fits the category of needs improvement. absolutely no dicipline whatsoever. My child will not be returning

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2009
Abney Elementary is growing and changing. The administration and teachers are working hard every day to ensure students are properly educated. Teachers stay after school for hours, sacrificing family time, trying to develop new and exciting lessons. The school is located in a low socio-economic area, which often creates problems with behavior.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 27, 2009
I have just transferred my children to this school. I had heard some things that made me a little nervous. However, i was able to actually sit down with the principal who took the time to assure me my children would be taken care of. the school has a great environment and is very active in arts

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2009
My chikdren have gone to this school for 4 years. The school has significantly improved versus the previous years. A new administration has made great changes. School now is very safe, teachers are happy and working hard. School is doing great things with art and music

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2008
I have not had any complaint about the work being taught to my daughter. She does however mention how her teacher sometimes ignore her on certain matter and instead tend to other student and ignore her and some of the other students of her status quo, if you know what I mean?

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2008
This school is just horrendous! I don't know how in the heck it ever won a blue ribbon award. The teachers are extremely laxed and subpar!!! Alot of these teachers aren't teaching, they just show up for the paychecks!!

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January 07, 2008
My child is new to this school and I'm sorry to say, I am very disappointed. Although, I do like my child's teacher the administration and safety is this school is lacking. I do not feel that my child is safe. I am looking for a new school.

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January 03, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 17, 2007
abney school is great love it i rate it a 5 star school

- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2007
I am a older Southeastern Elementary Education student that has observed many different schools not only in the Slidell area but also in Orleans Parish and Tangipahoa Parish. I have spent quite some time at Abney and am very impressed with the quality of education that the students are receiving. This is definitely a school I where I would like to teach but would also send my own children there if they were still in elementary school.

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August 09, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2007
Admin. does not have control of the students, teachers are fighting to teach in a substandard environment, education is lacking by national standards, most Kindergardeners advance not knowing how to read. Lower grades don't have advanced options when proven to excell, begining of the year reportcards do not reflect actual academics if the child is advanced, so they have recorded progress.

- submitted by a parent
December 19, 2006
The Abney administration & teachers are first rate. They gave of themselves during this past year & a half while living in trailers. My two children love going to Abney and the friends they have made. They are progressing nicely.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2006
Abney is a wonderful elementary school. The faculty and staff are fantastic. Recent improvements since Hurricane Katrina are great. We feel our children are in a very safe environment.

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2005
Abney is a great school. the Teachers & staff are very caring and nurturing. I am very pleased with the development of my 2 children.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2004
The best part about Abney is the teachers. The teachers are caring and take the time to work with the students. On the negative, this school is old and out-of-date. New technology would also be a plus in this school.

- submitted by a parent
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W.L. Abney Elementary School
825 Kostmayer Avenue, Slidell, LA  70458
(985) 643-4044
Last modified W.L. Abney Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades 1-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
W.L. Abney Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 32 reviews. Top