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Alton Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 209 students

Our school is best known for our 'College Bound Starts Now' focus.

 
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4 stars

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Posted December 17, 2013

My children went to alton and we loved it.. the staff treated my children wonderful and the education was top notch...we moved recently and now they are at Mayfield and all I have are complaints they have overly full class rooms so they dont have the time for one on one and therr are fights constantly I wish I could send them back to alton
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2011

Alton is an excellent school and deserves much more praise than it receives. The teachers are so devoted and genuinely care about the academic and personal success of the students. The fieldtrips, tutoring programs, "banking day" events and other programs like last month's black history program create new experiences and motivate the students to learn. The principal is a strong leader and displays a wonderful mix of guidance, discipline and compassion for the children. Alton is a great place to educate our future leaders.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 21, 2011

Not enough or any discipline. Therefore, if your child is being bullied expect him/her to slowly become depressed from the constant bullying. Even after it is reported nothing will happen except for documenting it! After taking over since 2 years ago, the new principal seems like a paycheck is most important. The teacher's are excellent!!! Parental participation is has become better in the past 3 years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2007

Before my daughter started going to school at Alton Elementary, I was hearing rumors that it was a really bad school and that I would not want to send my daughter there. I soon found out after my daughter started going to school there, that the rumors I was hearing was so wrong. The class size is small, so the teachers have more one on one time with the children and the staff puts so much time and energy into the school. As for the behavior, I have not encountered any problems with that. The school is lacking some in parent envolvement, but there are so many things to make up for that.
—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.

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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.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
54%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
54%
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

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
30%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
26%
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

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
39%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
48%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 68% 45%
White 27% 47%
Hispanic 5% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 95%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Top Gains School (2013)
  • Top Gains School (2012)
Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • United Way (2014)
  • United Way (2013)
  • Pennies for Patients (2013)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
Clubs
  • Gardening
  • Recycling club
  • Science club
  • Technology club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Opera
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Dance club
  • Drama club
  • Television/Radio News

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Clubs
  • Foreign language club: Chinese

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Cooking club
  • Gardening

Gifted & talented

Clubs
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:20 am
School Leader's name
  • Schanette Hebert
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (985) 863-5818

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Hybrid
  • Project-based
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Arts (all)
  • Global
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Visual arts
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Kickball
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Flag football
  • Kickball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Opera
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Book/reading club
  • Cooking club
  • Dance club
  • Drama club
  • Foreign language club: Chinese
  • Gardening
  • National Honor Society
  • Recycling club
  • Science club
  • Technology club
  • Television/Radio News
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • We are committed to helping each child at our school to perform at their highest potential. Our expectations are consistently high, therefore our students consistently perform at high levels.
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


10 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
36
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
36

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Creekside Jr. High
Clearwood Jr. High
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38276 North 5th Avenue
Slidell, LA 70460
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Phone: (985) 863-5353

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