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Bonne Ecole Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 680 students

 

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Posted March 19, 2014

This school is very-very good one. We moved to Slidell from another country. Both of my kids didn't know English at all. I am very grateful to this school, especially to the staff, including teachers and administrative staff, for the way they treated and supported my kids and walk them through the adaptation process. The ESL program they have is AWESOME. After 6 months being here they spoke English fluently. The teachers do everything to accommodate the needs and schedules of the kids so they won't miss any part of school program, and in the same time encouraging them to be involved in extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2012

I love this school!! We are new in Slidell and so excited to have my child attend this school. Love all the staff and can't wait to see what the next 5 years bring!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2012

My children went here until we had to relocate to Florida. While the school itself is very old and in sad need of visual/structural updating, the staff and teachers are true gems. There was ever only one teacher over the past three years that gave us a headache, and that was more of a personality difference. Mrs Hebbler, Mrs Hoppe, Mrs McAllister, are teachers I remember off the bat. They really care about their students! Friendliest front desk staff I've ever worked with...these ladies knew every child's name and were always smiling and helpful. The vice principal really gets involved...I would say that 98% of the times I went to the school, I would see her doing different things, from manning the car riders line to walking a kindergartener to their class. Wonderful school, wonderful, caring educators!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2012

I have heard from many parents in the Slidell area that Bonne Ecole is a great school. I have found this to be mostly true. Everyone at the school is very friendly. The one complaint I have is that the school relies heavily on computers and paramethium boards as a way of instruction. I have heard other parents complain about this same topic. My daughter is in the second grade and she spends a lot of time on the computer for math, reading, and spelling. At her age I think she needs more manual instruction with the teacher commanding the childrens attention at the front of the class as in the more traditional setting. I agree children need to learn these valuable tasks but for majority of their school and homework to be on the computer is both challening for parents and the child as well as time consuming since they need a lot of monitoring to complete work on the internet!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2011

Bonne Cole Elementary is a school second to none! The principal is young, energetic and very hands-on with the students and the teachers and volunteer parents are absolutely incredible. When ever there is a school activity, everyone is involved and there are always opportunities to get the children excited about learning. For example, book, math, and science fairs, marked event competitions, and gifted classes. There is an atmosphere of s u c c e s s in the air everyday......
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2010

Excellent teachers and great opportunities for parental involvement. I love that this school goes from K-6. There are several opportunities for extra curricular activities such as choir, robotics, garden club, jump rope team, dance team, etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2010

This is the best school in the Slidell area. I am lucky to be able to send my children to this school. My kids are using computers everyday, iPods, making videos, enjoying everything they have to offer! The teachers are very up to date on the latest technology and encourage the students to learn through the use of that technology. The administration here is especially concerned with making sure each child is getting the best learning experience possible through the afterschool programs and parental involvement opportunities. I would not ever want to move my child away from such an exciting educational experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2009

Best teachers in St. Tammany Parish! I have a niece going to this school & she just loves everything about it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2009

Love the school! Administration and faculty are excellent. We have only been there one year and all 3 of my boys love it and feel comfortable with everyone. It's within walking distance to our house which is great too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2009

My son is going into the 6th grade - he has gone to Bonne Ecole since the 1st grade - I can't say enough about the Teachers & Staff - they are wonderful. Your child is an individual - not just a student- and their learning experience is second to none! I wish my son could go through the 12th grade at Bonne Ecole.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2009

This is my daughters first year at Bonne Ecole and she loves the school and staff. Nice, clean and fun learning environment. Great activities for the students and their families.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2009

Bonne Ecole is an excellent school. Teachers, staff and administration are highly qualified and genuinely interested in providing a quality education and nurturing each individual student. There are many extracurricular activities for students (particularly for an elementary school) and lots of opportunities for parents to be actively involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2007

I have lived in many states and have not found a school that compares to Bonne Ecole. The school excels in all areas of education. The secretaries are courteous and friendly. The administrators are competent and professional. Each of my three children cannot wait to get out the door each morning to go to school which says a lot about their teachers. It's obvious that the staff members work well together and love what they do. Their enthusiasm is contagious. Bonne Ecole is an example of the public school system at its best. I feel like my children are safe and cared for while receiving a meaningful education. The only concern I have is that the school does not go up through twelfth grade!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

I was a resident of the Bonne Ecole district for 6 yrs.I would recommend this school to everyone in that area.I found this schools academic programs to be wonderful.Their programs helped both of my children to pass on to their next grade instead of being held back.Also, if your child is having trouble in a certain subject the school has teachers that will stay late to tutor your child to help.They offer alot at this school so that it is not costly for you to get help elsewhere.I also loved that it was parent oriented.They ask the parents to be involved in practically everything.The teachers are involved and care about the children.I give this school a 10+
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2006

My son is a Kindegarten student at Bonne Ecole and it is a wonderful school. He looks forward to going every day and cries when he is sick and can not go to school. All of the teachers that we have come in contact with are excellent. He thoughoughly enjoys it. I would definitely recommend this school to anyone. I always say that Bonne Ecole is the best kept secret in Slidell. We are moving and I hate it because I know I will always compare.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2005

One of the more outstanding elementary schools in the parish. My children (4th and K) are enthusiastic about their teachers and going there to learn. Excellent educators, very caring, spacious facility, up to date technology for teaching. My daughters' teacher has made extraordinary efforts to spark learning in the classroom with extra credit, extracurricular activities and reward for self motivation. My daughter has received A's and B's on her final report cards for the past three years and she would have never been able to achieve that without the help of her wonderful teachers. Simply the best in SE Louisiana.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2005

When I moved with my family from Florida to Louisiana I was told that schools were not very good in the state so I tried hard to find a good one. Well, Bonne Ecole is not only much better that the school my children were in Florida, it is an excellent school from all standpoint. It is good academically, it has lots of extracurricular activities (my younger children are playing cello and violin now), and the involvement of parents in the school is awesome. A plus to Bonne Ecole!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2004

I attended Bonne Ecole myself. I am thrilled that my children got to experience this school also. Bonne Ecole truely is a family oriented school. It has the perfect mix of love and strong accademics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2004

Bonne Ecole is the best school in Slidell. My daughter attended a Christian school and another public school in Slidell before entering Bonne Ecole. Both of the other schools were good. However, Bonne Ecole is in a class of its own. The administrators, office personnel, and teachers are supportive, loving, and kind. The parents are very interested and involved. This school is strong in technology and uses up to date methods for instructing the children. I am so thankful to Bonne Ecole for the three wonderful years my daughter has had so far and look forward to two more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2004

My children have recently completed there second year at Bonne Ecole and we couldn't be happier. Both did really well and have excelled both academically and socially. The teacher to student ratio for first graders ranged from 16 to 19, and all of the teachers are top notch. The school has an energetic and progressive staff, who are willing to work with parents and teachers to help all of the students reach there potential. I look forward to 4 more years at Bonne Ecole then off to Junior High.
—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.

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86%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

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85%

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87%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

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88%

2012

 
 
86%

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81%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

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83%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
77%
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

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
80%

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 70% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%
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

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 76% 47%
Black 14% 45%
Hispanic 5% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 50%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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