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Florida Avenue Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 541 students

 

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Posted April 22, 2014

I went to school there growing up and my son goes there and we love the school .you have the few bad seeds ,but love the schools.there are no schools that can say they are perfect
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2013

Horrible school to say the least. The kids are way out of control. The teachers are worn out. The office staff are so rude they seem as if they don't want to be there. They are rude to the parents & rude to the kids. The office staff is very unprofessional & unorganized. Its a mess. The office staff are what make it worst. Rude, mean it's unbelievable!!!! They should not work there if they are that unhappy! Thank God I pulled my sons out of there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2013

My son went here for first grade and it was awful. He was bullied the entire year. 3 kids beat him up on the playground and he came home crying with a black eye and cuts on his face. I never received a phone call. I took pictures of his face and went to the school and they said, " well unfortunately we did not see this happen so there is nothing we can do." Are you kidding me???? Why wasn't my child being supervised all day? I pulled him out soon after I realized they really didn't care about the safety of my 6 year old. What a joke Florida avenue!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2011

my daughter has been attenting flordia avenue sincde she was in pre-k now she is in 3rd and i love the school. the teachers are friendly and they work well with the students and does not hestaite to help others i strongly love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

When we first moved here for the 2007-2008 school year, Florida Avenue Elementary School administrative staff, the teachers, and the custodial staff went out of their way to make my grandson feel welcome. He was in first grade and all the new friends he had made in Kindergarten he had to leave behind when we moved from California to Louisiana. He had no friends and was in a new school far from where he had grown up. It was a very different culture for him. He had to wear school uniforms, he had to learn the cultural dialect, and he had to learn to say Mrs., Mr., and/or Miss before a teacher's or staff's name. But they were very kind with him and let him adjust at his own pace. This area had just been two years out of the devastation left behind from Hurricane Katrina, yet everyone came forward to help the new students who had relocated to this area feel welcomed, and they opened their arms as a family for all the lost families. It was no wonder that all of us wanted to help out on Spring Cleaning Day to paint the walls, weed the gardens, and put in new flowers and bushes. We wanted to make our children's home away from home as pretty as possible for our children and for the adults who make it the best nurturing school environment ever for the children. We love our school!


Posted August 18, 2009

My daughter has been in attendance at F.A.E. since pre-kindergarten. I have always been pleased with the teachers. I have no problems with the discipline guidelines. All teachers that I have come in contact with, have been curtious to me, and seem to be enthusiastic about teaching. I know we have no such thing as a 'perfect school' but F.A.E. ranks very high in my opinion. Let's also remember that teachers and administrator's can not perform miracles. Parents need to take action and become more involved with the education of their children. After all, they are our children and ultimately, our responsibility!! Take your child's education seriously, and they WILL follow your lead. Thanks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

I love this school. They have the best teachers and staff. Everyone seems happy to be there and my children love to go to school! You could not ask for a better school for your child then Florida Ave.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2009

I tranfered my children to this school and it has been wonderful for my children and for me as a parent! The staff is very kind and loving to my children and it has a small older type school house feeling about it! They meet the kids each morning with hugs from the car line and my son hated school before! but now loves school since going to Florida Ave! They were quick to work with me and my son on his speech problem and would meet with me gladly for questions! I love this school and drive my kids out of my way so they can go there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2008

did like the admin. staff including the principal the do not work well with parents and treat both parent and child with great disrepect. some teacher are good but most are craby and yell alot at the children.
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Posted June 4, 2008

I loved this school when i attended there. I recomended this school to all of my family members that live near by. They say they love it as well.


Posted January 3, 2007

This school was a pleasant surprise! I had to transfer my daughter here from a 'better rated school' and to my surprise this school taught her better. She went from a child that couldn't pass because she could not read to being in the top of her class. I would recommend this school to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2005

my children have been at fla.ave.elem. I love the teachers and the principal. I also attended this school and several of my teachers are still there even the principal taught me. I feel the small number classes are helpful and the teachers love all the children.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
68%
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

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
72%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
84%

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 70% in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
68%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
75%

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 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
66%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
73%
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 57% 47%
Black 31% 45%
Hispanic 9% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 75%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Ramona Carlin
Fax number
  • (985) 643-4114

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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342 Florida Avenue
Slidell, LA 70458
Phone: (985) 643-1605

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