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Clearwood Junior High School

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Posted April 9, 2014

I was there today. The front office staff was clueless. It is very clear that the staff here are not involved with the students. They do not care at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2013

The asst. principal here is lacking any and all social skills.... This woman is disliked by not only her students, but also by her students' parents, co-workers and peers alike. It's a shame because the principal seems to be intimidated by her as well and he really is a nice man, however, the atmosphere generated by this overwhelmingly strong, uncaring personality of the asst principal dominates and has a very negative affect on this facility. Could this be "the rude person" that was supposedly moved from the front office according to another posting? If so, she is unfortunately still there... However, it does seem like retirement is long over due for her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2013

I agree with the previous parent about the math teacher, although she will be moved down a grade she still will be attempting to teach our children. She does not grade fairly if she grades your child's paper at all, she is so unorganized that she loses the work fairly regularly then gives you a zero for it. The list can go on and on... Bottom line is this teacher needs to go back to school herself. As far as the administration they need to retire and let someone who is fresh and ready to handle the faculty and students fairly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2013

Much improvement over the years. The rude person in the office was moved to a new location in the school. Teachers are excellent and very approachable. Sorry to see my last child leave this year. His test scores have improved remarkable with each year. One of the best PTA programs ever!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2013

I have been a parent off and on for the past 15 years and have seen the school go through many changes. I think the parent/teacher communication has greatly improved. As for the comments regarding the appearance..it is an old school. I believe several awards have been won for cleanest school. We have had some wonderful and supportive teachers through the years
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2013

I have one child that has been attending here for 3 yrs now and another that will be going there next yr. My child has to walk to and from school on a daily basis bc there is no bus route for her bc we live so close to school, but is still a good distance for a walker. She and many others have to walk through the school yard to get to school which most of the time is overgrown with high grass or too wet like a pond on rainy days. I have asked and spoke with the principal on many occasions about getting these kids that walk a sidewalk put through the school yard so they can get to and from school without getting muddy and wet or having to walk through tall grass, but nothing seems to help on getting a sidewalk yet! PLEASE HELP!!!!! concerned parents in northwood
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2007

As a parent of a 4th grader I was very nervous about my child attending school with 8th graders, but they are in a completely different hall. They do switch classes several times a day but the classes are directly across the hall from each other, there are only about four 4th grade classrooms. The teachers and staff care about the kids, they just have a lot more students to handle than in their elementary school. Overall my child likes the school and so I.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2007

As the parent of a newly enrolled 4th grader, I am sadly disappointed by this school & the faculty. There has been zero communication with the parents from the teacher. We were told we would get newsletters & teacher web sites. These seem to be nonexistent or poorly maintained. 4th graders here are expected to change classes 3 to 5 times a day with little to no help or understanding from MOST of the staff. When expressing concerns to the faculty and administration, I was repeatedly 'brushed off'. These kids are 9 years old and are expected to behave and be treated like middle schoolers. We are looking at private schools for our child & hope the school board takes a long look at how they treat elementary age children while throwing them into a jr. high setting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2007

My child loves this school. He wouldn't even consider going to another junior high. The only complaint that he had was that the locker he was assigned was too far from some of his classes (on a totally different hall) and he had to carry a large amount of books, etc. in his book bag because he wasn't allotted very much time in between classes. He loves the extracurricular activities. I have never had the front office staff be rude with me or my husband.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2007

I have never seen a school where the kids love to be there and participate in activities like this. It is wonderful to have a principal who still prayers before functions and is so involved with the children. When you go into the school you can sense leadership and quality from Mr. Bennet. He is always right there in the middle of everything and acknowledges everyone. He does not put up with misbehavior and has the respect of the children. Every school should have a principal like him. His dedication shows when you walk through the front doors of the school and you will never stand at the front desk without Mr. Bennet saying a kind word to you or asking if you have been helped.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2007

The principal seems to have a handle on the kids. He does not tolerate misbehavior. So far, we have had great teachers. The office has always been friendly to me. I think junior high age children are tough to deal with and the administration seems to be doing a good job. I think uniforms should be a worn a little nicer but then again--preteens!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

I agree 100%...the office staff is very rude and unprofessional. They are the first face that we as parents see and their reflection on the school is very misleading. The teachers are the greatest but it is hard to get beyond the front office. So sad for the teachers who work so hard and act so professionally. What a waste.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2006

Overall this is a good school, but there is so much potential here that is simply lost.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2004

The principal and teachers are most efficient. I am pleased with their care and concern for my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2004

I totally agree with the parent that wrote in about the unprofessional staff and principal. If you go into the office for help, you stand there for 10 minutes waiting for one somebody to quit socializing and help you. This principal, and many others in Slidell, need to retire.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2004

My children entered Clearwood this year and we have been very pleased with their performance and the staff. The teachers work with my children and have things pretty much in hand.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2003

The principal and staff are very unprofessional. The principal should consider retiring. Clearwood needs someone with fresh, new ideas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2003

My sons are overjoyed by the number of extracurricular activities there are. The teachers do care about thier students and the safety and discipline are two thumbs up. The teachers make it fun to learn. Overall Clearwood gets 4.5.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2003

As with experience at this school not only with 1 child but 2....whom were not in the 'A' team...my children were treated poorly by teachers and the principal as well...My opinion is of this school is if your child does not meet a 2.5 GPA or above the child is sipmly lost in the system and the child is given up on by all of his peers....


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 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
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

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
69%
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 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
76%
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

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
72%
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

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
68%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
77%

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

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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
White 75% 47%
Black 19% 45%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 52%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Alan R Bennett
Fax number
  • (985) 641-7122

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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130 Clearwood Drive
Slidell, LA 70458
Phone: (985) 641-8200

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