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St. Tammany Junior High School

Public | 6-8

 

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Posted March 23, 2014

This an absolutely terror of a school. I mean horrible. The teachers basically are there for a paycheck. They do not care about the kids at all. There is 0% encouragement all they do is tear them down. They make up reasons to give them suspension or detention because they do not like them...I requested four times to have my child removed from one class to no avail. Even went to the school board. Before this school came into our life my kids had respect for authority now there is none. My 13 year old daughter has had 23 referrals. The principal does nothing to aid in their lives or progression. I am at my wits end. Do not let your kids go to school whatever you do. You will be sorry. I can assure you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2014

Basically, the teachers are extremely rude (with the exception of few)and the principal is a gigantic jerkface. The end t//_^t


Posted September 23, 2013

This is my child's first year at STJH, and I must say I have been to open house and meet with all her teachers and I feel as tho my child has some very good teachers this year. I'm very pleased. My child likes the school and at this time I have no problems with the school. Yes, my child has come home and told me of some things that went on that day in school, but she also told me how a teacher or staff member handled it. So as for now I only have good things to say. You know there is no perfect school all schools have problems in one way or another. Just stay involved in your child's education and let the teachers know you care and want to know what's going on in your child's school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2012

It's a great school. Many people grew up going, as did I. I enrolled my child in his first year, and during so, I took a look at what my old school had become. I must say, it's improved! Sure, it's not the best school, but it's most certainly not the worst. The kids are respectful to adults, but not brainwashed, like the catholic schools. It's a good mix. The best part is that, the teachers are friendly. Everyone knows everyone. It's a great community, and who wants to learn from someone you don't like? The music program is SPECTACULAR, if I may add. In closing, while there are quite a few faults, there are far more pros. If you send your child anywhere, send them here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2012

Principal doesn't care, teachers don't care, kids are out of control. Fights all the time, kids curse in class and teachers just tell them to watch their languange, no discipline.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2009

In response to the post on May 20, 2008: as both a teacher at STJH and a parent of a student here, I wish to apologize for your unpleasant experience. However, I wish to correct some of the misconceptions you walked away from us with. I have taught in St. John Parish, Jefferson Parish, and catholic schools during my career. The student population at St. Tammany Jr. is more respectful than those at the before mentioned public schools I have taught at previously. I dare say, even some of the students I taught in the catholic school were much ruder and more disrespectful than those I now work with. The PTA in 2008-09 was not, as you pointed out, in full operation. That school year was one of transition for many faculty memebers and the administration. We now have a very active and supportive PTA.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 20, 2008

St. Tammany Jr. High is a horrible school, the kids are out of control, teachers are overwhelmed and really don't put love into what they do. I can go on and on about how they've had only one PTA conference, no school pride from both staff and as a result it has fallen upon the students. Trust me take this is not a great school. My son has always been in a catholic school environment and St. Tammany was his first year and it's his last. I asked to come and visit for a half day to understand how the teacher's teaches and was denied due to some students being special education students. The parish or whom ever decided that parents didn't want other parents to set in the class because they feared that we (as parents) would judge their kids and not be focused on why we are visiting
—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 70% in 2013.

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63%

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60%

2011

 
 
63%

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59%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

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68%

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68%

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69%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
51%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
47%
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

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
44%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%

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 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
49%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
62%
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
Black 58% 45%
White 35% 47%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 78%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students ELL/ESL Coordinator
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Vincent DiCarlo
Fax number
  • (985) 643-5873

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
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