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Honey Island Elementary School

Public | 2-3 | 660 students


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Posted June 5, 2014

We moved here from California and I had heard some bad things about Louisiana Schools. I researched and found out from a lot of locals that this was by far the best school to send your child to. Because my daughter was new, it worked for us that the school is only 2nd and 3rd graders, so it was a lot less intimidating. The school was excellent, even above the standards we were used to. I was very impressed with the quality of work, the grading scale and the fieldtrips that she was able to participate in. Not to mention the "positive reinforcement" with rewarding the children with buzz bucks when they did something right. It was very cool. I even got a "good news call" from the principle to tell me that my daughter was doing very well in her class. She is thriving there and got straight A's on her report card ( a first for us ). I would highly recommend this school to any undeciding parents.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 5, 2013

This was our first year after transferring from Whispering Forest and what a shock. Such a different environment. I've heard the feeder schools are worse. Classes are larger..too many kids. The traffic before and after is unbelievable. I've encountered similar issues with school involvement in activities seeimingly limited to certain children and parents. We are seriously considering moving out of this district.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 2, 2012

great school. although crowded due to this area's reputation of good schools, The class size is fairly small compared other parts of the country.With all the staple resources that hasn't suffered budget cut , like structured PE class , music class , art class,gifted program, special ed program - even Suzuki string class, singing bee, Lego couldn't ask more from a public school.Parents are very involved, teachers and staff are respectful.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 14, 2010

My son is a 2nd grader coming from C.C.E and although schools has only been in session a week im already seeing the same patern as @ C.C.E.The school itself is awesome,lots of positive behavior rewards,A.R program,music,art,great food.My problem is with a certain group of moms coming from C.C.E. The same clique always runs the pta,is in charge of everything,and their kids are the ones ALWAYS in the newspaper.It would be nice if the school allowed some NEW parents be involved,its like a monopoly...and it is not fair.So until something changes the rest of us parents have to sit on the sidelines because its the same parents,different school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 23, 2010

this is the best school yet my son goes to ths school and he loves it. there are buzz bucks candy games prizes and all sorts of sons in 3 grade and hes in mrs.mcickcormicks class and he loves her he said shes very very very nice and gives them gogart and popcicles when they are helpful!

Posted April 4, 2007

I have somewhat mixed feelings about this school. Both of my children have attended and all of their teachers have been good, although I have been given a sense that not all of the teachers are overjoyed about the idea of parent participation. I know that we can be a little overbearing and obtrusive at times but it really makes me a little uncomfortable when I think that I am not completely welcome in my child's classroom both as a parent and a volunteer. Great reading program and food not a lot of extra curricular activities other than family reading night.
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Posted February 20, 2006

I am very pleased with Honey Island. We were welcomed back after the storm with open arms after five months. I love my second grader's teacher. This is a great school.
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Posted November 9, 2005

I am very disappointed with this school. My Daughter dreads going every day. The teacher is unpleasant at best and tyrannical at worst. Communication with us (written) has been downright rude. My Daughter was even 'forgotten' and left alone in a classroom. I am on this site desperately looking for other options!
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Posted August 14, 2005

Good school-teachers are great. Some teachers discourage parental involvement while others welcome it. Overall 4 stars. Admin staff could use some new ideas or approaches. Waiting till the last minute to find out who your child's teacher is really not wise. Children tend to have anxiety and fear being in a new school-coming from 1st grade. THey are still only 7 or 8 years old being 'thrown' into a new environment is pretty scary. Not much Extracurr. activities.
—Submitted by a parent

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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.









The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.









The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.








Social Studies

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








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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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 75% 47%
Black 18% 45%
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

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  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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500 South Military Road
Slidell, LA 70461
Phone: (985) 641-3557


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