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Spearsville K-8 School

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Posted April 17, 2011

Spearsville School is a small town school offering class sizes small enough to provide students with a more personalized education. Sure, the school doesn't offer many of the extra activities as the larger schools, but some community activities are offered in the area to make up for this. In my opinion, the principal & majority of the teachers are caring, compassionate, and well qualified. The teachers in the lower grades are wonderful - making each day a positive experience where the students want to come to school and are eager to learn. The major downfall is that this school is part of the Union Parish School District. The school board and superintendent of the parish tend to gravitate all of their energy to the Farmerville Schools leaving much room for improvement to Spearsville School & the other schools in the parish. The uncertainty of whether or not Spearsville will be open for the following school year is always in the back of my mind, because any time costs need to be cut, the school board considers closing another school. However, overall Spearsville School is a good school, but I think it could be better if it had the support of the school board, hence stability.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

I think SHS is amazing. you actually feel important, like somebody is paying attention to you at SHS. You wouldn't feel that anywere else. I will graduate in 2 years and i don't want to. I love SHS! its the BEST, barnone, in union parish. Its in great shape, Mr. Gray is wonderful, all the teachers are spectacular, and all in all this school is perfect (: I love it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 4, 2009

I think SHS is amazing. you actually feel important, like somebody is paying attention to you at SHS. You wouldn't feel that anywere else. I will graduate in 2 years and i don't want to. I love SHS! its the best, barnone, in union parish. Its in great shape, Mr. Gray is wonderful, all the teachers are spectacular, and all in all this school is perfect (: I love it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 6, 2009

I am totally pleased with Spearsville High School. From Kindergarten through 12th grde, the teachers care and the principal is wonderful. Mr. Gray has turned the school completely around from where it was when he took over 2 years ago. I am so glad he came. Discipline is stricter now, but I am glad. As a parent, I want my children learning in a safe environment. I think this is the best school in the parish, and I know people who have children in all of the other schools in Union Parish. Spearsville is the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2008

Spearsville High is the best, it offers excellent educational opportunities and it has the small family like atmosphere. With the new principal and the new rules students at SHS are the leaders of tomorrow. Compared to the other schools in the Union Parish School District Spearsville is the best in the area!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 2, 2008

Spearsville Highschool is plauged with problems, diciplinary at best..... They focus more on dress code than education... Sometimes I wonder if teachers there evn actualky enjoy the carrer path they have chosen.... Sitting biding your time is not teching it's babysiting.. when you send your child off to excell in education think twice about this school...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2008

Oh my Gosh! I love Spearsville High. Its the best school ever! The teachers are great! And because of it being a small school its easy to have one on one with the teachers so we can learn easier. Also, we dont have to put up with snobby 'clicks' like other schools. Everyone here is like family. 09
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2008

i am glad my child attends this school. The staff is 100% better than the Junction City School, where my daughter used to attend!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
46%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
48%
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

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
37%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
27%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
22%
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

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
31%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
31%
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

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
28%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
58%
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

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
44%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
60%
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

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
43%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
61%
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 49% 45%
White 43% 47%
Hispanic 7% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 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 83%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • David Gray
Fax number
  • (318) 778-3269

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Louisiana Highway 3265
Spearsville, LA 71277
Phone: (318) 778-3752

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