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Start Elementary School

Public | PK-8 | 418 students

 

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Posted May 23, 2006

I graduated from Start High School and both of my children attended Start Elementary School. It is a great school, a great community and wonderful place to live. The teachers are wonderful (i.e. Mrs. Angie Wisenor) far too many great teachers to mention all of them but she was one of my children s favorites! Thanks to Patti DuPont and her creative energy, music, art and drama have made a lasting impression on SES. . .. Thanks Ms. DuPont! Great school!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 10, 2003

My parents and I graduated from this school. My two children also have or are attending it also. Start is a small rural community with home town values. I feel that my children are safe, well-educated and higly motivated from this school environment. I would recommend this school for your child , if you are moving to the Start area or making plans for a future for you child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2003

Wonderful school and area to live in.
—Submitted by a parent


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 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
87%

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

English Language Arts

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

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
75%

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 70% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
90%
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

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%
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

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
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

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
61%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
78%
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 89% 49%
Black 11% 45%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 3%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63%N/A66%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Joyce Davis
Fax number
  • (318) 728-9291

Resources

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