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Sterlington, LA
Students enrolled: 576

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9040 U.S. 165
Sterlington, LA 71280

(318) 432-2050
(318) 432-2099
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March 22, 2015
Sterlington Elementary is an excellent school. I feel confident that when my two sons enter the building, they will be cared for superbly. I have no worries. There are quite a few private schools nearby and parents from those schools are enrolling their children at SES. They ask, "Why would I pay thousands of dollars to send my child(ren) to a private school when SES is right here and an excellent school?" SES has an abundance of parental support and that's important as well as an outstanding administration and teachers.

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May 02, 2013
This school has very dedicated teachers that care about the students. They truly appreciate parent involvement and push the children to excel. There is lots of homework but it's good fundamentally for the children. I don't believe that it is excessive at all. There are many activities for the children and plenty of access to computers. The Accelerated Reader (AR) program has been very good with high standards. The school uses Edline.net to keep up with students grades and assignments. Most teachers use it well and I HIGHLY appreciate the ability to look up at a moments notice what is going on. The principal should make sure EVERY teacher updates Edline regularly. The only issue I have with the school is that the class sizes have gotten too large. One of the reasons I liked the school district to begin with my first child was the smaller class size (17-20 six years ago) but the average seems closer to 26-28. If they can find the budget to fix this, the school would be 5 star. The facility is new and very brightly colored. My children have enjoyed the color scheme. It is a great environment to learn. The Sterlington area schools are a GREAT place to have my children learn.

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May 01, 2013
My Granddaughter is in the 5th grade at Sterlington Elem. She is legally living with me, and she loves Sterlington. She loves her teachers, who I have found to be very good with the kids and are very good teachers. The are very caring. I hope that Brianna will be attending Sterlington Middle School next year, and she will be able to keep her friends and her grades up. I am a single grandmother, raising Brianna myself which makes it hard for me to take off of work for all the events that are there. I wish I could do more but I have to work. The times I was able to attend I feel the teachers and principle did a fine job with the kids!

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February 21, 2013
The town is not as good as they make out to be. The teacher has their favorite and the community is NOT very welcoming. Small town gossip. Education isn't their focus.. it's the school.scores that matter the most. My child has been there 6 yrs. We would not recommend coming to this school

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February 03, 2010
This school, academically, was a solid school and the teachers were overall committed and did a good job. However, the principal RULES with an iron fist...she is not liked by many of the teachers a lot of parents. The average PTO meeting when we were there in 2007 had 10-15 people in attendance. Parents had given up, knowing that the principal was not a huge fan of parental involvement. There are no 'elective' classes....no technology, no Spanish, no art, very little P.E., etc. It is all academic with little fun. My son had 27 students in his 1st grade class, and he cried all the time. We have since moved, along with many other families that year, to a private school. My son LOVES school and actually looks forward to the holidays ending so he can go back!

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July 20, 2009
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March 27, 2009
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March 05, 2009
My children went to A.L. Smith and now my grandchildren attend. A.L. Smith should be commended for it's hometown attitude. The ladies that work in the office always remember names and faces. The teachers that my kids have been taught by always take a personal interest in each student. Ms. Leggett has helped me in many situations and always takes time to listen to my concerns. And last but certainly not least is the lunch room attendents . They know my kids by name.

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November 25, 2008
All three of my children have attended AL Smith school. The teachers are wonderful, with very few exceptions. Principals have changed over the years and the current one has been the most troublesome, but it seems that a female principal always has a rough row to hoe. As usual, there are some parents that are more involved and seem to 'run things' but this is likely simply because they are more available (don't work outside the home) which is not a bad thing. We moved from Highland Elementary in 1992 and haven't regretted it for even a minutes.

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no rating November 10, 2008
I gotta say this school is very strict. It's a lot of homework that these kids have to do every day. My daughter sits there for at least an hour every day. I don't know what to think about this school, but suddenly my daughter who always had an A average in all the schools she attended, fell to a D average...

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no rating October 30, 2008
I have moved around alot and this school would have to make my top two. Great teachers and principal.I highly advise this school to anyone.

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October 02, 2008
I have moved, but this school was very good, many very good teachers. The Principal is very good and very active. this school is the best public school in the parish.

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July 23, 2007
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July 19, 2007
My kids have done extremely well. My special needs child has received an excellent education from extremely qualified teachers. The faculty and staff are always very helpful, attentive, and responsive to the few questions and concerns that I have had.

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May 25, 2007
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May 16, 2007
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March 05, 2007
I would not recommend this school at all! There is NO support from the principal. As a parent I do not feel like I can be involved at all! The PTO is a disorganized JOKE. I will not send my child back.

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August 09, 2004
A. L. Smith is one of the finest schools around. My children have been at A. L. Smith for the last 3 years and my youngest has 3 more to go. They truly love the school, the teachers and the administration. The principal is very caring, loving and concerned about the welfare of the students and the staff. The teachers are exceptional! The scores and ratings are fantastic. If you have a chance to be a part of this school---don't miss it!

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September 30, 2003
I have never had a problem at this school. The staff and teachers are the best around and really care about the children's education. I feel my son is getting the best education available.

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Sterlington Elementary School
9040 U.S. 165, Sterlington, LA  71280
(318) 432-2050
Last modified Sterlington Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Sterlington Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top