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Frasch Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 641 students

 

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Posted April 22, 2014

Absolutely wonderful school. Teachers go way above and beyond. So proud for my children to be able to attend Frash. I wouldn't want my children to go any where else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2012

My two sons have attended Frasch over the last 15 years. They are 10 years apart in age. This is the youngest's final year at Frasch. So in these 15 years I have seen a lot. The teachers at Frasch are the BEST!!! Principal Rick Truax was my junior coach back in Westlake, so I guess I knew how strict he was and I really appreciate the way he ran the school. I am "old School" about discipline. I do agree however that there could have been more freedoms on a few things. Now, with Principal McCardle, I have seen BIG improvements. The school faculty and students are a family and there are definitely more happy "campers" around the school. I have to mention our favorite teacher, Mrs. Debra Morrison, who was such a beautiful person and cares about her students. I really appreciate the DDP department for helping my son in speech. He started at Frasch at the age of 3 with development delayed speech and he is now in 5th grade and is an honor student. Thanks to everyone at Frasch who have made my sons elementary learning experience a great one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2012

This school plays favoritism with their students to much. The only pay attention to the students that makes their school look good. Instead of paying attention to their safety.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2009

My daughter lived in the office at her previous school because she did not feel comfortable there. She was so excited to go to Frash after going to the open house because shefelt that all the staff were nice and she also felt that they liked her! Since being there for one week, she has learned so much and always brings home smiley faces and completes all her work. She even does her homework without any problems. Frash was a blessing for my daughters education. I also appreciate thecar riders pick up routine. This is one school that I feel my childs safety is a priority! Thankyou to all the staff at this wonderful school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2009

I Like this school because, they are intrested in the kids education. They have good teachers that want to teach, instead of doing it just for the money. Some teachers could careless if they learned anything. Not at Frasch Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2008

I have to say I disagree with the parent below. If your child expresses that he is being 'picked on' or there is any other problem in class, then a parent should be allowed to see first hand what the problem is and the school should be obliged to make that possible. The school district told us that there is no policy restricting parents from seeing, however we were never allowed by Frasch staff to see our child in the classroom environment. Additionally, when it came to parent-teacher conference, we didn't even conference with our child's teacher, she sent someone in her place, on multiple occasions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2007

My daughter went to school at Frasch for 6 years and she received an excellent education. The parents are not allowed into the classrooms at anytime because there is work going on. The teachers are professionals and should be treated like that from the parents. Just like if they were doctors, you can't see a doctor whenever you want, you make appointments. The teachers were always eager to schedule teacher conferences with me, but I knew when my child was in the classroom that my child was being taught by the teacher. Mr. McCardle can just improve on an already excellent school, by making the parents happy with spirit shirts, fund raisers, and yearbooks. My daughter went to school for academics and that is what she received. She has fun on weekends, summers, and holidays
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2007

I must say, my opinion of Frasch Elementary has changed drastically since Frasch has been appointed a new principal, Tony McCardle. Mr. McCardle has addressed all of the concerns I have had in the past. First, parent involvement is higher than ever before. I feel welcome at the school and happy to volunteer. My child is now able to wear a spirit shirt on Fridays. I feel the school is still strict; however, there is more freedom now at the school. I am very impressed and I simply waiting for the school to improve more with Mr. Tony McCardle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2007

This school has been a big disappointment. I agree with the parent that said that at Frasch they are very strict on the children and that kids need a little freedom to learn and explore. Parents do not have the right to visit their child (children) at any giving time; even if your child has a special need which is very frustrating. We had a bad experience with a teacher and the principal. They did not follow up on what they had agreed to do to keep us informed. I believe parents should be able to visit their child if needed. Also, they claim to want parents to volunteer but when a parent offers to assist them, they say parents in the classroom are not allowed. Excellence in Education can be achieved allowing parents to become involved not by keeping them out of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2007

Excellence in Education is right to the point when speaking about Frasch. Students are encouraged to meet very high expectations set by the school. Students have the opportunity to go to Spanish Immersion, Art, P.E., Library, and Computer Labs. Parents have limited opportunities to become involved, which frustrates some people, but overall it's very safe with lots of learning going on. I feel lucky for my children to attend! Sincerely, A Very Pleased Parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2007

I believe that the school is excellent in discipline and teaching the children. I believe that we need to have spirit shirts and be able to wear on picture day a shirt that the children would like to wear, as long as it is appropriate. My son is in 4th grade, and I have only had problems with one of his teacher's.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2005

at Frasch they are very strict on the children in some was that is good becuse they don't have any fighting going on but,also kids need to have a little freedom.My son is in Kindergarden and the teacher he has is not very informative on how they do I have even tryed to set up a meeting but never get a call back.She is not very social ,but besides for her everything else is pretty good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2005

I think at Frasch its all work and no play. The kids cant talk in the hall way or in the gym before the bell rings. There is no year books sold. On picture day the children have too wear their uniforms. There is no free day to say wear a sprit shirt. Parents do not have the right too eat with their child (children) at any giving time. In all there is no freedom there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2003

Teachers and Principal highly involved with students. Discipline excellent. Safety and curriculum of highest caliber.
—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.

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86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
86%
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

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%

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 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
89%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
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 90% 47%
Hispanic 5% 4%
Black 3% 45%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Tony McCardle
Fax number
  • (337) 217-4551

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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540 South Huntington Street
Sulphur, LA 70663
Phone: (337) 217-4550

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