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Vivian, LA
Students enrolled: 616

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100 West Kentucky Avenue
Vivian, LA 71082

(318) 375-3271
(318) 375-2499
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December 15, 2014
Great school ! They have more things for the kids now... like those special Fridays when our children were jeans or a special event is happening. No school is perfect, but my kids are happy here.

- submitted by a parent

September 27, 2013
Vivian school has gotten worse throughout the years. Not enough teachers care about the kids anymore and not enough staff happily do their jobs. This school is now more concerned on how a child is dressed rather than the children's education. They make the rules up as they go through the year to best fit them and not Caddo parish. They have no problem telling parents something but in return will deny saying it and will add things that were not said to the child. I went to this school growing up and I loved it. I on the other hand do not like what it has become and if there was a reasonable choice for my children then I would send them somewheres else. This school is a joke! Kids are always getting urinary tract infections because they do not like to send kids out of classroom the bathroom and they stop the children from entering the bathrooms between classes and from getting a drink of water. If they were concerned about our children then they would care about their health and their grades. NOT their clothes! This school is becoming ridiculous. If this offends you then I am sorry , but you know what they say... The truth hurts.

- submitted by a parent

September 07, 2012
I am a grandma but am involved with the teachers at Vivian Elementary School. I would like to say that the teachers are all very professional and very loving with all the children in the care. My sons went to Plain Dealing,La I thought they were good but so far I see where the Vivian teachers go above and beyond. I have no doubt that my grand children will do great in this school. From the principle on down are excellent in my estimation.

- submitted by a community member

September 06, 2012
Shame on the person below, obviously she didn't do her job. Vivian has some of the hardest working teachers and administrators. They care for every child and do their best to make sure everyone reaches their potential. This school has great community spirit and is an asset to the town. Great school with great staff!! Keep up the good work. ~ A dedicated warrior.

- submitted by a community member

September 06, 2012
The person that posted on Sept 3rd, undoubtedly does not know our school. As a child, I went to school here, I work here, and it is the school of choice for my grandchildren. It is not a perfect school, there is no such thing. As for the principal, you can not find a harder working person for our school. She is dedicated to the school and the success of it. She doesn't ask anything of her staff that she would not do herself. She truly loves every student at the school. I hope that unhappy teacher finds his/her perfect school. I know where mine is VEMMS---Go Warriors !

- submitted by a teacher

March 12, 2011
Awesome staff and students! Great moral ethics and tight nit community. All three of my kids have been going here all their lifeand Ilove being a substitute here! Thanks VEMMS, GO WARRIORS!

- submitted by a community member

January 13, 2009
All three of my children have attended or are still attending Vivian, and the experience has been very positive. The administration is involved in every aspect of education, and the teachers are 2nd to none. The 2 biggest problems facing Vivian Elementary/Middle Magnet School are other professionals inappropriately bad-mouthing the school and administration, and even more of a problem, lack of parental involvement. If these two problems could be resolved, Vivian would be second to none in the state. Sis Adger, parent and Caddo school therapist

- submitted by a parent
no rating
July 31, 2008
i think that this school is great. the teachers are very understanding and patient with the students. i would recommend my other children to attend this school

- submitted by a parent

June 20, 2008
My worst teaching experience came from this school. My students had been so beaten down by the staff and administration that they not only didn't believe they could achieve anything, but didn't even care anymore. The administration was completely ineffectual, being either too hard on misbehaving students or ignoring them altogether. I don't know what the driving force at Vivan is, but it certainly isn't the well-being of children.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating
July 15, 2007
My girls love Vivian so I don't pull them out. Some teachers are motivated there and care alot about the children's education. I love my children and their education means everything too me. My girls make excellent grades and part of the reason is because of me and part of the reason is because of the teachers. I have witnessed things I don't like and I have witnessed things I simply love about Vivian. The school is not bad my children have learned alot and they are truly smart. I do believe more parents and more teachers need to be more devoted to make sure the children remain on top. I am a mother of 2 wonderful girls attending Vivian and my little boy will be attended for the first time in August 2007.

- submitted by a parent

May 30, 2007
Small children need guidance not ISS. The adults should take the time to show the children right from wrong. You may be the only ones in the childs life to do so. Parents need to be notified and meet with other parents if their children are involved in a fight. Suspension should occur if a parent does not attend the meeting for a first offense. The teachers are great but i think there is to much testing talk. Thats all my kids talk about because thats all they hear.The test, the test.

- submitted by a parent

March 26, 2007
There is ZERO parent involvement. The students are unruly and unmotivated. Most good teachers have their hands tied because LEAP is crammed down their throats from day 1. The administration is unaccomodating. I would not send my children here for any reason!! Home school would be more beneficial compared to that school.

- submitted by a parent

April 15, 2005
After having two children that went to VEMMS it is my sincere hope that somewhere someone will take off the blinders that cover the eyes of the genereal public about this school. This school is guided by local politics where the main focus is hiding the truth from the school board. We spend so much time teaching the 'test' that we pass along children that miss the essentials and basic education that their academic future has to be built on. We owe our children the efforts to make sure that 'no child left behind' are not just words.

- submitted by a parent

December 09, 2004
i think this school stinks and i dont like it i like the teachers and some of the kids but that is all i dont think we should have to wear uniforms and i like that we have leap tutering.

- submitted by a student

November 29, 2004
I have three children who attend Vivian Elemntary Middle Magnet. My children are exceptionally bright, unique and independent, and Vivian is a school that encourages these qualities. The faculty of Vivian are concerned not only with test scores and how my children, and the other children, perform, but with the individual growth and self-esteem of my children and each and every child enrolled. The teachers are understanding, available at all times, often providing cell phone and home telephone numbers. More importantly, my children come home bragging about their teachers and their principal, and stating how they are loved at their school. I wouldn't trust my babies to anyone else!

- submitted by a parent

October 29, 2004
I rate the curriculum as a 4, the discipline and leadership a -4. Until the principal and vice principal look at and understand that communications is the key and that expulsion s not always the answer it will continue to have problem. If there is a problem get the kids and parents together first and then if necessary bring in a mediator (that's what the Bible tells us to do).Brining the cops in as a form of intimidation does not work, look at the repeat offenders.

- submitted by a parent

July 12, 2004
I think vivian is a very good school because i went there for three years i am not a parent i am a child i enjoyed my years there. Mrs. Tolbert is an inspiration to us all. The staff is very dedicated i love them all and i will miss them especially mrs. Shaw. Mrs. Shaw knows who this is because i gave her a hug every morning i saw her. I love all my teachers and all my classes.

- submitted by a student

June 29, 2004
This school should really be evaluated by the school board. I honestly feel that if this wasn't the only elementary school in the area it would have been shut down by the school board. My child attended this school for 3 years. I move him now to the best district *St. Tammany* in the state and fear that he'll fail due to the education, or lack of education he recieved. It wasn't until his last year there that he was lucky enough to get a teacher who actually seemed to know what she was doing, or rather enjoyed what she was doing. Very very sad situation they have in Vivian.

- submitted by a parent

September 22, 2003
I have two children in this school. The faculty and administration excel far beyond their duties. I would not dream of my children attending any other.

- submitted by a parent

July 18, 2003
Vivian Elementary/Middle-Magnet school has a very dedicated staff. I feel like my child's first year was very successful. I am also a teacher and I accept only the best when it comes to my child's education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 02, 2003
i love this school my child attends but i have major problems with their discipline, i don't think a child should be put in a corner. i have major concerns with this

- submitted by a community member

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Vivian Elementary/Middle School
100 West Kentucky Avenue, Vivian, LA  71082
(318) 375-3271
Last modified Vivian Elementary/Middle School is a Public school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Vivian Elementary/Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 29 reviews. Top