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White Castle High School

Public | 7-12 | 313 students

 

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Posted April 2, 2008

'WE ARE HERE AT WHITE CASTLE HIGH SCHOOL TO LEARN SOMEHING NEW EVERYDAY AND TO DEVELOP AND SUPPORT ONGOING LEARNIG'. This is the mission statement that we the students and teacher stand on at White Castle High School. I have attended White Caslte High since my 7th grade year back in 2005. It has changed tremendously over the period of time I have been there. Our principal(Ms. Miller) has served as principal for 2 1/2 years and she is doing a lot to change the way the school has be stereotyped. There are good things coming out of White Castle High! Some improvements that could be made are getting more electives such as band classes, more honors and AP courses and better teachers in the areas of Foreign Language. Overall White Castle High is a 5 star school in my book.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 29, 2005

This school has a lot of potential because it is small and the center of its community. I think the parental involvement of things like sports or other after-school events is great. On the other hand, parental support of academics like homework and test preparation needs improvement. The parish should do a better job of adding other electives such as art, writing, electronics, etc. This will keep kids interested and help improve overall attitude towards school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 11, 2005

I think the quality of education provided at White Castle High School has decreased tremendously. There are many teachers who teach at a level that is not consistent with what needs to be taught. When you go to college after attending this school you are really handicapped in that your math skill are not up to par and neither are your English skills. For the most part the best teacher's have come and gone (i.e. Mrs. Davis and Lonnie Isaac.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 7, 2004

I think that White Castle is a good school, but it can be better with a little more effort. The school need more programs and honor courses for grades 9th throught 12th and not 12th only.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 23, 2004

I think the community needs to get involved more in helping the school improve, and I also think that more parents need to get involved in their children's school work.
—Submitted by a student


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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 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
39%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
53%
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 64% in 2010.

41 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2010.

41 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
53%
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

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
31%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
20%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
27%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 82% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
39%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
21%
English II

The state average for English II was 93% in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
47%
English III

The state average for English III was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
27%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the End-Of-Course (EOC) tests to test grade high school students in English 2, English 3, biology 1, algebra 1 and geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The EOC is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.

Source: LA Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 84% 45%
White 14% 47%
Hispanic 2% 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 84%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Charley Handy
Fax number
  • (225) 545-2964

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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32695 Graham Street
White Castle, LA 70788
Phone: (225) 545-3621

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