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Posted April 6, 2011

We chose Zachary to purchase our home in 2008 because the ZCSD is ranked number 1 in the state. Since then my kids have attended five of the six "grade cluster" schools in our district. I can say without hesitation that Zachary is number one for a reason! We have been extremely pleased with the teachers and staff at all of the schools. Our kids love to learn and love their schools.
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Posted February 23, 2010

We recently moved to Zachary from West Baton Rouge because of the schools. I am so impressed with the dedication & devotion of the entire staff at ZES. All of the personnel are committed to the students & their learning. I'm also impressed by the ILeap packets that are sent home to help the students prepare for the testing months before. In the past at our previous school in WBR they started cramming the information on the kids a few weeks before the test. Zachary's method really helps the children to become more familiar with the testing format so they can maximize their potential on the tests over time instead of stressing them out weeks before the test.
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Posted December 7, 2005

School staff and administration are dedicated, responsive, accessible and well-trained. Extracurricular activities are plentiful and meaningful. Parent and community support is exceptional. Facilities are somewhat aged and over-crowded, but renovation/addition is underway and will complete for SY 06-07. School day schedule seems to short physical education/recess opportunities for activity, as has become more common lately. Computer lab is strong, library good but needs more room. Overall, an A minus.
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English Language Arts

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









The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.









The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.








Social Studies

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








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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 53% 47%
Black 42% 45%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 48%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Jennifer Marangos
Fax number
  • (225) 654-8746


Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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3775 Hemlock Street
Zachary, LA 70791
Phone: (225) 654-4036


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