This school IS minority friendly. I have 2 children enrolled at W.T. Lewis that are "non-Caucasian". They have been accepted and treated the same as the Caucasian children. I think it is highly unfair to say they chose children for certain activities based on race. The fact is this school is over 75% Caucasian so of course there will be mostly Caucasian students participating in various curricular and extra curricular actives. If your children went to a school where the "Non-Caucasian" children were a minority then there wouldn't be as many Caucasian children involved in activities ect. I think the previous statements were racist and uneducated and I hope you do tell your children they are being discriminated against. I hope that you teach your children fairness and love for all races. God Bless.
W.T. Lewis Elementary School is a public elementary school in Bossier City. The principal of W.T. Lewis Elementary School is Lisa M Burns and can be contacted at email@example.com. 540 students go to W.T. Lewis Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 21% of the 540 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at W.T. Lewis Elementary School is 16:1. Legacy Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.
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I certainly agree with a previous post that this is not a great school for minority kids. My daughter often tried to participate in plays cheer and other activities that required selection by teachers. She met qualifications for all activities; however according to one teacher "she was not mature enough". She also stated that she hope that my child could learn how to handle these type of situations in the future better. My daughter was disappointed and she says something as stupid as this. She was only in 3rd grade at the time. I contacted her to ask her what was the reason she was not selected because she met all qualifications and that is when she said she was not mature enough. Really!! The cheer team is all white of course and it is disgusting that the administration thinks this is ok. As the previous parent stated if you questioned the teachers about your child the teachers get upset. Sometimes they might have ONE minority in a event to try to make it look good. They know how to put on a good fake smile but their true thoughts show in their actions. Great school for non-minorities but not for minorities just the way they want it. Politics are heavy here!
This is our second year at W.T. Lewis and we couldn't be happier with the teachers and the staff. They have gone above and beyond to make sure that my daughter is getting the education that she needs. With the school expansion happening this summer and added classrooms this school will be #1 in Bossier parish again next year!
This is by far one of the best Elementary schools in Bossier City. When I re-located I was very excited to find another high performing award winning school.The office staff was very friendly when I walked in to get information but wait don t judge a book by its cover! At W.T. Lewis you will soon learn that your child MUST be the majority(Race)in order to succeed.My daughter went from being asked to participate in different educational functions(at previous school)to being told she s an average student(at W.T. Lewis).And don t dare show concern for your child and schedule meetings because the teachers will treat you as if you are an inconvenience to their day.To make matters even worse one of the staff members asked me if we would be returning for the next school year.When I stated no she asked why so I told her and she stated to me that she had heard the same reason from other non-Caucasian parents that pulled their children from the school.So yes for the 80% of children that the school staff welcomes this is an awesome school.But if your child is not Caucasian I would advise you to save yourself the time and frustration you will be faced with at this school and look elsewhere.
This is my sons second year there and I have to say that this school has the best teachers and staff. They are so organized and the teachers are so very nice and such great role models in my son's life.
Great school awesome technology. Students are well taken care of great support from teachers and staff!