School Details

Duplessis Primary School

38101 Louisiana 621, Gonzales, LA 70737
(225) 391-6650
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 694 students 16 students/teacher (LA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

76%
80%
72%
75%
79%
72%
76%
77%
68%
69%
75%
65%

Integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP)

In 2011-2012 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math and 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. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Ascension Parish School District average
  • Louisiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
84%
77%
76%
79%
71%
74%
78%
67%
73%
79%
70%

Louisiana Educational Assessment Program for the 21st Century (LEAP 21)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Ascension Parish School District average
  • Louisiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
76%
72%
84%
83%
72%
87%
77%
66%
86%
82%
67%

Integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP)

In 2011-2012 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math and 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. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Ascension Parish School District average
  • Louisiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Duplessis Primary School is a public elementary school in Gonzales. The principal of Duplessis Primary School is Jevella Williamson, whose e-mail is dr.hilton-pitre@apsb.org. 694 children attend Duplessis Primary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 56% of the 694 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Duplessis Primary School is 16:1. Dutchtown Primary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Sports

  • P.E. classes
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 62% 64%
Multiracial 3% %
Hispanic 3% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 29% 31%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 0.9%
Asian 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56% 44%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This year has been great!! My daughter struggled at first but with the extra help from the teachers and staff at Duplessis she's getting on track.

  • (1 year ago)

    The teachers work really well with the students. I believe they have that "leave no student behind" mind frame. Also the students seem to be really disciplined.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son is 8 years old. and he goes to this school. this is a awesome school. they really seem to care about the kids. the teachers are greta. i give it 5 stars..thanks

  • (4 years ago)

    Duplessis is a wonderful school the staff is unbelievable!! The most caring and nurturing I have ever seen in a school. Teachers who care about the kids and are not only teachers but counselors nurses therapists you name it and that is their role. People think that a teachers job is the easiest but I can promise you it is not. I have been substituting there for 3 years now and I see how hard a teachers job really is. Teachers should be more praised and definently have a better salary!!!!!Go Duplessis!!! Hope you all win!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    I have 2 children in this school one is in special education. They really work with him and do their best to help him. The teachers and faculty really seam to care about the children's education. In my experience they really try to work out any problems and make it feel like a team effort.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great teachers and administration

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a parent of a kindergartener and I love it. He is reading on a 1st grade level in kindergarten. His teacher keeps me informed of what is going on in her class as well as my son's performance and behavior. Duplessis is a really great school. I have a nephew that started recently and he is performing better than he was at his old school. Now he enjoys going to school every day.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a parent of two students at Duplessis. I find that the administration is unorganized and unprepared to handle new challenges. The administration becomes defensive when parents ask for simple clarification on school policies and practices. It is also difficult to get the vice principals to return phone calls. I find that my children course work is behind what they were doing a year ago at another school. The homework is repetitive mundane and does not inspire the children to learn. I attended a parent teacher conference and asked basic educational questions about the curriculum and each time the teacher shrugged her shoulders and said I don t know to every question. I am also finding instances where the school staff is not aware of what the parish policy is. I find the school frustrating. My children are excelling at Duplessis only because of the education they have received elsewhere.

  • (7 years ago)

    January 2007 My son has been attending Duplessis since Kdg. This school and its teachers are wonderful. They truely care about the students and thier welfare. This has got to be Gonzales' #1 school. Thank you Duplessis !!!

  • (8 years ago)

    My child is in 4th grade at Duplessis Primary School. The teachers are wonderful and they actually teach the children. My child has homework but it is strictly a review of what she was taught at school. This shows me that the teachers are actually teaching at school. This is not the case at all schools. Some children are in class all day and come home and have 5-6 hours of homework and we wonder why the children are obese and have health issues. The parent involement for the major activities is great. We have raised lots of money for the school and it shows that all are very proud of their school. We have great leadership also. I know my daughter will sail through the LEAP test and do well in Middle School. This year she is learning study tecniques that she will continue to master throughout her school years.

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