School Details

Claiborne Fundamental Elementary School

2345 Claiborne Avenue, Shreveport, LA 71103
(318) 222-2580
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 356 students 15 students/teacher (LA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

100%
63%
72%
98%
61%
72%
97%
59%
68%
95%
57%
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
  • Caddo Parish School District average
  • Louisiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

96%
69%
77%
92%
63%
71%
96%
55%
67%
94%
58%
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
  • Caddo Parish School District average
  • Louisiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

100%
68%
72%
100%
69%
72%
90%
60%
66%
95%
61%
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
  • Caddo Parish School District average
  • Louisiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Claiborne Fundamental Elementary School is a public elementary school in Shreveport. The principal of Claiborne Fundamental Elementary School is Marilyn Johnson and can be contacted at majohnson@caddo.k12.la.us. 356 students go to Claiborne Fundamental Elementary School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 73% of the 356 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Claiborne Fundamental Elementary School is 15:1. Queensborough Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 90% 63%
White, non-Hispanic 7% 32%
Hispanic 1% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% 1%
Multiracial 0.6% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 73% 65%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This is my daughter's first year at Claiborne Fundamental Magnet school and I am very impressed with the level of time love attention and patience the teachers seem to have. My daughter is extremely shy but she's filling herself out more and more with time. I must say the entire staff takes part in building their student's confidence and this warms my heart. I never thought great schools and great caring teachers still existed But I'm here to say they still exist at Claiborne Fundamental Magnet school.

  • (1 year ago)

    THE SCHOOL - PRINCIPAL - TEACHERS - ARE WONDERFUL WONDERFUL - THE BEST SCHOOL TO BE CONNECTED WITH.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter started attending Claiborne this school year. From what I can see as of this date; the teachers are serious about edcuating the students there and are strict when it comes to rules and rgulations. This is the way a school should be ran. I have had to buckle down and do extra work myself to help her prepare. I fussed and moaned at the beginning; but relaized it was for her good and mine. What better way to prepare your child for the real world that to have no tolerance for excuses. Hard waork will pay off and Claiborne Fundamental Elementary will push thier students to the limit to take them where they need to be SUCCESSFUL!

  • (5 years ago)

    We have a great school! Come by and check it out for yourself. Great kids great parents and caring teachers. It's the best school I have ever worked at!

  • (6 years ago)

    This is my son's firt year at the school and I have enjoyed the experiences that he has had. His teacher is so wonderful and has helped him achieve the one thing that he really wanted to learn to do which is read. His teacher is truly the kind of teacher that I remember having when I was a student at this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    As a teacher at this school I think this school has lost of lot of what made it great. The parents do not take any responsibility for the actions of their children. They do not know what the word accountability means for their children. The parents complain to the school board to get their way and they usually do. The parents run the school. Unfortunately they will are also running the dedicated teachers off as well. There is no way my children would ever go to this school or any school in this district for that matter. This school has started a downward spiral that truly breaks my heart to watch.

  • (7 years ago)

    My child has attended this school for the past two years and we love it! All of the staff appears to really care for and love my child. They are always available and approachable. I would recommend this school to any parent of a smart child who wants their child to grow up in a loving school environment.

  • (7 years ago)

    While Claiborne is one of the magnet schools in Shreveport and the quality of education seems to be better than the majority of the schools here it seems to provide an 'at standard' education to its students in comparison to other places we've lived. The principal is responsive but at times may make excuses for things that are not going right within the school. My daughter is going to second grade and if I could choose a different magnet school I probably would however Claiborne is as good as most neighborhood schools. On a very positive note the Gateway (gifted) program at Claiborne is excellent. The program is structured and the students learn material that is interesting. If you're looking for 'extras' to motivate--this is not the place for you. The final awards ceremony was very poorly organized and very disappointing for students and parent in my opinion.

  • (8 years ago)

    My son was in kindergarten this year I was really impress with the amount of knowledge he as gain since the beginning of the school year. His teacher was very professional and stayed on top of his growth as a kindergartner. When there was a discipline problem she keep me informed before it got out of hand. He has done so well I am really looking forward to first grade.

  • (9 years ago)

    I recently evacuated from Lake charles Louisiana. Claiborne was a breath of fresh educational air.My 2 children are extremely astute and the atmosphere of the school is wonderful. Art science even the books that were available was atonishing.The staff and faculty were really were comitted to the students. My 4th grader who has a 7th grade reading level was able to expand her reading list. She was so excited. She joined choir and wanted to join the school jump rope team. My 5th grader fell in love with the science lab and was able to read 3/4th of the book Eragon. The school was absolutely the most wonderful educational enviornment my children have experienced since moving to louisiana. I was hoping my husband would receive a transfer to that area unfortunately he still has no news. If given the opportunity to return I would not hesitate.

  • (10 years ago)

    I have one child at Claiborne and in his Kindergarten year I was amazed at his progress in learning. The Teachers and Staff are all loving and care about the students and try to give the students the attention they need and deserve. The standards are set high and parents are expected to be involved - an important part of a child's growth and learning! Claiborne is such a great school because of the professionalism and dedication of the Teachers and Staff who are so devoted to our children.

  • (10 years ago)

    I have one child at Claiborne and she loves the school. She is active in the extra curricular activities. She is in 4H she has learned how to play the violin and she is on the jump rope team. Her teacher is wonderful. She encourages her to read and do her best. Her teacher is able to get more out of her than I am. For that I am thankful!

  • (11 years ago)

    I have 2 children at Claiborne. We are so pleased with the principal and staff. They are so caring and really take an interest in each child. There are so many activities offered and they all somehow enhance the cirriculum. There is no wasted time in a day at Claiborne. The individual attention is unbelievable and they do not tolerate behavior problems. It is a wonderful environment for learning and growing. We could not be more pleased. Great job cardinals!

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