School Details

South Highlands Elementary Magnet School

Test Scores by grade

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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

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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%
100%
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66%
99%
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

South Highlands Elementary Magnet School is a public elementary school in Shreveport. The principal of South Highlands Elementary Magnet School is Keith S Burton, who can be contacted at mharris@caddo.k12.la.us. 477 students go to South Highlands Elementary Magnet School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 15% of the 477 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at South Highlands Elementary Magnet School is 15:1. First Baptist Church School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 70% 32%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 1%
Asian 5% %
Black, non-Hispanic 21% 63%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0%
Multiracial 1% 1%
Hispanic 0.4% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 15% 65%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My son is a second grader at South Highlands and he has been there since Kindergarten. He absolutely loves it! And so does his father and I. We could not have gotten a better school!!! Being at this school has kept my son's zeal to learn burning!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    the best in louisiana. i love it .it is the best ever. come here now.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son transferred to South Highlands this year as a second grader and he transferred from a very strong neighborhood school. I cannot tell you how wonderful this experience has been! I wish all students could know what it is like to go to a school where EVERYONE is dedicated to making you a success in learning. They set the bar very high and the kids reach the bar! A tough decision to leave our neighborhood school but he is reaping a benefit that his other school would not have been able to provide. We love you. South Highlands!

  • (4 years ago)

    I can't say enough about the quality of education my daughter is receiving at South Highlands. Caring teachers awesome technology and a principal who is always thinking of ways to make the school more effective . . . . what else would a parent want?? A 5-Star School!

  • (4 years ago)

    THE BEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN THE UNITED STATES.....TRUST ME! UNTHINKABLE JUST IN SHREVEPORT LA! THE BEST OF THE BEST TEACHERS AND STUDENTS BELONG TO THIS SCHOOL!

  • (4 years ago)

    Superior Teachers Administration and School atmosphere for students!!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    Fabulous education and caring teachers create a wonderful learning environment. Students are offered outstanding learning opportunities that cannot be found in most public schools. We love South Highlands!

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a mom of two children at South Highlands. It offers a broad approach to teaching and incorporants different projects and assignments to reach all types of learners. It has a very family enviroment!

  • (7 years ago)

    What a great school! I have had 2 children go thru this school and can't say enough about the principal teachers and parent involvement.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have raised 3 children who have graduated from college. Now I have a daughter in the 5th grade at South Highlands. South Highlands is the finest school I have ever been associated with. My only regret is that it doesn't have a middle school for my daughter to attend.

  • (7 years ago)

    South Highlands Magnet School offers a wonderful learning environment for children. I love that the school is so diverse with people of different cultures races and especially socio-economic backgrounds. However different our make-up might be we all share the most important quality -- a love and respect for education. There is definitely an intellectual curiosity that abounds at South Highlands school. That combined with the teachers' efforts administrative support and super parental involvement makes South Highlands Magnet School an awesome place to be.

  • (7 years ago)

    Words cannot express out appreciation for this wonderful school! Each year my children are supported by a top-notch teaching staff! The administration and teachers throughout the school are caring individuals who teach children to be learners as well as leaders.

  • (8 years ago)

    Excellent academic programs students are encouraged to work independently. High achievers thrive here. Art Music and Drama are excellent. The art teacher is fabulous. Most motivated parents in the state.

  • (9 years ago)

    We've really come to appreciate the value of a South Highlands education. The faculty and staff are extremely committed to providing the highest quality education. We would recommend this school to anyone.

  • (9 years ago)

    What an awesome school! As a new parent and after having my son here for his first year we were very pleased! The staff is so supportive and top-notch! Am very pleased with Mr. Burton our principal. He is always interacting with the students. One thing I am so proud of is the level of innovative programs at South Highlands. They really do look at all ways of making sure they are growing in every area. AWESOME SCHOOL!

  • (10 years ago)

    South Highlands is a wonderful learning environment for children. The administrative staff is top notch and the outstanding teachers sincerely care about the students and train them well. There is no better academic grade school in the city yet the children appear to enjoy going to school each day and are happy while at school. Many students participate in music art and other types of extracurricular activities. Recently a more organized effort has been made to include students in sports such as soccer baseball and basketball. As a result of the successful efforts of teachers and staff in maintaining a favorable educational environment ongoing parental involvement easily is obtained and parents readily and enthusiastically participate in school functions and activities. Overall it is hard to imagine a better more effective way to introduce children to education than the opportunities provided at South Highlands.

  • (10 years ago)

    I have been a South Highlands parent for nine years and cannot say enough about our wonderful school! The students teachers staff and parents are top-notch and work together to make South Highlands a great place to learn. Students are encouraged to be individuals and find their own gifts and talents whether it is academic art music drama or something else! As PTA President this year I can tell you that parental involvement is key to the success of South Highlands. When there is a need at the school whether it be cookies or computers the parents are there to make it happen.

  • (11 years ago)

    Sth Highlands is a fabulous school where my daughter can excel in academic subjects as well as art. With the new leadership of our new principal parents can easily communicate with him and he is truly concerned about the well-being of the student body. We're so thankful to have Sth Highlands!

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