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About This School

James Stephens Montessori School is a public elementary school in Ville Platte. The principal of James Stephens Montessori School is Cheri Fontenot, whose e-mail is cheri.fontenot@epsb.com. 237 children attend James Stephens Montessori School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 79% of the 237 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at James Stephens Montessori School is 10:1. Ville Platte Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
  • Sports

    • Bicycling
    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 51% 41%
White, non-Hispanic 48% 58%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 0.4%
Hispanic 0.8% 0.8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% %
Multiracial 0% %
Asian 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79% 76%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    My son has been going to JSM for three years now. I have been very pleased with the learning experience my son has had at this school. In comparison with a regular structured public school a child learns at a much higher degree at this one. The children are learning a lot and having fun while doing it. The staff at this school is doing a remarkable job with our children. I feel as a parent you should put your child in the best school possible and I have chosen just that. My child shows a great deal of self worth and determination from the encouragement he gains from this school. This school not only teaches the basics they go way beyond that with teaching manners also. I am very glad that this school has been growing in grade levels and I hope & pray that it continues.

  • (5 years ago)

    I as a parent rate JSM as a 5 star school. My children has attended the school since it opened in the fall of 2004 and will remain there through the highest grade level offered. I have witnessed first hand the knowledge these children retain at such a young age when it's taught in a hands on manner. Because of the school's size and its capable staff this school has been a great success not only for my children but for all of the wonderful children who are--and those who will be--a part of are blessed to experience.

  • (5 years ago)

    My granddaughter is in Pre K at JSM and she is already beginning to decode words. Wow!

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter has been going to James Stephens Montessori since it opened. I love this school and feel that my daughter has learned amazing things with the most caring and wonderful staff. The small school has really been a blessing for my child. My daughter is getting a great education that has laid a wonderful fondation for her to grow academically and socially.

  • (5 years ago)

    James Stephens Montessori has exceeded our distrstrict's average scores according to D.I.B.E.L.S. testing results. It is a Pre K-3rd grade school and will add fourth grade next year. The school population has grown each year since it opened 4 years ago. There are now 11 academic classrooms plus Art Music and Library infused daily into the curriculum.

  • (6 years ago)

    2007-2008 School Year all Kindergarten students minus one Benchmarked on D.I.B.E.L.S a Louisiana State Assessment at mid term. All First & Second Graders scored above the district average for their grade level on that same state assessment.

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