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Arthur Circle Elementary School

3
18 reviews
Grades
PK-5
Students
413
Type
Public
261 Arthur Avenue
Shreveport, LA 71105
(318) 861-3537

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Arthur Circle Elementary School
Based on data from the 2015 school year

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It truly has not been a good experience for my daughter nor me as a parent. My daughter has a disability. Some of the staff don't know how to talk to children or other adults with respect. I was trying to wait but things are getting worse so I want to remove my daughter so she can start over in a different environment
Posted by a parent on 1/31/2020
I have a daughter at Arthur Circle. She was formerly in a magnet school, but left the state for one semester then came back and was ineligible for magnet because she left, so we had no alternative but this neighborhood school. The principal and staff are friendly and truly care and are visible. The teachers try very hard and are dedicated, at least in my daughter's grade (4th). I think there are some behavior problems, but there is strong discipline and leadership with this principal. I do not think the teachers challenge my daughter enough, probably because most of the students are "average" and they have to teach to the average. I've been very surprised by how little homework she gets compared to when she was in magnet school. She coasts by with little effort & is not working at her true potential. The shock to me is the lack of parental involvement- awards ceremonies & the few academic events the school does (like a reading night), participation & attendance by parents was below average to poor, except for the free food breakfast with the kids (i. e. donuts for dads). This school will never climb out of the doldrums unless there is more parental involvement. It's not all shouldered on the teachers & administrators.I think the mass exodus of the best students for local magnet schools (many gifted students successfully test into magnet & leave before 5th grade) has dragged down the school's standardized test scores over the last 10 years. There is no clear path for the school to overcome this, since most of the better student eventually leave for one of the magnets. Magnets have hurt this school's once very high rating. The school increasingly "teaches more to the test" to try to bring up the scores, but the recent scores suggest they continue to decline. This once "A" school has dropped to C then D & now has an "F". These problems are complex & hard to fix. School is in great neighborhood, but also pulls kids from poorer areas.Get your child into one of the magnets- I've had my child in both magnet & now this school. The quality, the parental involvement, & the dedication to challenging the kids are all extraordinary at magnet. AC Steere, Riverside, University Elem. schools are good alternatives if your child does not get into magnet, but you must live in those districts (schools' boundaries are on-line).-- a parent
Posted by a parent on 4/26/2016
This school is making a comeback, no doubt about it. Teachers are dedicated, accessible, and friendly. My kids love the Secret Celebrations that occur every week for good behavior. Administration returns calls and seems very fair. Not a huge enrollment- but that's fine. I just wish there were smaller class sizes. But I know there is not much that can be done about that at the school level- that's more of a CPSB thing. My family supports Arthur Circle! GO COUGARS
Posted by a parent on 2/9/2015
Everyone at Arthur Circle goes out of there way to help kids it is number one to my kids and I.I wish that they got a donation for a gym that is the only thing i can say GO COUGAR!!!!!!
Posted by a parent on 9/22/2014
My son has been in Arthur Circle from Pre-K to 1st grade and we have loved it! Ms. Crank in Pre-K is an Amazing Teacher, one of the Best. The Principle is always available, very supportive of the kids, and seen at every event. We have had no major issues, and I would not consider another school for my child. We are very happy there, and he is super excited to start school. When a child cant wait to go back to their school, you know you've picked the right one. :)
Posted by a parent on 8/5/2013

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Shreveport schools - Arthur Circle Elementary School is located at 261 Arthur Avenue, Shreveport LA 71105. Arthur Circle Elementary School is in the Caddo Parish School District. Arthur Circle Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK-5.

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