Eleanor McMain Secondary School - LA - Academics - Niche

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According to state standards, 76% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 8 reviews written about the academics and they have been mixed.

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2.8 from 8 reviews
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    • High School Junior
    • 1
    Academics: the new schedule is a bummer.
    • Parent
    • 3
    Academics: They have some good teachers and some bad teachers
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Academics: The school is not in the best condition and is very compressed, which can lead to a limited learning process. However, the teachers and administrators do the best that they can to accommodate the students.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Academics: at my school we offer a lot of Ap and Honor classes. So by the time graduation comes we have more credits than we really need.
    • Niche User
    • 2
    Academics: There are two pathways that a student can choose: art or computer science. I do not think that a student can easily change his or her schedule from requesting from the counselor. It is difficult, and I've heard a lot about students who stress and struggle with the inability of changing courses. If a student is put into AP and cannot juggle the workload, they cannot leave the AP to go into honors or regular. They are stuck with that course.

Student Opinions

How often is technology used in the classroom?     Based on 14 responses

  • 21% All the time – It's everywhere.
  • 21% Often – It's a major resource.
  • 36% Sometimes – We use it when we need it.
  • 21% Rarely – It's a special treat.
  • 0% Never – It's books and paper only.

How challenging are academics at this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 8% This school is nationally recognized.
  • 33% This school is the best in the area.
  • 50% Probably like most other schools.
  • 8% This school doesn't challenge anyone.

How difficult is it to get mostly A's?     Based on 10 responses

  • 20% Very easy
  • 10% Relatively easy
  • 50% Average
  • 20% Relatively difficult
  • 0% Very difficult
  • 0% This school doesn't give grades

Rate the quality of the following academic subjects at this school:     Based on 9 responses

Very poor
  • Arts
  • Computer science/technology
  • English
  • Foreign languages
  • Math
  • Music
  • Physical education
  • Science
  • Social studies
  • Trades (wood/metal shop, drafting, etc.)

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?     Based on 9 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • It is easy for students to get into classes they need.
  • Students know what to expect with teacher grading practices.
  • There is an excellent variety of class subjects available.
  • Students aren't forced down the same academics paths.
  • Students get a lot out of their core requirements.
  • The workload is manageable.
  • There are good quality online course options.
  • The scheduling process is easy.
  • Technology is an important part of the classroom experience.

How much emphasis is put on these controversial subjects at this school?     Based on 8 responses

A lot
  • Abstinence as birth control
  • Contraceptive methods
  • Creationism/intelligent design
  • Evolution

As a student at this school, how often have you:     Based on 6 responses

Not often
Very often
  • Done all of your homework
  • Taken notes during class
  • Studied for a test
  • Attended after-school tutoring
  • Participated in academic related clubs

Have you ever cheated at this school?     Based on 5 responses

  • 0% Yes, I've cheated on everything.
  • 0% Yes, I've cheated on a few tests.
  • 0% Yes, I've cheated on a few homework assignments.
  • 100% No, I've never cheated.

How prevalent do you think cheating is at this school?     Based on 5 responses

  • 0% Very prevalent. Everyone has or will have cheated at some point.
  • 20% Somewhat prevalent. It's a known strategy to survive particular classes.
  • 60% Not very prevalent. Most students don't cheat, but there are a few that squeak by.
  • 20% Nonexistent. No one cheats for fear of expulsion.

How seriously do students take their classes at this school?     Based on 5 responses

  • 40% Very seriously. Students are there to learn with an eye on the future.
  • 20% Seriously. Students are there to learn, but aren't necessarily thinking about the future.
  • 20% Somewhat seriously. Students are more focused on what's going on this weekend.
  • 20% Not seriously at all. They're more interested in socializing and partying.

Where would you rank this school against all schools in your state in terms of its academics?     Based on 5 responses

  • 0% Top 1%
  • 20% Top 5%
  • 0% Top 10%
  • 20% Top 25%
  • 60% Top 50%
  • 0% Bottom 50%