EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION SINCE 1982
since-1982

Vincent Settlement Elementary School – Sulphur, LA

Award Year 2017

Exemplary High Performing Schools

Vincent Settlement Elementary School

1072 Vincent Settlement Road
Sulphur, LA, 70665-7654

(337) 217-4580

Mrs. Julee Spann, Principal at time of Nomination

Carla Williams, Current Principal

Title I School

Calcasieu Parish School District

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Student Demographics

  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 94%
  • Hispanic: 1%
  • Two or more races: 3%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 53%
 

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Kindergarten students learn early to love and support one another.

Kindergarten students learn early to love and support one another.

Summary

Vincent Settlement Elementary (VSE) is a small, rural school surrounded by the ever expanding petrochemical industry with a strong, united community. Teachers and parents work collaboratively supporting one another toward the best interest of each child. Staff ensures that every student knows they belong and are respected for their individuality. This sense of belonging allows our students to feel comfortable taking intellectual risks and discovering their unique strengths. Vincent Settlement students have many opportunities to experience academic success; build significant relationships with dedicated teachers and staff; take part in extracurricular activities; and get involved in serving the community. This enables all students to have the opportunity to build resilience and face challenges with confidence. Vincent Settlement staff create an environment where students understand they are safe and supported.

VSE is a community of learners encouraged to reach their greatest personal potential. High expectations and a growth mindset are embedded in our everyday life. This belief has fostered an academic environment where students love learning and accomplish their goals with a tenacious spirit. The growth mindset has become our way of thinking as we embrace the unique strengths of our community and our school motto, "Where YOU matter!" Rising to the challenge of increasing our academic growth year after year requires a deep-rooted hunger and unwavering sense of urgency on the part of our entire community to continue our students' ever-increasing success.