New Orleans School District Achieves ‘Top Growth’ on State Assessments

August 30, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – (August 29, 2018) – Today, August 29 2018, the Louisiana Department of Education released data showing the percentage of students in each school and district that achieved “top growth,” or what the state would call “A” graded growth. As a district, New Orleans tied 22nd place in English Language Arts, performing better than 44 out of 72 districts and also tied 18th place in Math, performing better than 53 out of 72 districts.
 
“As a former school leader, I know that achieving growth can be challenging, but when we push forward and progress we are setting our students up for success,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr. ”I want to congratulate all of the schools that achieved these accomplishments because this achievement is a testament to their effectiveness.”
 
“The Orleans Parish School Board is excited to congratulate all of the schools that achieved growth,” said OPSB President John A. Brown, Sr. “We thank all of the teachers and staff for their hard work and we remain committed to improving the quality of schools across our city.”
 
Among those schools is the Travis Hill School which saw “top growth” for 60% of its students in English Language Arts. The extraordinary work performed by these students, in spite of challenging situations is a huge success for the school. Improving the quality of instruction for our students in secure care facilities has been and continues to be a priority for the Orleans Parish School Board and this is just one indicator of the progress seen there.
 
New Orleans Schools recognized as “Outstanding Schools” based on their growth:
 
School
% Top Growth 2018 ELA & Math
Benjamin Franklin HS
73%
Langston Hughes Academy
61%
Samuel J. Green
61%
Lake Forest Elementary
61%
Paul Habans
61%
 
 
22 New Orleans Schools had greater “top growth” than the state average in both ELA and Math
 
Site Name
CMO
ELA % Top Growth
Math % Top Growth
Benjamin Franklin High School
 
72
74
Paul Habans Charter School
Crescent City Schools
64
58
Lake Forest Elementary Charter School
62
60
Akili Academy of New Orleans
Crescent City Schools
60
55
Langston Hughes Charter Academy
FirstLine Schools, Inc.
59
64
Alice M Harte Elementary Charter School
InspireNOLA Charter Schools
59
56
KIPP Renaissance
KIPP New Orleans, Inc.
58
45
Lusher Charter School
58
56
Samuel J. Green Charter School
FirstLine Schools, Inc.
57
66
Harriet Tubman Charter School
Crescent City Schools
56
44
Homer A. Plessy Community School
56
46
Livingston Collegiate Academy
Collegiate Academies
56
45
Phillis Wheatley Community School
FirstLine Schools, Inc.
55
53
Arise Academy
ARISE Academy
54
54
KIPP Leadership
KIPP New Orleans, Inc.
54
52
Arthur Ashe Charter School
FirstLine Schools, Inc.
54
63
KIPP Morial
KIPP New Orleans, Inc.
53
48
Mildred Osborne Charter School
Arise Academy
52
57
Wilson Charter School
InspireNOLA Charter Schools
52
64
Edgar P. Harney Spirit of Excellence Academy
50
56
G W Carver High School
Collegiate Academies
49
51
Einstein Charter Middle School at Sarah Towles Reed
The Einstein Group, Inc.
49
46
Louisiana Statewide
 
48
43
 
 
The OPSB currently oversees 78 public schools, including 75 charter schools, two direct-operated schools and a school with two educational programs for students in secure-care facilities. On July 1st, all New Orleans public schools were unified under the oversight of the locally-elected Orleans Parish School Board for the first time since Hurricane Katrina. Learn more about unified district here.
 
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