Crescent City Schools Hitting All of the Marks for Growth


Release of Top Growth data for the 2017-18 school year from the Louisiana Department of Education shows that all three of  Crescent City Schools PK-8 schools, Paul Habans Charter School, Akili Academy of New Orleans, and Harriet Tubman Charter School, rank in the TOP TEN K-8 schools in New Orleans for English Language Arts (ELA) growth. Notably, Paul Habans Charter School ranked first among all public K-8 schools in the city for ELA growth with 64% of its students meeting their targets and sixth in math with 58% meeting their targets.

“Paul Habans is an open enrollment school that takes every student who walks through the door and moves them at rates comparable with the most selective schools in the city. Our teachers believe that all students can learn, and we believe that all families deserve access to high quality schools that value their child. We are proud of our students and staff for their continued growth,” stated Elisabeth LaMotte-Mitchell, Principal of Paul Habans Charter School.

“We believe that looking at student growth, meaning how much a student actually learns and improves from one year to the next, is a powerful measure of a school’s impact. These numbers validate the incredible commitment and hard work that our teachers apply to every individual student at Crescent City Schools. We are celebrating this accomplishment at our open enrollment schools and look forward to more growth in the future,” said Kate Mehok, Co-founder and CEO of Crescent City Schools.

Crescent City Schools serves more than 2,200 New Orleans students.