Top Growth data for the 2018-19 school year was released today by the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE). This measurement assesses individual students’ academic growth towards mastery. All three of Crescent City Schools, Harriet Tubman Charter School, Akili Academy of New Orleans, and Paul Habans Charter School, continue to outperform the state average in ELA and Math and are improving outcomes for students. Specifically, Paul Habans is the second highest ranked open-enrollment K-8 school in Orleans Parish for overall top growth, Akili Academy and Harriet Tubman are both in the top half for ELA and Math growth for all K-8 open-enrollment schools in New Orleans.
“We are open-enrollment schools and we welcome every child into our schools,” said Kate Mehok, Co-founder and CEO of Crescent City Schools. “As testing becomes more rigorous, we are celebrating that our schools are continuing to make real progress with our scholars. Growth scores are critical to demonstrating the real impact a school has on its students and regularly measuring an individual student’s progress allows us to identify areas of need and immediately make adjustments to better serve them. We can, and are, providing an education for our scholars that outperforms some of the best selective-admission schools in New Orleans.”
Ambitious academic expectations established by the LDOE to continuously improve the state’s educational performance call for more rigorous state assessments aligned with new higher standards. As subject-matter testing becomes more challenging every year, these numbers reflect how students and teachers are meeting the challenge.
Crescent City Schools serves more than 2,600 PK-8 New Orleans students.