NEW ORLEANS HAS CLOSED THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP WITH THE STATE BY 70%
In 2011, the city’s schools posted the highest student performance scores to date—and the RSD maintained its Number 1 ranking in growth across the state. With its intrepid commitment to improving public schools, New Orleans continues to be recognized as a leader in urban public education reform. We hope that this begins to prove that thoughtfully designed charter sectors can deliver both quality and scale.
POST-GRADUATE EDUCATION READINESS INCREASED 14 PERCENTAGE POINTS
The number of New Orleans students who have the opportunity to attend college continues to rise. ACT scores are improving faster than state and national averages, and as a result the percentage of New Orleans students eligible for TOPS scholarships is growing at a significant rate. In 2012,39.1% of graduating seniors surpassed the eligibility standards for post-secondary scholarships. New Orleans is on the verge of exceeding the state average of students eligible for TOPS scholarships.