44,000 students attend public schools in New Orleans.

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Students of Color
0%
Economically Disadvantaged
0%
Students with Disabilites

More New Orleans students are graduating from high school and enrolling in college.

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Class of 2004 Graduation Rate
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Class of 2020 Graduation Rate
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Class of 2004 College Entry Rate
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Class of 2020 College Entry Rate

Louisiana has raised our expectations for what students learn.

Historical State Assessment: % “Basic and Above” All Subjects and Grades

Leap standards have changed.

We cannot make “apples to apples” comparisons of achievement from 2005 to recent years because complex transitions have been underway since 2014. Specifically:

  • Louisiana transitioned to new, more rigorous assessments, called “LEAP 2025” tests, beginning in 2014-15 with ELA and Math, followed by social studies, and finally, science.
  • Also in 2014-15, Louisiana began raising the bar for what was considered on “grade-level” or “meeting expectations” for students.

We now have rigorous benchmarks to measure progress.

Because 2018-19 was the first school year in which all state tests were fully aligned to the LEAP 2025 standards, test results from this school year have special significance as a new benchmark for measuring progress moving forward.

LEAP 2025: % “Mastery and Above” All subjects and grades

As our state transitioned to new, more rigorous standards, COVID-19 caused declines in achievement across the state.


More New Orleans students are graduating from high school on time and enrolling in college.


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