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J. K. Haynes Elementary Charter School

Charter | PK-5 | 144 students

 

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Posted August 19, 2014

J. K. Haynes Charter School is the most best cultural oriented, loving, and caring. I don't care what no one says. J. K. Haynes is a great experience for any child. I volunteered every change I get. My kids loves J. K. Haynes and they miss it very much. We wished Mrs. Haynes would have a school here in Morrow, Georgia. This is a school that cares about the childs well being in teaching the child what the child need to learning, including their heritage. This what my childrens Ne-Ne has to say about J. K. Haynes Elementary Charter School: "Every Black child deserves a J K Haynes Elementary School in their education. They are simply wonderful... and the proof is in how our children learn and progress there. I wish I could clone the school... it is truly a Village concept... Black teachers invested in their students education and success... and children that love their environment." Angie & Greg's youngest 2... Enjoy PJ - Precious Journei Alexander GJ - George Joseph Alexander I wish I could post the pictures that she took at this school and let you judge for yourself. You will see how wonderful the school is really is. ~Angela T Alexander
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

This school is worthy of commendations and accolades for their commitment and dedication to young learners. There is a small student teacher ratio compared to other schools, which allows teachers to give frequent and ongoing personalized support to students. The overall atmosphere of this school is conducive to producing future leaders and students who are confident in their academic and social growth


Posted May 1, 2013

J. K. Haynes is still lacking unity. As a previous parent reported, they seem to still have teachers that behave extremely childlike. Most of the students are in need of guidance, not a home away from home. The teachers engage in name calling of the students and support disruptive behavior by allowing the children to engage in avoidable confrontations. In the beginning there were a few teachers that did show MUCH concern for the children's well-being; however now, they care less. Most of the teachers there have no ambition and many lack being certified or qualified. They do have a family like environment, which would be good if it benefited the kids, but they (the teachers) go to school to basically relax, not teach. Something simply stated to elementary school children like go ahead and fight if you want" is unacceptable. The teachers are lazy and the principal stands by and allow the teachers to run the school instead of her. If you want a sister-hood of teachers, un-uniformed school for your kids then give it a shot. However, I know that all parents expect and exceptional education provided for their children; with that being said, look to another option for schooling. JKH no!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2007

I am a parent with two children enrolled in the school. This school has made a remarkable difference in the quality of education my children are now receiving as opposed to what they were receiving previously in an EBR parish school. The teachers do a wonderful job of making the children feel confident in their talents and abilities. I strongly disagree with the comment posted (September 2006). I happen to be familiar with the teacher being referred to in the comment. When my child was enrolled in this teacher's class, she went above and beyond to help my child achieve. When my son arrived in her class, he was reading on a low 1st grade level, he left reading above a 3rd grade level. She tutored my child after school and on Saturdays. I believe the parent that posted those 'character attacking' comments was disgruntled or downright mean-spirited and ignorant!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2006

During my child's attendance at JK Haynes I was impressed with the schools academic achievement. Most all teachers are strong, highly qualified individuals with the exception of one teacher who is very rude, confrontational, and childlike and is known for stripping a child's confidence and enthusiasm and seems to get support from the now acting principal. During Mr. Haynes leadership, the school was headed in the right direction. My child was extremely happy and confident. I encouraged others to enroll their kids.There has not been an individual put in place that seems to have leadership skills needed to successfully run this school since the loss of Mr. Haynes. Parents have often asked for a Parent and Teacher group to be formed-not! Hats OFF to the Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th grade teachers, You are the glue that holds that school together.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2006

I would like to just let it be known that there are indeed some that help make up the staff of J.K Haynes Charter School very good people.On the other hand,some are not. Extracurricular activities are not offerd,and favortism is an issue as well.There is not unity at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2006

J. K. Haynes Elementary Charter School is simply an outstanding school that has achieved outstanding results. This is a school where children are excited about learning and teachers are excited about teaching. This is a school where more than 80% of the students are at risk inner city youth and they consistently score at the top of standardized tests. This school has consistently been rated as one of the top three elementary schools in East Baton Rouge Parish.
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted August 14, 2004

This school was a good school when it first opened up. The first director really cared for the students and made an effort to make this a good environment for students, staff and parents. The new director/founder is rude and lacks leadership abilities. We tried to reach him on several visits to the school but he's hardly there. I feel that the teachers love what they do and they do a good job of teaching but the turn over rate is high because of the administration problems.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

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82%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
44%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
48%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
21%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
52%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
71%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 70% in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program for the 21st Century (LEAP 21) to assess students in grades 4 and 8 in math, English language arts, science and social studies. The LEAP 21 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 80% 45%
White 20% 47%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 4%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83%N/A67%
Male 50%N/A51%
Female 50%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Diana O. Haynes
Fax number
  • (225) 774-1323

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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356 East Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: (225) 774-1311

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