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Gretna No. 2 Academy For Advanced Studies

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Posted July 24, 2014

Great school. great teachers, great leadership, great parent involvement. My only concern was the level of communication. Sometimes information was not conveyed clearly and concisely. As a first-time parent at this school, I often had to seek out information that really should have been more clearly/readily available. I think this could be attributed to folks simply assuming parents know what they are doing when they enroll their young one. I didn't.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2013

Gretna No. 2 Academy for Advanced Studies is an amazing and challenging school for children from Pre-k4 to 5th grade. It's a five stars and a Blue Ribbon school. Dads and Moms work together with the wonderful teachers and the principal to help children success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2011

Gretna no.2 academy of advanced studies is absolutely amazing! This is my sons first school year he is a pre-k student, since being at gretna no. 2 academy he has learned to read, his writing skill are excellent, he can count by two's, five's, and ten's, he has an amazing bond with his 2 wonderful teachers Michelle and Margret, and he has blossomed into a social butterfly! GO GATORS!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2010

I was very disappointed with this school. It did not live up to the reputation it has. I think people like this school because some affluent families send their children there. The principal is extremely unprofessional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2010

Gretna #2 Academy is a God sent to my child and our whloe family. We have enjoyed the 2 years that we have been with Gretna. They offer so much exposure that we may not be able to introduce our kids to due to being working parents. Thank you to the entire staff!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2010

I think the review posted on July 5,2007 is wrong. This school changed my daughter's grades to 100% A. If you want your child to suceed you should encourgage him every day so he could feel nurished and loved and tell him school is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Gretna #2 Academy for Advanced Studies is a fantastic shcool that really cares about its students. The kids learn how to study and how to think. These skills will benefit them the rest of their lives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

I is like one big family. My child loves going to school eveyday.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2009

It is everything a school should be. And, being that it is a public school, it proves that public schools can succeed given good leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2009

My children have had some truly remarkable teachers - caring, challenging and innovative!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2009

Gretna No. 2 Academy has been an eye opening experience for our family. It is a public school and they care. From the administration, teachers and students- we are so happy to be involved in this wonderful elementary public school


Posted April 30, 2009

My son has been at this school since it opened. He loves it and so do we. I've seen only two negative reviews. Mrs. Wilty and teachers go out of their way to commnicate with students and parents if there is a problem. I can say this from my dealings with any problems we have had. SCHOOL GETS AN A+
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2008

This is a GREAT school. The teachers and faculty are wonderful. Everyones knows everyone. I am very fortunate that my child can go to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2008

When my daughter was accepted into the school, I was thrilled. With high expectations of the school, which has not lived up to my expectations. I feel as if you are not in the 'clique', some of the teachers treat you different. Some of the teachers are extremely sarcastic, and in some instances I feel as if it was inappropriate. They also can be unempathetic to the students such as telling them to shut up, etc........The teachers seem to feel as if the students are bad. They have no idea of the wonderful students they do teach and the great opportunity they have been given to teach at this magnet school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2008

Both of my children are in their second year at Gretna #2 Academy and love it. They are excited about what they are learning because the lessons are well presented and have projects/activities to help make them interesting. I like the fact that the students are taught how to problem solve in lieu of memorize. As a plus to the academic advantages, the faculty and parent organizations are both strong, creating a family like community for all. I would highly recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2008

I have attended this school since it has open.The electives are awsome. The work is intresting and is fun to do. It may seem hard but if you think it wont be at all.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 26, 2007

The school is great. It is so much fun. We have many great electives and funraisers. I've been at this school for two years. The Childcare is great. I would recommond going to this school. ( Next year the school will have pre-k - 4.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 29, 2007

I absolutely love Gretna #2. My child is being challenged and given assignments that inspire my son to think out of the box. Everyone at the school is like a close knit family and involved in school activities. It is nice having a school where my child can be surrounded by peers on his academic level and parents and teacher who really care about the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2007

This is our son's first year at Gretna #2 and already we are super impressed with it!!! His teachers are amazing and the rest of the staff including the administration is phenominal! I couldn't be more pleased and look forward to more and more!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2007

Our daughter started Gretna No.2 last year in 4th grade. It was the best move we made for her. She hated school before attending Gretna and now she loves school and could not wait for the summer to be over. Teachers and Principal have been excellent.Gretna Gators are the best.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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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The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

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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.

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98%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

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98%

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Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

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98%
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.

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Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

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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
White 54% 47%
Black 26% 45%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 1%
Hispanic 8% 4%
Two or more races 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 33%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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701 Amelia Street
Gretna, LA 70053
Phone: (504) 366-3582

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