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6-12
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Metairie, LA
Students enrolled: 707
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1416 Metairie Road
Metairie, LA 70005

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(504) 837-8300
(504) 837-2110
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May 22, 2013
Haynes Academy is not what it's always praised to be. I am a personal student for three years now, and I would rather go to Bonnabel High School. The teachers, one specific one, can persuade the principal to do many things, which isn't fair. Also, certain teachers knit-pick students for everything. Whether it be the lanyard the Student ID's on or the type of pants you're wearing, it's extremely annoying.

- submitted by a community member
October 28, 2012
My son has attended Haynes Academy since the 6th grade. He's currently a junior, and I am saddened that his time at Haynes is nearly over. I have three other children, all in Catholic schools. Given the opportunity, I would gladly send all four to Haynes. I love that the academic standards are so high. My son is receiving an education that is second to none. He works hard at his school work and participates in many extra-curricular activities. I am confident that he will be well prepared to take on the challenges of college and will succeed in any career path he chooses. The principal shows a tremendous dedication to all aspects of the students' lives at Haynes. He is present at nearly every outside event. I wouldn't change a thing.

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2012
Haynes Academy is great. I've been going here for three years now. Absolutely wonderful. Although the rules aren't enforced strictly every now and then, it is still a wonderful school and has a lovely environment. Bullying is something that never happens and they have clubs for troubles kids that they can join. The curriculum and teachers are great as well! I love iit! Five stars!

- submitted by a community member
January 16, 2012
This school proves public schools can do things right when everyone works together for a common goal.

- submitted by a parent
November 27, 2010
Do not listen to those reviews that say that "ohh, haynes is great, my daughter/son loves it, so much time for extracurriculars" NO. this is not true. the middle school curriculum isn't that hard, but the high school curriculum is SO jam-packed, there's no time for anything outside of school. I do play sports here, and i am in high school, but because of the large amount of work I have to do, I often end up sleeping at 12:00 or later. Some teachers give SO much work and some give hardly any; some teachers actually explain everything while some teachers don't. Some classes are so hard that no one can make an A, while other teachers (even in that same subject) make the class so easy that you can sleep through it and make an A. Seriously, if you are looking to send your child somewhere where he/she will have a good high school experience, do NOT send them here. I am so disappointed that I came here this year, because of the inconsistency of teaching methods between teachers even of the same subject, as well as the large volume of work put on us by the teachers. I would definitely consider another high school if possible, and I am considering transferring schools sometime this year.

- submitted by a community member
May 31, 2010
This school has been a blessing. My son started in 2005 (delayed a month by Katrina!) and has excelled. He just finished 11th grade and has all his credits to graduate, yet he wants to go back for 12th grade and take the college prep courses. He played on the football team and, even though the team didn't win as much as we wanted, everyone had a great time. I like all the teachers there but the principal, Mr. Helmstetter, stands out as caring and concerned. The drama teacher, Rene Piazza, is funny and a good drama teacher (and yes, he was in a movie himself)

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2010
I've been at Haynes for two years and I love it. Almost all of the teachers care about helping their students and I have learned a lot from them. however, some students have posted that the curriculum isn't that great, which I agree on. The curriculum works for stellar students. They understand things quickly and easily and don't need much explanation. For the other majority of students, their grades suffer because they don't get the very in-depth explanations (actually some teachers will explain it as much as needed). Even so, Haynes is a great place where everyone learns and everyone is respected

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April 27, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2010
My daughter has been going to school here since 7th grade she is now in 11Th. We love this school, I truly believe it is the best school in Louisiana and maybe better then a lot of other school in the United States. The children are treated as individuals and not just another kid or number. My daughter has become a beautiful, confident, giving young lady since going here and I think this school has played a major part in it. Thank you Haynes for doing such a great job! I would recommend everybody to do what you can to get your child in this school. I have a 2 year old grand baby and my daughter and I are already thinking about what roads to take to get her in when she is ready. Yes, the school is that good! Super pleased parent!

- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2010
I am junior at Haynes Academy and I love it here. Our small campus and engaged faculty is like a second home to me. At Haynes your child will have the opportunity to sit at luch and just talk with their teacher. They will be able to join the award winning robotics club, an academic games team that has won nationals twice, a steelar band and athletics program. If you are looking for a school that is safe and personal filled with people who genuinely care about the students, a school with outsatnding academics and clubs then Haynes is a shcool you seriously need to consider.

- submitted by a student
February 25, 2010
Haynes is a great school, but they lack the consistent enforcement of rules. It's as if they pick a battle to fight only a week at a time and then change tot he next. One week the adiministration will focus on I.D's and then the next it will be socks, forgetting about I.D.'s entirely. Considering it looks bad if a student is expelled from Haynes, it is extremely rare for someone to be adequately punished. This leads to some kids to get away with everything and others getting nothing more than a slap on the hand when they have broken some of more important rules. I guess that it is actually a compliment to our students and faculty that they rarely ever have a need for such enforcement.

- submitted by a student
January 21, 2010
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- submitted by a student
October 23, 2009
i am a freshman and i say go haynes this school is great. it's not too hard, but its not too easy. i suggest that if u wanna learn and be surrinded by alot of friendly people, haynes is the school for you.

- submitted by a student
October 15, 2009
Haynes academy is a perficiant school that keeps my child well educated.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
Our students and teachers excel in everything. Our students and teachers display respect, and a desire for the highest achievement possible

- submitted by a teacher
August 12, 2009
I have been attending Haynes Academy since 6th grade, and this will be my fourth year at this school. Unlike most students, I feel as if Haynes Academy is an amazing school. The teachers I have had in the past have always been helpful. I would not say that all of the classes are hard, because I have been placed into some that were quite easy to pass. In all of my years at Haynes, I have found only one class that was in my opinion dificult. However, I have noticed that most students tend to consider classes 'impossible to pass' because they do not do any of their work, and feel as if social activities are more important than their school work. Students complain about tucking in shirts, which just makes us look better as a school. Overall, Haynes is an amazing school; you're lucky if you attend it.

- submitted by a student
June 04, 2009
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- submitted by a student
May 17, 2009
I, too, go to Haynes and like the other reviewers I don't think Haynes is that great. While I have only been at this school for two years, I find that Haynes has a habit of not explaining things well. Whether it is rules & regulations, test material, or anything. The facuty expects us students to be able to understand without being told. Well, we aren't mind readers. The teachers at my school lack communication, too. Last year a friend of mine won an award and nobody at the school ever found out until teh office overheard her talkign about it. Another example would be when one of my teachers didn't even know students had IDs! And another thing: yeah it's hard getting into Haynes, but you know what the easy part is? Staying in.

- submitted by a student
May 10, 2009
Hello. I am a student at Haynes Academy and I do not like this school. My list can go on and on but i will only list a few. 1.) The only thing important to the teacher at the school are grades. Nothing else matter. They expect ever student to be able to read over the work once and understand it right off the bat. The students that are capable of doing that usually are the one sleeping in class and then get an A on the pop quiz the next day that everyone else failed on... 2.) Because the school being so small, there are not enough teachers to teach the electives. There we only a few selectable electives for the high school students to take this year for the 10th graders. Journalism, Law studies, Speech,and talented art and theater (must be in talented!) No student wants to take either law

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May 03, 2009
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March 07, 2009
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March 07, 2009
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February 01, 2009
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- submitted by a student
January 11, 2009
Haynes is not all that it s cracked up to be. It has a very easy curriculum, and most genuinely smart kids (about 5% of the student body) can sleep in class, not study for tests, and put off work until the last minute and still maintain straight A's. It is very easy to manipulate the teachers' system. Teachers give massive grade curves, innumerable bonus points, slack on lessons to talk to students about trivial matters (dances, pep-rallies, etc...), and give deadline extensions for no apparent reason. Teachers and administrators hassle students on trivial rules such as ID tags. It s not that Haynes isn t good; it s just that we are wasting effort on pointless things. If I were the principal I would strengthen the curriculum, get better teachers and let go of bad ones, and I would give yearly examinations in order to weed out any bad students. We have some good aspects, but we have a lot of work to do before we become a real magnet school. -Verum Dico

- submitted by a student
November 12, 2008
I attend Haynes and its an incredible place. I recommend going there if you need a challengew or want to have fun when learning.

- submitted by a student
October 19, 2008
I attend haynes. i'm in 8th grade there. its fun, challenging, and a great school.i love the school!

- submitted by a student
April 20, 2008
I'm currently a freshman and love it! Although there are many projects and a large amount of homework, I still enjoy my learning experience and the friends I have made there. The teachers are really nice and everyone seesm to know everybody. The extracurricular activities are growing. It'll eventualy grow tio be even better thn it is now!

- submitted by a student
March 09, 2008
I am a student and i have been attending the school for 3 years now. Honestly being a student I do not think the school is that great. Yes we may be advanced but are we really learing anything when everything is crammed in our heads over a short period of time. I made all A's and my grades have dropped to C's. I do not plan on attending this school next year because i cannot afford the low grades. And yes the school may be 'diverse' but many students make rude comments about other races and that displeases me.Most of the staff are just rude at times. Many parents dont see this because they do not attend the school. The work is also too much(3-5 hours homework for me usually). And By the way, I never opened an English book EVER in school in seveth grade.

- submitted by a student
January 04, 2008
My daughter is an 9th grader and she adores this school. Unlike previous entries, her homework is not time-consuming. She does about an hour each night. However, this school is not for every child - it's for high-achieving students that thrive on the extra projects, and those that can grasp concepts real fast, therefore, eliminating long hours of homework. My daughter is involved in clubs, sports, and does volunteer work - so she is having a typical childhood/high school experience. In my opinion, it's a great school and fits her abilities just perfectly!

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2008
I wrote a review on this school when my daughter first started here in sixth grade. I still believe that this is a wonderful school however the amount of homework and projects at home are way over the top. She comes home from school and starts her homework at 4PM and doesn't stop until 9PM. Her only break is for dinner. I think some homework is important to reinforce what is taught in school but this is excessive. The extra projects are not teaching her anything and are taking away time when she could be studying her lessons. I have thought about taking her out of this school for this reason but she begs me not to. Anyone who makes the decision to send their child to this school should know that their childs life will be all work and very little play.

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2007
I'm Charles, and I've been here since sixth grade and am currently in 9th grade. There is no school better than Haynes. Great education, safe environment, awesome teachers, great extra curricular activities is something you can find at Haynes and nowhere else. The big Yellow Jacket family is sure to achieve great things in life. Everybody at Haynes is sure to make a difference in the world somehow. So parents looking for schools for your middle to 10th grade, 11th next year, and 12th after that, Haynes is the DEAL! Looking forward to see you there! Charles R. 9th grader

- submitted by a student
December 07, 2007
Haynes Academy is a great school with very high epectations. I, being in eighth grade, have enjoyed this school ever since 6th (when it first opened as a Magnet school). I love how everyone is a huge family and no one is bullied. It is a very safe environment where everyone is welcomed. This is my first year that I am not liking it because sometimes, the younger grades become a little annoying. But, hopefully, everything will work out for the best. This school is AWESOME!

- submitted by a student
November 28, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2007
haynes is an awesome school. It is in an extremely safe environment where you can always be youself. Everyone there is caring and nurturing towards each other. There is so much to learn and not only from the teachers. Among the students, there are many different races and nationalities. So far, I have never seen any bullies in the school or any one being bullied. In sports we are not the best, but we are working on it and we are having a lot of fun. The education is awesome and so are the teachers. Parents, there is no worry about your child ever not graduating at haynes. You have to maintain a 2.0 average, no Ds or Fs are acceptable. You will have one nine week to pull it up, and tutoring will be provivded. There is sooo much to be apart of and u are sure to have fun.

- submitted by a student
August 04, 2007
Look no further! Haynes Academy is the top notch school in the New Orleans area. The principal and teachers are committed to providing the individual student an excellent and challenging learning experience. The faculty and staff understand the developmental and educational needs of the academically advanced adolescent. The music and art programs are awesome. Sports and other extracurricular activities are limited, and should be (in my opinion) at the accelerated school. The beautiful campus is located in the Old Metairie neighborhood and is convenient to parents who work in the city. Haynes is a fine school that is a key factor in attracting and keeping citizens in the revitalized New Orleans area.

- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2007
this is one of THE BEST schools I have ever been to. I am a student at haynes currently, and I LOVE it. the teachers are AWESOME and so is the principal!!!! you get a excellent education and it is sooo diverse.

- submitted by a student
February 04, 2007
I do not like this school very much. The teachers are mean and cruel at times. There is so much homework for my child. Now i understand that the school expects more from the students. Yet,it will me great if there will be more classwork than homework. It will be great if the 7th grade can have a field once in a while since all I heard is that the 6th graders always go on a field trip than any other grade. Which is kindly unfair. Therefore, please reconsider and make a few changes. My son used to enjoy school yet now he hates it.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2006
The LEAP scores represented on this site do not reflect the new magnet status of this school (starting with 05/06). All 6th and 7th graders had to qualify for admission, so the eighth grade LEAP scores will be significantly higher in the 07/08 school year. The school is 6th-9th grade now and will add a grade each year until it is a grade 6-12 school. So far we have been very happy with the school (our son started August 06). The teachers are well qualified, friendly and enthusiastic. It feels like a place that you would want to spend your day. The principal and asst. principal are accessible and involved. We feel that Haynes compares favorably with local private schools our son has attended.

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September 18, 2005
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September 08, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2005
My husband and I have been very pleased with the Honors program at Haynes. Our children have recieved a quality education as well as the enrichment activities that gifted children need. The band program and the talent theater program have been a godsend for my children and others like them who crave creative outlets. However, I do wish that Haynes had a real choir. My daughter enjoys singing choral music, but there are no choirs in the area for middle-schoolers whose parents can not afford J.P.A.S..

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2004
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Haynes Academy School For Advanced Studies
1416 Metairie Road, Metairie, LA  70005
(504) 837-8300
Last modified Haynes Academy School For Advanced Studies is a Public school that serves grades 6-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Haynes Academy School For Advanced Studies Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 44 reviews. Top