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Haynes Academy School For Advanced Studies

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Posted 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.


Posted 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


Posted September 3, 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!


Posted January 16, 2012

This school proves public schools can do things right when everyone works together for a common goal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.


Posted 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


Posted May 8, 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
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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


Posted March 6, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted October 15, 2009

Haynes academy is a perficiant school that keeps my child well educated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


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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.
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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

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The state average for English Language Arts was 69% in 2013.

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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 64% in 2010.

112 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2010.

112 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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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 69% in 2013.

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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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 82% in 2013.

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In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the End-Of-Course (EOC) tests to test grade high school students in English 2, English 3, biology 1, algebra 1 and geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The EOC is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.

Source: LA Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 62% 47%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 15% 1%
Hispanic 13% 4%
Black 7% 45%
Two or more races 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 24%N/A67%
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Special education coordinator
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Music
  • Band
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Jerome P Helmstetter
Fax number
  • (504) 837-2110

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Music room
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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1416 Metairie Road
Metairie, LA 70005
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