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St. Augustine High School

Private | 6-12 | 656 students

Our school is best known for our rigorous academic programs.

 
 

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $103,300. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,010.

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Posted June 28, 2012

St. Aug is an excellent school for the development of young men! Whether academics, sports, spiritual development and leadership, this school will motivate and prepare a young man for success.


Posted September 5, 2011

I went to St. Augustine high school and this isn't the school it used to be. St. Augustine offers a low grade academic challenge. Being a seventh grader there i also experienced a lot of violence, thievery, and disruption in class. They offered me no academic challenge or a diversity in activities. Please don't send your child here.


Posted March 25, 2011

I only have praise for the boys in your school even though I am not living in New Orleans. My husband and I were at the Orpheus Parade on Monday, March 7, 2011 and there were several girls 'taunting' the band members. Those boys just held their heads straight and NEVER comment or looked around. I am a grandmother with grandchildren and would expect nothing less than what I witnessed from this incident. May God continue to guide you and your staff for the teachings you are encouraging young men to become responsible adults.


Posted February 16, 2011

Great teachers who are caring and dedicated. They are committed to the students overall well being. Prior to enrolling at St. Augustine High School my son had been enrolled in a suburban middle school. I saw a complete turnaround with my son's academic's, he became more engaged in his studies. He matured fast and grew spiritually (thanks sister and Ms. G). He is looking forward to attending college thanks to the guidance of his teachers. I commend the young men of St. Augustine, you are your brother's keepers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2010

I have three sons, two are graduates of St. Augustine, and the last one is an 8th grader. I have no regrets whatsoever about this school and our decision to send our boys there. My two older sons have opportunities opening up to them in college because of their educations at St. Augustine. There is a family-oriented atmosphere at this school that you do not find anywhere else. They care about our sons and want the best for them just as we do. There is no other place to send young African-American males to where there is discipline and that give them a sense of pride outside of the home and church except St. Augustine. Again I say we have NO REGRETS as parents and if we to do it all over again, we would still choose St. Augustine!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

All you are paying for at St. Augustine is the name, the education does not match the tution you pay. I can only speak for this year at St. Augustine and it is not worth the pay. Don't believe me ask your sons and see what they think.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2009

St. Augustine High School has a wealth of knowledge. As a parent i sent my best but, St. Augustine High School made him better. Therefore, I 'm a proud parent of a 2009 graduate. There are no transfer too the past, just keys of excellence to the future. What's given at St. Augustine High School don't come from Fr. Raphael. It's rich in taradition and the vaule is above cost. True self pride that' called a (PURPLE KNIGHT). A man educated ,self assure and ready to meet life's challenge.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2009

St. Augustine High School has some good qualities. There are some excellent teachers that really care for the students. The Principal I should be required to receive training on how to react to the concerns that a parent my have. I am on this website to transfer my son to another school. There are quite a few parents that have transferred their children. It is not the old St. Augustine with the new principal Fr. Raphael.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2009

I attend St. Augustine High School and I am now a junior, i did not like it at first when i started my freshmen year because of corporal punishment, but not i see what St. Augustine is teaching me, one is disipline and responsibility, now i love it
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 12, 2006

I have a son in the 10th grade. He is doing well. St. Augustine is the best school I could have sent my son to. The quality of the education is wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2004

In this day and time, you can't be as good as, you have to be better than. St. Augustine H. S. provides a family atmosphere which is essential in creating a most uplifting learning environment; it helps build self esteem while continuing to focus on, and not sacrifice the main objective... i.e., teaching our children how to read, write, and develop test taking skills. I'm proud to boast that not only am I a St. Augustine H. S. parent, but also a St. Auguatine H. S. graduate. St Augustine has a proud tradition, aspire for greatness. Let's stay the course, discipline is the key in all aspects of learning and development.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2004

I have a 9th grader at St. Augustine HS. This is his second year. I have already noticed my son estabishing the foundation he will need for life. St. Augustine has a new principal this year. He has partnered with local universitites and has promised to return the school to is religious foundation. The school is under going major renovations. They are adding a new technology center,classrooms and library. I know when I send my son to school he is safe and is receiving a quality educated. The school has an outstanding band and sports program as we all know but St Aug offers so much more. New programs being added this year are, golf team, and soccer team to name a few. Go Big Purple!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

St. Augustine is a great foundation and building block for discipline and education. It has one of the best sports programs that promotes education first and a great band to match. St.Aug takes in boys and turns out men!
—Submitted by a parent


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College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 2-year college 6% (2013)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 87% (2013)
Percentage of students going to the military 4% (2013)
Percentage of students going to vocational programs 2% (2013)
Percentage of students going directly into the workforce 1% (2013)
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Engineering

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Jazz band
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Drum line

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language and culture club

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
Clubs
  • Debate
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:30 am
School end time
  • 3:30 pm
School Leader's name
  • Sean Goodwin
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • All boys
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman Catholic
Associations
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (504) 940-5034

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Hybrid
  • Independent Study
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Internships
  • STEM
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Environmental
  • Foreign languages
  • Global
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Religious
  • Science
  • Service learning
  • Technology
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Engineering

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
School facilities
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Jazz band
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Book/reading club
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Debate
  • Drum line
  • Foreign language and culture club
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • St. Augustine High School was constructed in 1951 by the Archdiocese of New Orleans through the Youth Progress Program. The building and the site on which it stands were purchased by the Society of St. Joseph of the Sacred Heart, to whom the operation of the school was entrusted. SAHS has a reputation for successfully preparing its students for life after high school.
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Tuition range for the 2015-2016 school year
$7000 - $8000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships
Tax credits

Planning ahead

College preparation / awareness offered
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Summer college prep programs
SAT/ACT prep classes
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
2 year college - 6%
4 year college - 87%
Military - 4%
Vocational - 2%
Workforce - 1%
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2600 A P Tureaud Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119
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Phone: (504) 944-2424

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