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International School of Louisiana

Charter | K-8 | 141 students

 

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Posted April 29, 2014

My son will remain at this wonderful school until the 8th grade! I would recommend this school as much as I can. proud parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2014

My child has been attending ISL for 3 quarters now and is expected to be speak a fluent second language by the end of this year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2014

This is what all schools can and should be. ISL offers an excellent and challenging curriculum, an extensive art and music program, remediation programs for students who need extra help, music therapy, speech therapy, full time PE, clubs, and before and after school programs all in a safe, supportive environment. Teachers are professional and always respond to any questions or concerns I have had as a parent. Diversity is not only a concept at ISL, it is a fundamental mission that is embraced by the teachers and administration. The school is an "A" rated school that always scores above the state average in test scores which is even more amazing because the students are taught in Spanish or French. ISL is a New Orleans treasure that is becoming well known for its' success because the school has three times as many applications every year as available seats. My 8th grade son was accepted in two very selective high schools based on the education he received at ISL which is an open enrollment school. The vast majority of informed parents at ISL absolutely love this school and appreciates the exceptional immersion education ISL offers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2013

This school is great in academics! they help you when ever you ask and the staff is king and helpful, the school is terrific although on the other hand the rules are HORRIBLE. Teachers are constantly in the halls picking on kids about their uniforms, hair, socks, talking and running in the halls etc. I can go on. They make rules of the top of their heads and change rules every now and then, and we have a system that takes points of for no homework, wrong uniform, talking in the hallway etc. that is what causes kids to get put in detention sometimes put in accidentally. Ignorant teachers, not all take points of just because you didn't sign out (in the binder) to go to the bathroom or if you didn't put the date, that doesn't even make since.


Posted August 31, 2011

Hi ! I'm a french primary teacher looking for a way to join ISL to propose them to set up a penpal link with my class here in France. I was unable to find an email address to write them. So if someone might help me to join them this would be great. Thanks a lot, Jessica


Posted May 27, 2011

I am very disappointed with ISL due entirely to the administration. The teachers are for the most part dedicated and qualified, however key administrative positions were filled in a pinch after Katrina by unqualified parents who are still holding these jobs and doing a poor job, to say the least. Preferential treatment of related students, from discipline to perks has become so extreme, we are losing some of best youngsters. Five years post-Katrina is plenty of time to have resolved these problems, but changes don't seem likely. Moral is low, this school isn't half of what it could be, or what I'm told it used to be. We are exploring other options for next school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2010

ISL is the only chartered multi language immersion school in the New Orleans area offering Spanish, French and now Chinese as the third language. The faculty and staff comes from 20 countries bringing their very diverse cultures, languages and teaching methods to the classroom. I think this year is the best year so far for the schools history - they are only 10 years old and have grown from just 2 small classrooms for Kindergartners to over 500 students in kinergarten thru 8th grade. I would highly recommend this school to anyone that is looking into an immersion school for their children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2010

I love this school. My daughter will be entering her 3rd year there and she can't wait to go back. What i like about this school is the diversity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2010

My daughter is in the 5th grade at ISL, she has been there since K. She is always recived high marks on her report card, this year she has had three teachers and one day never used her pencil. She tested extremly low on entrance exams to other schools. The school i think deminshs self esteem. I would not recommend this school to anyone. Before the storm the school was excellent. Half of the 5th grade class will not be returning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2010

We currently have one child attending ISL and our youngest will begin kindergarten this fall. The instructors are exceptional and the curriculum is challenging. I love the cultural diversity that ISL offers. I am very pleased with our school's growth and the improvements that are made each year. I also love that the students are happy and in such a warm, loving environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2008

I went to I.S.L since it first open when I was in Kindergarten . Yes, the lower grade school is exceptional , but the middle school , not so much. My class mates and I joke about us being I.S.L's guinea pigs. I.S.L . Since I.S.L is not going to have a high school when I'm in 9th grade , because they are always trying to raise money for other thngs instead of getting the school back on its feet since the hurricane, I'm attending another school where I'll be prepared for High school. I.S.L has a great learning program even though its a mest up school , because on my entrance exam to my new school I recieved freshman honors in everything , thats amazing considering I'm entering 8th grade. Its a great education, but not a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 27, 2008

ISL is a New Orleans treasure. This is my son's second year in the French program and we absolutely love it. The teachers, staff and administration are all exceptional and they genuinely care for the growth and education of the children. I am very lucky to have discovered this treasure! It was voted one of the top charter schools in the nation. I am proud to be a part of this institution.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2008

I have three children attending ISL. My oldest daughter is now in fifth grade. Intially we started in the Spanish program and she has impressed me tremendously with her skills in reading, writing and her accent in Spanish is as if she was a native speaker. Now she is learning French and I am amazed at the ease in which she picks it up. The school does what it can to make learning motivating, interesting and innovative. Right now, they have planted an organic garden and planted trees in the play ground. They focus on global awareness, the importance of recycling and how to be a green school. Not only is education important, but the creative aspects of every child is as well and they make sure those needs are met. Finally we were thrilled that the lunch menu offered a vegetarian option to accommodate faculty and students. We love ISL!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2008

This is my son's second year in French at ISL. It is a wonderful school with a great curriculum. The immersion technique is a great way for children to learn other languages and cultures. ISL balances that with the culture of New Orleans very well. I am very pleased with the faculty and the staff. My son gets a lot of personal attention and he is learning a lot!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2007

The school is definitely a top rated school. My child has succeeded academically in every level. The teachers and administration are tops in dealing with parents and community members.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2007

International School of Louisiana (ISL) is a wonderful opportunity for students in the New Orleans area! ISL is a public charter with a focus on language immersion and community involvement. The staff, faculty, students, parents, and the neighboring community all work together to provide a great environment to promote learning and to give the students every opportunity to excel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2007

Absolutely the best. ISL is a community of caring people with a common mission.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2007

I love the advantages of my child attending a school like ISL. He not only has the opportunity to become fluent in Spanish or French but the parent involvement is wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2007

We love this school. Our child is now in second grade and learning a second language which is very good at due to the teachers and all the help. We love the yoga program and chess club.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2007

This is an excellent school. My daughter has been able to blossom in the environment provided at the International School. I would recommend this school to any parent that wants to open doors for their child or children for the future. The immersion program is amazing. The school also offers glimpses into other cultures which enables children to be open-minded about differences in cultures. I am grateful that my daughter has been afforded this opportunity.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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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83%

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Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

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91%

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87%

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86%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

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85%

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84%

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77%

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Social Studies

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

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84%

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79%

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70%

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80%
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

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

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85%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

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67%

2012

 
 
87%

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85%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
80%
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 70% in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
91%
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 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
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

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
95%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
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

English Language Arts

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

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
60%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
68%
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 43% 45%
White 27% 47%
Hispanic 24% 4%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54%N/A67%
Male 47%N/A51%
Female 53%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • French
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Sean Wilson
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Fax number
  • (504) 654-1086

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Vocational education
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • French
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • None
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Cross country
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Performing arts
  • Dance
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Parent involvement
  • Through the family teacher and community organization, parents are involved in many aspects of the school. from clean-up days, after school activities, fund raising.
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1400 Camp St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
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