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Milestone Sabis Academy Of New Orleans

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Posted May 28, 2014

I honestly hate this school..... teachers are rude.....they show a lot of favoritism cause a lot of the students are relatives....... my daughter was in gifted up until she went here....... they'll never see our faces again
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2014

My son currently attends Milestone and he has a great teacher. She keeps me informed with his school work and his grades. The principal is very friendly and helpful. It's a failing school and It also lack extra activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2014

My daughter attended Milestone for prek-2nd and I loved it her teachers were the best I put her in another school for 3rd because of the move across the river for 4th grade I puther back in Milestone and I was the biggest mistake I ever made she started to fail and nobody called to let me know anything but when I talked to the teachers they said everything was fine. The way the grades are giving is so crazy they take test like every week the is 60% of the grade MY CHILD WILL NOT BE ATTENDING MILESTONE NEXT YEAR
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2014

Milestone does keep you informed on your childs grades. There more worried about what they come to school wearing like out of state uniforms making sure they have this certain logo.Makes me think the school is getting kick back money off that. They don't tell you your children is doing bad until you get a report.I go to a parent conf. you tell me my child is doing great I get a report card it's something.My kids will not be returning. In the schoolisnot stable theykeeping moving all over the city.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2014

My daughter went to this school in 3 rd grade. She loved her teacher who was vwry kind and very experienced. My daughter loved the school itself but she was constantly insulted and mildly harassed by a few other students. It distracted from the outstanding academics and the overall experience. I was impressed with the classes offered and I believe the school is doing a great job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2013

This is a horrible school my kids go there now and its seem like they r in daycare whst I mrsn the school doesn't keep the parent update on nothing but foolish and when something happens to my kids I find out from the kids and then go to the school and they respond is weddidn't think it was important I'm a concern parent and will not recommend this school to no one please don't send ur kids here
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2013

This is the best school my child has ever gone to thus far. Teachers care. Director cares and listens. Curriculum is strict and difficult but so worth it. My son has gained so much knowledge and confidence. I have really seen major growth in just 1 year of him being at this school. I see other parents complain about professionalism and I have never dealt with that and I'm a very active parent and we had several struggles and instances throughout the year that could have gone awry but didn't. Great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2013

This is a great school. So glad we moved to this area!! Rachel L Dangerfield
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2012

The program that is used at the Milestone SABIS Academy of New Orleans is a proven college-prep program that currently serves more than 60,000 students in 15 countries. With its origins in 1886, the SABIS system is a rigorous, dynamic, and student-centered program that delivers strong results without being academically selective in its student admissions. SABIS - and the Milsetone SABIS Academy of New Orleans - pride themselves in the value added they bring to each child in helping him/her meet his/her potential.


Posted April 5, 2012

I have been going to this school for 6 going on 7 years. This school has great extra curricular activities. This school is moving to a cleaner and safer environment next school year. I am excited to see it.


Posted January 13, 2012

I don't even know where to begin. This is the absolute worse display I have seen of professionalism in a school. Most of the teachers and administrators don't seem to care much. My daughter came home and told me that she was told by a teacher "I am only here for a pay check and I do not care if you pass or fail". With leaders like this guiding the students they don't stand a chance. I have seen improvements in other areas this year such as their dismissal process. This school should be utilized as a last resort with no other options especially since it was assigned a letter grade of D by the local newspaper.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2010

Milestone SABIS Academy has a great curriculum because they teach above level work. However most of the staff are not teachers and do not teach the work, but lecturing is a specialty. How can most children from no public schools survive a curriculum like this successfully? They cannot. The teachers are new and fresh, but have no clue how to deal with much less teach the children. I was very dissapointed to find that. It could be a good school if it were not for these very important abscenses. The director is pleasant, but does not take to criticism well. Instead she turns the situation around on the parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2010

This school, I would not recommend for the children(most) in the local metro area because the teachers and staff do not work with the children at their abilities. Either you catch on or you fail. No in betweens. When talking with the director about it,...falls on deaf ears. Inexperienced teachers who cannot manage, nor understand needy black children is a problem as well.


Posted December 1, 2008

The vision of the curriculum is comparable to many top notch schools, hence the reason I kept my daughter in the school. However, the lack of professionalism and discipline (proactive discupline, not reactive) bothers me. The programs offered at the school are geared toward producing highly productive children, and some of them reflect this notion. However, there are some students who are detrimental to this program and take away from the intrinsic value the program has to offer. These children are being facilitated by lackluster faculty and staff and are not meeting my expectations. MSANO really needs to get it together to keep my child enrolled.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2007

MSANO has high expectations for my children's learning. They have good discipline and the teachers at the school help my children work toward achieving their full potential. I am thankful that my children have the opportunity to go to a school with such high standards and receive excellent education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2007

My children has attended Sabis Milestone since the 2nd grade and I've always enjoyed the structure of the school. As a concerned parent, I don't believe this past school year 2006-2007 was productive. I think since the Hurricane a lot has happened to the student body and the staff. I hope this coming school year 2007-2008 will show improvement in all areas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2007

I am highly disappointed in this school. My daughter will not be returning on next year. Over the past few months I have seen no consistency and very little professionalism in the school. It does not live up to its mission or the commercial that was aired. The curriculum is totally different from normal public schools and has not met my expectations. She will nor return on next year because now I see some of the reviews I've read are true.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2006

There are teachers who has a good relationship with parents and has control in the classroom; student are being educated. My students are in kindergarten and third grade. The one in kindergarten has progress a lot, she can read and it is not half year yet.The school is not for students who need one-to-one teaching or special education. Parents stop complaining and start helping your child and the teacher to educate your child.This school has many activities for the parents, students and family.Its the same few families that comes out and support the activities.Think about what you can do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2006

I am a new parent at this school and I have read all of the other reviews written by other parents. I must say that my experience thus far would cause me to agree with everything that has been written. Milestone has the potential to offer an educational and extracurricular opportunities that would cause others schools to envy them. However, the school seems to be mostly staffed with individuals who (unfortunately) take a defensive stance when any type of inquiry is made. I would also like to add that my child has also complained about teachers 'fussing' at the students. Mrs. Watson and others in charge should give adequate attention to these types of issues to help further the goals and purpose of the school. Please note that I am an involved parent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2006

The quality of the school is excellent. This school is for students who are on grade level.If students are not on level and have help at home to reinforce skills daily. Students who parents are involved in their child's education and don't think all the work is on the teacher,can succeed.The after school tutoring has taken the place of the extracurricular activities.Parents involvement has improved 2005-2006 year.I like the school an I'm involved.
—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.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
29%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
26%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
43%
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

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
37%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
20%
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

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
38%
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

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
43%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
53%
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

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
36%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
41%
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

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
37%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
51%
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 95% 45%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Two or more races 1% 1%
White 1% 47%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 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 97%N/A67%
Male 44%N/A51%
Female 56%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Catherine Boozer
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  • (504) 894-1642

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