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William J. Fischer Accelerated Academy

Charter | PK-8 | 655 students

Our school transforms students into well rounded, confident, high-achievers.
 
 

 
 
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5 stars

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Posted April 26, 2014

I think this is the best school in New Orleans yet, Sense over the past six months on our return back to my hometown, my 5 year old Daughter told me this school teaches her better then the past three schools she went too. Fischer show could use that 5,000 prize. and next year my child will be a student.. "Thanks "Fischer"
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2009

This school has a program to help every student. Thanks for helping out my child
—Submitted by a parent


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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

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
22%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
29%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
10%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
24%
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

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
28%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
21%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
70%
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

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
58%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
61%
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

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
38%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
74%
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

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
57%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
71%
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

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
28%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
37%
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 98% 45%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 4%
White 0% 47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 90%N/A67%
Male 48%N/A51%
Female 52%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Security personnel
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
Clubs
  • Gardening

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Clubs
  • Dance club
  • Drill team
  • Drum line
  • Flag girls
  • Marching band

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Gardening

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Dahme Bolden
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (504) 363-1013

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Hybrid
  • Individually guided instruction
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Football
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Dance club
  • Drill team
  • Drum line
  • Flag girls
  • Gardening
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Marching band
  • Student council/government
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school does not have a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
School leaders can update this information here.

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1801 L.B. Landry Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70114
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Phone: (504) 302-7111

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