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K-8
Public charter
New Orleans, LA
Students enrolled: 550
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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990 Harrison Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70124

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(504) 324-7160
(504) 948-1750
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February 02, 2012
I have a child in Kindergarten and another in 1st grade. We switched our kids from a local private school to Hynes. We were scared to death and spent many sleepless nights worrying about our decision. Let me tell you that we could not be happier. We feel certain that our kids are getting a better education than they were getting at the expensive, private school in our neighborhood. In fact, our daughter was BEHIND other kids in her Hynes class when she started the year! Of course the Hynes staff took notice and immediately got her the extra help she needed to catch up and now she is excelling. The teachers are wonderful, the staff is dedicated, communication with parents is phenomenal. The only improvement I see needed (and which I feel is getting better) is parental involvement. We have so many wonderful parents who give tirelessly of their time and talents but at the private school I would say nearly 100% of the parents would step up to the plate, so to speak, when asked and at Hynes, a few parents carry all the weight. But the staff? They give 110%! We are very pleased.

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2012
Great school, great team work. I cannot complain anything about the school. I am very proud that I am part of the team.

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2012
Hooray!!! The Hynes Husky Family has returned to its pre-Katrina site in a brand new, modern building at 990 Harrison Avenue!! The French Immersion program, Art, Band, Choir and all the sports teams now have plenty of room. The library and computer labs are amazing. Our children are thriving in an academically focused setting under the caring guidance of the talented staff and administration.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2010
They take anyone, just normal kids and help them shine. No culling out the kids who will bring down their statistics. They love their kids.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2010
The best new Orleans public school and the most dedicated teachers.

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2010
We visited many private schools in the area before visiting Hynes. I was so impressed with all Hynes had to offer, even in the less than perfect temporary building. The administration and teachers are dedicated and caring and there is a strong PTO. My child is in his second year at Hynes and we could not be happier with our decision.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 01, 2010
From our first day at Hynes I felt as if we were part of a family. The principal, assistant principal, office staff, and teachers all know by children by name. There is a constant vein of caring and respect that exudes from the students, teachers, and staff. It is a wonderful, caring, loving, learning environment for my children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2010
Award winning teachers and caring staff plus great extra curricular activities make Hynes THE best choice for my two sons!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2010
My daughters have learned so much at Hynes. They love their teachers and all the teachers and administrators know my girls. I feel like we are a family here.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2010
The address listed on Carrollton Avenue is not current. That was a temporary address after the storm. The school is being rebuilt right now (due to flood/Katrina), and is currently housed on Gentuilly Blvd. Love love love this school! My daughter has attended since pre-K and now she;s in 7th grade! Can't wait until the new school is rebuilt in Fall 2011! The teachers are excellent, and parental involvement is great!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2010
The faculty and staff are amazing. My daughter is in the gifted pre-K program and loves going to school everyday. She's learning french, music, and of course the basics and has just blossomed since she has been there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2010
This school has been through so much and despite still being displaced since the levees broke in New Orleans, they have maintained a positive attitude that is evident amongst both the students and the falculty.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2010
I love Edward Hynes Charter school because 2 of the most important grand daughters are students there.. Hynes was destroyed in Katrina, but that didn't stop them they relocated to an older building that was another school, the teachers and staff so dedicated to getting the school going and back to normal for the many Hynes families! What an inspiration the entire staff and teachers are! I love the fact that my grandchildren will be bilingual! They are just now in the process of building their new building on the same lot as the school that was destroyed by katrina! These teachers could put a $20,0000 gift to such good use replacing many things they list and haven't been able to do because of lack if funds! The teachers care sooo much for their students and it shows as the students return that care and love back to them! Hynes is a wonderful school and so deserving of this gift!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2010
Great teachers, great staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2010
The falculty, students, and parents all work together to obtain student achievement in all areas. Everyone is dedicated to havin all students achieve thier best. The work after hours to offer any help needed and are very inveted in their community.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 30, 2010
I have 2 nieces that go there and they are learning so much and so advanced in so many things I really hope that Hynes Charter Scool wins.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 29, 2010
Excellent Pre-K program and French Immersion

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2010
Why do you love Edward Hynes Charter School? Hynes provides a wonderful education thanks to its fabulous teachers and administration.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2010
Exceptionally high educational standards, great teachers and administrators, receptive staff, strong PTO, fabulous plans for the new campus

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2010
I love Hynes school because the parents and teachers and students work together to make it the best school it can be. Nearly all of the teachers are highly qualified - and all are very interested in helping our kids do their best in school. I can email any teacher about any issue with either of my children, and will get a thoughtful, caring response. The teachers want the children to do well.

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2010
We love Hynes! This school is such a good match for my family. The teachers use evidenced-based curriculums, kids of various levels can succeed and they have French immersion programs!

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2010
At Hynes, every kid has their chance to shine. There are advanced programs so every kid can advance with their talent. Every teacher gives lots of fun, helpful projects. If you have trouble with anything, there is a teacher there to help. The principal and vice-principal walk around the school, helping out. They know almost every kid's name. They seem to actually care. There are few fights here. A lot of kids get high scores. Hynes is an awesome school.

- submitted by a student
May 02, 2010
Not the school for average Joe parents. French program is terrific. Mrs. Loghran in 1st grade is awesome, as I am a para at the school. Administration is quite unexperienced at handling problems. School is not the same as it was pre-Katrina.

- submitted by a teacher
January 05, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2009
My son has been at Hynes for 3 years and I am satisfied. I appreciate the way they try to expose him to so much. I also like the curriculam.

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2008
It's given my kids a chance to exceed more in their academic preformance. I enjoyed the activities that offers to the kids, and the involedment of the parents to the school. Hoping that soon we all be back at our original site in a new building.

- submitted by a parent
February 12, 2008
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- submitted by a student
January 03, 2008
In a city that has traditionally offered a wealth of poor schools, Hynes gives parents a quality option in public schools. I am particularly pleased with the French Immersion program which begins in Kindergarten. The reading program - Success for All - also builds strong skills early.

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2006
This school sways parents with the number of things it boasts and brags about on its website, but once you send your child there, you feel let down. The staff is not the friendliest bunch of people when it comes to how they receive parent volunteers. The principal is practically a ghost. She does not make herself available and she doesn't reply to emails from parents. I'm extremely disappointed. The school hasn't lived up to any of the things it broadcasts on its website. The school as a whole is operated like a dog with its head between its legs. They weren't prepared to re-open after the storm. They are more concerned with raising money to re-open in Lakeview than they are about giving the kids what they need right now.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2005
My daughter is currently a second-grader at Hynes. She has attended Hynes since Kindergarten. She enjoys going to Hynes. She has learned a lot and continues her thirst for even more knowledge. When I pick up my daughter from Hynes, I observe how comfortable she is within her environment. Even my 4 1/2 year old son also displays a great deal of comfort when at Hynes. Hynes has an ethnically diverse student population, which I feel is a plus. Although Hynes is not a school where tests are given to enroll the cream-of-the-crop students, the students at Hynes have done just as well or better academically as those schools. This proves to me that with a dedicated principal and staff, and an effective curriculum, all children can grow academically, as well as socially. HYNES, keep up the good work!

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2005
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- submitted by a student
April 06, 2004
My son enjoyed being a Hynes student. The teachers are very friendly and engaged. There are lots of extracurricular activities and clubs, such as band, chess, violin lessons, arts and a variety of sports. Students thrive at Hynes. We also want to mention the big yard, which is a plus for recess. A lot of new equipment has been added recently to the playgrounds.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2004
Hynes is awesome. I went there for 4 yrs. the yard they have is humongous, they have two soccer fields, two playgrounds, and many trees scattered about the yard. The teachers are fun and you learn many things.

- submitted by a student
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Edward Hynes Charter School
990 Harrison Avenue, New Orleans, LA  70124
(504) 324-7160
Last modified Edward Hynes Charter School is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Edward Hynes Charter School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. Top