Hynes gets mixed reviews for learning & attention issues. They are willing to meet and willing to set up a 504, but much less willing to really address a specific child's issues in the classroom. You have to fight to get evaluations, IEPs, and other services that would make a big difference. Some teachers understand the issues these kids face and do more to give them avenues to success; others are unwilling to differentiate their teaching methods even a little bit. The French Immersion program is particularly inflexible to these kids' needs and much more could be done to help these kids be successful in that program. The school could also use technology a whole lot more and better to help parents to help their kids. In general, the faculty need to learn more, much more, about LDs and ADHD, especially what executive function deficits are, how they impact kids learning and organizational skills, and how they can be addressed. An effort to teach kids *how* to study would help all students, not just those with these issues, succeed. Also, an after-school tutoring program could do wonders.
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.
Great school, great team work. I cannot complain anything about the school. I am very proud that I am part of the team.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Award winning teachers and caring staff plus great extra curricular activities make Hynes THE best choice for my two sons!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
Why do you love Edward Hynes Charter School? Hynes provides a wonderful education thanks to its fabulous teachers and administration.
Exceptionally high educational standards, great teachers and administrators, receptive staff, strong PTO, fabulous plans for the new campus
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