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Edna Karr High School

Public | 9-12 | 863 students

 

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Posted October 23, 2013

I am a senior at Edna Karr and I love it soo much!!! Ever since my senior year, Edna karr has been improving drastically!!!! And i am proud to admit that I attend Edna Karr Highschool Class of 2014!!!!!!!!!


Posted September 4, 2013

I've attended Karr since 7th grade in 2003 and graduated in 2009 I loved the school and the teachers were great . I felt I received a great education and had fun while getting it. There was never a dull moment and everyone is always there to help
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 1, 2011

I recently interviewed at this school. I was not considered because I was considered "too high" a level of thinking, and the students are not well behaved. Apparently, students have "problems" and are not capable of higher level of thinking is what I walked away from the process. I was told that they use profanities directed at the teachers, and administrators have problems keeping teachers. Neighborhood is depressed since Katrina. After Katrina, the school went towards open enrollment.


Posted March 2, 2010

My sons were former students at Karr. My oldest was a 2005 graduate. Unfortunately, Hurrican Katrina prevented my youngest, who was in 8th grade at the time, from continuing at Karr. We relocated to San Antonio, TX. Karr has given my son the background to continue to achieve as an honor student at Byron Steele High School. My son, Sheldon McClain is a class of 2010 student who has graduated early. I do remeber while at Karr (7th Grade) Sheldon tried out for the football team and was not chosen by Coach Foret. When we got to TX (8th grade) they quickly picked up on his talents. He has been extremely successful academically and athletically, which has earned him scholarships to numerous Division 1 Universities. He his presently enrolled at the University of Oklahoma ( Go Sooners). Karr HS-thanks for the start.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2009

i love this schoool my student has special needs and they actually care unlike are last school in nyc
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2008

i love edna karr! i know everyone there because we all grew up together! the teachers are amazing and they know what there doing! i love and always will love edna karr! im a senior this year and it's gonna be da best! Mz.504
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 16, 2008

I went to Edna Karr before the hurricane and loved it. Right now I'm in the 11th grade and wish I can go back. The way the taught us new material was unique and understandable.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 28, 2008

Edna Karr is an Excellent College Prepartory School. The Karr experience produces well rounded individuals who work hard and play hard. My daughter is in the Gifted Program, she enjoys the challenging curriculum. She is also a member of the schools dance team, and is looking foward to joining some the clubs on campus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2008

i am a proud 2003 graduate of this school. although Hurricane Katrina has changed some things, I truly feel that my alma mater Edna Karr is one of the greastest high schools in new orleans.


Posted September 5, 2007

OMG!!!! I sooo LOVE my school!! We don't really have that much fun, but we make our own fun... Karr is a great school if you want to learn and prepare for college.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 19, 2007

I just want to say that Edna Karr is a wonderful school. Although, I gave my teachers and the staff hell, it is TRULY a GREAT school!!! They provide so much for the kids. They give them and inform them that there is a better quality of life. Very, diciplined, on task and on time with everything they do. There are so many wonderful teachers who care about their students and don't just look at teaching the students at Karr as just a job; they love their students and it is shown. I miss you guys and I love you. I WILL BE BACK!!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 5, 2005

Edna Karr is an excellent school for kids wanting a great start for college.The students are great(speaking because I am)and the teachers are into the method and learning plan, that it's not boring to go to school in the morning. If you want your child to go to a school for not just academics 'Karr' is the school. Their sports program is awesome also. From Football,Basketball,Track,and Volleyball they are all great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 2, 2005

Edna Karr is a great school,besides the principal. Im going to send my great grand children to receive there education there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 27, 2005

The Adademic programs are great, such things as Math and science programs and sos/song programs. There are extracurricular pragrams such as golf,bowling,football,cheerleading,band,theater,and so on. For the 2004-2005 school year the pto sponsored a fund raiser to build a overhead along the walk way to get to the gym for those rainy days. I can speak for myself as a student that Edna Karr is the most academically advance school in Orleans parish.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 20, 2005

Edna Karr has the best balance in any school in New Orleans. Sending your children to Edna Karr is a step for the better. I am speaking as a current student. I completely admire the school's teachers and students for their hard work. The most active group in the school is the Student Council. This group consist of hard working, young men and women.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 11, 2005

This is a wonderful school , when your child gets to 7th grade this is the school .
—Submitted by a parent


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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 64% in 2010.

202 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2010.

201 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
68%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 82% in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
24%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
23%
English II

The state average for English II was 93% in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
50%
English III

The state average for English III was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
14%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the End-Of-Course (EOC) tests to test grade high school students in English 2, English 3, biology 1, algebra 1 and geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The EOC is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.

Source: LA Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 94% 45%
Asian 3% 1%
White 2% 49%
Hispanic 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75%N/A66%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students ELL/ESL Coordinator
Nurse(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • John Hiser
Fax number
  • (504) 301-2721

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
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3332 Huntlee Drive
New Orleans, LA 70131
Phone: (504) 302-7135

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