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Lusher Charter School

Public | K-12 | 1630 students

 

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Posted May 19, 2009

The school needs more oversight. They do not handle children well who do not fit the 'Lusher way'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2009

my child has tooooo much homework with this school. this school overwelms me and my child and we are so stressed out. its a good school but it doesnt matter how hard your child tried, they just give you what they give you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2009

My daughter comes home from school each day happy, and full of new knowledge to share with the family. When she talks about her day at school she smiles and shares her wonderful experiences. Lusher has the cream of the crop in every aspect of the school, thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2009

Outstanding school. Supportive of the students. Good communication with parents. Excellent Arts programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2008

Lusher fulfills the promise of your ideal school. High academics, arts, warmth, power, diversity, and wellness contribute to the forming of their children. The entrance process is cut and dry, very fair.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2008

I think this is the best school in New Orleans!


Posted July 15, 2008

My son has attended Lusher since kindergarten. He has enjoyed everything about the school. The teachers for the most part are caring and talented. Lusher has changed a bit since it became a charter school. However, it is a great school, with a great leader who I believe is still committed to this city, its culture, and all students of any background.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2008

I only attended Lusher for a short period of time before Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans and I have to say that it was by far the best school I have ever attended. The academics weren't to hard to handle but I still got a quality learning experience. I highly recommend this school. It is unquestionably one of the best schools in Orleans Parish.


Posted June 30, 2008

My girls had a fabulous experience at lusher. They were prepared academically and socially for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2008

Lusher High School has been such a gift to New Orleans. My children are growing not only as scholars but also as responsible, kind, thinking youg adults.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2008

Lusher teachers are not leaving. We have the best in the city. The diversity and thirst for high academic standards make Lusher a great place for students to thrive. It is truly a child centered place with teachers who are amaczing and parent who sekk the best in educational opportunities for their children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2008

My daughter is a second grader and we all love it. It is such a positive place to learn. After Katrina, my daughter attended two other schools and none held a candle to Lusher both academically and socially. One of the schools expected her to be behind because she was from a 'New Orleans school' but she was actually ahead of them. We were so glad to return after the hurricane.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2008

I love Lusher! Go Lions!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 15, 2007

I love going to Lusher. I get top-quality artistic, academic, and extra-curricular education. The school is incredibly diverse with every kind of kid imaginable. All of them are dedicated, smart, and hard workers. The teachers are the best in the city. The campus is amazing...Lusher is the best!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 5, 2007

Lusher is a wonderful school! Filled with arts education, a safe campus and a vast grounds, on both campuses, what more could you want?
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 10, 2006

Lusher celebrates diversity, arts, and academics. It is successful because of the caring teachers and the amazing administrators. The best thing about Lusher is that it is so diverse! And they all learn and become great students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 18, 2006

Lusher is now a charter school, every week we are losing teachers, because of the charter low pay. my child is having a rough time adjusting to the change in teachers. I will take my child out and place them in a more caring setting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2006

I have children attending Lusher Elementary. As an African-American parent I feel that it is difficult to have African-American children get accepted into this school. It is also hard to have them remain there. Since Katrina, my children have come home with distrubing racial remarks being told to them. Through dealing with 'some' of the staff, I have sensed a bit of racism. Academically, Lusher is great. I'm not too sure about socially. If the racial divide toward (mainly) African-Americans can change, Lusher would be the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2006

Post Katrina Report - Lusher has become a charter school which means that it is still a public school, but it has the ability to form its own governance rather than always having to wait on the school board (which is not even close to returning to full operations). About 80% of the staff/teachers/students have been able to return, and the school was able to hire some of the best teachers from other schools that haven't reopened to fill its ranks. Testing is still required for enrollment except for the in-district students, and there are always more applicants than spots available. The academics are great. The Art after Hours program (fees and scholarships) gives the children a chance to continue learning after the normal school hours - great for working parents. Parental involvement is very high. Lusher is a wonderful experience for culture, diversity, the arts and academics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2005

High performing, nurturing school. Best and hardest working teachers you'll find anywhere. Admin. is top notch. Kids love this place!!!!
—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.
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The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

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

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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

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The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

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

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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.

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The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

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

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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.

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The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

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

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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 64% in 2010.

118 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2010.

118 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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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.

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The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

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

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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.

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97%

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Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

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2010

 
 
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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

Algebra I

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

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Biology I

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

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English II

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

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English III

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

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The state average for Geometry was 83% in 2013.

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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
White 56% 49%
Black 35% 45%
Two or more races 5% 1%
Asian 4% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27%N/A66%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students ELL/ESL Coordinator
Nurse(s)
Special education coordinator
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Arts & music

Music
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

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

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Kathleen H Riedlinger
Fax number
  • (504) 861-1839

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Nurse(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Transportation options
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
School facilities
  • Gym
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Arts & music

Music
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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5624 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
Phone: (504) 304-3960

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