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St Rita School

Private | PK-8 | 206 students

 

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $175,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $940.

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Posted February 1, 2014

New principle new attitude! Great school! I found that when I moved to Atlanta my child was way ahead of the other kids! I moved right back, and put my kids in St. Rita again!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2013

My daughter has been at this school for 4 years and she is now in tMrs. Hunter 4th grade class and I hate it. All the teachers my child has had at St. Rita were great teachers but this one I really believe dont like kids. The teacher has made my child hate going to school. The school is not the same and my child will not be attending anymore after this year. T
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2011

My daughter attended this school for five years. She was highly motivated by the excellent faculty members. She participated in the after school sports program and enjoyed every minute of it. She is going to high school next year - well prepared for shat is ahead. I thank the principal and all of the teachers for making St. Rita a family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2011

My son attended this school for kindergarten and first grade. I should have pulled him in K however school options are pretty limited in New Orleans. This 2010-2011 year was an absolute nightmare. The teacher my son had did not effectively communicate with me regarding his performance. The principal is disconnected and uncaring. My son was to receive speech therapy, we completed the required paperwork and the principal totally dropped the ball without a valid explanation. The list can go on and on. In my opinion the staff is not adequately trained to educate children. There is a high staff turnover and student registration continues to decline. The current staff consists primarily of elderly nuns and former public school teachers. At every meeting the principal is asking parents to refer neighbors to the school but she makes no real effort to make the curriculum/school better. If you value your child's education you may do better by looking elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2009

My grandson attend St. Rita. I think the school is a wonderful learning institution. I found his teacher worked diligently with him, and the different programs they offered to help him with skills he was lacking. Sister Annette is a great principal who knows the children by name.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2008

My twins attended St. Rita for 2 1/2 years. The middle school teachers really care about their students and make the learning fun. The students are engaged in activities that they enjoy. The principal does an excellent job of operating the school. I would recommend that parents visit St. Rita - New Orleans and see for themselves. They will be pleasantly surprised! S. Russell
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2007

I attend St.Rita School New Orleans I think it a great shool and we learn a lot but there isn't enough acitives.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 7, 2007

My daughter went to st Rita in pre-k I did not like the school at all. The teachers did more yelling than teaching. The Principal all she did was yell. My daughter really did not learn anything at that school. The older kids would use profanity. The school is out of control.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

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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

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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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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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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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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 97% 45%
Hispanic 2% 4%
White 2% 47%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Sr. Anette Baxley MSC
Gender
  • Coed
Affiliation
  • Roman catholic
Associations
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (504) 861-8512

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  • Archdiocese of New Orleans
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65 Fontainebleau Drive
New Orleans, LA 70125
Phone: (504) 866-1777

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