2015 ACT Scores: New Orleans Improves More than State

ACT Scores Continue to Rise

Highlights

New Orleans improved more than the state.

  • New Orleans’ composite ACT score improved from 18.4 to 18.8, a gain of 0.4 points, while the state improved from 19.2 to 19.4, a gain of 0.2 points.

More New Orleans students have TOPS-qualifying ACT scores.

  • 63% of the senior class scored a 17 or higher on the ACT (the qualifying score for 2-year TOPS Tech).
  • 38% of seniors scored a 20 or higher (the qualifying score for 4-year TOPS Opportunity).
New Orleans continues to move up in the state rankings.
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Year ACT
Composite
Rank
2004-05 17 61 out of 68 parishes
2013-14 18.4 40 out of 69 parishes
2014-15 18.8 35 out of 69 parishes

New Orleans is closing the gap with the state’s ACT average.

ACT - Closing the Gap

Both OPSB and RSD improved.

  • OPSB gained 0.4 points, moving from 20.5 to 20.9.
  • RSD gained 0.2 points, moving from 16.4 to 16.6.
 

Shout Outs!

 
Ten New Orleans high schools saw more than a ten percentage point increase in students with TOPS-eligible scores.
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School Name 2014
17+
2015
17+
%
Growth
Dr. Martin Luther King Charter School for Sci/Tech 26% 63% 37 pts
Algiers Technology Academy 25% 49% 24 pts
Joseph S. Clark Preparatory High School 8% 28% 20 pts
Sophie B. Wright Institute of Academic Excellence 57% 76% 19 pts
ReNEW Accelerated High School City Park Campus 4% 26% 17 pts
Sci Academy 68% 84% 16 pts
Lake Area New Tech Early College High School 43% 58% 15 pts
The NET Charter High School 0% 14% 14 pts
Warren Easton Senior High School 70% 81% 11 pts
KIPP Renaissance High School 61% 71% 10 pts
 
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Seven open-admissions high schools had more than 65% of students with TOPS-eligible scores.
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School Name
% Scoring
17+
% Scoring
20+
Sci Academy 84% 53%
Warren Easton Senior High School 81% 41%
Edna Karr High School 78% 41%
Eleanor McMain Secondary School 78% 40%
Sophie B. Wright Institute of Academic Excellence 76% 39%
KIPP Renaissance High School 71% 35%
New Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics HS 66% 46%
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All OPSB and RSD High Schools – Percent TOPS Eligible
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School Name
% Scoring
17+
% Scoring
20+
Algiers Technology Academy 49% 20%
Benjamin Franklin High School 100% 100%
Cohen College Prep 58% 29%
Crescent Leadership Academy 22% 0%
Dr. Martin Luther King Charter School for Sci/Tech 63% 25%
Edna Karr High School 78% 41%
Eleanor McMain Secondary School 78% 40%
International High School 72% 52%
Joseph S. Clark Preparatory High School 28% 14%
KIPP Renaissance High School 71% 35%
Lake Area New Tech Early College High School 58% 17%
Lord Beaconsfield Landry-Oliver Perry Walker High 32% 13%
Lusher Charter School 99% 94%
McDonogh #35 College Preparatory School 42% 14%
Miller-McCoy Academy for Mathematics and Business 23% 7%
New Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics HS 66% 46%
New Orleans Military and Maritime Academy 93% 67%
ReNEW Accelerated High School City Park Campus 26% 6%
ReNEW Accelerated High School West Bank Campus 7% 7%
Sci Academy 84% 53%
Sophie B. Wright Institute of Academic Excellence 76% 39%
The NET Charter High School 14% 3%
Warren Easton Senior High School 81% 41%
 
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