New Orleans Gains Continue!
I am amazed and awed by the continued academic improvement of our schools and students. In 8 years:
- New Orleans has gone from 62% of students attending failing schools to 5%.
- We have moved up in the state rankings from 67th to 38th.
- We have shown robust improvement on the ACT.
- We have more high performing, high poverty schools than anywhere else in Louisiana.
Congratulations to the remarkable educators across the city. Incredibly well done!
Only 5% of students now attend a failing school –
down from 62% in 2005.
The End of Failing Schools in New Orleans Is In Sight