Stacy Head & community leaders applaud Einstein Charter for groundbreaking turnaround of failing school to a "B" in 1 year
Mayor Mitch Landrieu (invited, not confirmed)
Council President Stacy Head
Councilmember James Gray
Einstein Charter School CEO Shawn Toranto
Einstein Charter School staff and students
Einstein Charter School is proud to announce that Einstein Charter School Extension has been graded a “B” school for the 2014 school year by the State Department of Education, making it the first failing school in the state’s history to turnaround in one academic year.
City Hall (on the front steps)
Friday, December 12, 10 a.m.
The consistently high-performing, open admissions Einstein Charter took over the failing former Intercultural School in New Orleans East for the 2013-14 school year and is the first in Louisiana history to turnaround a failing school to a “B” grade in only one year. Einstein Charter School and Einstein Charter School Extension were graded jointly as a “B” school, with a 91.9 score.
“I am incredibly proud of the students, parents, teachers and administrators of Einstein Charter School and Einstein Charter School Extension for this incredible feat,” said Council President Stacy Head. “This type of turnaround simply does not happen without 100% participation, a commitment to excellence, support at home and of course the dedication of outstanding teachers and staff. Hats off to Einstein Charter!”
Einstein Charter School, recognized by the Louisiana Department of Education as a “Top Gains” school and by New Orleans Public Schools as a “Top Performing” School, was awarded a $1 million grant to turn around Intercultural Charter School, later renamed Einstein Extension Charter School. The expansion doubled the size of the school to approximately 1000 students in grades PK-8.
“To reach our full potential as a city, every child in New Orleans must receive an excellent education,” said Mayor Mitch Landrieu. “Thanks to the hard work of students, parents, teachers and education leaders, New Orleans is raising the bar and the Einstein Schools are a great example of this work.”
Einstein Charter School and Einstein Charter School Extension have one of the most diverse student bodies in the city and one of the largest English Language Learner populations, with 33 percent of its students in an ELL program for Vietnamese or Spanish. Both Einstein campuses are K-8 open admission charter schools authorized by the Orleans Parish School Board.
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