Edna Karr High School

Summary:

Edna Karr High School is a public charter high school in New Orleans, Louisiana, serving 1,134 students in grades 9-12. The school is part of the Walter L. Cohen High School District, which is ranked 56 out of 122 districts in Louisiana and rated 3 stars out of 5 by SchoolDigger.

Edna Karr High School has a significantly higher percentage of African American students (89.68%) compared to nearby schools like Thomas Jefferson High School for Advanced Studies and New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, which have more diverse student populations. The school's test scores are generally lower than the state averages, though it performs better than the state in English I and U.S. History. Edna Karr also has a high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 62.01% to 74.51% over the past three years, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage among the student population. Additionally, the school has a relatively high student-teacher ratio, ranging from 19.1 to 21.8 over the past three years.

While Edna Karr High School faces challenges, including lower academic performance compared to the state and significant racial disparities in the student population, the school's relatively strong performance for its African American and Hispanic student subgroups suggests that there may be opportunities to build on these strengths and improve overall academic outcomes for all students. Nearby schools like Thomas Jefferson High School for Advanced Studies and New Orleans Center for Creative Arts consistently rank among the top high schools in the state, providing a benchmark for Edna Karr to strive towards.


Detail:

Public, Charter 9-12

 4400 General Meyer Ave
       New Orleans, LA  70131


(504) 302-7135

District: Edna Karr High School

SchoolDigger Rank:
178th of 333 Louisiana High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,151 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  21.8 Help
Number of students:  1,134

Racial breakdown:

African American:
89.7%
Hispanic:
4.1%
American Indian:
3.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  74.5% Help


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Compare Details Edna Karr High School ranks worse than 53.5% of high schools in Louisiana. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2024 the calculated Average Standard Score was 49.73. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (89.7%), Hispanic (4.1%), American Indian (3.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 74.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Edna Karr High School is 21.8. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Edna Karr High School is $12,151.
Schooldigger 2024 Rankings:

Edna Karr High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Edna Karr High School 178th of 333 Louisiana public high schools. (See Edna Karr High School in the ranking list.)

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Edna Karr High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Edna Karr High School 56th of 122 Louisiana school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Edna Karr High School

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Rank History for all students at Edna Karr High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 37.00 208th 313 33.5%
2021 30.19 219th 322 32.0%
2022 34.79 213th 326 34.7%
2023 38.53 203rd 321 36.8%
2024 49.73 178th 333 46.5%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Edna Karr High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 33.74 91st 139 34.5%
2023 41.90 76th 138 44.9%
2024 26.95 125th 165 24.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Edna Karr High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 36.75 203rd 322 37.0%
2023 43.27 188th 321 41.4%
2024 53.52 144th 328 56.1%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Edna Karr High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 70.34 5th 23 78.3%
2024 68.98 5th 25 80.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Edna Karr High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 34.01 210th 311 32.5%
2023 40.55 194th 308 37.0%
2024 56.40 141st 308 54.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Edna Karr High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 32.06 204th 301 32.2%
2023 42.44 182nd 306 40.5%
2024 45.87 169th 315 46.3%
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Rank History for African American students at Edna Karr High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 54.32 99th 256 61.3%
2023 57.09 91st 252 63.9%
2024 71.17 47th 260 81.9%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Edna Karr High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 58.62 39th 103 62.1%
2023 48.82 56th 107 47.7%
2024 47.03 61st 113 46.0%
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Rank History for Native American students at Edna Karr High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 13.97 10th 10 0.0%
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Data source: test scores: Louisiana Dept of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Edna Karr High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2018 7 1076 9 14 3 0 0 0 1109
2019 3 1052 10 13 5 0 0 0 1083
2020 11 1023 9 24 5 0 1 0 1073
2021 12 1039 11 18 3 1 3 0 1087
2022 10 1024 14 35 2 1 3 0 1089
2023 12 1017 9 46 39 1 10 0 1134

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Edna Karr High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2018 1109 61.0 18.1 44.3
2019 1083 60.0 18.0 53.3
2020 1073 56.0 19.1 56.1
2021 1087 56.7 19.1 62
2022 1089 57.0 19.1 64.6
2023 1134 52.0 21.8 74.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Edna Karr High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2018 1109 61.0 18.1 44.3
2019 1083 60.0 18.0 53.3
2020 1073 56.0 19.1 56.1
2021 1087 56.7 19.1 62
2022 1089 57.0 19.1 64.6
2023 1134 52.0 21.8 74.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Edna Karr High School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $12,467
2019 $12,472
2020 $12,151

Data source: Louisiana Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Edna Karr High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 208th of 313 High schoolsRanks 203rd of 321 High schools
 3.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Algebra I (Edna Karr High School)4864
 16%
   End of Course Algebra I (Louisiana)6764
 3%
End of Course English II (Edna Karr High School)6560
 5%
   End of Course English II (Louisiana)6967
 2%
End of Course U.S. History (Edna Karr High School)5456
 2%
   End of Course U.S. History (Louisiana)5954
 5%
End of Course English I (Edna Karr High School)6452
 12%
   End of Course English I (Louisiana)7167
 4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students10831134
 4.7%
African American10521017
 3.3%
American Indian539
 680%
Asian109
 10%
Hispanic1346
 253.8%
Pacific Islander01
White312
 300%
Two or More Races010
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients53.3%74.5%
 21.2%


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Edna Karr High School ranks 178th of 333 Louisiana high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,134 students attended Edna Karr High School.

Students at Edna Karr High School are 90% African American, 4% Hispanic, 3% American Indian, 1% White.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Louisiana Dept of Education.

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