The Willow School

Summary:

The Willow School is a public charter school in New Orleans, Louisiana, serving 1,954 students in grades K-12. With a diverse student population, the school consistently outperforms the state in academic proficiency, boasts a low student-teacher ratio, and has a relatively low percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch.

The Willow School's academic performance is exceptional, with 99% proficiency rates in Algebra I, Geometry, 3rd-7th grade Mathematics, and English Language Arts - significantly higher than the state averages and nearby schools like Living School, Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy, The Delores Taylor Arthur School for Young Men, and Dr. Martin Luther King Charter School for Sci Technical. The Willow School's student-teacher ratio, ranging from 17.2 to 20.1, is also lower than many nearby schools, and its percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, between 9.6% and 19.29%, is significantly lower than the nearby schools, which range from 46.67% to 89.66%.

Interestingly, The Willow School is located in close proximity to another high-performing school, Lycee Francais de la Nouvelle-Orleans, which also demonstrates strong academic performance. The Willow School's diverse student population, with 58.39% White, 20.62% African American, and 9.31% Hispanic students, contrasts with some nearby schools that have a much higher percentage of African American students. Overall, The Willow School stands out as a high-performing public charter school in New Orleans, providing quality education and opportunities for its diverse student body.


Detail:

Public, Charter, Alternative K-12

 5624 Freret Street
       New Orleans, LA  70115


(504) 304-3960

District: The Willow School

SchoolDigger Rank:
6th of 727 Louisiana Alternative Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,483 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  18.0 Help
Number of students:  1,954

Racial breakdown:

White:
58.4%
African American:
20.6%
Hispanic:
9.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  19.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details The Willow School ranks better than 99.2% of elementary schools in Louisiana. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 97.85. (See more...)
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Compare Details The Willow School ranks better than 99.4% of middle schools in Louisiana. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 98.22. (See more...)
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Compare Details The Willow School ranks better than 98.2% of high schools in Louisiana. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 91.98. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (58.4%), African American (20.6%), Hispanic (9.3%). (See more...)
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Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at The Willow School is 18. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at The Willow School is $10,483.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

The Willow School:

SchoolDigger ranks The Willow School 6th of 727 Louisiana public elementary schools. (See The Willow School in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks The Willow School 3rd of 469 Louisiana public middle schools. (See The Willow School in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks The Willow School 6th of 326 Louisiana public high schools. (See The Willow School in the ranking list.)

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Rank History for The Willow School

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Rank History for all elementary school students at The Willow School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 97.28 8th 731 98.9%
2021 97.37 9th 729 98.8%
2022 98.59 2nd 727 99.7%
2023 97.85 6th 730 99.2%
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Rank History for elementary school Multi-racial students at The Willow School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 94.10 2nd 46 95.7%
2021 93.57 2nd 45 95.6%
2022 94.15 1st 48 97.9%
2023 96.60 1st 46 97.8%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at The Willow School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 98.41 7th 697 99.0%
2021 97.92 11th 719 98.5%
2022 98.10 11th 724 98.5%
2023 97.82 13th 723 98.2%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at The Willow School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 95.91 8th 684 98.8%
2021 97.78 5th 705 99.3%
2022 97.72 3rd 701 99.6%
2023 97.70 4th 705 99.4%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at The Willow School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 97.62 6th 696 99.1%
2021 97.60 9th 704 98.7%
2022 97.71 6th 712 99.2%
2023 96.53 15th 713 97.9%
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Rank History for elementary school African American students at The Willow School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 98.20 9th 559 98.4%
2021 99.34 4th 564 99.3%
2022 99.03 9th 562 98.4%
2023 98.51 10th 570 98.2%
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Rank History for elementary school Hispanic students at The Willow School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 98.31 1st 190 99.5%
2022 98.99 1st 220 99.5%
2023 98.43 1st 233 99.6%
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Rank History for elementary school White students at The Willow School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 93.44 14th 517 97.3%
2021 96.22 6th 522 98.9%
2022 95.94 6th 517 98.8%
2023 95.29 8th 518 98.5%
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Data source: test scores: Louisiana Dept of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for The Willow School

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Rank History for all middle school students at The Willow School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 98.97 2nd 460 99.6%
2023 98.22 3rd 465 99.4%
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Rank History for middle school Multi-racial students at The Willow School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 96.22 2nd 57 96.5%
2022 98.08 1st 58 98.3%
2023 94.89 2nd 63 96.8%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at The Willow School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 97.19 11th 430 97.4%
2021 98.87 5th 455 98.9%
2022 98.16 6th 458 98.7%
2023 98.55 6th 459 98.7%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at The Willow School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 95.05 6th 418 98.6%
2021 96.68 2nd 441 99.5%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at The Willow School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 97.76 4th 442 99.1%
2023 98.31 4th 443 99.1%
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Rank History for middle school African American students at The Willow School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 99.03 4th 352 98.9%
2022 98.52 6th 360 98.3%
2023 98.94 6th 360 98.3%
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Rank History for middle school Hispanic students at The Willow School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 94.21 5th 128 96.1%
2021 98.48 3rd 153 98.0%
2022 98.88 2nd 163 98.8%
2023 98.44 2nd 163 98.8%
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Rank History for middle school White students at The Willow School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 95.47 3rd 350 99.1%
2021 96.79 4th 358 98.9%
2022 96.63 5th 362 98.6%
2023 96.69 4th 352 98.9%
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Data source: test scores: Louisiana Dept of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Rank History for all high school students at The Willow School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 96.21 3rd 313 99.0%
2022 95.69 4th 326 98.8%
2023 91.98 6th 321 98.1%
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Rank History for high school Multi-racial students at The Willow School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 89.23 3rd 39 92.3%
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Rank History for high school Low Socio Economic Status students at The Willow School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 96.82 4th 301 98.7%
2021 96.66 4th 285 98.6%
2022 96.60 4th 322 98.8%
2023 98.06 1st 321 99.7%
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Rank History for high school Female students at The Willow School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 94.17 5th 292 98.3%
2021 95.46 4th 288 98.6%
2022 94.38 4th 311 98.7%
2023 92.39 7th 308 97.7%
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Rank History for high school Male students at The Willow School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 98.30 2nd 292 99.3%
2023 94.47 8th 306 97.4%
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Rank History for high school Asian students at The Willow School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 90.97 1st 22 95.5%
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Rank History for high school African American students at The Willow School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 98.87 1st 233 99.6%
2021 99.00 4th 243 98.4%
2022 99.05 3rd 256 98.8%
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Rank History for high school Hispanic students at The Willow School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 95.64 1st 78 98.7%
2021 95.21 5th 92 94.6%
2022 95.75 5th 103 95.1%
2023 93.01 7th 107 93.5%
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Rank History for high school White students at The Willow School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 93.64 5th 249 98.0%
2022 97.62 1st 250 99.6%
2023 93.59 6th 249 97.6%
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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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Data source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Enrollment information for The Willow School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2018 997 460 63 130 1 2 108 0 1761
2019 1060 448 60 139 2 2 114 0 1825
2020 1096 434 63 144 1 2 121 0 1861
2021 1115 412 74 148 1 2 131 0 1883
2022 1132 392 78 168 2 2 143 0 1917
2023 1141 403 80 182 0 2 146 0 1954

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

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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 The Willow School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2018 1761 110.4 15.9 15.7
2019 1825 104.3 17.4 15.2
2020 1861 104.3 17.8 14.5
2021 1883 108.9 17.2 14
2022 1917 95.1 20.1 9.6
2023 1954 108.5 18.0 19.3

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 The Willow School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2018 1761 110.4 15.9 15.7
2019 1825 104.3 17.4 15.2
2020 1861 104.3 17.8 14.5
2021 1883 108.9 17.2 14
2022 1917 95.1 20.1 9.6
2023 1954 108.5 18.0 19.3

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for The Willow School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $10,969
2019 $10,935
2020 $10,483

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

Impact of COVID-19 on The Willow School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 8th of 731 Elementary schoolsRanks 6th of 730 Elementary schools
 0.3%
Ranks 3rd of 313 High schoolsRanks 6th of 321 High schools
 0.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Social Studies (The Willow School)9291
 1%
   3rd Grade Social Studies (Louisiana)4744
 3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (The Willow School)99100
 1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Louisiana)7170
 1%
End of Course Geometry (The Willow School)10093
 7%
   End of Course Geometry (Louisiana)6861
 7%
End of Course U.S. History (The Willow School)10099
 1%
   End of Course U.S. History (Louisiana)5955
 4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students18251954
 7.1%
African American448403
 10%
American Indian20
 100%
Asian6080
 33.3%
Hispanic139182
 30.9%
Pacific Islander22
White10601141
 7.6%
Two or More Races114146
 28.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients15.2%19.3%
 4.1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about The Willow School

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,954 students attended The Willow School.

Students at The Willow School are 58% White, 21% African American, 9% Hispanic, 7% Two or more races, 4% Asian.

Yes! The Willow School is one of the best alternative schools in the state. It ranks 6th of 727 Louisiana alternative schools.


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