Walter L. Cohen High School

Summary:

Rosenwald Collegiate Academy is a public charter high school in New Orleans, Louisiana, serving 338 students in grades 9-12. The school is part of the Jefferson Parish district, which is ranked 74 out of 114 districts in the state and has a 2-star rating.

Rosenwald Collegiate Academy stands out for its high percentage of African American students (77.81%), which is significantly higher than the surrounding schools in the area. However, the school's academic performance, as measured by proficiency rates on state exams, is generally lower than the state averages across all subjects. For example, the school's proficiency rates ranged from 43% in Geometry to 62% in English II, compared to state averages of 61% and 67%, respectively. The school's performance also varies greatly by student subgroup, with African American students performing better than other subgroups, such as Hispanic students and English Language Learners.

Compared to nearby high-performing schools like Thomas Jefferson High School for Advanced Studies, Rosenwald Collegiate Academy's academic performance is lower. However, the school outperforms some other high-poverty schools in the area, such as L.B. Landry High School, which has an even higher percentage of students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch (97.48%). The school's ranking has also fluctuated over the past three years, suggesting inconsistent performance, and the significant disparities in performance between student subgroups indicate a need for targeted support and interventions.


Detail:

Public, Charter 9-12

 3575 Baronne St.
       New Orleans, LA  70115


(504) 503-1400

District: Walter L. Cohen High School

SchoolDigger Rank:
224th of 326 Louisiana High Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  10.7 Help
Number of students:  338

Racial breakdown:

African American:
77.8%
Hispanic:
18.0%
White:
3.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  82.8% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Walter L. Cohen High School ranks worse than 68.7% of high schools in Louisiana. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 33.87. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (77.8%), Hispanic (18%), White (3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 82.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Walter L. Cohen High School is 10.7. (See more...)
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Compare Walter L. Cohen High School employs 31.3 full-time teachers.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Walter L. Cohen High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Walter L. Cohen High School 224th of 326 Louisiana public high schools. (See Walter L. Cohen High School in the ranking list.)

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Walter L. Cohen High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Walter L. Cohen High School 74th of 114 Louisiana school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Walter L. Cohen High School

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Rank History for all students at Walter L. Cohen High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 23.19 253rd 326 22.4%
2023 33.87 220th 321 31.5%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Walter L. Cohen High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 89.27 2nd 34 94.1%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Walter L. Cohen High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 21.38 106th 135 21.5%
2022 23.83 108th 139 22.3%
2023 21.06 113th 138 18.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Walter L. Cohen High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 19.43 236th 285 17.2%
2022 31.01 225th 322 30.1%
2023 41.98 193rd 321 39.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Walter L. Cohen High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 17.25 244th 288 15.3%
2022 22.07 249th 311 19.9%
2023 36.48 210th 308 31.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Walter L. Cohen High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 16.07 244th 292 16.4%
2022 25.50 229th 301 23.9%
2023 31.87 206th 306 32.7%
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Rank History for African American students at Walter L. Cohen High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 32.89 165th 243 32.1%
2022 50.32 117th 256 54.3%
2023 54.32 103rd 252 59.1%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Walter L. Cohen High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 12.07 83rd 92 9.8%
2022 4.39 102nd 103 1.0%
2023 36.98 73rd 107 31.8%
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Data source: test scores: Louisiana Department 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.

Walter L. Cohen High School Test Scores
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Enrollment information for Walter L. Cohen High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2019 0 144 2 13 2 0 0 0 161
2020 2 217 2 24 14 0 0 0 259
2021 6 278 2 37 5 0 2 0 330
2022 11 310 2 37 4 0 3 0 367
2023 10 263 1 61 3 0 0 0 338

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 Walter L. Cohen High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 161 9.0 17.8 71.4
2020 259 16.0 16.1 73.7
2021 330 24.0 13.7 51.8
2022 367 29.0 12.6 82.3
2023 338 31.3 10.7 82.8

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 Walter L. Cohen High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 161 9.0 17.8 71.4
2020 259 16.0 16.1 73.7
2021 330 24.0 13.7 51.8
2022 367 29.0 12.6 82.3
2023 338 31.3 10.7 82.8

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.
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Walter L. Cohen High School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students161338
 109.9%
African American144263
 82.6%
American Indian23
 50%
Asian21
 50%
Hispanic1361
 369.2%
Pacific Islander00
White010
Two or More Races00
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients71.4%82.8%
 11.4%


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Students at Walter L. Cohen High School are 78% African American, 18% Hispanic, 3% White.

Walter L. Cohen High School ranks 224th of 326 Louisiana high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 338 students attended Walter L. Cohen High School.


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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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