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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Lusher Charter School is a top rated, public, charter school located in New Orleans, LA. It has 1,740 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 98% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.
Address
5624 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
Telephone
(504) 304-3960
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Lusher Charter School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
98%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1250
48 responses
Average ACT
28
238 responses
AP Enrollment
62%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Median Household Income
$75,052
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,287
National
$949
Median Home Value
$634,353
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.27 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.27 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 93 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week
    18%
  • School dances
    17%
  • Crawfish Boil
    14%
  • CAMALS film festival
    13%
  • Friday Night Football Games
    10%
  • Pep Rallies
    9%
  • Senior presentations
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,740
Free or Reduced Lunch
14%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.32 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.32 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.32 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$37,894
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.2%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.34 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.34 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.34 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$30,816/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.38 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.38 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.38 responses
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Diversity of student body made for creative and open environment. An excellent learning environment with resources and involved and invested teachers. There's an excellent balance of academic and creative with certificate programs available to students who'd like to pursue one area or both. Student participation is high because they feel connected to the school and supported by the staff and administration.

I would not change schools if I had to do it all over again!
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Lusher is an amazing school and full of very talented individuals. They encourage you to explore/show your creative side with consideration of extracurricular activities. The art and academic options are amazing. I would rate diversity poorly because they are not a lot of black people of color, but there are some and there genuinely is a place for everyone at this school. The new principal (Steve Corbett) has also been amazing and is making a lot of changes in order for the school to be amazing for student experience.
I love it, I’m challenged academically and individually, and have made long-lasting bonds and memories. Although the elementary struggles with diversity, the middle and high school are full of it. The student life is... something else. I like this though, we're smart but almost always in some sort of ridiculous situation. Some moonwalk down the hallway, scaring touring parents, accidentally drop their spare underwear on the football field, surf down the hallway on ketchup packets, witness substitutes lose class pets, or leave milk trails around the school. At one point, we only had one security guard, a wide-open football field gate, and one nurse, who shifted between schools throughout the week, and we enjoyed it. We could pull shenanigans then and now. At the elementary location, the disciplinary precautions were silly, but after "disciplining" to no avail, they changed (thank c/o 2022). The dress code is "sexist" but be lowkey and you'll slide, plus no one cares anymore.