Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy serves 2,168 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy placed in the top 30% of all schools in Louisiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 81% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 64%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 81% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 70%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the Louisiana state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 57% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Louisiana for:

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School Overview

Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy's student population of 2,168 students has grown by 107% over five school years.
The teacher population of 278 teachers has grown by 379% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
2,168 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
278 teachers
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School Rankings

Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,267 schools in Louisiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy is 0.50, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (LA)
Overall Testing Rank
#316 out of 1267 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
81%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
81%
70%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
17:1
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American Indian
2%
1%
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Asian
5%
2%
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Hispanic
15%
9%
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Black
12%
42%
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White
31%
43%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.50
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
37%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
2%
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Sports

Total Sports Offered
15 sports
Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Football, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track, Track and Field, Volley Ball
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

School Notes

  • Student achievement is the most important and first unifying theme. With a shared leadership model which develops school wide ownership, Discovery administrative team and stakeholders established a creative and rigorous academic learning environment with a strong school culture. At the core of our academic philosophy are data-driven planning, high quality instruction, college and career readiness, health & sciences infusion across subjects, 21st century educational technology, hands-on learning, inquiry instruction, and problem solving through synthesis and evaluation.We believe education is a joint effort and commitment from teachers, students, and parents. Kenner Discovery emphasizes and creates multiple opportunities within the school for student-parent relationships to grow and flourish. The entire framework-pedagogy, curriculum, informed, high quality instruction, rigorous assessment, careful and caring character development, health sciences integration, and the home-school partnership-is built to provide students with knowledge and inventive, flexible minds that they will use to continue their education or training to be active citizens in this diverse nation and global world.
Profile last updated: 10/07/2021

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5   1/20/2020
It is an amazing school it is perfect for all students :)
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 2,168 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 8:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 69%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in LA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 81% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 81% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.50

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