Harriet Tubman Outperforming State Growing Scholars Towards Mastery


Top Growth data for the 2018-19 school year released by the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) that measures individual student’s academic growth towards mastery, shows that Harriet Tubman Charter School scholars are outperforming the state average on their growth towards mastery in both ELA and Math. Harriet Tubman ranks in the top half of all open- enrollment K-8 schools in New Orleans in ELA and Math.

“In 2018-19, as an open-enrollment school dedicated to providing an equitable, excellent education to all students and recognizing a significant need in our community, we made the decision to expand the number of students at our school.  We knew it was the right thing to do for the kids,” said Julie Lause, Principal of Harriet Tubman Charter School. “We also knew that adding 460 new students from predominantly low-performing schools was going to present academic and cultural  challenges. I am exceptionally proud of our teachers and scholars that despite these challenges, remained committed to pursuing academic excellence.”

Harriet Tubman Charter School received the rare distinction in 2017-18 from the LDOE as both a Top Gains Honoree and an Equity Honoree for demonstrating excellence in educating students with disabilities, students who are English learners, and students who are economically disadvantaged. Harriet Tubman serves more than 1,000 PK-8 New Orleans students.