GEO Baton Rouge Schools Among Best in Baton Rouge and State

Louisiana released school performance scores this morning to the public and yes, we are excited!

Here is a summary.

GEO Prep, which started in 2015 with 150 students on the Northeast side of Baton Rouge in one of the roughest areas of town (high poverty/high crime/low education attainment), received a letter grade of a “C” for performance and an “A” for progress. It also received “top gains” status by the state this year.

GEO Prep Mid City is also located in one of the city’s toughest neighborhoods. How rough? Well, one of our teachers had their catalytic converter stolen from their car in broad daylight last month. Pretty crazy!

We launched GEO Prep Mid City in 2018. The state asked us to take it over because it had received an “F” for three years in a row and enrollment was declining. Today, we’ve nearly doubled enrollment and this year, we earned a grade of “C” for performance and an “A” for progress.

GEO Next Generation High School is our newest school. We are in our fourth year of operation and expect to have our first graduating class in May of 2023. /As such, it is important to note Next Gen does not get points for graduation rates, nor for our college course completions/credits earned, etc. Not yet. So, with that in mind, the school received a “D” (improved from an F last year) and a “C” for progress.  Once we have a graduating class and the state can count the number of college credits/degrees being earned by our graduates while in high school, we should be a high “B” or even better. Nearly 40% of our current high school students are earning college credits and degrees right now with 30% earning a full year of college and another 10% of our inaugural graduating class scheduled to earn full associate degrees.

But there is more:

Only one K-8 charter did better than GEO Prep and GEO Mid City in Baton Rouge. Wow! And they are not even comparable to either GEO Prep or Mid City as their demographics are completely different.

Overall, it looks like GEO Prep came in 23rd best out of more than 80 schools in Baton Rouge in terms of school performance score and GEO Prep Mid City came in 27th. Most schools ahead of GEO schools are selective magnet schools. We are open enrollment and yes, we provide transportation. Just awesome!

And when it comes to actual improvement year over year, GEO Prep improved by 11.2 points and GEO Prep Mid City improved by 6.9 points. GEO Next Generation High School improved by 12 points. This improvement puts them in the top 13 most improved schools in Baton Rouge.

Wow!

But, how do we look compared to the state?

GEO Prep, GEO Mid City and GEO Next Gen are all in the top 22% of Louisiana in improvement from last year to this year. GEO Next Gen High School leads the way by being in the top 10.6%, followed by GEO Prep in the top 12% and Mid City in the top 22%.

But there is more!

The improvement this year at both GEO Mid City and GEO Prep puts both schools above their pre-pandemic scores.

GEO Prep went from a 61.3 school performance score (SPS) in 2019 to an SPS of 66.7 points this year. That’s 5.4 points above their pre-pandemic score.

GEO Mid City did even better. They went from an SPS in 2019 of 56 points to an SPS of 64.9 this year. That’s an 8.9 point gain!

Yowsa!!!!

We are very proud of our Baton Rouge schools, staff, students and families.

Join us! Help us support academic excellence in Baton Rouge. You will be glad you did!

Sincerely,

Kevin Teasley
Founder &President
GEO Foundation

P.S. Click on this link to see a recent video produced by Baton Rouge Community College when we announced our partnership to locate on their campus this year. You will love this video! Chancellor Dr. Willie E. Smith is fantastic!

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GEO Prep Academy utilizará el sistema en línea EnrollBR para el proceso de inscripción 2021-2022. EnrollBR es un proceso de solicitud común que brinda ayuda a las familias con la correcta elección de la escuela que satisfará las necesidades que sus hijos tengan. Los padres deben seguir las instrucciones a continuación para registrarse para el año escolar 2020-2021.

  1. Haga clic aquí para ir directamente a EnrollBR y comenzar su aplicación.
  2. Necesitará una dirección de correo electrónico. Si no tiene uno, aquí le brendaremos instrucciones para ayudarlo a configurar una cuenta de gmail de Google. Haga clic aquí
  3. Para obtener instrucciones sobre cómo completar la solicitud de inscripción ante de, Haga clic aquí

Para el año escolar 2020-2021, GEO Prep Academy inscribirá los grados K – 8o. Las escuelas están ubicadas en:

  • Grados K-2do – 4006 Platt, Baton Rouge, LA 70814
  • 3ro – 8vo Grados – 2311 N. Sherwood Forest Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70815

Para obtener información sobre cómo inscribirse en el actual año escolar, comuníquese con la escuela. Se puede contactar a ambas escuelas al número (225) 927-1500.

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GEO Prep Academy will be utilizing the EnrollBR online system for the 2021-2022 enrollment process. EnrollBR is a common application process that assists families with school choice to meet the needs of their child(ren). Parents should follow the below directions to register for the 2020-2021 school year.

  1. Click Here to go directly to EnrollBR and begin your application.
  2. You will need an email address. If you do not have one, there are instructions to help you set up a Google Gmail Account. Click here
  3. For instructions on completing the enrollment application beforehand, Click Here

For the 2020-2021 school year, GEO Prep Academy will be enrolling grades K – 8. The schools are located at:

  • K-2nd Grades – 4006 Platt, Baton Rouge, LA 70814
  • 3rd – 8th Grades – 2311 N. Sherwood Forest Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70815

For information on enrolling this current school year, please contact the school. Both schools can be contacted at (225) 927-1500.