The Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings (CEEAS) operates the school inside of the New Orleans juvenile detention center (called New Orleans Juvenile Justice Intervention Center, or JJIC) and New Orleans adult jail (called the Orleans Justice Center, or OJC). We operate these schools through an agreement with New Orleans Public Schools. We have operated the school at JJIC since August of 2016 and at OJC since August 2017.
As a team, our staff elected to name the school the Travis Hill School, after the New Orleans musician and youth advocate. At Travis Hill, we have achieved some significant outcomes with our students. Below we have highlighted some of these achievements.
ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT RESULTS
Each year the state of Louisiana issues School Performance Scores for public schools, which are based on student achievement data. In 2018-2019, the state revised its accountability structure to enable it to better assess the performance of alternative schools. Based on these measures (see below), Travis Hill Schools received several important commendations based on our students’ performance.
Travis Hill Schools was the only school located in a detention or correctional setting in Louisiana to score a passing grade on its State Report Card.
Travis Hill Schools was ranked as the fourth-highest alternative school in the state.
Travis Hill Schools was the only alternative school in the state to be named an Equity Honoree. Equity Honoree schools performed in the 90th percentile or above for students with disabilities, economically disadvantaged students, and/or English learners.
Travis Hill Schools is one of 6 alternative schools in the state, and the only one in New Orleans, to earn a B on the Progress Index, which measures students’ growth, year-to-year, on state assessments.