HOSANNA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

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8850 GOODWOOD BLVD
BATON ROUGE, LA 70806
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Phone: 225-926-4885
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 2
  • Educational Climate: Below Average
  • Technology Measure: Not Reported
  • Type: Private
  • Grades: Preschool - 12th Grade
  • District:
  • Students/Teacher: 13:1
  • Students/Grade: 42.7
  • Number Students: 598
  • Number Teachers: 42
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: NOT REPORTED
  • Principal: Ms Dana Trahan
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (61 ratings)
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    School Reviews (55 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-07-01
    "This school does not even deserve one star. I would work three jobs to pay for a reputable private school before ever sending my child back to Hosanna. The staff is below-average at best. Many of the teachers are not certified. ALL of their meetings, field trips, parties are complete chaos. The academics are worse than EBR public schools. If you happen to get a good teacher it may help a tiny bit, but that chance is practically non-existent as all of the quality staff and teachers have left. The "Headmaster" Josh LeSage is a joke. He is a terrible leader. He sets a very low standard. There have been many "fights" between staff and parents and staff. One teachers assistant would not allow a fifth grader to go to the bathroom, because she "missed her chance" and the child consequently wet her pants. When the mother came to pick her up she and the teachers aid got into a yelling and physical altercation. The parent then slashed the tires of the teacher. Overall, the staff and parents are complete trash at this school."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-28
    "I simply can't imagine any school more committed to advancing students academically--especially at-risk students--than Hosanna Christian Academy. HCA is SO committed to improving students' scores, they initiated an intervention program 2 years ago (HIGHLY unusual for a private school...especially at their moderate tuition rate). This past school year, they created a Saturday school for those students who were close to crossing a threshold in their grades to help get them "over the top" and at NO additional cost! Education is as much about character as it is academics and HCA places a huge emphasis on spiritual development that shows in the teachers and students alike. Quite a bit of money has been spent to improve the campus such as totally remodeling one entire building to triple the size of the old library and create a more spacious front office for parents picking up kids or waiting for appointments. Few schools can compare!!"
    Teacher Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-28
    "Hosanna Christian has gone through two years of transition and is coming out ahead! So many of our teachers are dedicated to giving their best to help all of our students BE their best! Every day, I see evidence that Hosanna is helping students go from failure to success. I am proud to be a teacher at HCA."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-11-20
    "I have been particularly impressed with how the school's leadership addresses potentially difficult situations. I can honestly say that politics do not play a part at HCA. I have recently, very recently, seen the Adminstration make some unpopular decisions, but clearly the right things to do.... Spiritually, the Campus Pastor is GREAT for the kids. I feel good about my child's teachers, some more than others, but they are all competent. Some are very good. I like the easy access to teachers and administrators; personnel cell numbers, etc. I don't always agree with every decision, but I always feel heard, and I believe the leaders always do what they feel is best for the students."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-10-25
    "I was excited when I initially enrolled my kids at HCA last year; however, each day I grow more and more disappointed, so I will be pulling them out next year. If I could now I would; however, I'm a private pay parent that's locked in a contract. HCA does not meet the expectations one would expect when paying to send their kids to private school. HCA's admin has accepted so many voucher students, the school is now very overcrowded. The student-teacher ratio in most classes is too high for a "private" school. It makes me question where the focus is... Is it teaching these kids or is it money? With the large influx of voucher kids/state voucher money, way more than last year I might add, plus the increase in tuition costs for private pay parents, plus the numerous fund raisers the school has, one would think that you would see some improvement in the condition of the school! Think again! The facilities and classrooms need repairs/updates, the parking lot is full of pot holes, the kids do not have lockers - HCA is extremely disappointing. So this is it for us. If the condition of my "private" school is equal to or worse than my nearest public school, I'd rather save than waste."
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