Current Data

Who Are Our Students?

2019

Enrollment: 402 Students

Racial Demographics: White: 3%, Black: 83%, Hispanic: 13%, Others: 1%
73.9% of students are directly certified for Free Lunch. Kenilworth enrolled in the federal Community Eligibility Program (CEP), which qualifies 100% of its students for free lunch through other federal programs.

88.3% Economically Disadvantaged.

Are Our Students Staying With Us?

Re-Enrollment Rate

The percentage of students enrolled in a school on the End-of-Year enrollment count of the prior school year who were enrolled at the same site on the October total enrollment count of the year in review, excluding students in terminal grades. 
Re-enrollment rate is 83%

How do our students perform? 2009-20014

Kenilworth consistently demonstrates academic progress, documenting an increase in its School Performance Score in seven of the nine years it has been in operation.

This graph shows the first 4 years of Kenilworth Operation, under the old grading system and before common core standards were released.

2009 - 2014

From 2007 - 2014 Kenilworth increased its School Performance Score from 57.4 to 84.6

How do our students perform? 2014-2018

In 2014, as we saw with many schools in Louisiana, Kenilworth scores dropped due to the new grading system and increased rigor of new common core standards. Since common core has been in place, Kenilworth has followed state guidelines and curriculum and has seen improvement year after year. Even last year, Kenilworth’s passing rate had a 5% increase, even though 48% of schools in EBR dropped, including some magnet schools. Our letter grade is a “C” based on the former system and one point short of a “C” in the new system

2014 - 2018

Kenilworth’s passing rate had a 5% increase, even though 48% of schools in EBR dropped

What is our staff retention rate?

81% of Kenilworth Staff returned in 2019.
80% of Kenilworth Staff returned in 2019

Are We Building a Sustainable Financial Model?

Kenilworth Fund Balance after 10 years is

13.7% vs 7.5%

Financial Performance Framework

Financial Overall Rating

LDOE Fiscal Risk Management

No Action

Annual External Audit Performance*

Unqualified audit with no consecutive or material finding

Financial Notices of Concern/Breach

No Notices of Concern or Breach

Kenilworth’s goal

is to prepare each student for higher education by providing a high-quality, student-centered educational program with a strong emphasis on STEM studies. Since 2009, KST has produced consistent and significant increases in student performance on state assessments. Since KST became a charter school in the 2009-10 school year, its SPS has risen by 52 percent.

Since its conversion to a charter school in 2009, Kenilworth has gone from being one of the lowest-performing schools in Baton Rouge to being one of the highest-performing open-enrollment middle schools in East Baton Rouge Parish. When Kenilworth was in the local public school system, four of 10 students performed at grade level and the school had an "F" on its state report card. Now, as a state-sanctioned charter school, the number of KST students at or above grade level is up by 46 percent.

KST’s philosophy

is that parental engagement is vital for students to develop on academic and social levels. Kenilworth staff facilitates this by reaching families through home visits, conducting workshops for parents, hosting events that parents will find attractive and rewarding and encouraging an ongoing relationship through regular contact via telephone, email, newsletters and notes. This approach has a direct bearing on Kenilworth’s enrollment and average student attendance. Kenilworth has developed a solid word-of-mouth reputation among parents, and strong community support, causing enrollment to increase each year. And, students whose parents have a more direct connection with the school are more likely to be in school each day.
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