Success breeds growth: Kenilworth Science and Technology enrollment rises

Success breeds growth: Kenilworth Science and Technology enrollment rises

POSTED: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 6:00am

UPDATED: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 10:38am

Kenilworth Science and Technology Charter School is starting the 2012-13 school year with an impressive 11 percent increase in its student enrollment.

At the beginning of 2011-12 school year, KST had 475 student enrolled. On Monday, the school had enrolled 530 students, Principal Hasan Suzuk said, and another 98 students are on a waiting list to get into the school.

One reason behind the rising enrollment is a high re-enrollment rate of former students, whose parents appreciate the quality of education, home visits from faculty and concentration in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) .

“This is my son’s third year at Kenilworth, and the progress he has made is wonderful,“ said Constance Stewart, mother of an eighth grader. “My son is now an honor roll student, and the opportunity he has had here has developed his personality.”

Another factor behind the rising enrollment is the positive reputation KST has received in the community.

“I heard that parents were very happy with Kenilworth and that the students had good test scores, so that’s why I brought my child here,” parent Theresa Griffin said. “Every parent wants a good education for their children.”

KST is a charter school operated by Pelican Education Foundation under the state of Louisiana’s Recovery School District. Formerly a part of the East Baton Rouge Parish school system, Kenilworth was acquired in 2009 by Pelican, a non-profit, Louisiana-based corporation, and has since operated as a state-sanctioned charter school. KST has seen three consecutive years of improvement in school performance scores and in LEAP test scores. Specifically, the percentage of students performing at grade level for all grades and subjects grew from 40 percent in 2009 to 53 percent in 2012. 

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1 year ago, they were on the verge of closing down because of the scandals. Who wrote this article and where did you get your biased info?

With Gulenists manipulating media, marketing and public relations.........what a difference a year makes.

Hakan be reasonable, Pelican Education dba Kenliworth Science & Technology is under the microscope to be closed as it's sister school Abramson Science & Technology.
Fake test scores and inflated so-called "waiting lists" will not save you from your lies or Pelicans' $1.7 million in "travel expenses" declared on their 2009 990 IRS tax returns. That is a lot of bribes and free trips to Turkey.
This school is another Gulenist operated charter school.

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