THRIVE Charter School earns a B in just two years with one of the fastest rates of growth in state history.

THRIVE is the highest performing charter in the Capital Region and third highest performing middle school in the city while simultaneously serving the most at-risk student.

Baton Rouge, La.—THRIVE, East Baton Rouge’s first charter boarding school, saw continued student growth during their second year, earning a school letter grade of B. The 87.5 SPS makes THRIVE the highest performing charter school in the Capital Region. THRIVE also ranks as the third highest middle school in the district, landing just under Sherwood Middle Magnet and McKinley Middle Magnet.

The unique strategy – targeting the most at-risk student – is helping students shape a different life path. “We are incredibly proud of the work our students, staff and parents have done this year. THRIVE students are living, breathing proof that every child can be successful,” said Sarah Broome, the schools founder and Executive Director.

“I am proud to see some of the highest needs students from North Baton Rouge achieving exceptional results at THRIVE” said Senator Sharon Weston Broome.

Student test scores showed measured growth from students’ previous performance as well as out pacing both the state and local district in percent passing in nearly every area. “We are proud to offer a magnet level education to kids who would not have been able to get into a magnet school” said Broome.

“THRIVE is an incredible asset to our community. We are thrilled to see their continued success and look forward to watching them grow” Said John Davies, President and CEO of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation.

THRIVE students stay overnight 5 nights each week and have access to additional opportunities including tutoring, life skills training, sports and arts programs and individualized attention. Currently located at the Family Youth Service Center, THRIVE is able to take advantage of unique partnerships on campus. “THRIVE has been the perfect fit for our vision to serve at-risk students in the community through partnership and cooperation” said Roxson Welch, Executive Director of the center.

THRIVE currently serves 80 students in grades 6-8 and will eventually have 350 students in grades 6-12.


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