By Jessica Williams, The Lens staff writer |

The Recovery School District released its 2012 Equity Report today in an attempt to provide a one-stop-shop for parents looking for data regarding equal access for students.

RSD Superintendent Patrick Dobard said district officials believe the data will better inform parents applying for schools through the new OneApp enrollment process, which launched Feb. 7.

The report cites data for the district as a whole, as well as for individual schools. The data focuses on the number of students with disabilities being served, the retention rates for those students and the general student population, and school performance scores. It then compares those numbers with the state average.

About 9 percent of RSD’s students have what are considered Type 1 disabilities, which means that those students can be taught in a normal classroom setting. Another nearly 2 percent of the district’s students have more severe disabilities. And 74 percent of students with disabilities in the district return to their respective schools for the next academic year.

To visit comparable data for your child’s school, head to RSD’s website and click on the corresponding school link.

Jessica Williams

Jessica Williams stays on top of the city's loosely organized collection of public schools, with a special emphasis on charter schools. In 2011 she was recognized by the Press Club of New Orleans for her...