Award Year: 2021

Gretna No. 2 Academy for Advanced Studies

701 Amelia Street
Gretna, LA, 70053-5411

(504) 366-3582

Mrs. Sandra Newsham, Principal at time of Nomination

Jefferson School District

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Gretna No. 2 Academy, with family and community, will explore, develop, and enhance individual gifts, talents, and strengths of our students through engaging and challenging activities so they can become life-long learners with character and integrity.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 34%
  • White: 41%
  • Hispanic: 5%
  • Asian: 20%
  • Native American: 1%
Building positive relationships

Building positive relationships

Gretna No. 2 Academy for Advanced Studies provides students with an engaging and enriching educational experience in an environment that promotes a strong familial bond. Our district team, faculty, staff, parents, and community leaders work together to ensure our children grow academically, socially, and emotionally.

Frequent communication and opportunities for participation play a big part in the development of our school family. Typically, our school offers a plethora of activities that allow for parental/community involvement in an effort to foster a sense of belonging and responsibility for student achievement. Although some plans have been put on hold due to unforeseen circumstances, we continuously seek ways to build and strengthen our Gretna Gator family.