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Updated Spring 2009
New Orleans
Parents’ Guide
to
Public Schools
3rd Edition
Updated Spring 2009
The New Orleans Parents’ Guide to Public Schools was published by the New Orleans Parent Organizing
Network in cooperation with the Recovery School District and New Orleans Public Schools. All information
contained herein was verified with school officials during the months of December 2008 and January 2009. This
information is subject to change. The publishers assume no responsibility for errors occurring in the Parents’
Guide. Errors and omissions can be reported by sending a letter to the New Orleans Parents’ Guide to Public
Schools c/o New Orleans Parent Organizing Network, 200 Broadway St., Ste. 108, New Orleans, LA, 70118.
Once verified, corrections will be made to the updated version available on the website (www.nolaparentsguide.
org) as well as in subsequent editions of the Parents’ Guide.

Cover design by Kevin Stone. Cover photos courtesy of the Recovery School District.

Book design and layout by Rob Zrabowski

Copyright 2009 New Orleans Parent Organizing Network
Acknowledgments

A word of thanks…

To the community partners who worked with us to establish the Parents’ Guide in 2007: New Schools for New Orleans,
Agenda for Children, Urban League of Greater New Orleans, Operation Reach, Inc. and New Orleans
Newtork. This guide would not have been possible without their early support, input and commitment.

To Save Our Schools New Orleans for working in partnership to collect information for this guide and for being a
collaborative thought partner on this project.

To the Recovery School District and New Orleans Public Schools administration for their consistent cooperation
and support in collecting providing information for this guide.

To the many school leaders who thoughtfully responded with information about their schools.

To the Literacy Alliance of Greater New Orleans for helping make this guide easier to use and more accessible to
all readers.

To the dozens of parents, grandparents and guardians who gave priceless feedback to help make the guide more
useful and effective.

To the many community organizations who have been willing to help distribute the guide to families in New Orleans
and across the nation.

To Capital One Bank for their generous contribution to pay for the production costs for this guide.

To Abbey Printing for handling the layout and production of this guide.
Table of Contents

Introduction to the Parent Guide............................................................. i

Who’s Running The Schools?
An overview of public education in New Orleans......................... ii

The Chart
A visual overview of public education in New Orleans................ iv

Map of Public Schools............................................................................... vi

Finding a School Fit
Questions every parent should ask............................................... ix

How to Apply and Register for School
A flowchart of the process........................................................... xii

What Do I Need to Enroll My Child in School?
A registration checklist.............................................................. xiii

What if My Child has Special Needs?
Some rights of special needs students..........................................xiv

How to Read the School Information Pages and Graphs..............xvi

Grade Index of Schools...........................................................................xxi

Alphabetical Index of School................................................................xxii

School Information
Elementary (PK-8)....................................................................... 1

Middle School/Junior High (4-8)............................................... 64

Combination (PK-12)................................................................ 68

High School (9-12).................................................................... 78

Important Contact Numbers.................................................................. 93

Glossary of Terms..................................................................................... 97
Third Edition — January 2009

Introduction
Welcome to the third edition of the New Orleans Parents’ Guide to Public Schools.

You probably know by now that public schools in new Orleans are very different than before Hurricane Katrina. Many schools
are still closed. You do not have to go to school near where you live and you have more choices about what school you want
your child to attend.

These changes can be confusing. We created this guide to help you understand the new systems of public schools and find
the best possible school for your child.

The Parents’ Guide was created by several community groups working with public school leaders. The Guide is published an-
nually by the New Orleans Parent Organizing Network in our mission to support parents in organizing for excellent public
schools. The Guide has basic information about every open public school in New Orleans including contact information for
each school.

We worked hard to make sure that the information included in the Guide is correct but things are constantly changing, es-
pecially within our public schools. You should call or visit schools for the best information. In this guide, we have also added
some questions to ask and things to look for when you visit a school (see “Finding a School Fit” on page ix).

Although you will find many important pieces of information inside this guide, there are several things we could not include
at this point. We wanted to point out some of these things that we know are important and hope to include in future edi-
tions of the Guide.

Class Size and Teachers
We were not able to put class sizes for the schools because that information changes throughout the school year. You should
ask about class size when you visit the school (see “Finding a School Fit” on page ix). You should know that state law says there
should be no more than 20 students per teacher in grades K-3 (kindergarten through third) and no more than 33 students
per teacher in grades 4-12 (fourth through twelfth)

We were not able to write about quality of teachers in the schools. You should ask about teacher certifications and quality
when you visit the school (see “Finding a School Fit” on page ix).

Parent Involvement
We did ask schools to tell us if they have an active parent group. We are not yet able to include feedback from parents at each
school. As you visit schools, you should consider talking to other parents whose children attend each school.

Special Education
We were only able to put very basic information about special education programs at each school. You should know that no
public schools may turn students away because of special learning needs. If you have a child with special learning needs, you
should ask questions when you visit the school (see “Finding a School Fit” on page ix and “What if My Child has Special
Needs?” on page xiv).

Student Discipline
We were not able to include suspension and expulsion rates for each school, but most schools do report having student
handbooks. You should ask about these rules and rates when you visit the school.

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Who’s running the schools?
Most public schools in New Orleans are part of one of two school syatems:

• New Orleans Public Schools

• Recovery School District

Each of these school systems includes some charter schools and some schools operated directly by the school system.

What are Charter Schools?
Charter schools are public schools that belong to the school system, but they are managed by someone else. Some charter
schools belong to the New Orleans Public School (NOPS) system and some belong to the Recover School District (RSD).

You should know that charters schools are like regular public schools in many ways. They are free and most of them are open
to any student no matter their grades, behavior or special needs. A few NOPS charter schools do select students based on
grades or behavior. For these schools those rules are listed on each school’s page under “Requirements”.

Also, charter schools must use the same tests such as LEAP, iLEAP and GEE (or graduation exam) like the rest of the public
schools. They must show regular improvement in student test scores. These schools get reviewed every 5 years. If they do not
improve scores or have financial problems, they can “lose” the charter to run the school and be forced to close.

A non-profit board of directors makes the decisions at charter schools. This volunteer group has regular public meetings to
discuss budgets and running the school. You can attend these meetings. Everyday decisions about the school are made by the
Principal, who may also be called the Director or CEO.

What is New Orleans Public Schools?
New Orleans Public Schools (NOPS) is the system that ran most of the schools before Hurricane Katrina. It now runs five
(5) public schools and oversees twelve (12) charter schools. It still owns all of the public school buildings and works with the
state to manage and repair them.

NOPS is run by the Orleans Parish School Board, a group of 7 elected board members. They make decisions about the schools
they manage and monitor the charter schools in their group.

Contact information
Central Office Address: 3520 General DeGaulle Dt.
Suite 5055
New Orleans, La. 70114
Main Phone Number: (504) 304-5680
Fax: (504) 309-2873
Website: www.nops.k12.la.us
Superintendent: Darryl Kilbert

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What is the Recovery School District?
The Recovery School District (RSD) was created in 2003 by the state to take over schools that were considered failing. After
Hurricane Katrina, in November 2005, a law was passed for the RSD to take over schools that were below average in New
Orleans. The RSD now directly runs about 30 schools and oversees about 30 charter schools.

The RSD is run by a superintendent who is appointed by the state. The State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
(BESE) oversees the RSD.

Contact information
Central Office Address: 1641 Poland Ave
New Orleans, La. 70117
Main Phone Number: (504) 373-6200
Fax: (504) 309-3647
Website: www.rsdla.net
Superintendent: Paul Vallas

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Chart of New Orleans Public Schools
Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE)

Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) Louisiana Department of Education (LDE)
New Orleans Public Schools (NOPS) Recovery School District (RSD)

NOPS-Operated Schools: NOPS Charters RSD Charter Schools RSD-Operated Schools
Mary Bethune Elementary (PK-6) Audubon Charter (PK-8) Abramson Science and Technology Charter (K-11) Benjamin Banneker Elementary (PK-8)
Akili Academy (K-2) Agnes Bauduit Elementary (PK-8)
Benjamin Franklin Elementary Math & Science Einstein Charter (PK-8)
Arthur Ashe Charter (K-2 & 4-8) George W. Carver Elementary (PK-8)
(PK-6)
Alice Harte Elementary (K-8) Martin Behrman Elementary (K-8) Mary Coghill Elementary (PK-8)
McDonogh 35 High (7-12) Pierre A. Capdau-UNO Charter (PK-8) Joseph A. Craig Elementary (PK-8)
Edward Hynes Charter (K-8)
Eleanor McMain High (7-12) Crocker Arts and Technology School (PK-3) John Dibert Elementary (PK-8)
Lake Forest Elementary (K-8)
Dwight Eisenhower Elementary (K-8) Dr. Charles Drew Elementary (PK-8)
Orleans Parish PM School (7-12)

]
Lusher Charter (K-5) Esperanza Charter (K-8) Francis Gregory Elementary (K-8)
Lusher Charter (6-12) William J. Fischer Elementary (PK-8) Gentilly Terrace Elementary (PK-8)
S.J. Green Charter (K-8) Paul Habans Elementary (PK-8)
Robert Moton Charter (PK-7)
Langston Hughes Charter (K-7) Edgar R. Harney Elementary (PK-8)
Warren Easton High (9-12) Intercultural Charter (K-5) Murray Henderson Elementary (PK-8)
Ben Franklin High (9-12) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Charter (PK-8) James Johnson Elementary (PK-8)
KIPP Central City Primary (K-1) Laurel Elementary (PK-8)
Edna Karr High School (9-12)
KIPP McDonogh 15 (PK-8) Live Oak Elementary (PK-8)
New Orleans Charter Science & Mathematics High (9-12) Lafayette Academy (PK-7) Livingston Elementary (6-8)*
Priestly Charter (9-12) McDonogh 32 Elementary (K-8) Sarah T. Reed Elementary (PK-8)
McDonogh 42 Elementary Charter (PK-8) Henry Schaumburg Elem. (PK-8)
McDonogh City Park Academy (K-8) St. Julian Elementary (PK-8)
Medard Nelson-UNO Charter (PK-8) A.P. Tureaud Elementary (PK-6)
New Orleans City Park Academy (K-8) Albert Wicker Elementary (K-8)
New Orleans College Prep (K-2 &6-8) Fannie C. Williams Elem (PK-7)
New Orleans Free Academy (K-8) Sylvanie Williams Elem (PK-5)*
Independent BESE Charter Schools James M. Singleton Charter (PK-8) Thurgood Marshall Middle (7-8)*
Harriet Tubman Elementary (PK-8) George W. Carver High (9-12)
International School of Louisiana (K-8)
Andrew Wilson Charter (K-7) Joseph T. Clark High (9-12)
Milestone/SABIS Charter (K-8) KIPP Believe College Prep (5-8) Walter Cohen Senior High (9-12)
KIPP Central City Academy (5-7) Frederick Douglass High (9-12)
Sophie B. Wright Charter (4-8) John McDonogh High (9-12)
Miller-McCoy Academy (6-7 & 9-10) L.E. Rabouin High (11-12)
Algiers Technology Academy (9-12) Sarah T. Reed High (9-12)
Thurgood Marshall Early College High (9-12) * School may change grade levels for 2009-2010
New Orleans Charter Science and Math Academy (9-10)
New for2009-2010
Sojourner Truth Academy (9-10)
Greater Gentilly High School (9)
O. Perry Walker High (9-12)
International High School (9)
New for2009-2010
ARISE Academy (PK-2)
Benjamin Mays Prep (PK-2)
Pride College Preparatory Academy (PK-2)
Success Preparatory Academy (PK-3)

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Key to Map of New Orleans Public Schools
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 NOTE: Map key numbers are also school page numbers.

1 Abramson Science & Technology Charter School 47 Milestone SABIS Academy of New Orleans

New Orleans Public Schools
2 Akili Academy of New Orleans 48 Robert Russa Moton Charter School
38 3 ARISE Academy (not shown) 49 Medard H. Nelson –UNO Charter School
4 Arthur Ashe Charter School 50 New Orleans College Prep Charter School    
A 5 Audubon Charter School 51 New Orleans Free Academy
6 Benjamin Banneker Elementary School 52 Pride College Prep (not shown)
90 7 Agnes Bauduit Elementary School 53 Sarah T. Reed Elementary School
17 31
8 Martin Behrman Elementary School 54 Henry Schaumburg Elementary School
9 Mary Bethune Elementary School 55 James M. Singleton Charter School
1 53
61
Village 10 Pierre A. Capdau–UNO Charter Elementary School 56 St. Julian Elementary Leadership Academy
11 George W. Carver Elementary School 57 Success Preparatory Academy (not shown)
80 41 71
86
54
de L’Est 12 Mary Coghill Elementary School 58 Harriet Tubman Elementary School

B 12
NO East
13 Joseph Craig Elementary 59 A.P. Tureaud Elementary School

Gentilly 48
14
15
Crocker Arts and Technology School
John Dibert Elementary School
60
61
Albert Wicker Elementary School
Fannie C. Williams Elementary School
Jefferson
Parish Lakeview 2 14
24
22 30 11
16
17
Dr. Charles Drew Elementary School
Einstein Charter School
62
63
Sylvanie Williams Elementary School
Andrew H. Wilson Charter School
75
10 18 Dwight Eisenhower Elementary School 64 KIPP Believe College Prep
19 Esperanza Charter School 65 KIPP Central City Academy
49 20 William J. Fischer Elementary School 66 Thurgood Marshall Middle School
29 21 Benjamin Franklin Elementary Math and Science 67 Sophie B. Wright Charter School
C TIP: The bullet shape for each school School 68 Robert M. Lusher Charter School

66
15
46 45 Bywater tells you which type of school it is. For 22
23
Gentilly Terrace Elementary School
Samuel J. Green Charter School
69 McDonogh 35 College Preparatory High School
84
85 example: square bullets are high schools. 70 Eleanor McMain Secondary School
9
19 79 76
69
59 Lower 9th 24
25
Francis Gregory Elementary School
Paul B. Habans Elementary School
71 Miller-McCoy Academy for Mathematics and
Business
34
Mid-City 60 13
16
78 Ward Elementary Schools 26 Edgar P. Harney Elementary School 72 New Orleans College Prep Charter School    
35 36 27 Alice Harte Elementary School 73 Orleans Parish PM School
65
37 73 Middle Schools/Junior High 28 Murray Henderson Elementary School 74 Algiers Technology Academy
D
33
72 Warehouse
88
29 Langston Hughes Academy Charter School 75 George W. Carver High School
64
Uptown
6250
District 8 Combination High Schools 30 Edward Hynes Charter School 76 Joseph S. Clark High School
89
58 31 Intercultural Charter School 77 Walter Cohen High School
6
42
70 26
Garden
82
44 92 High Schools 32 International School of Louisiana 78 Frederick Douglass High School
20 56 33 James Weldon Johnson Elementary School 79 Warren Easton High School
55 32
5
68
87 23 91 District 28 Algiers 34 Dr. Martin Luther King Charter School for Science
and Technology
80 Benjamin Franklin High School
81 Greater Gentilly High School (not shown)
77
67 39 25 35 KIPP Central City Primary 82 International High School of New Orleans
21 63 51 36 KIPP McDonogh 15 School for the Creative Arts
40 83 Edna Karr High School
E 47
4
7 83
27 74 37 Lafayette Academy Charter School of New Orleans 84 Thurgood Marshall Early College High School    
38 Lake Forest Elementary Charter School 85 John McDonogh High School
39 Laurel Elementary School 86 New Orleans Charter Science and Math Academy
18 40 Live Oak Elementary School 87 New Orleans Charter Science & Mathematics High
TIP: Use the map above to find schools 41 Livingston Elementary School School
near your home. Use the maps on each 42 Robert M. Lusher Charter School 88 Priestley Charter School
school page to pinpoint the school’s TIP: The letter and number on the sides 43 Benjamin E. Mays Preparatory School (not shown) 89 L.E. Rabouin High School
location of each school map (see sample right) tell 44 McDonogh 32 Elementary School 90 Sarah T. Reed High School
you in which grid you can find the school 45 McDonogh 42 Elementary Charter School 91 Sojourner Truth Academy
on the city map above. 46 McDonogh City Park Academy 92 O. Perry Walker College and Career Preparatory
High School

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Finding a School Fit
A Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: Think about what your family needs
Think about what is most important to your family:

• How important is it that all your children attend the same school?

• What sports, art or music programs would benefit your child?

• Do you think your child needs additional help because of a special learning need? (see page ii)

Step 2: Find schools that fit
Choose what is most important and look at the school pages (pages 1-112) to see which ones meet your needs. If the school
year has already started, you should call the school you want to see if there is space available in your child’s grade.

See “How to Read A School Page” on page xvi, for help using this guide.

Step 3: Visit the Schools
Call the school to make an appointment or find out when the school may be having an open house or a parents night for
new students.

Ask for a tour of the school and see if you can watch some of the classes. You can also call for a phone appointment if you
cannot visit the school in person.

Observe
Look for these things while you walk around the school:
1. Is the school neat, clean and cheerful?
2. Do students seem to be doing educational things?
3. Do students seem to be interested? Are they discussing, asking questions, focused on school
work?
4. Are students engaged even at the end of class?
5. Are the school bathrooms and cafeteria working and clean?
6. Is there a computer lab or computers in the classrooms?
7. Do the adults seem to like and respect the children?
8. Is the office calm and friendly?

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Interview
Ask these questions of the school staff:
1. Please tell me what tests you use and what are the most recent results? How are you working to
make sure every child is learning and making progress?
2. How are students doing in reading and math? How does this compare to last year?
3. How do you help students who do not read or do math at their grade level?
4. Please tell me about other school activities such art and music.
5. Please tell me about teachers certified in their subject.
6. How often do teachers get training?
7. How are parents involved in making decisions at the school?
8. Is there a handbook for parents and students? (Ask for a copy to take home)
10. Will my child have textbooks to take home?
11. Will my child be able to take other books or reading materials home?
12. What are the school’s discipline policies?
13. How do you encourage and reward good behavior?
14. Does the school use in school suspension for students who misbehave?
15. How many students were suspended or expelled last year? How is the school working to help
students who misbehave?

For High Schools only:
14. What percentage of seniors graduated last year?
15. How many students dropped out last year?
16. Is there a school-to-career program?
17. Are there college options or courses?
18. How does your counselor help students choose classes and make decisions about college and life after high
school?

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Step 4: Apply to the Schools
Check the “Requirements” section on each school page to see if the schools you are applying to require students to take tests
or have certain grades in order to attend the school.

Check the “Applications Due” date “Registration Process” on the school page to find out when you should apply for each
school. Many schools are using the same application process and a due date of March 30th but several schools are using
different processes.

See the flowchart “How to Apply and Register for School” on page xii.

If it past the application deadline for a school has already past, do not give up. You may still be able to register if the school
still has space available. Call the school. Ask if they have space in your child’s grade level. If there is no space, ask if your child
can be placed on a list of students who are interested in attending the school if space opens up.

If you cannot find a school, call the Recovery School District for help (see pg. 93 for a list of helpful phone numbers).

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MANY PUBLIC SCHOOLS How to Apply and
IN NEW ORLEANS
are following the same Register for School
application process called the
COMMON APPLICATION
PROCESS. Important dates are FIND A SCHOOL
highlighted in the circles below. Use the Parents’ Guide to research schools you are
interested in and collect applications from schools.

Common Application
Due Date
Applications for all RSD schools FILL OUT APPLICATIONS
(charter and non charter) Complete and submit applications to all
are due March 30 2009
schools you are interested in by the due date.
Note: You can apply to as many
schools as you want to but you must fill
out a seperate application for
each school.
SCHOOL PROCESS
Schools receive and process your application.

New Orleans Public School (NOPS) Recovery School District (RSD) Schools
System Schools If more students apply than the school has room for,
Check each school’s information page (pgs. 1-93) or the school must use a random lottery to choose
call the school for specific application instructions. which students are accepted.
Note: Some NOPS schools used grades, behavior or other Note: All RSD schools must be open to any student and
criteria to choose which students are accepted. cannot use grades or behavior to choose students.

School Acceptance: ACCEPTANCE
Parents/Guardians who applied Schools will let you know if your child has been
to schools using the Common
Application will be notified by
accepted or has been placed on a list of students
each school where their child was who may be accepted if space becomes available.
accepted by April 22, 2009 Note: You can call schools that you haven’t heard back
Note: Your child may be accepted from to find out if your child was accepted.
in several schools.

CHOOSE A SCHOOL
If your child has been accepted in more than one
school, decide which one is best for your child to attend.

Enrollment Deadline:
Parents/Guardians who applied to ENROLLMENT
school using the Common
Contact the school that is the best fit to let them
Application have until May 15,
2009 to decide which school their know that you plan to enroll your child.
child will attend Note: At this point, you may be asked to bring important
Note: You can only enroll in paperwork. Ask what documents are needed. (for a list of
one school. required documents, see pg. xiii)

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What Do I Need To Enroll My Child In School?
Every school requires some basic documents to enroll a child.
Some schools require more. You should ask the school about what
papers are required and read the application forms carefully.

REQUIRED
Make sure you have these document ready when it’s time to enroll you child in a specific school.

• Birth certificate

• Social Security Card

• Immunization (shot) records

• Individual Education Plan (IEP) for special needs students

• Proof of local address (such as a electricity bill, telephone bill, copy of your lease)

HELPFUL
These documents are not required for most schools but can help the school work with your child.
• Most recent report card

• Name, address and contact information for your child’s last school

• Last test results (IOWA, LEAP, other state tests)

• Any other education records (especially if your child was out of school)

What if I don’t have these?
Don’t worry. Go ahead and get your child in school while you work on getting the documents. You should know that the
school must accept your child while you work on getting the documents.

Replacing Lost Documents
Social Security Cards: call 1-800-772-1213 or visit www.socialsecurity.gov/ssnumber/.

You can get up to three replacement cards each year for free.

Birth Certificates: If your child was born in Louisiana, call (504) 219-4500 or visit www.dhh.louisana.gov/offices/

If your child was born in another state, contact that state’s Office of Vital Records.

For a fee, you can order copies of birth certificates online at www.vitalcheck.com

Immunization/Vaccination Records: Call your local parish Health Unit.

In New Orleans contact the City of New Orleans Health Unit at 504-658-2510 or the regional office at 504-599-0100.

Driver’s license or state ID: If you need to replace your state identification or driver’s license call the Department of
Motor Vehicles at 1-877-368-5463 or visit http://omv.dps.state.la.us/

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What If My Child Has Special Needs?
If your child has a physical or learning disability (also called an “exceptionality”), you and your child have specific rights and
protections under federal and state law. Many of these rights are spelled out in three federal laws, the Individuals with Dis-
abilities Educational Act (IDEA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American’s with Disabilities Act
(ADA).

Public schools cannot turn away your child because of a learning, behavior or physical disability. Further, the school must
provide the necessary accommodations or adjustments to educate your child.

Some Key Rights To Know:
Children with special needs have:

• The right to a free and appropriate education

• The right to be professionally evaluated for disabilities (or “exceptionalities”)

• The right to an individualized education plan (or IEP)

• The right to the services necessary to provide an equal education

Parents/guardians of a child with special needs have:
• The right to participate in meetings about the child’s education

• The right to inspect and review all the child’s educational records

• The right to be notified of changes to the child’s educational plans and be asked for consent

These are just some of the rights of children with special needs. You can find out more by reading the Louisiana Educational
Rights of Children with Exceptionalities in Public Schools (available from the Louisiana Department of Education) or by
visiting www.wrightslaw.com.

In addition to the questions to ask at the school listed on pg. viii, here are some additional questions to ask:

Interview:
1. How will my child be evaluated?
2. How will the school address my child’s special needs?
3. Please explain the services provided by the school to help my child with his/her special needs.
4. Is the school handicap accessible? Does the school have a ramp and/or elevator?
5. Is there a special education coordinator or other staff member who is specifically assigned to
oversee special education? Who?
6. Please explain the school’s discipline policies.

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Places to Turn for Support
If you need help understanding your child’s rights or finding resources for your child, you may be able to get help from one
of the following organizations:

Families Helping Families of Southeast Louisiana
Phone: (504) 943-0343
Website: www.fhfsela.org

About the organization: Families Helping Families of Southeast Louisiana works to enable and empower families of indi-
viduals with disabilities through a coordinated network of resources, support and services.

Pyramid Community and Parent Resource Center
Phone: (504) 899-1505
Website: www.pyramidparentcenter.org

About the organization: Pyramid Community and Parent Resource Center provides information and training on special
eduation and disability legislation through workshops, newsletters, referrals and one-on-on assistance.

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How to Read a School Information Page
Basic
Information
Understanding the Graphs
Student Enrollment
2008-09 Enrollment: 622 Where is the information from?
School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
Each year schools tell the state Department of Education
For explanation see page p. xvii
how many students they have enrolled by Oct. 1. They also
Ethnicity report the ethnicity or race of students and how many stu-
dents are eligible to receive free or reduced-price lunch.
PK African American 97.3%

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3%
Why is this important?
K Caucasian 0.3%
Information about student ethnicity and free or reduced-
Latino 1.8%
1 price lunch status helps you know a little about what
Native American 0.3% students the school is serving.

2 Public schools are expected to serve all students and work
to meet their educational needs.

3
School Lunch Eligibility
In the 2004-05 school year, the overwhelming majority
of New Orleans Public Schools students were African
Reduced Lunch 7.7%
American (94%) and eligible for free or reduced-price
Free Lunch 85.2%
lunch programs (77%) because their families were living
below the federal poverty line.

Today, 89% of public school students in New Orleans are
African American and 74% are eligible for free or reduced-
6 price lunch programs.
Grades 0 20 40 60 80 100

7 Served
Academic Performance Academic Performance
200
School Performance Score
Where is this information from?
Assessment Index
150 -Only one year of - Two years of test results plus
student test results attendance & dropout rates State officials use two years of these results and combine
them with student attendance and high school gradua-
100
tion rates to calculate each school’s School Performance
Score.
92.6
50 82.3 This year, schools that were opened by the 2007-2008
school year received their first School Performance Score
since Hurricane Katrina. Other schools that first opened in
0 2007-2008 were given an Assessment Index based on just
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education
88.4
one year of student test results. These schools will receive
a School Performance Score in the fall of 2009.

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School Performance Scores (SPS)
What Do These Scores Mean?
A school’s School Performance Score is used to determine how well the school is preparing its students in the areas of math,
English, social studies and science.

State officials use this score to give each school a performance label and tell the school administration what it must do to
improve. A school that has a low score and does not improve after several years can be forced to close.

School Performance Scores (SPS)
200
140 and above =

150
SPS = 100
Students, on average show 120 to 139.9 =
basic skills in math, English,
science and social studies
for their grade.
100 to 119.9 =

100
80 to 99.9 =
SPS = 75
Students, on average, show
nearly basic skills in math,
English, science and social
60 to 79.9 =
studies for their grade.

50
60 or below =
SPS = 50
Students, on average do not Academically
show basic skills in math, Unacceptable
English, science and social
studies for their grade.

0

Considering a School’s Growth
Remember, the best way to consider school performance is over multiple years so that you can see if a school is improving.
School performance can be affected by a number of factors and we strongly encourage you to talk to the principals and teachers
at your child’s school if you have questions or concerns about school performance.

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Grade Index of Schools
Although there are three general types of schools, Elementary School, Junior High (or Middle School) and High School, there are also Combination Schools
and the grades served will vary from one school to another. The tabs on the outside margin of the page show the grades served for each school.

Elementary School (pages 1-63)
Abramson Science & Technology Charter School........... 1 Crocker Arts and Technology School............................ 14 Alice Harte Elementary School.................................... 27 Live Oak Elementary School........................................ 40 Henry Schaumburg Elementary School....................... 54
PK

­– G R A D E S S E R V E D –
Akili Academy of New Orleans...................................... 2 John Dibert Elementary School................................... 15 Murray Henderson Elementary School........................ 28 Livingston Elementary School..................................... 41 James M. Singleton Charter School ............................ 55
ARISE Academy............................................................. 3 Dr. Charles Drew Elementary School........................... 16 Langston Hughes Academy Charter School................. 29 Robert M. Lusher Charter School................................. 42 St. Julian Elementary Leadership Academy................ 56
Arthur Ashe Charter School........................................... 4 Einstein Charter School .............................................. 17 Edward Hynes Charter School...................................... 30 Benjamin Mays Preparatory Academy........................ 43 Success Prepatory Academy......................................... 57 K
Audubon Charter School................................................ 5 Dwight Eisenhower Elementary School....................... 18 Intercultural Charter School........................................ 31 McDonogh 32 Elementary School................................ 44 Harriet Tubman Elementary School............................. 58
Benjamin Banneker Elementary School........................ 6 Esperanza Charter School............................................ 19 International School of Louisiana............................... 32 McDonogh 42 Elementary Charter School................... 45 A.P. Tureaud Elementary School.................................. 59
Agnes Bauduit Elementary School................................. 7 William J. Fischer Elementary School.......................... 20 James Weldon Johnson Elementary School................. 33 McDonogh City Park Academy..................................... 46 Albert Wicker Elementary School................................ 60 1
Martin Behrman Elementary School............................. 8 Benjamin Franklin Elementary Dr. Martin Luther King Charter School Milestone SABIS Academy of New Orleans.................. 47 Fannie C. Williams Elementary School........................ 61
Mary Bethune Elementary School ................................ 9 Math and Science School............................................. 21 for Science and Technology.......................................... 34 Robert Russa Moton Charter School............................ 48 Sylvanie Williams Elementary School.......................... 62
Pierre A. Capdau–UNO Charter Gentilly Terrace Elementary School............................. 22 KIPP Central City Primary........................................... 35 Medard H. Nelson –UNO Charter School.................... 49 Andrew H. Wilson Charter School................................ 63 2
Elementary School . .................................................... 10 Samuel J. Green Charter School................................. 23 KIPP McDonogh 15 School for the Creative Arts......... 36 New Orleans College Prep Charter School................... 50
George W. Carver Elementary School.......................... 11 Francis Gregory Elementary School............................. 24 Lafayette Academy Charter School of New Orleans..... 37 New Orleans Free Academy......................................... 51
Mary Coghill Elementary School.................................. 12 Paul B. Habans Elementary School............................. 25 Lake Forest Elementary Charter School ..................... 38 Pride College Prepatory Academy............................... 52 3
Joseph Craig Elementary............................................. 13 Edgar P. Harney Elementary School............................ 26 Laurel Elementary School............................................ 39 Sarah T. Reed Elementary School................................ 53

Middle School/Junior High (pages 64-67) 4
KIPP Believe College Prep........................................... 64
KIPP Central City Academy.......................................... 65 5
Thurgood Marshall Middle School............................... 66
Sophie B. Wright Charter School ................................ 67
6
Combination High School (pages 68-73)
Robert M. Lusher Charter School . ............................. 68
McDonogh 35 College Preparatory 
High School......... 69 7
Eleanor McMain Secondary School.............................. 70
Miller-McCoy Academy for Mathematics and Business.71
New Orleans College Prep Charter School    ............... 72 8
Orleans Parish PM School............................................ 73

High School (pages 74-93) 9
Algiers Technology Academy....................................... 74 Thurgood Marshall Early College High School    ........ 84
George W. Carver High School.................................... 75 John McDonogh High School....................................... 85
Joseph S. Clark High School........................................ 76 New Orleans Charter Science and Math Academy....... 86 10
Walter Cohen High School........................................... 77 New Orleans Charter Science & Mathematics HS........ 87
Frederick Douglass High School.................................. 78 Priestley Charter School............................................... 88
Warren Easton High School......................................... 79 L.E. Rabouin High School............................................ 89 11
Benjamin Franklin High School ................................. 80 Sarah T. Reed High School.......................................... 90
Greater Gentilly High School    ................................... 81 Sojourner Truth Academy............................................ 91
International High School    ....................................... 82 O. Perry Walker College & Career Preparatory HS...... 92 12
Edna Karr High School................................................ 83

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Alphabetical School Index
Abramson Science & Technology Charter School...........1 Francis Gregory Elementary School.......................... 24 John McDonogh High School.................................. 85

Akili Academy of New Orleans...................................2 Paul B. Habans Elementary School.......................... 25 Eleanor McMain Secondary School.......................... 70

Algiers Technology Academy................................... 74 Edgar P. Harney Elementary School......................... 26 Milestone SABIS Academy of New Orleans............... 47

ARISE Academy........................................................3 Alice Harte Elementary School................................ 27 Miller-McCoy Academy for Mathematics and Business.71

Arthur Ashe Charter School........................................4 Murray Henderson Elementary School...................... 28 Robert Russa Moton Charter School......................... 48

Audubon Charter School............................................5 Langston Hughes Academy Charter School............... 29 Medard H. Nelson –UNO Charter School.................. 49

Benjamin Banneker Elementary School......................6 Edward Hynes Charter School................................. 30 New Orleans Charter Science and Math Academy...... 86

Agnes Bauduit Elementary School..............................7 Intercultural Charter School.................................... 31 New Orleans Charter Science & Mathematics
High School......................................................... 87
Martin Behrman Elementary School...........................8 International High School of New Orleans................ 82
New Orleans College Prep Charter School
Mary Bethune Elementary School . ............................9 International School of Louisiana............................ 32 (Elementary)......................................................... 50
Pierre A. Capdau–UNO Charter Elementary School .. 10 James Weldon Johnson Elementary School.............. 33 New Orleans College Prep Charter School
(Middle/High)....................................................... 72
George W. Carver Elementary School....................... 11 Edna Karr High School........................................... 83
New Orleans Free Academy.................................... 51
George W. Carver High School................................ 75 Dr. Martin Luther King Charter School for Science
and Technology..................................................... 34 Orleans Parish PM School....................................... 73
Joseph S. Clark High School................................... 76
KIPP Believe College Prep....................................... 64 Pride College Prep ................................................ 52
Mary Coghill Elementary School.............................. 12
KIPP Central City Academy...................................... 65 Priestley Charter School.......................................... 88
Walter Cohen High School...................................... 77
KIPP Central City Primary........................................ 35 L.E. Rabouin High School....................................... 89
Joseph Craig Elementary........................................ 13
KIPP McDonogh 15 School for the Creative Arts........ 36 Sarah T. Reed Elementary School............................ 53
Crocker Arts and Technology School......................... 14
Lafayette Academy Charter School of New Orleans.... 37 Sarah T. Reed High School..................................... 90
John Dibert Elementary School................................ 15
Lake Forest Elementary Charter School ................... 38 Henry Schaumburg Elementary School.................... 54
Frederick Douglass High School.............................. 78
Laurel Elementary School....................................... 39 James M. Singleton Charter School ........................ 55
Dr. Charles Drew Elementary School........................ 16
Live Oak Elementary School.................................... 40 St. Julian Elementary Leadership Academy.............. 56
Warren Easton High School.................................... 79
Livingston Elementary School................................. 41 Success Preparatory Academy................................. 57
Einstein Charter School........................................... 17
Robert M. Lusher Charter School (Elementary).......... 42 Sojourner Truth Academy....................................... 91
Dwight Eisenhower Elementary School..................... 18
Robert M. Lusher Charter School.............................. 68 Harriet Tubman Elementary School.......................... 58
Esperanza Charter School....................................... 19
Thurgood Marshall Early College High School    ....... 84 A.P. Tureaud Elementary School.............................. 59
William J. Fischer Elementary School....................... 20
Thurgood Marshall Middle School........................... 66 O. Perry Walker College and Career Preparatory
Benjamin Franklin Elementary
High School.......................................................... 92
Math and Science School....................................... 21 Benjamin E. Mays Preparatory School .................... 43
Albert Wicker Elementary School............................. 60
Benjamin Franklin High School ............................. 80 McDonogh 32 Elementary School............................ 44
Fannie C. Williams Elementary School..................... 61
Gentilly Terrace Elementary School.......................... 22 McDonogh 35 College Preparatory 
High School....... 69
Sylvanie Williams Elementary School...................... 62
Greater Gentilly High School .................................. 81 McDonogh 42 Elementary Charter School................. 45
Andrew H. Wilson Charter School............................ 63
Samuel J. Green Charter School............................. 23 McDonogh City Park Academy................................. 46
Sophie B. Wright Charter School ............................ 67

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Abramson Science & Technology Charter School
Address: 5552 Read Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70127
Phone: (504) 244-4416
Fax: (504) 240-7046
Principal: Cuneyt Dokmen
Website: www.abramsonst.org
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
Charter Organization: Pelican Foundation PK
Board Chair: Dr. Tevfik Kosar
K
Mission Statement: The mission of Pelican Foundation Schools is to prepare students for academic success in their future educa-
tion, enable students to have a broad spectrum of options for their future endeavors and to prepare them to be effective, responsible and
productive citizens.
1

Grades Served: K-11 (building to 12th)
2
Applications Due: March 30, 2009

Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date;
students selected by lottery if more students apply than spaces available. After 3
application due date, contact the school to ask about available spaces.

Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements
4
Transportation: yellow school bus

Health Services: school nurse
2008-09 Enrollment: 351
School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
5
Special Education Model: inclusion model; required services provided in For explanation see page p. xvii
regular education setting and resource room.
Ethnicity
Before and Aftercare: based on student needs African American 91.5%
6
Asian/Pacific Islander 5.7%

School Features and Programs: Caucasian 1.7%

Latino 1.1%
Extended School Day: 3 Native American 0.0%
7
Extended School Year: 3
Weekend Classes: 3 Saturday School available School Lunch Eligibility
Tutoring Sessions: 3 8
Reduced Lunch 8.0%
Uniforms: 3 Free Lunch 85.8%

Parent Group: 3
9
Other School Programs/Features: Advanced Placement curriculum 0 20 40 60 80 100

available to prepare students for college
Academic Performance
10
Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: robotics club, movie club, Math 200

Counts, board games, chess club, field trips, boy scouts, dance team
150
Elementary School High School

Team Sports: basketball, soccer
100
Assessment Index
-Only one year of
Assessment Index
-Only one year of 11
student test results student test results

50
School

0
Not Open 44.7 43.1
12
2006-07 2007-08 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Akili Academy of New Orleans
Temporary Address: 1700 Pratt Dr
New Orleans, LA 70122
Phone: (504) 355-4172
Fax: (504) 355-4177
Principal: Sean Gallagher
Website: www.akiliacademy.org
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
PK Charter Organization: Akili Academy of New Orleans, Inc.
Board Chair: Andrew Stakelum
K
Mission Statement: Akili Academy of New Orleans equips students in kindergarten through eight grade for success in college
preparatory high schools and selective colleges. Within a structured and rigorous learning environment, Akili Academy students excel
in academic pursuits, develop strong character, and are poised for success.
1

Grades Served: K-2 (build to 8th grade in 2015-2016)
2
Applications Due: March 30, 2009

Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date;
3 students selected by lottery if more students apply than spaces available. After
application due date, contact the school to ask about available spaces.

Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements
4
Transportation: yellow school bus

Health Services: school nurse, regular health screenings provided
5 2008-09 Enrollment: 116
Special Education Model: inclusion School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
For explanation see page p. xvii

Before and Aftercare: provided through extended school day and after Ethnicity
6 school tutoring African American 100.0%

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%

School Features and Programs: Caucasian 0.0%

7
Latino 0.0%
Extended School Day: 3 Native American 0.0%

Extended School Year: 3
Weekend Classes: School Lunch Eligibility
8 Tutoring Sessions: 3 until 5 p.m., 4 days per week Reduced Lunch 6.9%

Uniforms: 3 Free Lunch 77.6%

Parent Group: 3
9
Other School Programs/Features: daily intensive literacy (3 ½ hours) and 0 20 40 60 80 100 120
math (1 ½ hours) instruction
10 Academic Performance
Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: under development 200

Team Sports: under development 150

11 100
No assessment index or
school performance score.
School opened in 2008-09.
50

12 0
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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ARISE Academy
Address: TBA
No Photo Phone: (504) 615-6354
School’s location is Principal: Andrew Shahan
to be determined Website: www.ariseacademy.org
District: Recovery School District (RSD)
Charter Organization: ARISE Academy
Board Chair: Chris Ross
Grades Served: PK-2 (building to 8th grade) PK

Mission Statement: To passionately raise the intellectual, social and physical level of each student to be successful in high school,
college and the world beyond. K

Grades Served: PK-2 1
Applications Due: March 30, 2009

Registration Process: Complete and submit application by due date; 2
students selected by lottery if more students apply that spaces available. After
application due date, contact the school to ask about available spaces.

Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements 3
Transportation: yellow school bus

Health Services: under development 4
Special Education Model: inclusion w/ additional supports provided

Before and Aftercare: N/A-extended day 5

School Programs/Features
Extended School Day: 3 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 6
Extended School Year: 3 This is a
Weekend Classes: Details:
new school. 7
Tutoring Sessions:
Uniforms: 3
No enrollment
Parent Group: 8
or academic
Other School Programs/Features: school-wide music program and
second language instruction performance 9
Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: under development
information
Team Sports: under development
available. 10
Note: This school is a transformation school and is expected to
take the place of an existing RSD-operated elementary school.
Parents of children in affected grades will be given the option
to enroll in the transformation school or choose another school.
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Arthur Ashe Charter School
Address: 401 Nashville Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70115
Phone: (504) 897-5359
Fax: (504) 309-2064
Principal: Aqua Stovall
Website: www.firstlineschools.org
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
PK Charter Organization: Firstline Schools, Inc.
Board Chair: Lawrence Kullman
K
Mission Statement: At Arthur Ashe Charter School we help students acquire the academic skills to achieve in college preparatory
high school programs, while at the same time providing a caring community and a variety of activities that nurture students’ intel-
lectual, social, and emotional growth.
1

Grades Served: K-2 & 4-8
2
Applications Due: March 30, 2009

Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date;
3 students selected by lottery if more students apply than spaces available. After
application due date, contact the school to ask about available spaces.

Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements
4
Transportation: yellow school bus

Health Services: school nurse, counselor 2008-09 Enrollment: 151
5 School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
Special Education Model: inclusion For explanation see page p. xvii

Before and Aftercare: before care available from 6:30 a.m.; extended day Ethnicity
6 for all students until 5 p.m. with transportation provided; aftercare available
African American 96.7%

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%
until 6 p.m.
Caucasian 2.7%

Latino 0.0%

7 School Features and Programs: Native American 0.7%

Extended School Day: 3
Extended School Year: School Lunch Eligibility
8 Weekend Classes: Reduced Lunch 5.3%

Tutoring Sessions: 3 Free Lunch 86.8%

Uniforms: 3
9 Parent Group: 3
0 20 40 60 80 100
Other School Programs/Features: edible schoolyard with gardening and
Academic Performance
10 cooking classes, team sports, dance, visual art, afternoon tutoring in English
200
and math enrichment programs through New Orleans Outreach
150
Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: afternoon program until 5 p.m. for
11 all students includes tutoring and homework support along with enrichment 100
Assessment Index
-Only one year of
student test results
classes in sports, visual art, gardening, cooking and dance
50 School
Team Sports: flag football, volleyball, basketball, baseball, and softball Not Open
12 0
42.6
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Audubon Charter School
This school has a secondary location at 719 S. Carrollton Ave.
Main Campus Address: 428 Broadway Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: (504) 862-5135
Fax: (504) 866-1691
Principal: Janice A. Dupuy (Principal and CEO)
Website: www.auduboncharter.com
School District: New Orleans Public Schools (NOPS) PK
Charter Organization: French and Montessori Education, Inc. (FAME, Inc.)
Board Chair: Carlos Zervigon
K
Mission Statement: The mission of Audubon Charter School is to provide a developmentally appropriate learning environment
in which high academic standards, a comprehensive arts education and the celebration of individuality and diversity enable each child
to achieve his or her potential as a learner, a person and contributing member of society. 1

Grades Served: PK-8 2
Applications Due: January 9, 2009

Registration Process: complete application and participate in required 3
observation and information meeting

Requirements: admission for grades PK-2 by lottery; admission for grades 3-8
based on a scoring matrix which includes prior classroom grades, standardized 4
test scores and attendance; preference for entrance to French School to French
nationals and students transferring from another accredited French school;
preference to siblings of current Audubon students 5
2008-09 Enrollment: 668
School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
Transportation: RTA tokens provided to students For explanation see page p. xvii

Health Services: school nurse, social worker; behavior interventionist Ethnicity 6
African American 49.7%

Special Education Model: inclusion Asian/Pacific Islander 2.5%

Caucasian 43.4%

Before and Aftercare: before care $25-$35 per month; aftercare $45-$85 per Latino 4.3%
7
month (cost based on part-time or full-time service) Native American 0.1%

School Features and Programs:
Extended School Day:
School Lunch Eligibility 8
3
Reduced Lunch 6.1%
Extended School Year: Free Lunch 42.0%

Weekend Classes: 9
Tutoring Sessions: 3 LEAP and iLEAP
Uniforms: 0 20 40 60 80 100

Parent Group: 3 Friends of Audubon PTO Academic Performance 10
200
Assessment Index School Performance Score
Other School Programs/Features: Talented in Visual Arts, Music, and -Only one year of - Two years of test results plus
attendance & dropout rates
150 student test results
Academically Gifted; French as a Second Language in the Montessori Program;
Teaching Responsible Earth Education; Life Skills; Elmwood Fitness Program 100
11
108.9
Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: Creative Movement, Scouts, Arts 50
100.8
Reach after school enrichment (incl. Visual art, computer graphics, ballet, tai 12
kwon do, chess, etc.) 0
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Benjamin Banneker Elementary School
Address: 421 Burdette St.
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: (504) 373-6203
Fax: (504) 862-5194
Principal: Cheryllyn Branche
Website: www.rsdla.net
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
PK Superintendent: Paul Vallas

Mission Statement: It is the mission of the Benjamin Banneker School leadership, faculty and staff to prepare all students entrusted
K to our learning community with the skills necessary to become lifelong learners, critical thinkers, effective communicators, problem solv-
ers and contributors to their communities.

1
Grades Served: PK-8

Applications Due: March 30, 2009
2
Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date;
lottery held if more students apply than spaces available. After application due
3 date, contact the school or the RSD to enroll.

Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements

4 Transportation: yellow school bus

Health Services: school nurse; access to social workers, counselors and
psychologists provided by RSD
5 2008-09 Enrollment: 388
Special Education Model: inclusion School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
For explanation see page p. xvii
Before and Aftercare: N/A - extended school day Ethnicity
6 African American 96.9%

School Features and Programs: Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%

Caucasian 1.0%
Extended School Day: 3 Latino 2.1%

7 Extended School Year: Native American 0%

Weekend Classes:
Tutoring Sessions: 3 School Lunch Eligibility
8 Uniforms: 3 Reduced Lunch 2.8%
Free Lunch 93.0%
Parent Group: 3

9 Other School Programs/Features: STAIR (Start the Adventure in
Reading), a tutoring and enrichment program; LASpirit crisis counseling
0 20 40 60 80 100
intervention
10 Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: art club
Academic Performance
200

Team Sports: basketball, baseball, volleyball, and softball 150
Assessment Index School Performance Score
11 100
-Only one year of
student test results
- Two years of test results plus
attendance & dropout rates

50
54.3
12 0
40.1
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Agnes Bauduit Elementary School
Address: 3649 Laurel St.
New Orleans, LA 70115
Phone: (504) 373-6224
Fax: (504) 896-4003
Principal: Leslie Williams
Website: www.rsdla.net
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
Superintendent: Paul Vallas PK

Mission Statement: To prepare and encourage all students to become life long learners, problem solvers and productive citizens.
K

Grades Served: PK-8
1
Applications Due: March 30, 2009

Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date;
lottery held if more students apply than spaces available. After application due 2
date, contact the school or the RSD to enroll.

Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements
3
Transportation: yellow school bus

Health Services: school nurse; access to social workers, counselors and
psychologists provided by RSD Mississippi
River
4
Special Education Model: inclusion

Before and Aftercare: N/A - extended school day
2008-09 Enrollment: 273
School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
5
For explanation see page p. xvii
School Features and Programs: Ethnicity
Extended School Day: 3 African American 96.7% 6
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%
Extended School Year: Caucasian 2.6%

Weekend Classes:
7
Latino 0.4%

Tutoring Sessions: 3 Native American 0.4%

Uniforms: 3
School Lunch Eligibility
Parent Group: under development 8
Reduced Lunch 3.3%

Other School Programs/Features: Young Audience Free Lunch 84.3%

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: 4-H club, dance team, chess club 9
Team Sports: basketball, flag football, softball, volleyball, track, cheerleading 0 20 40 60 80 100

Academic Performance 10
200

150

100
Assessment Index
-Only one year of
student test results
11
50 School

0
Not Open 46.9
12
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Martin Behrman Elementary School
Address: 715 Opelousas Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70114
Phone: (504) 324-7030
Fax: (504) 309-8174
Principal: Rene Lewis-Carter
Website: www.algierscharterschools.org
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
PK Charter Organization: Algiers Charter Schools Association
Board Chair: Elsie Rose
K
Mission Statement: The Martin Behrman Charter Family in concert with all stakeholders is committed to educating a diverse
community to become lifelong learners.

1
Grades Served: K-8

2 Applications Due: March 30, 2009

Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date;
students selected by lottery if more students apply than spaces available. After
3 application due date, contact the school to ask about available spaces.

Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements

4 Transportation: yellow school bus

Health Services: school nurse, social worker, counselor, occupational therapist,
physical therapist, community health clinic
5 2008-09 Enrollment: 622
Special Education Model: inclusive education practices School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
For explanation see page p. xvii
Before and Aftercare: provided for LA4 preschool students; aftercare Ethnicity
6 provided through after school enrichment programs African American 97.3%

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3%

School Features and Programs: Caucasian 0.3%

7
Latino 1.8%
Extended School Day: Native American 0.3%

Extended School Year:
Weekend Classes: School Lunch Eligibility
8 Tutoring Sessions: 3 Reduced Lunch 7.7%

Uniforms: 3 Free Lunch 85.2%

Parent Group: 3
9
Other School Programs/Features: Young Audience Art Program, arts
0 20 40 60 80 100
partners, communities in schools, mercy corp, counseling, Project-Fleur-de-
10 Lis, positive behaviors supports, character education, boys to men mentoring Academic Performance
program, KIDsmART classroom arts programs 200
Assessment Index School Performance Score
- Two years of test results plus
Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: marching band, dance and drill 150 -Only one year of
student test results attendance & dropout rates
11 teams, majorettes, book club, service learning, drama, yearbook
100

Team Sports: flag football, softball, basketball 82.3
92.6
50

12 0
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Mary Bethune Elementary School
Address: 4040 Eagle St.
New Orleans, LA 70119
Phone: (504) 324-7076
Fax: (504) 304-6257
Principal: Mary Haynes-Smith
Website: www.nops.k12.la.us
School District: New Orleans Public Schools (NOPS)
Superintendent: Darryl Kilbert PK

Mission Statement: Mary Bethune Elementary Literature and Technology and Literature International Programs for Study
School’s mission is to develop lifelong learners by providing rigorous and relevant learning experiences through literature, math and
K
technology.

1
Grades Served: PK-6
New Orleans
Applications Due: Information not available – contact the school Country Club
2
Registration Process: Complete and submit application by due date;
students accepted in order of application. After application due date, contact
the school to ask about available spaces or contact the New Orleans Public 3
Schools central office (see pg. ii)

Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements
4
Transportation: yellow school bus

Health Services: school nurse, social worker 2008-09 Enrollment: 343
School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education 5
Special Education Model: inclusion; primary autistic setting For explanation see page p. xvii

Before and Aftercare: none Ethnicity
6
African American 97.1%

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6%

School Features and Programs: Caucasian 0.6%

Extended School Day: Latino 1.8%

Extended School Year:
Native American 0.0%
7
Weekend Classes:
School Lunch Eligibility
Tutoring Sessions: 3
Uniforms: 3 Reduced Lunch 1.5% 8
Free Lunch 82.5%

Parent Group: 3

Other School Programs/Features: Music in the Brain program provides 9
music theory and concepts integrated with classroom skills, music, art and 0 20 40 60 80 100

French
Academic Performance
Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: piano ensemble, mentorship 200 10
program pairs adult mentors with students, KIDsmART classroom arts 150
programs
100 11
Team Sports: basketball (boys and girls) 88.4
108.0
50

0
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 12
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Pierre A. Capdau–UNO Charter Elementary School
Address: 3821 Franklin Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70122
Phone: (504) 872-9257
Fax: (504) 872-0393
Principal: Heidi Sargent
Website: www.unocharternetwork.net
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
PK Charter Organization: New Beginnings School Foundation-
Capital One-UNO Charter Network
Board Chair: Dr. Timothy Ryan
K
Mission Statement: The mission of P.A. Capdau-UNO Charter School is to foster a community of learners in which academic
achievement and personal growth are expected and are supported in a positive, inclusive and enriched environment.
1

Grades Served: PK-8
2
Applications Due: March 30, 2009

Registration Process: Complete and submit application by due date;
3 students selected by lottery if more students apply than spaces available. After
application due date, contact the school to ask about available spaces.

Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements
4
Transportation: yellow school bus

Health Services: school nurse, 2 full-time counselors (individual counseling,
5 family counseling, group counseling, and at risk group dynamic counseling),
2008-09 Enrollment: 601
School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
Ochsner/UNO Collaborative, LA-Y.E.S., Tulane mobile, mental health bus For explanation see page p. xvii

Ethnicity
Special Education Model: inclusion
6 African American 97.2%

Before and Aftercare: none Asian/Pacific Islander 1.0%

Caucasian 0.8%

7
Latino 1.0%
School Features and Programs:
Native American 0.0%

Extended School Day:
Extended School Year: School Lunch Eligibility
8 Weekend Classes:
Reduced Lunch 7.7%
Tutoring Sessions: 3 Free Lunch 88.9%

Uniforms:
9
Parent Group: 3
0 20 40 60 80 100
Other School Programs/Features: Volunteers of America Lighthouse
10 enrichment program, Young Audiences arts program, Start the Adventure in Academic Performance
Reading (S.T.A.I.R.), Wild-n-Water, Young Black Engineers 200

150
Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: Game 24, First in Math, chess Assessment Index School Performance Score
11 club, dance, theater, science fair, social studies fair, winter festival, spring festival 100
-Only one year of
student test results
- Two years of test results plus
attendance & dropout rates

Team Sports: basketball, cheerleading 50 62.4
54.1
12 0
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Third Edition — January 2009

George W. Carver Elementary School
Address: 3059 Higgins Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70126
Phone: (504) 373-6225
Principal: Clinton Smith
Website: www.rsdla.net
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
Superintendent: Paul Vallas
PK
Mission Statement: The mission of Carver Elementary School is to create a positive learning environment for all learners with a
focus on consistent academic progress and achievement.
K

Grades Served: PK-8
1
Applications Due: March 30, 2009

Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date;
lottery held if more students apply than spaces available. After application due 2
date, contact the school or the RSD to enroll.

Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements
3
Transportation: yellow school bus

Health Services: school nurse, social worker, counselor
4
Special Education Model: inclusion
2008-09 Enrollment: 544
Before and Aftercare: N/A - extended school day School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
For explanation see page p. xvii
5
School Features and Programs: Ethnicity
Extended School Day: 3 African American 98.9%

Extended School Year: (optional
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%
6
Caucasian 0.6%
summer session) Latino 0.6%

Weekend Classes:
7
Native American 0.0%

Tutoring Sessions: 3
Uniforms: 3 School Lunch Eligibility
Parent Group: under development Reduced Lunch 0.9%
Free Lunch 93.8%
8
Other School Programs/Features: information not provided

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: student government 9
0 20 40 60 80 100
Team Sports: basketball, flag football, softball, volleyball, track, cheerleading
Academic Performance
200 10
150

Assessment Index
100 -Only one year of
student test results 11
50
School
Not Open 35.7
0
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 12
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Mary Coghill Elementary School
Address: 5500 Piety St.
New Orleans, LA 70126
Phone: (504) 373-6237
Principal: Aisha Jones
Website: www.rsdla.net
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
Superintendent: Paul Vallas
PK

Mission Statement: information not available
K

Grades Served: PK-8
1
Applications Due: March 30, 2009

Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date;
2 lottery held if more students apply than spaces available. After application due
date, contact the school or the RSD to enroll.

Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements
3
Transportation: yellow school bus

Health Services: school nurse, social worker, counselor
4
Special Education Model: inclusion

Before and Aftercare: N/A - extended school day 2008-09 Enrollment: 479
5 School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
For explanation see page p. xvii
School Features and Programs:
Ethnicity
Extended School Day: 3
6 Extended School Year: optional summer session
African American 99.2%

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%

Weekend Classes: Caucasian 0.4%

Latino 0.4%

7 Tutoring Sessions: 3 Native American 0.0%

Uniforms: 3
Parent Group: 3 School Lunch Eligibility
8
Other School Programs/Features: information not provided Reduced Lunch 3.3%
Free Lunch 88.9%

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: book club, dance team
9
Team Sports: basketball
0 20 40 60 80 100

10 Academic Performance
200

150

11 100
Assessment Index
-Only one year of
student test results

50
School
12 0
Not Open 41.9
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Third Edition — January 2009

Joseph Craig Elementary
Temporary Address: 5316 Michoud Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70129
Future Address: 1423 St. Philip St.
New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone: (504) 373-6298
Fax: (504) 662-0404
Principal: Sean Goodwin
School District: Recovery School District (RSD) PK
Superintendent: Paul Vallas
K
Mission Statement: Learn all you can, while you can, as fast as you can.

Grades Served: PK-8 1
Applications Due: March 30, 2009

Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date; 2
lottery held if more students apply than spaces available. After application due
date, contact the school or the RSD to enroll.
3
Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements

Transportation: yellow school bus
4
Health Services: school nurse, social worker, counselor

Special Education Model: inclusion 2008-09 Enrollment: 429
School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education 5
Before and Aftercare: N/A - extended school day For explanation see page p. xvii

Ethnicity
School Features and Programs: African American 99.3%

Extended School Day: 3 Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 6
Caucasian 0.0%
Extended School Year: optional summer session Latino 0.5%

Weekend Classes: Native American 0.0%
7
Tutoring Sessions: 3
Uniforms: 3 School Lunch Eligibility
Parent Group: 3 Reduced Lunch 1.9% 8
Free Lunch 91.1%

Other School Programs/Features: Young Audience arts enrichment
program, Cops for Kids summer youth program coordinated through the
New Orleans Police Department which offers students education enrichment, 9
academic support, peer counseling and conflict resolution skills, Junior 0 20 40 60 80 100

Achievement
Academic Performance
200 10
Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: Big Brothers and Big Sisters
150
Team Sports: basketball, flag football, volleyball, and track Assessment Index School Performance Score
- Two years of test results plus
11
-Only one year of
student test results attendance & dropout rates
100

50
52.3
0
28
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
12
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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New Orleans Parents’ Guide To Public Schools

Crocker Arts and Technology School
Temporary Address: 1700 Pratt Dr
New Orleans, LA 70122
Future Address: 2300 General Taylor St.
New Orleans, LA 70115
Phone: (504) 388-6054
Fax: (504) 367-2669
Principal: Anna Charmaine Robertson
PK School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
This school expected to move Charter Organization: Advocacy for the Arts
to 2300 Gen. Taylor Ave. and Technology in New Orleans, Inc.
K Board Chair: Grisela Alejandro Jackson
Mission Statement: The mission of Crocker Arts and Technology School (CATS) is to produce world class learners by providing
1 the highest quality of teaching and learning, so all students can achieve academic success.

2 Grades Served: PK-3 (build to 5th grade in 2011-2012)

Applications Due: March 30, 2009

3 Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date;
students selected by lottery if more students apply than spaces available. After
application due date, contact the school to ask about available spaces.

4 Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements

Transportation: yellow school bus

5 Health Services: school nurse, social worker 2008-09 Enrollment: 94
School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
Special Education Model: inclusion/gifted For explanation see page p. xvii

Ethnicity
6 Before and Aftercare: provided through extended school day African American 94.7%

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%

School Features and Programs: Caucasian 5.3%

7 Extended School Day: 3 7:30 a.m. to 5 pm. Latino 0.0%

Extended School Year:
Native American 0.0%

Weekend Classes:
8 Tutoring Sessions: 3
School Lunch Eligibility
Reduced Lunch 4.3%
Uniforms: 3 Free Lunch 80.9%

Parent Group: 3
9
Other School Programs/Features:
0 20 40 60 80 100

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: music, ballet, tap, visual art,
10 academic games, sign language, partnered with Young Audiences Arts for
Academic Performance
200
Learning
150

11 Team Sports: information not provided No assessment index or
100 school performance score.
School opened in 2008-09.
50

12 0
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Third Edition — January 2009

John Dibert Elementary School
Address: 4217 Orleans Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70119
Phone: (504) 373-6205
Fax: (504) 488-4091
Principal: Keith Bartlett
Website: www.rsdla.net
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
Superintendent: Paul Vallas PK

Mission Statement: John Dibert School, working in partnership with parents and the community, seeks to provide a positive
learning environment that encourages high academic achievement and good citizenship for all students. K

Grades Served: PK-8 1
Applications Due: March 30, 2009

Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date; 2
lottery held if more students apply than spaces available. After application due
date, contact the school or the RSD to enroll.

Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements 3
Transportation: yellow school bus

Health Services: school nurse; access to social workers, counselors and 4
psychologists provided by RSD

Special Education Model: inclusion 2008-09 Enrollment: 307
School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education 5
For explanation see page p. xvii
Before and Aftercare: N/A - extended school day
Ethnicity
School Features and Programs:
African American 85.0%

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%
6
Extended School Day: 3 until 4:30 pm Caucasian 2.6%

Extended School Year: Latino 12.1%

Weekend Classes:
Native American 0.3% 7
Tutoring Sessions: 3
School Lunch Eligibility
Uniforms: 3
8
Parent Group: 3 Reduced Lunch 5.9%
Free Lunch 83.1%

Other School Programs/Features: KIDsmART art programs, STAIR,
LA Outdoor Outreach program, Teaching Responsible Earth Education 9
(TREE), LA Children’s Museum program, Cooper-Hewitt National Design 0 20 40 60 80 100
Museum – City of Neighborhoods project, Chevron Energy for Learning
Academic Performance
program, Books and Breakfast, Prime Time Family Reading Time program
200
10
Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: visual arts
150
Assessment Index School Performance Score
Team Sports: football, basketball 11
-Only one year of - Two years of test results plus
student test results attendance & dropout rates
100

50
48.6 56.6
0
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
12
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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New Orleans Parents’ Guide To Public Schools

Dr. Charles Drew Elementary School
Address: 3819 St. Claude Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70117
Phone: (504) 373-6208
Fax: (504) 941-5309
Principal: Marc Merriman
Website: www.rsdla.net
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
PK Superintendent: Paul Vallas

Mission Statement: The mission of Dr. Charles Drew Elementary is to create a positive learning environment where all students
K will achieve a higher-level of academic success.

1 Grades Served: PK-8

Applications Due: March 30, 2009
2 Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date;
lottery held if more students apply than spaces available. After application due
date, contact the school or the RSD to enroll.
3 Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements

Transportation: yellow school bus
4 Health Services: school nurse; access to social workers, counselors and
psychologists provided by RSD

5 Special Education Model: inclusion 2008-09 Enrollment: 515
School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
Before and Aftercare: N/A - extended school day For explanation see page p. xvii

Ethnicity
6 School Features and Programs: African American 98.8%

Extended School Day: 3 Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%

Caucasian 0.8%
Extended School Year:
7 Weekend Classes:
Latino 0.4%

Native American 0.0%

Tutoring Sessions: 3
Uniforms: 3 School Lunch Eligibility
8
Parent Group: 3 Reduced Lunch 1.2%
Free Lunch 88.7%

Other School Programs/Features: Dillard Lumina Project, a mentoring
9 and enhancement program that guarantees Dillard University scholarships to
students who participate in the program for one year, STAIR program
0 20 40 60 80 100 120

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: band, flag team, student council,
10 Girl Scouts, pep club Academic Performance
200

Team Sports: basketball (boys and girls), flag football, track (girls and boys), 150

11 cheerleading School Performance Score
Assessment Index
100 -Only one year of - Two years of test results plus
student test results attendance & dropout rates

50

12 0
29.5 34.9
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Third Edition — January 2009

Einstein Charter School
Address: 5100 Cannes St.
New Orleans, LA 70129
Phone: (504) 324-7450 or (504) 324-7451
504-254-4121
Principal: Shawn Toranto
Website: www.einsteincharterschool.org
School District: New Orleans Public Schools (NOPS)
Charter Organization: Einstein Group, Inc. PK
Board Chair: Nolan Marshal III
Mission Statement: The mission of Einstein Charter School is to promote academic excellence in teaching and learning through K
the integration of mathematics and science using an interdisciplinary curriculum to promote the ideals and habits of lifelong learning
among all stakeholders.
1
Grades served: PK – 8

Applications Due: March 8, 2009 (siblings of current students and new
students); late applications accepted after March 11, 2009
2
Registration Process: Complete application provided by the school.
Preference given to siblings of current Einstein students. Lottery held if more 3
students apply than available spaces.

Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements
4
Transportation: not provided

Before and Aftercare: breakfast provided for early arrivals beginning
at 7:30 a.m. 2008-09 Enrollment: 518
School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
5
For explanation see page p. xvii
Health Services: school nurse, Louisiana Youth Enhanced Services
(LA-Y.E.S.) for mental health, art therapist Ethnicity
African American 63.9% 6
Special Education Model:inclusion with resource instruction, ESL program, Asian/Pacific Islander 30.3%

programs for gifted and exceptional students Caucasian 0.2%

7
Latino 5.6%

School Features and Programs: Native American 0.0%

Extended School Day
Extended School Year School Lunch Eligibility
8
Weekend Classes Reduced Lunch 7.0%
Free Lunch 88.2%

Tutoring 3
Uniforms 3 9
Parent Groups 3 0 20 40 60 80 100

Other School Programs/Features: positive behavior management Academic Performance
10
program, two computer labs, Spanish language lab, technology integrated with 200

classroom instruction, music appreciation classes, KidBiz, Achieve 3000 and Assessment Index School Performance Score
150 - Two years of test results plus
Drop Everything and Read programs used to improve reading comprehension -Only one year of
student test results attendance & dropout rates

100
11
Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, chess,
84.9
computer, academic games, Lego robotics, media club, choir, dance team, art 50
65.9
club, band, string instrument groups
0
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
12
Team Sports: intramural sports, cheerleading Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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New Orleans Parents’ Guide To Public Schools

Dwight Eisenhower Elementary School
Address: 3700 Tall Pines Dr.
New Orleans, LA 70131
Phone: (504) 398-7125
Fax: (504) 398-7129
Principal: Monica Boudouin
Website: www.algierscharterschools.org
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
PK Charter Organization: Algiers Charter Schools Association
Board Chair: Elsie Rose
K
Mission Statement: information not available

1 Grades Served: K-8

Applications Due: March 30, 2009
2 Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date;
students selected by lottery if more students apply than spaces available. After
application due date, contact the school to ask about available spaces.
3
Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements

Transportation: Information not available
4
Health Services: school nurse, social worker, counselor, occupational
therapist, physical therapist, community health clinic

5 Special Education Model: inclusive education practices 2008-09 Enrollment: 575
School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
For explanation see page p. xvii
Before and Aftercare: aftercare available from 3:15 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Ethnicity
6 School Features and Programs:
African American 89.2%

Asian/Pacific Islander 5.7%

Extended School Day: Caucasian 1.0%

Extended School Year: Latino 3.8%

7 Weekend Classes:
Native American 0.2%

Tutoring Sessions:
School Lunch Eligibility
8 Uniforms:
Reduced Lunch 13.2%
Parent Group: Free Lunch 76.2%

Other School Programs/Features: KIDsmART classroom arts and after-
9 school programs
0 20 40 60 80 100
Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: scrabble and chess clubs
10 Team Sports: volleyball, football, basketball, (soccer team under development)
Academic Performance
200

150 Assessment Index School Performance Score
- Two years of test results plus
11
-Only one year of
student test results attendance & dropout rates
100

50 60 66.7

12 0
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Third Edition — January 2009

Esperanza Charter School
Address: 4407 S. Carrollton Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70119
Phone: (504) 373-6272
Principal: Melinda Martinez
Website: www.uno-online.org
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
Charter Organization: Esperanza Charter School Association
Board Chair: Martin Gutierrez PK

Mission Statement: The mission of the Esperanza Charter School Association is to redefine the culture and expectations of public
education, especially in urban settings among minority students. By providing a rigorous curriculum in a well-managed, structured K
environment, ECSA will demonstrate how all children, regardless of their income level or ethnicity, can learn.

1
Grades Served: K-8

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Health Services: will be offered based on student need

Special Education Model: inclusion 2008-09 Enrollment: 335
School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education 5
For explanation see page p. xvii
Before and Aftercare: will be provided through after school programs
developed based on student interest Ethnicity
African American 47.8%
6
School Features and Programs: Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%

Caucasian 2.4%
Extended School Day: 3 for 4th and 8th grade Latino 49.6%

Extended School Year: Native American 0.3% 7
Weekend Classes:
Tutoring Sessions: 3 School Lunch Eligibility
Uniforms: 3 Reduced Lunch 8.4%
8
Free Lunch 83.6%
Parent Group:

Other School Programs/Features: after school enrichment programs may 9
be developed based on student interested and need 0 20 40 60 80 100

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: LEAP of Hope afterschool Academic Performance
program 200
10
Team Sports: none 150

100
Assessment Index
-Only one year of 11
student test results

50 School
Not Open 45.2
0
12
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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New Orleans Parents’ Guide To Public Schools

William J. Fischer Elementary School
Address: 1801 Whitney Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70114
Phone: (504) 304-3976
Fax: (504) 363-1013
Principal: Dahme Bolden
Website: www.algierscharterschools.org
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
PK Charter Organization: Algiers Charter Schools Association
Board Chair: Elsie Rose
K
Mission Statement: The Fischer Charter School, along with parents and community, will foster each child’s full potential, build
each child’s self-esteem, and empower each child to become a responsible, respectful and contributing citizen.

1
Grades Served: PK-8

2 Applications Due: March 30, 2009

Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date;
students selected by lottery if more students apply than spaces available. After
3 application due date, contact the school to ask about available spaces.

Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements

4 Transportation: yellow school bus

Health Services: Project Fleur-de-Lis school-based mental health program,
school nurse
2008-09 Enrollment: 432
5 School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
Special Education Model: inclusive education practices For explanation see page p. xvii

Before and Aftercare: aftercare program provided Ethnicity
6 African American 99.5%

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%
School Features and Programs: Caucasian 0.2%

Extended School Day: Latino 0.0%

7 Extended School Year: Native American 0.2%

Weekend Classes:
Tutoring Sessions: School Lunch Eligibility
8
Uniforms: Reduced Lunch 2.1%
Free Lunch 92.1%
Parent Group:
9 Other School Programs/Features: Young Audiences, KIDsmART
0 20 40 60 80 100
Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: student government, chorus, dance
club, majorettes Academic Performance
10 200
Team Sports: basketball (boys and girls), flag football, football, soccer
(boys and girls), softball, track (boys and girls) volleyball (boys and girls), 150
Assessment Index School Performance Score

11 cheerleading
100
-Only one year of
student test results
- Two years of test results plus
attendance & dropout rates

50 62.1
36.8
12 0
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Third Edition — January 2009

Benjamin Franklin Elementary Math and Science School
Address: 1116 Jefferson Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70115
Phone: (504) 304-3932
Fax: (504) 304-6257
Principal: Charlotte Matthew
Website: www.babyben.org
School District: New Orleans Public Schools (NOPS)
Superintendent: Darryl Kilbert PK

Mission Statement: Working in partnership with students, families and community members, Benjamin Franklin Elementary
Mathematics/Science School will educate the “whole child” in order to achieve personal excellence and exemplary academic achieve- K
ment.

1
Grades Served: PK-6

Applications Due: Information not available – contact the school
2
Registration Process: Complete and submit application by due date;
students accepted in order of application. After application due date, contact
the school to ask about available spaces or contact the New Orleans Public 3
Schools central office (see pg. ii)

Requirements: students selected using a matrix based on prior GPA,
attendance record and writing sample 4
Transportation: yellow school bus
2008-09 Enrollment: 571
Health Services: school nurse; social worker; referral to LASpirit emotional School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education 5
support services or other appropriate services For explanation see page p. xvii

Ethnicity
Special Education Model: inclusion; also PK, Primary, and Intermediate
6
African American 93.2%
Autistic Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9%

Caucasian 3.7%
Before and Aftercare: aftercare is available at $15 per week
Latino 1.6%

School Features and Programs:
Native American 0.7% 7
Extended School Day:
School Lunch Eligibility
Extended School Year:
Reduced Lunch 5.3%
8
Weekend Classes: Free Lunch 73.0%

Tutoring Sessions: 3
Uniforms: 3 9
Parent Group: 3 0 20 40 60 80 100

Other School Programs/Features: tutoring and enrichment program, Academic Performance
10
Reading First, STAIR, Communities in Schools, KIDsmART, Big Brothers/ 200
School Performance Score
Assessment Index
Big Sisters, TREE, LEAP prep classes -Only one year of - Two years of test results plus
150 student test results attendance & dropout rates

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: Girl Scouts, student council, choir,
100
11
library club, math discovery, band, dance team 107.2
89.9
50
Team Sports: intramural sports, cheerleading
0
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
12
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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New Orleans Parents’ Guide To Public Schools

Gentilly Terrace Elementary School
Address: 4720 Painters St.
New Orleans, LA 70122
Phone: (504) 373-6240
Principal: Charlotte Burney-Tillman
Website: www.unocharternetwork.net
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
Superintendent: Paul Vallas
PK Charter Organization: New Beginnings School Foundation-
Capital One-UNO Charter Network
K
Mission Statement: Our mission is to develop a community of learners in which academic achievement and personal growth are
expected and supported in a positive, inclusive and enriched environment.

1
Grades Served: PK-8

2 Applications Due: March 30, 2009

Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date;
students selected by lottery if more students apply than spaces available. After
3 application due date, contact the school to ask about available spaces.

Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements

4 Transportation: yellow school bus

Health Services: school nurse 2008-09 Enrollment: 345
School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
5 Special Education Model: inclusion For explanation see page p. xvii

Before and Aftercare: provided for Pre-K students Ethnicity
African American 98.3%

6 School Features and Programs: Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3%

Caucasian 1.2%
Extended School Day: Latino 0.3%

Extended School Year:
7
Native American 0.0%

Weekend Classes:
Tutoring Sessions: 3 School Lunch Eligibility

8 Uniforms: 3 Reduced Lunch 4.9%

Parent Group: under development Free Lunch 77.1%

Other School Programs/Features: operated as a partnership between the
9 Recovery School District and the UNO Charter Network
0 20 40 60 80 100
Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: choir, band
Academic Performance
10 Team Sports: basketball, football, cheerleading 200

150

11
Assessment Index
-Only one year of
100 student test results

50
School
46.6
12 0
Not Open
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Third Edition — January 2009

Samuel J. Green Charter School
Address: 2319 Valence St.
New Orleans, LA 70115
Phone: (504) 304-3532
Fax: (504) 896-4147
Principal: Jay Altman
Website: www.firstlineschools.org
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
Charter Organization: Firstline Schools, Inc. PK
Board Chair: Lawrence Kullman
K
Mission Statement: At Samuel J. Green Charter School we help students acquire the academic skills to achieve in high school and
college, while at the same time providing a caring community and a variety of activities that nurture students’ intellectual, social, and
emotional growth.
1

Grades Served: K-8
2
Applications Due: March 30, 2009

Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date;
students selected by lottery if more students apply than spaces available. After 3
application due date, contact the school to ask about available spaces.

Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements
4
Transportation: yellow school bus

Health Services: school nurse, counselor
2008-09 Enrollment: 402 5
Special Education Model: inclusion School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
For explanation see page p. xvii
Before and Aftercare: before care available from 6:30 a.m. Extended day Ethnicity
for all students until 5 p.m. with transportation provided. Aftercare available African American 99.0% 6
until 6 p.m. Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%

Caucasian 0.3%

School Features and Programs: 7
Latino 0.8%

Native American 0.0%
Extended School Day: 3
Extended School Year:
School Lunch Eligibility
Weekend Classes: 8
Reduced Lunch 3.0%
Tutoring Sessions: 3 Free Lunch 94.0%

Uniforms: 3
Parent Group: 3 Parent Advisory Council
9
0 20 40 60 80 100 120
Other School Programs/Features: edible schoolyard with gardening and
cooking classes, team sports, dance, visual art, afternoon tutoring in English Academic Performance 10
and math enrichment programs through New Orleans Outreach 200

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: afternoon program until 5 150 Assessment Index School Performance Score
- Two years of test results plus
11
-Only one year of
p.m. for all students includes tutoring and homework support along with 100
student test results attendance & dropout rates

enrichment classes in sports, visual art, gardening, cooking and dance
50 60.0
Team Sports: flag football, volleyball, basketball, baseball, and softball 44.9
0
12
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Francis Gregory Elementary School
Address: 1700 Pratt Dr.
New Orleans, LA 70122
Phone: (504) 373-6229
Principal: Aldine Lockett
Website: www.rsdla.net
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
Superintendent: Paul Vallas
PK

Mission Statement: information not available
K

Grades Served: K-8
1
Applications Due: March 30, 2009

Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date;
2 lottery held if more students apply than spaces available. After application due
date, contact the school or the RSD to enroll.

Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements
3
Transportation: yellow school bus

Health Services: school nurse, access to social workers, counselors and
4 psychologists provided through RSD

Special Education Model: inclusion
2008-09 Enrollment: 471
5 Before and Aftercare: N/A - extended school day School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
For explanation see page p. xvii

School Features and Programs: Ethnicity
6 Extended School Day: 3
African American 98.1%

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%

Extended School Year: (optional Caucasian 1.3%

summer session) Latino 0.6%

7 Weekend Classes: Native American 0.0%

Tutoring Sessions: 3
School Lunch Eligibility
Uniforms: 3
8
Parent Group: under development Reduced Lunch 2.3%
Free Lunch 80.0%

Other School Programs/Features: information not available
9
Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: information not available
0 20 40 60 80 100

Team Sports: basketball, flag football, softball, volleyball, track, cheerleading
10 Academic Performance
200

150

11 100
Assessment Index
-Only one year of
student test results

50
School
12 0
Not Open 29.9
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Third Edition — January 2009

Paul B. Habans Elementary School
Address: 3819 Herschel St.
New Orleans, LA 70114
Phone: (504) 373-6209
Fax: (504) 366-3420
Principal: Olga Johnson-Walters
Website: www.rsdla.net
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
Superintendent: Paul Vallas PK

Mission Statement: Paul B. Habans Elementary is dedicated to educating students academically and socially as they become
lifelong learners. K

Grades Served: PK-8 1
Applications Due: March 30, 2009

Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date; 2
lottery held if more students apply than spaces available. After application due
date, contact the school or the RSD to enroll.

Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements 3
Transportation: yellow school bus

Health Services: school nurse, access to social workers, counselors and 4
psychologists provided through RSD

Special Education Model: inclusion 2008-09 Enrollment: 339
School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
5
For explanation see page p. xvii
Before and Aftercare: N/A - extended school day
Ethnicity
School Features and Programs: African American 95.0%
6
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6%
Extended School Day: 3 Caucasian 0.3%

Extended School Year: optional summer session Latino 4.1%

Weekend Classes: Native American 0.0% 7
Tutoring Sessions: 3
School Lunch Eligibility
Uniforms: 3
8
Parent Group: under development Reduced Lunch 1.5%
Free Lunch 89.7%

Other School Programs/Features: LASpirit crisis counseling intervention
9
Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, dance,
student council, choir 0 20 40 60 80 100

Team Sports: basketball, flag football, volleyball, cheerleading, track
Academic Performance
200
10
150
Assessment Index School Performance Score

100
-Only one year of
student test results
- Two years of test results plus
attendance & dropout rates 11
50
46.1 55.5
0
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
12
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Edgar P. Harney Elementary School
Address: 2503 Willow St.
New Orleans, LA 70113
Phone: (504) 373-6230
Principal: Eileen Williams
Website: www.rsdla.net
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
Superintendent: Paul Vallas
PK
Mission Statement: To provide a safe learning environment where all children are encouraged and challenged to become lifelong
learners, critical thinkers, problem solvers and responsible citizens.
K

Grades Served: PK-8
1
Applications Due: March 30, 2009

Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date;
2 lottery held if more students apply than spaces available. After application due
date, contact the school or the RSD to enroll.

Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements
3
Transportation: yellow school bus

Health Services: school nurse, access to social workers, counselors and
4 psychologists provided through RSD

Special Education Model: inclusion
5 Before and Aftercare: N/A - extended school day
2008-09 Enrollment: 371
School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
For explanation see page p. xvii
School Features and Programs: Ethnicity
6 Extended School Day: 3 African American 99.5%

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%
Extended School Year: optional summer session Caucasian 0.5%

Weekend Classes: Latino 0.0%

7 Tutoring Sessions: 3 Native American 0.0%

Uniforms: 3
School Lunch Eligibility
Parent Group: under development
8 Reduced Lunch 1.4%
Other School Programs/Features: 100 Black Men Health initiative Free Lunch 92.7%

9 Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: majorettes, dance team

Team Sports: basketball, flag football, softball, volleyball, cheerleading 0 20 40 60 80 100

10 Academic Performance
200

150

11 100
Assessment Index
-Only one year of
student test results

50
School
12 0
Not Open 31.4
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Third Edition — January 2009

Alice Harte Elementary School
Address: 5300 Berkley Dr.
New Orleans, LA 70131
Phone: (504) 373-6281
Fax: (504) 398-7103
Principal: Anna Faye Marciante
Website: www.algierscharterschools.org
School District: New Orleans Public Schools (NOPS)
Charter Organization: Algiers Charter Schools Association PK
Board Chair: Elsie Rose
K
Mission Statement: The mission of Alice M. Harte Charter School is for all students to achieve success in learning, behave with
respect and care for our community.

1
Grades Served: K-8

Applications Due: March 30, 2009 2
Registration Process: Complete and submit application by due date;
students selected by lottery if more students apply than spaces available. After
application due date, contact the school to ask about available spaces. 3
Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements

Transportation: yellow school bus 4
Health Services: school nurse

Special Education Model: inclusion 2008-09 Enrollment: 626 5
School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
Before and Aftercare: Young Audiences after school program provided at For explanation see page p. xvii

$25 per month Ethnicity
African American 86.8% 6
School Features and Programs: Asian/Pacific Islander 1.8%

Caucasian 7.0%
Extended School Day: 3 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
7
Latino 4.3%

Extended School Year: Native American 0.2%

Weekend Classes:
Tutoring Sessions: 3 School Lunch Eligibility
8
Uniforms: 3 Reduced Lunch 9.7%
Free Lunch 61.7%
Parent Group: 3

Other School Programs/Features: Arts Connection, Young Audiences art 9
enrichment program, KIDsmART AXIS program 0 20 40 60 80 100

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: athletics, dance team, spirit squad, Academic Performance 10
band 200

Assessment Index School Performance Score
Team Sports: basketball, flag football, softball 150 -Only one year of - Two years of test results plus
attendance & dropout rates
11
student test results

100

82.9
50 69. 9

0
12
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Murray Henderson Elementary School
Address: 1912 L.B. Landry Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70114
Phone: (504) 373-6210
Fax: (504) 361-8273
Principal: Beverly Johnson
Website: www.rsdla.net
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
PK Superintendent: Paul Vallas

Mission Statement: In partnership with all stakeholders, we will provide all students with an education that will prepare them
K academically and socially, developing them into productive citizens for our community and nation.

1 Grades Served: PK-8

Applications Due: March 30, 2009
2 Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date;
lottery held if more students apply than spaces available. After application due
date, contact the school or the RSD to enroll.
3 Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements

Transportation: yellow school bus
4 Health Services: school nurse; access to social workers, counselors and
psychologists provided by RSD

5 Special Education Model: inclusion 2008-09 Enrollment: 239
School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
Before and Aftercare: N/A - extended school day For explanation see page p. xvii

Ethnicity
6 School Features and Programs: African American 99.2%

Extended School Day: 3 Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4%

Caucasian 0.4%
Extended School Year:
7
Latino 0.0%

Weekend Classes: Native American 0.0%

Tutoring Sessions: 3
Uniforms: 3 School Lunch Eligibility
8
Parent Group: 3 Reduced Lunch 1.3%
Free Lunch 90.8%

Other School Programs/Features: information not provided
9
Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: Black History club, chess club,
art club 0 20 40 60 80 100

10 Team Sports: basketball, flag football, track, volleyball Academic Performance
200

150 School Performance Score
Assessment Index
11 100
-Only one year of
student test results
- Two years of test results plus
attendance & dropout rates

50 61.4
12 0
31.8
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Third Edition — January 2009

Langston Hughes Academy Charter School

Address: 3519 Trafalgar St.
New Orleans, LA 70119
Phone: (504) 352-4453
Principal: John Alford and Mark Martin
Website: www.nola180.org
School District: Recovery School District (RSD) PK
Charter Organization: NOLA 180, Inc.
Board Chair: Mickey Allweiss
K
Mission Statement: The mission of Langston Hughes Academy Charter School is to provide students with the knowledge, skills
and character traits necessary to succeed in high school, college and the world beyond.
1
Grades Served: K-7 (K-8 in 2010-2011)

Applications Due: March 30, 2009 2
Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date;
students selected by lottery if more students apply than spaces available. After
application due date, contact the school to ask about available spaces. 3
Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements

Transportation: yellow school bus 4
Health Services: school nurse; social worker; comprehensive mental health
program 2008-09 Enrollment: 447 5
School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
Special Education Model: based on individual student needs For explanation see page p. xvii

Ethnicity
Before and Aftercare: none African American 98.9% 6
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2%

School Features and Programs: Caucasian 0.2%

Extended School Day: 3 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., M-Th
7
Latino 0.7%

Native American 0.0%
Extended School Year: 3 three-week summer session
Weekend Classes: 3 one Saturday per month
School Lunch Eligibility
Tutoring Sessions: 3 8
Reduced Lunch 7.2%
Uniforms: 3 Free Lunch 85.7%

Parent Group: 3
9
Other School Programs/Features: tutoring and mentorship programs
through partnerships with Dillard and Tulane Universities; KIDsmART art 0 20 40 60 80 100

programs, New Orleans Outreach enrichment programs Academic Performance
200
10
Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: poetry, step team, drama club,
dance 150
Assessment Index

Team Sports: flag football, basketball, golf, tennis, cheerleading 100
-Only one year of
student test results 11
50
School 61.9
Not Open

0
12
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Edward Hynes Charter School
Address: 3774 Gentilly Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70122
Phone: (504) 324-7160
Fax: (504) 948-1750
Principal: Michelle Douglas
Website: www.hynesschool.org
School in temporary School District: New Orleans Public Schools (NOPS)
PK Charter Organization: Hynes Charter School Corp.
location and will eventually
return to 900 Harrison Ave. Board Chair: Todd Schexnayder
K
Mission Statement: The Hynes family is committed to providing all students with a culturally diverse learning community pro-
ducing proficient readers, writers, problem solvers and critical thinkers in order to be successful in a changing world.

1
Grades Served: K-8 (and gifted PK)

2 Applications Due: N/A

Registration Process: complete an application provided by the school;
students selected by lottery if there are more applications than space available
3
Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements

Transportation: limited yellow school bus service
4
Health Services: school nurse, social worker

Special Education Model: inclusion 2008-09 Enrollment: 464
5 School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
Before and Aftercare: available from 7 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. for a fee For explanation see page p. xvii

Ethnicity
School Features and Programs: African American 73.5%

6 Extended School Day: Asian/Pacific Islander 1.1%

Caucasian 23.1%
Extended School Year: Latino 2.4%

Weekend Classes:
7 Native American 0.0%

Tutoring Sessions: 3 staff interventionist
Uniforms: 3 School Lunch Eligibility
8 Parent Group: 3 Reduced Lunch 9.7%
Free Lunch 56.3%

Other School Programs/Features: French immersion (students taught
math, science and social studies in French); Success for All literacy program;
9 partnerships with UNO for staff support; professional development, advisory
board 0 20 40 60 80 100

Academic Performance
10 Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: student clubs, scouts
200
Assessment Index School Performance Score
Team Sports: flag football, volleyball, basketball, tennis -Only one year of - Two years of test results plus
150 student test results attendance & dropout rates

11 100

94.3 103.8
50

12 0
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Third Edition — January 2009

Intercultural Charter School
Address: 5075 Willowbrook Dr.
New Orleans, LA 70129
Phone: (504) 255-9170
Fax: (504) 255-9001
Principal: Peta Leblanc
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
Charter Organization: The Intercultural Charter School Board
Board Chair: Alvaro Alcazar PK

Mission Statement: The mission of the Intercultural Charter School is to create an excellent school for our community – one of
academic rigor, great pride in the diverse cultures that make up home populations and a passion for learning throughout life and for K
becoming creative, responsible, caring citizens.

1
Grades Served: K-5

Applications Due: March 30, 2009
2
Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date;
students selected by lottery if more students apply than spaces available. After
application due date, contact the school to ask about available spaces. 3
Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements

Transportation: yellow school bus 4
Health Services: partnership with community health clinic under
development 2008-09 Enrollment: 218
School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education 5
Special Education Model: inclusion For explanation see page p. xvii

Before and Aftercare: after school program Ethnicity
African American 73.9%

Asian/Pacific Islander 22.9%
6
School Features and Programs:
Caucasian 0.0%
Extended School Day: 3 Latino 2.3%

Extended School Year: 3 Native American 0.9% 7
Weekend Classes:
Tutoring Sessions: under development School Lunch Eligibility

Uniforms: 3 Reduced Lunch 0.0%
8
Free Lunch 53.2%
Parent Group: under development

Other School Programs/Features: will be developed based on needs and 9
input of student population 0 20 40 60 80 100

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: will be developed based on student Academic Performance
interest 200
10
Team Sports: will be developed based on student interest 150 No assessment index or

100
school performance score.
School opened in 2008-09.
11
50

0
12
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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International School of Louisiana
Address: 1400 Camp St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 654-1088
Fax: (504) 654-1086
Principal: Melanie Tennyson
Website: www.isl-edu.org
School District: Board of Elementary and
PK Secondary Education (BESE)
Charter Organization: International School of Louisiana
Board Chair: Karen Myer Dwyer
K
Mission Statement: The mission of the International School of Louisiana is to provide a challenging education emphasizing French
and Spanish language immersion, international awareness, the celebration of diversity and community responsibility.
1
Grades Served: K-8 (building toward 12th grade in 2012-2013)
Applications Due: February 13, 2009 (kindergarten) May 8, 2009 (1st- 8th
2 grades)
Registration Process: complete application provided by school; students
selected by lottery if there are more applications than spaces available; school is
3 open to any Louisiana resident
Requirements: grade-level readiness assessment required for all grade levels;
prior French or Spanish experience not necessary for grades K-1; students
4 applying to grades 2-8 must be able to read and write at grade level in their
chosen target language
Transportation: none 2008-09 Enrollment: 510
5 Health Services: school nurse; counselor School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
For explanation see page p. xvii
Special Education Model: information not available Ethnicity
6 Before and Aftercare: before school available beginning at 7:15 a.m. for African American 48.0%

$30 per month (drop-ins at $3 per day); After school care available until 5:30 Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8%

p.m. for $150 per month full time (drop-ins at $10 per day)
Caucasian 27.0%

Latino 23.1%

7 Native American 0.8%
School Features and Programs:
Extended School Day: 3
School Lunch Eligibility
8 Extended School Year:
Reduced Lunch 11.0%
Weekend Classes: Free Lunch 40.4%

Tutoring Sessions: 3
9 Uniforms: 3
Parent Group: 3 0 20 40 60 80 100

Other School Programs/Features: core classes (math, science, etc.) Academic Performance
10 are taught in French or Spanish (the majority of student instruction is in a 200
Assessment Index School Performance Score
language other than English by faculty from 19 different countries); additional -Only one year of - Two years of test results plus
programs include KIDsmART classroom programs, multi-cultural art and 150 student test results attendance & dropout rates

11 music program, language library and computer technology classes
100

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: no traditional extracurricular 99.2 97.5
50
activities; aftercare program provides optionsl instruction in art, yoga, martial
12 arts, circus arts, soccer and computer technology 0
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Team Sports: none Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Third Edition — January 2009

James Weldon Johnson Elementary School
Address: 1800 Monroe St.
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: (504) 373-6212
Fax: (504) 861-5943
Principal: Wanda Brooks
Website: www.rsdla.net
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
Superintendent: Paul Vallas PK

Mission Statement: The mission of James Weldon Johnson School is to have all stakeholders create an environment that will help
students acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to become well-adjusted, responsible citizens. K

Grades Served: PK-8 1
Applications Due: March 30, 2009

Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date; 2
lottery held if more students apply than spaces available. After application due
date, contact the school or the RSD to enroll.

Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements 3
Transportation: yellow school bus

Health Services: school nurse, access to social workers, counselors and 4
psychologists provided through RSD

Special Education Model: inclusion 2008-09 Enrollment: 308
School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education 5
For explanation see page p. xvii
Before and Aftercare: afterschool enrichment program provided through
Trinity Christian Community Center Ethnicity
African American 99.0%

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%
6
School Features and Programs:
Caucasian 0.7%

Extended School Day: 3 Latino 0.3%

Extended School Year: Native American 0.0% 7
Weekend Classes:
Tutoring Sessions: 3 School Lunch Eligibility
Uniforms: 3 Reduced Lunch 1.3%
8
Free Lunch 97.4%
Parent Group: 3

Other School Programs/Features: parent empowerment program with 9
The Jeremiah Group; after school academic program provided through Trinity
0 20 40 60 80 100
Christian Community Center; Grades make the Difference incentive program
sponsored by the Bridge Team; Big Brother/Big Sister; Project Access mentor Academic Performance 10
program 200

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: student clubs, scouts 150

Assessment Index School Performance Score 11
Team Sports: basketball, flag football, track and softball 100 -Only one year of
student test results
- Two years of test results plus
attendance & dropout rates

50
53.3
0
27.1 12
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Dr. Martin Luther King Charter School for
Science and Technology
Address: 1617 Caffin Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70117
Phone: (504) 940-2243
Fax: (504) 891-6919
Principal: Doris Hicks
PK Website: www.drkingcharterschool.org
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
Charter Organization: Friends of King School
K Board Chair: Hilda Young

Mission Statement: Our mission is to create and maintain an orderly trusting environment where teaching and learning are
1 innovative and exciting, where students are taught to read write, compute and think critically according to their fullest potential.

2 Grades Served: PK-8

Applications Due: March 30, 2009

3 Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date;
students selected by lottery if more students apply than spaces available. After
application due date, contact the school to ask about available spaces.

4 Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements

Transportation: yellow school bus

5 Health Services: school nurse; partnership with Lower 9th Ward Health 2008-09 Enrollment: 647
Clinic School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
For explanation see page p. xvii
Special Education Model: inclusion
6 Ethnicity
African American 99.1%
Before and Aftercare: available at $5 per day or $20 per week Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%

Caucasian 0.5%

School Features and Programs:
7 Latino 0.5%

Extended School Day: Native American 0.0%

Extended School Year:
8 Weekend Classes: School Lunch Eligibility

Tutoring Sessions: 3 Reduced Lunch 2.9%
Free Lunch 96.5%
Uniforms: 3
9 Parent Group: 3

Other School Programs/Features: orchestra, choir, piano, computer skills 0 20 40 60 80 100 120

10 Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: band, after school physical
Academic Performance
200
education program (PEP), student groups Assessment Index School Performance Score
150 -Only one year of - Two years of test results plus

11 Team Sports: basketball student test results attendance & dropout rates

100

89.2
50 72.6
12 0
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Third Edition — January 2009

KIPP Central City Primary
Address: 2625 Thalia Street
New Orleans, LA 70113
Phone: (504) 373-6290
Principal: Korbin Johnson
Website: www.kippneworleans.org
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
Charter Organization: Knowledge Is Power Program
(KIPP) New Orleans PK
Board Chair: Jodi Aamodt
K
Mission Statement: KIPP Central Primary is a learning community that builds the academic, social, emotional, and spiritual
foundations necessary for the pursuit of higher education and a meaningful, fulfilled life.

1
Grades Served: K-1 (growing to PK-4 by summer 2012)

Applications Due: March 30, 2009 2
Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date;
students selected by lottery if more students apply than spaces available. After
application due date, contact the school to ask about available spaces. 3
Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements

Transportation: RTA tokens provided for students 4
Health Services: school nurse; social worker
2008-09 Enrollment: 95
Special Education Model: inclusion model, required services provided in
School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
5
regular education setting For explanation see page p. xvii

Before and Aftercare: extended school day from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Ethnicity
African American 96.9%
6
Asian/Pacific Islander 2.1%
School Features and Programs:
Caucasian 0.0%

Extended School Day: 3 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Latino 0.0%

Extended School Year: 3 Native American 1.1% 7
Weekend Classes:
Tutoring Sessions: School Lunch Eligibility
8
Uniforms: 3 Reduced Lunch 7.4%
Free Lunch 86.3%
Parent Group: under development

Other School Programs/Features: art, music, martial arts, and physical 9
education, field trips 0 20 40 60 80 100 120

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: under development Academic Performance
200
10
Team Sports: none
150
No assessment index or
100
school performance score. 11
School opened in 2008-09.

50

0
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
12
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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KIPP McDonogh 15 School for the Creative Arts
Address: 721 St. Philip St.
New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone: (504) 566-1706
Fax: (504) 592-8515
Principal: Heidi Campbell and Jared Lamb
Website: www.mcdonogh15.org
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
PK Charter Organization: Knowledge Is Power Program
(KIPP) New Orleans
Board Chair: Jodi Aamodt
K
Mission Statement: The mission of KIPP McDonogh 15 School for the Creative Arts is to provide all students, regardless of gender,
race, religion, or disability status, with the rigorous academic, character and creative arts training they need to succeed in high school,
1 college and the competitive world beyond.

2 Grades Served: PK-8

Applications Due: March 30, 2009

3 Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date; students
selected by lottery if more students apply than spaces available. After application
due date, contact the school to ask about available spaces.
4 Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements

Transportation: RTA tokens provided for students; RTA tokens available for
parents of students in grades PK-4
5
Health Services: school nurse; regular health screenings and immunization 2008-09 Enrollment: 466
services; social worker School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
6 Special Education Model: inclusion model, required services provided in
For explanation see page p. xvii

Ethnicity
regular education setting African American 94.4%

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%

7 Before and Aftercare: early drop-off available; extended school day until 5:00 Caucasian 4.5%

p.m. Latino 0.0%

Native American 1.1%

School Features and Programs:
8
Extended School Day: 3 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. School Lunch Eligibility

Extended School Year: 3 Reduced Lunch 1.3%
Free Lunch 90.3%

9 Weekend Classes: 3 one Saturday per month
Tutoring Sessions: 3
Uniforms: 3 0 20 40 60 80 100

10 Parent Group: 3 Academic Performance
200

Other School Programs/Features: comprehensive arts program exposes Assessment Index School Performance Score
- Two years of test results plus
150 -Only one year of

11 students to 90 minutes each day of arts instruction including jazz ensemble, student test results attendance & dropout rates

orchestra, choir, visual arts, dramatic arts; frequent field trips, particularly in 100
surrounding French Quarter, KIDsmART, classroom art program 94.4
50 78.9
12 Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: visual and musical arts programs
0
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Team Sports: flag-football, basketball, track, baseball and soccer Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Third Edition — January 2009

Lafayette Academy Charter School of New Orleans
Address: 2727 S. Carrollton Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: (504) 861-8370
Fax: (504) 861-8369
Principal: Mickey Landry
Website: www.lafayetteacademyno.org
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
Charter Organization: Choice Foundation PK
Board Chair: James Huger
K
Mission Statement: The Lafayette Academy Charter School community will build on the unique strengths and abilities of each
student to help them become educated, responsible and self-disciplined students of tomorrow.

1
Grades Served: PK-7

Applications Due: March 30, 2009 2
Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date;
students selected by lottery if more students apply than spaces available. After
application due date, contact the school to ask about available spaces. 3
Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements

Transportation: yellow school bus 4
Health Services: school nurse; two behavior interventionists; speech
therapist 2008-09 Enrollment: 731
School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education 5
Special Education Model: inclusion; special education coordinator For explanation see page p. xvii

Before and Aftercare: $35 per week for before and aftercare; $25 for either Ethnicity
before or after
African American 97.0%

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%
6
Caucasian 1.5%
School Features and Programs: Latino 1.5%

Extended School Day: Native American 0.0% 7
Extended School Year:
Weekend Classes: School Lunch Eligibility
Tutoring Sessions: 3 Reduced Lunch 3.6%
8
Free Lunch 87.6%
Uniforms: 3
Parent Group: 3
9
Other School Programs/Features: regular family nights where students 0 20 40 60 80 100
demonstrate their knowledge
Academic Performance
Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: Girl Scouts, dance student clubs 200
10
Team Sports: intramural sports, dance team, cheerleading 150
Assessment Index School Performance Score

100
-Only one year of
student test results
- Two years of test results plus
attendance & dropout rates 11
50
58.8
0
38.6
12
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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New Orleans Parents’ Guide To Public Schools

Lake Forest Elementary Charter School
Address: 12000 Hayne Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70128
Phone: (504) 324-7092
Fax: (504) 248-7020
Principal: Mardele S. Early
Charter Organization: The Council for Quality Education
Board Chair: Lee Caston
PK

Mission Statement: Lake Forest Charter School’s mission is to provide a nurturing environment, which facilitates maximum
K student achievement through a rigorous, accelerated academic program incorporating visual, cultural and creative arts, which will
ultimately enhance each student’s ability to become a global, contributing citizen.

1
Grades Served: K-8

Applications Due: December 12, 2008
2
Registration Process: complete an application provided by the school;
applications due on December 12, 2008; late applications accepted through
3 May 1, 2009

Requirements: admission is based on a matrix which includes attendance,
parental involvement, prior GPA, portfolio and other academic requirements
4
Transportation: limited RTA tokens available

Health Services: school nurse, social worker, access to community health 2008-09 Enrollment: 439
5 resources, student and parent support services School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
For explanation see page p. xvii
Special Education Model: inclusion
Ethnicity
6 Before and Aftercare: provided through the Eagle Morning Care and African American 92.7%

Eagle Evening Care programs at a cost to be determined
Asian/Pacific Islander 5.5%

Caucasian 0.7%

Latino 1.1%
School Features and Programs:
7 Native American 0.0%

Extended School Day:
Extended School Year:
School Lunch Eligibility
8 Weekend Classes:
Reduced Lunch 19.4%
Tutoring Sessions: 3 Free Lunch 62.2%

Uniforms: 3
9 Parent Group: 3
0 20 40 60 80 100
Other School Programs/Features: Healthy Lifestyles, Junior
Academic Performance
10 Achievement Finance Park Program for Middle School, ESL, Spanish, band/
orchestra, swimming, character education 200 Assessment Index School Performance Score
- Two years of test results plus
-Only one year of
student test results attendance & dropout rates
Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Eagle 150

11 cheerleader squad, Eaglelettes dance troupe, student council, academic games,
100
Eagle Pride art institute, Eclectic Eagles book club, Eagles with Etiquette
111.7 122.1
50
Team Sports: basketball and intramural sports
12 0
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Laurel Elementary School
Address: 820 Jackson Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 373-6213
Fax: (504) 529-4951
Principal: Janet Johnson
Website: www.rsdla.net
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
Superintendent: Paul Vallas PK

Mission Statement: The mission of Laurel School is to create a positive and caring community environment to develop and enhance
the highest level of learning opportunities for all students. K

Grades Served: PK-8 1
Applications Due: March 30, 2009

Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date; 2
lottery held if more students apply than spaces available. After application due
date, contact the school or the RSD to enroll.

Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements 3
Transportation: yellow school bus

Health Services: school nurse; access to social workers, counselors and 4
psychologists provided by RSD

Special Education Model: inclusion 2008-09 Enrollment: 378
5
School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
For explanation see page p. xvii
Before and Aftercare: N/A - extended school day
Ethnicity
School Features and Programs:
African American 97.4%

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%
6
Extended School Day: 3 Caucasian 1.1%

Extended School Year: Latino 1.6%

Weekend Classes: Native American 0.0% 7
Tutoring Sessions: 3
School Lunch Eligibility
Uniforms: 3
8
Parent Group: 3 Reduced Lunch 1.3%
Free Lunch 92.6%

Other School Programs/Features: Young Audiences enrichment program
focused on the visual arts, creative writing, music and dance; LASpirit crisis 9
counseling intervention 0 20 40 60 80 100

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: dance team
Academic Performance
200
10
Team Sports: basketball
150

100
Assessment Index
-Only one year of
School Performance Score
- Two years of test results plus 11
student test results attendance & dropout rates

50
45.8
0
29.3 12
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Live Oak Elementary School
Address: 3128 Constance St.
New Orleans, LA 70115
Phone: (504) 373-6214
Fax: (504) 894-8716
Principal: Pamela Randall
Website: www.rsdla.net
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
PK Superintendent: Paul Vallas

Mission Statement: The mission of Live Oak Elementary school is to cultivate productive citizens for the 21st Century through
K educating the whole child.

1 Grades Served: PK-8

Applications Due: March 30, 2009
2 Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date;
lottery held if more students apply than spaces available. After application due
date, contact the school or the RSD to enroll.
3 Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements

Transportation: yellow school bus
4 Health Services: school nurse; access to social workers, counselors and
Mississippi
River

psychologists provided by RSD
2008-09 Enrollment: 265
5 Special Education Model: inclusion School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
For explanation see page p. xvii
Before and Aftercare: N/A - extended school day
Ethnicity
African American 94.7%
6 School Features and Programs: Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4%

Extended School Day: 3 Caucasian 1.5%

Extended School Year: Latino 3.4%

7 Weekend Classes:
Native American 0.0%

Tutoring Sessions: 3
School Lunch Eligibility
Uniforms: 3
8 Reduced Lunch 3.0%
Parent Group: 3 Free Lunch 83.4%

Other School Programs/Features: Young Audiences enrichment program
9 focused on the visual arts, creative writing, music, and dance; KIDsmART arts
enrichment program that places artists in schools, KIDsmART classroom art 0 20 40 60 80 100
programs
Academic Performance
10 Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: band, drama, choir, dance 200

Team Sports: basketball, football and cheerleading 150
School Performance Score
11
Assessment Index
-Only one year of - Two years of test results plus
100 student test results attendance & dropout rates

50
41.5
12 0
31.9
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Livingston Elementary School
Address: 7301 Dwyer Rd.
New Orleans, LA 70126
Phone: (504) 373-6232
Principal: Katrina Horton
Website: www.rsdla.net
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
Superintendent: Paul Vallas
PK

Mission Statement: information not available
K

Note: This school is expected to change grade levels
served for 2009-2010. Grades levels provided for 1
2009-2010 have not been determined.
Grades Served: 6-8 (2008-09) TBA (2009-10) 2
Applications Due: March 30, 2009

Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date; 3
lottery held if more students apply than spaces available. After application due
date, contact the school or the RSD to enroll.

Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements 4
Transportation: yellow school bus
2008-09 Enrollment: 75
Health Services: school nurse; social worker, counselor School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education 5
For explanation see page p. xvii
Special Education Model: inclusion Ethnicity

Before and Aftercare: information not available
African American 100.0%

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%
6
Caucasian 0.0%

School Features and Programs: Latino 0.0%

Extended School Day: 3 Native American 0.0% 7
Extended School Year: optional summer session
Weekend Classes: School Lunch Eligibility
Tutoring Sessions: 3 Reduced Lunch 1.1%
8
Free Lunch 88.0%
Uniforms: 3
Parent Group: under development
9
Other School Programs/Features: information not available 0 20 40 60 80 100

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: information not available Academic Performance 10
200
Team Sports: information not available
150

100
Assessment Index
-Only one year of
11
student test results

50
School

0
Not Open 27.8 12
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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New Orleans Parents’ Guide To Public Schools

Robert M. Lusher Charter School (See also page 68 for grades 6-12)
Address: 7315 Willow St.
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: (504) 862-5110
Fax: (504) 309-4171
Principal: Sheila Nelson
Website: www.lusherschool.org
School District: New Orleans Public Schools (NOPS)
PK Charter Organization: Advocates for Arts-Based Education
Board Chair: Blaine LeCesne
K
Mission Statement: Lusher Charter School provides a developmentally appropriate learning environment in which high academics,
comprehensive arts education and the celebration of individuality and diversity enable each student to achieve as a learner, a person
and a valuable member of our society.
1
Grades Served: K-5
2 Applications Due: December 5, 2008

Registration Process: complete application provided by the school; submit
recent report card and Iowa test scores
3
Requirements: Students are admitted in two ways based on whether they live
within the school’s attendance zone within the neighborhoods around the school
4 (in-district) or live elsewhere in New Orleans (community). “In-district” students
are accepted in order of application; admission for “community” students based on
a scoring matrix that includes artistic talent, prior classroom grades, standardized
test scores and parental involvement
5 2008-09 Enrollment: 1,469 (K-12)
Transportation: none School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
For explanation see page p. xvii
Health Services: social worker; vision and hearing screenings
6 Ethnicity
African American 39.5%
Special Education Model: resource Asian/Pacific Islander 5.4%

Before and Aftercare: Arts After Hours course offered provide focus in Caucasian 50.7%

7 creative writing, dance, theater, music and visual arts
Latino 4.3%

Native American 0.1%

School Features and Programs:
8 Extended School Day: optional Arts After Hours School Lunch Eligibility

courses offered Reduced Lunch 6.5%
Free Lunch 36.6%
Extended School Year: optional summer session
9 Weekend Classes:
Tutoring Sessions: 3 0 20 40 60 80 100 120

Uniforms:
10 Academic Performance
Parent Group: 3 200 Assessment Index School Performance Score
- Two years of test results plus
-Only one year of
student test results attendance & dropout rates

Other School Programs/Features: integrated arts education, Certificate of 150

11 Artistry program, after school arts enrichment courses, summer arts courses
100
129.2 135.0
Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: dance troupe, drama troupe, student 50
clubs
12 0
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Team Sports: football, swimming, volleyball, cheerleading, cross country, flag Source: Louisiana Department of Education
football, basketball, soccer, tennis, baseball, golf, track and field, and softball
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Benjamin E. Mays Preparatory School
Address: TBA
No Photo
Phone: (504) 428-8711
School’s location is
to be determined Principal: Duke Bradley, III
Website: www.maysprep.org
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
Charter Organization: Benjamin E. Mays Preparatory School, Inc.
Board Chair: Michael Schwam-Baird
PK
Mission Statement: The Mission of Benjamin E. Mays Preparatory School is to prepare every student for success in high school,
college, and beyond.
K

Grades Served: Pre-K-2 (building to 8th grade)
1
Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date.
Students selected by lottery if more students apply than spaces available. After
application due date, contact the school to ask about available space.
2
Applications Due: March 30, 2009

Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements
3
Transportation: yellow school bus

Health Services: Mays Prep offers auxiliary support services to address a
variety of student needs. 4
Special Education Model: inclusion combined with strategic needs-based
pullouts
5
Before and Aftercare: N/A-extended school day

School Features and Programs 6
Extended School Day: 3 Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 This is a
p.m.
Extended School Year: 3 new school. 7
Weekend Classes: 3 Saturday enrichment courses
and tutorial twice per month No enrollment
Tutoring Sessions: 3 8
Uniforms: 3 or academic
Parent Group: under development performance 9
Other School Programs/Features: under development, partnerships with information
New Orleans Outreach and Save the Children
available. 10
Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: performance choir, arts, and gen-
eral music

Team Sports: soccer 11
Note: This school is a transformation school and is expected to
take the place of an existing RSD-operated elementary school.
Parents of children in affected grades will be given the option 12
to enroll in the transformation school or choose another school.

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New Orleans Parents’ Guide To Public Schools

McDonogh 32 Elementary School
Address: 800 De Armas St.
New Orleans, LA 70114
Phone: (504) 373-6285
Fax: (504) 361-7957
Principal: Lee Green
Website: www.algierscharterschools.org
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
PK Charter Organization: Algiers Charter Schools Association
Board Chair: Elsie Rose
K
Mission Statement: The Mission of McDonogh #32 Elementary Charter School is to foster a love of learning by providing opportu-
nities for students to achieve their personal best and grow into responsible, productive citizens, in a safe and productive community.

1
Grades Served: K-8

2 Applications Due: March 30, 2009

Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date;
students selected by lottery if more students apply than spaces available. After
3 application due date, contact the school to ask about available spaces.
Mississippi
Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements River

4 Transportation: yellow school bus

Health Services: school nurse; City of New Orleans medical clinic (asthma
study) 2008-09 Enrollment: 512
5 School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
Special Education Model: inclusion For explanation see page p. xvii

Before and Aftercare: information not provided Ethnicity
6 African American 100.0%

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%
School Features and Programs: Caucasian 0.0%

Extended School Day: Latino 0.0%

7 Extended School Year: Native American 0.0%

Weekend Classes: 3 Saturday classes
Tutoring Sessions: School Lunch Eligibility
3
8
Uniforms: 3 Reduced Lunch 2.5%
Free Lunch 91.8%
Parent Group: 3
9 Other School Programs/Features: direct reading instruction and full
option science system 0 20 40 60 80 100

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: student clubs, scouts, Academic Performance
10 200

Team Sports: intramural athletics, cheerleading
150

11 100
Assessment Index
-Only one year of
School Performance Score
- Two years of test results plus
student test results attendance & dropout rates

50

12 0
33.8
2006-07
41.9
2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Third Edition — January 2009

McDonogh 42 Elementary Charter School
Address: 1651 North Tonti St.
New Orleans, LA 70119
Phone: (504) 942-3660
Fax: (504) 309-8031
Principal: Marion Johnson
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
Charter Organization: Treme Charter School Association
Board Chair: Dr. Roslyn J. Smith PK

Mission Statement: The faculty, staff, and school community of McDonogh 42 Elementary Charter School will provide an op-
portunity for all children to achieve academic success through effective instruction in a safe, supportive, learning environment. K

Grades Served: PK-8 1
Applications Due: March 30, 2009

Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date; 2
students selected by lottery if more students apply than spaces available. After
application due date, contact the school to ask about available spaces.

Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements 3
Transportation: yellow school bus

Health Services: social worker, counselor, speech therapy, psychologists and 4
other student evaluation services provided through RSD

Special Education Model: inclusion and instructional support center 2008-09 Enrollment: 504
5
School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
For explanation see page p. xvii
Before and Aftercare: none
Ethnicity
School Features and Programs: African American 99.4%
6
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2%
Extended School Day:
Caucasian 0.2%

Extended School Year: 3 summer program for
7
Latino 0.2%

grades 3 & 7 Native American 0.0%

Weekend Classes:
Tutoring Sessions: 3 School Lunch Eligibility
Uniforms: 3
8
Reduced Lunch 2.0%

Parent Group: 3
Free Lunch 96.4%

Other School Programs/Features: music education, conversational 9
Spanish, school-wide book club
0 20 40 60 80 100

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: student council, male drill squad,
dance team, cheerleaders, 4-H
Academic Performance 10
200

Team Sports: intramural basketball, double dutch 150

100
Assessment Index
-Only one year of 11
student test results

50 School
48.7
0
Not Open
12
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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McDonogh City Park Academy
Address: 2733 Esplanade Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70119
Phone: (504) 940-1740
Fax: (504) 940-1780
Principal: Christine Mitchell
Website: www.leonagroup.com/mcdonogh
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
PK Charter Organization: New Orleans Charter Schools
Foundation
Board Chair: Matthew Proctor
K
Mission Statement: The mission of McDonogh City Park Academy is to provide students a school of choice that meets high expecta-
tions for academic success for each child.
1

Grades Served: K-8
2
Applications Due: March 30, 2009

Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date;
3 students selected by lottery if more students apply than spaces available. After
application due date, contact the school to ask about available spaces.

Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements
4
Transportation: yellow school bus
2008-09 Enrollment: 351
Health Services: school nurse, counselor School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
5 For explanation see page p. xvii
Special Education Model: inclusion
Ethnicity
African American 99.2%
Before and Aftercare: none
6 Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3%

Caucasian 0.6%
School Features and Programs:
Latino 0.0%

Extended School Day: 3
7
Native American 0.0%

Extended School Year:
Weekend Classes: School Lunch Eligibility
Tutoring Sessions:
8 3 Reduced Lunch 8.3%

Uniforms: 3 Free Lunch 90.6%

Parent Group: 3
9 Other School Programs/Features: information not provided
0 20 40 60 80 100

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: Girl Scouts, pep squad, dance
Academic Performance
10 team, drill team, student council 200

Team Sports: basketball, cheerleading
150

11 Assessment Index School Performance Score
-Only one year of - Two years of test results plus
100
student test results attendance & dropout rates

50
48.6
12 0
29
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Third Edition — January 2009

Milestone SABIS Academy of New Orleans
Address: 5951 Patton St.
New Orleans, LA 70115
Fax: (504) 894-0265
Principal: Catherine Boozer
Website: www.msano.sabis.net
School District: Board of Elementary and
Secondary Education (BESE)
Charter Organization: Innovators in Milestones, Inc. PK
Board Chair: Tarek Tay
K
Mission Statement: It is our mission to provide a positive learning environment that enhances each child’s opportunity to learn
and develop through an educational program, which recognizes the need for growth in academic and social skills.

1
Grades Served: K-8

Applications Due: information not available 2
Registration Process: Complete and submit application provided by the
school; students selected by lottery if more students apply than spaces available.
School is open to any Louisiana resident. 3
Requirements: open enrollment; no academic requirements; students are
required to take a diagnostic test to determine grade placement
4
Transportation: not provided

Health Services: school nurse, counselor 2008-09 Enrollment: 336
School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education 5
Special Education Model: combined inclusion and resource For explanation see page p. xvii

Before and Aftercare: provided through after school program at no cost Ethnicity
African American 96.7%
6
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%
School Features and Programs:
Caucasian 0.9%

Extended School Day: Latino 2.4%

Extended School Year: Native American 0.0% 7
Weekend Classes:
Tutoring Sessions: 3 School Lunch Eligibility
8
Uniforms: 3 Reduced Lunch 6.9%
Free Lunch 91.4%
Parent Group: 3

Other School Programs/Features: after school program provided by 9
Volunteers of America; school-wide Spanish program; student life program 0 20 40 60 80 100 120
designed to build social skills and school community; academic program
Academic Performance
around a college structure to prepare students for college life 10
200
Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: provided through student life
program during the school day; student clubs 150 Assessment Index School Performance Score
-Only one year of
student test results
- Two years of test results plus
attendance & dropout rates 11
Team Sports: information not available 100

50 61.4
52.7

0
12
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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New Orleans Parents’ Guide To Public Schools

Robert Russa Moton Charter School
Address: 6800 Chef Menteur Hwy.
New Orleans, 70122
Phone: (504) 942-0868
Principal: Paulette P. Bruno
School District: New Orleans Public Schools (NOPS)
Charter Organization: Advocates for Innovative Schools, Inc.
Board Chair: Victor Gordon
PK
Mission Statement: Wisdom, knowledge and understanding are the keys to success.

K Grades Served: PK-7

Applications Due: information not available
1 Registration Process: Complete and submit school applications; lottery held.
Any spaces available after lottery filled in order of application.

2 Requirements: open enrollment; no academic admission requirements

Transportation: yellow school bus

3 Health Services: outsourced health services currently provided on site; social
work services provided

Special Education Model: inclusion
4
Before and Aftercare: provided at no cost through after school program

School Features and Programs:
5 Extended School Day:
2008-09 Enrollment: 240
School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
3
For explanation see page p. xvii
Extended School Year: 3 year-round school
Ethnicity
6 Weekend Classes: African American 99.6%

Tutoring Sessions: 3 Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%

Caucasian 0.0%
Uniforms: 3
7 Latino 0.4%

Parent Group: 3 Native American 0.0%

Other School Programs/Features: school designed after school program
8 provides music, dance, drama and academic tutoring School Lunch Eligibility
Reduced Lunch 5.0%
Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: band, cheerleaders, marching groups Free Lunch 93.8%

9 Team Sports: flag football

0 20 40 60 80 100

10 Academic Performance
200

Assessment Index School Performance Score
- Two years of test results plus
11 150 -Only one year of
student test results attendance & dropout rates

100

90.8
12 50 64.1

0
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Third Edition — January 2009

Medard H. Nelson –UNO Charter School
Address: 3121 St. Bernard Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
Phone: (504) 943-1311
Fax: (504) 942-3672
Principal: Edward Brown Jr.
Website: www.unocharternetwork.net
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
Charter Organization: New Beginnings School Foundation- PK
Capital One-UNO Charter Network
Board Chair: Dr. Timothy Ryan
K
Mission Statement: The mission of Medard H. Nelson-UNO Charter School is to foster a community of learners in which academic
achievement and personal growth are expected and are supported in a positive, inclusive and enriched environment.
1
Grades Served: PK-8

Applications Due: March 30, 2009 2
Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date;
students selected by lottery if more students apply than spaces available. After 3
application due date, contact the school to ask about available spaces.

Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements
4
Transportation: yellow school bus

Health Services: school nurse, full time social worker and counselor 2008-09 Enrollment: 357
School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education 5
Special Education Model: inclusion For explanation see page p. xvii

Before and Aftercare: before and aftercare available through PK LA4 Ethnicity
program, aftercare available through TANEF program African American 98.6%

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%
6
Caucasian 0.6%
School Features and Programs:
Latino 0.8%

Extended School Day: Native American 0.0% 7
Extended School Year:
Weekend Classes: School Lunch Eligibility
Tutoring Sessions: 3 Reduced Lunch 3.6%
8
Uniforms: Free Lunch 94.4%

Parent Group: 3
9
Other School Programs/Features: T.R.E.E. (Teaching Responsible 0 20 40 60 80 100
Earth Education learning program), STAIR (Start the Adventure In reading
mentoring program), LA4 early childhood education, KUMON tutoring Academic Performance
200
10
Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: LEAP Engineering Club, student
council, Girl Scouts, chess team, dance team 150 Assessment Index School Performance Score
- Two years of test results plus
-Only one year of

Team Sports: basketball (girls and boys), cheerleading 100
student test results attendance & dropout rates
11
50 65.9 65.5

0
12
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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New Orleans College Prep Charter School    
Address: 3127 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70125
Phone: (504) 373-6271
Fax: (504) 566-4958
Principal: Natasha Baker
Website: www.nolacollegeprep.org
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
PK Charter Organization: New Orleans College
Preparatory Academies
Board Chair: Harold Brown
K
Mission Statement: New Orleans College Prep will prepare each of its 6-12 grade students to enter and excel in a rigorous 4-year
college or university.
1
Grades Served: K-2 and 6-8 (building to 12th in 2013-2014)
2 Applications Due: March 30, 2009

Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date;
students selected by lottery if more students apply than spaces available. After
3 application due date, contact the school to ask about available spaces.

Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements
4 Transportation: yellow school bus

Health Services: social worker, school nurse
2008-09 Enrollment: 154
5 Special Education Model: inclusion School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
For explanation see page p. xvii

Before and Aftercare: N/A – extended school day Ethnicity
6 African American 97.4%

School Features and Programs: Asian/Pacific Islander 1.3%

Caucasian 0.0%
Extended School Day: 3 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Latino 0.0%

7 Extended School Year: 3 Native American 1.3%

Weekend Classes: Saturday tutoring every
week School Lunch Eligibility
8 Tutoring Sessions: 3 Reduced Lunch 4.6%
Uniforms: 3 Free Lunch 95.5%

Parent Group: 3
9
Other School Programs/Features: tutoring and enrichment programs 0 20 40 60 80 100
provided through partnership with New Orleans Outreach
Academic Performance
10 Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: aerobics, martial arts, music, 200
dance, computers
150 Assessment Index

11 Team Sports: basketball, lacrosse, football, and more under development -Only one year of
student test results
100

School
50 Not Open 63.4

12 0
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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New Orleans Free Academy
Address: 3601 Camp St.
New Orleans, LA 70115
Phone: (504) 891-1353
Fax: (504) 891-6915
Principal: Rosemary Martin
Website: www.leonagroup.com
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
Charter Organization: New Orleans Charter Foundation PK
Board Chair: Matthew Proctor
K
Mission Statement: New Orleans Free Academy is committed to cultivating a climate of excellence where all students are successful
in school and become productive citizens who positively impact their families, communities and the world.

1
Grades Served: K-8

Applications Due: March 30, 2009 2
Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date;
students selected by lottery if more students apply than spaces available. After
application due date, contact the school to ask about available spaces. 3
Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements

Transportation: yellow school bus 4
Health Services: social worker and varied contracted services
2008-09 Enrollment: 203
Special Education Model: inclusion School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education 5
For explanation see page p. xvii
Before and Aftercare: TBA
Ethnicity

School Features and Programs:
African American 97.0%

Asian/Pacific Islander 1.0%
6
Extended School Day: 3 Caucasian 1.5%

Extended School Year: 3 Latino 0.5%

Weekend Classes:
Native American 0.0% 7
3
Tutoring Sessions: 3
School Lunch Eligibility
Uniforms: 3 8
Reduced Lunch 3.9%
Parent Group: 3 Free Lunch 94.6%

Other School Programs/Features: positive support program; after school
enrichment, S.T.A.I.R., tutoring program, technology lab 9
0 20 40 60 80 100
Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, student
council, student clubs, dance team Academic Performance
200
10
Team Sports: cheerleading, basketball, touch football
150

100
Assessment Index
-Only one year of
School Performance Score
- Two years of test results plus
attendance & dropout rates
11
student test results

50

0
39.5 45.7
12
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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New Orleans Parents’ Guide To Public Schools

Pride College Prep
Address: TBD
No Photo Contact Phone: (504) 400-0614
School’s location is Principal: Michael Richard
to be determined Website: www.pridecollegeprep.org
Charter Organization: Pride College Preparatory Academy
Board Chair: Scott Jacobs
PK
Mission Statement: Pride College Prep nourishes each of our students to excel in college.
K
Grades Served: PK-2 (building to 8th grade)
1 Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date;
students selected by lottery if more students apply than spaces available. After
application due date, contact the school to ask about available spaces.
2 Applications Due: March 30, 2009

Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements
3 Transportation: yellow school bus

Health Services: full-time social worker
4 Special Education Model: inclusion with extra supports

Before and Aftercare: before care from 7 a.m. and aftercare until 6 p.m.
5 available; families responsible for transportation.

School Features and Programs:
6 Extended School Day: 3 8 a.m. to 4:50 p.m.
Extended School Year: 3 year-round school with This is a
2 short summer breaks
7 Weekend Classes: new school.
Tutoring Sessions: 3
Uniforms: 3 No enrollment
8 Parent Group: will be developed
or academic
Other School Programs/Features: under development
9 performance
Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: afternoon enrichment and after
school tutoring information
Team Sports: under development
10 available.
Note: This school is a transformation school and is expected to
take the place of an existing RSD-operated elementary school.
11 Parents of children in affected grades will be given the option
to enroll in the transformation school or choose another school.

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Third Edition — January 2009

Sarah T. Reed Elementary School
Address: 5552 Read Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70127
Phone: (504) 373-6221
Fax: (504) 949-2531
Principal: Daphyne Burnett
Website: www.rsdla.net
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
Superintendent: Paul Vallas PK

Mission Statement: Reed Elementary provides and environment that promotes learning, responsible citizenship, creativity and
discovery for the Royal Tiger community. K

Grades Served: PK-8 1
Applications Due: March 30, 2009

Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date; 2
lottery held if more students apply than spaces available. After application due
date, contact the school or the RSD to enroll.

Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements 3
Transportation: yellow school bus

Health Services: school nurse, social worker, counselor 4
Special Education Model: inclusion
2008-09 Enrollment: 494
Before and Aftercare: N/A - extended school day School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education 5
For explanation see page p. xvii

School Features and Programs: Ethnicity

Extended School Day: 3
African American 98.2%

Asian/Pacific Islander 1.0%
6
Extended School Year: optional summer session Caucasian 0.4%

Weekend Classes: Latino 0.4%

Native American 0.0% 7
Tutoring Sessions: 3
Uniforms: 3
School Lunch Eligibility
Parent Group: 3
Reduced Lunch 0.4%
8
Free Lunch 90.5%
Other School Programs/Features: VIET Stay in School truancy
intervention, Touro Infirmary partnership, Crown of Life Lutheran Church
mentoring program 9
0 20 40 60 80 100
Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: newspaper club, art club, dance
team student council, creative writing club, chorus Academic Performance
200
10
Team Sports: basketball, cheerleading
150

100
Assessment Index
-Only one year of
School Performance Score
- Two years of test results plus
attendance & dropout rates
11
student test results

50
48.8
0
28.6 12
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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New Orleans Parents’ Guide To Public Schools

Henry Schaumburg Elementary School
Address: 9501 Grant St.
New Orleans, LA 70127
Phone: (504) 373-6234
Principal: Josette Ripoll
Website: www.rsdla.net
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
Superintendent: Paul Vallas
PK
Mission Statement: To create a safe, nurturing environment that will provide the highest quality of learning for students.

K
Grades Served: PK-8

1 Applications Due: March 30, 2009

Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date;
lottery held if more students apply than spaces available. After application due
2 date, contact the school or the RSD to enroll.

Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements

3 Transportation: yellow school bus

Health Services: school nurse; access to social workers, counselors and
psychologists provided by RSD
4
Special Education Model: inclusion

Before and Aftercare: N/A - extended school day 2008-09 Enrollment: 535
5 School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
For explanation see page p. xvii
School Features and Programs:
Ethnicity
Extended School Day: 3 African American 98.3%

6 Extended School Year: optional summer session Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6%

Caucasian 0.8%
Weekend Classes:
Latino 0.4%

Tutoring Sessions: 3
7 Native American 0.0%

Uniforms: 3
Parent Group: School Lunch Eligibility
8 Other School Programs/Features: literacy program, book fair Reduced Lunch 5.2%
Free Lunch 91.6%

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: student council, freedom writers,
9 book club, All Star Boys Club, Daisies, Brownies, Girl Scout, French club,
dance team majorettes
0 20 40 60 80 100

Team Sports: football, basketball, volleyball, track and field, soccer Academic Performance
10 200

150
Assessment Index

11 100
-Only one year of
student test results

50 School
Not Open 50
12 0
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Third Edition — January 2009

James M. Singleton Charter School
Address: 2220 Oretha C. Haley Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70113
Phone: (504) 568-3466
Fax: (504) 569-3378
Principal: Melrose Biagas
Website: www.draydesymca.org
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
Charter Organization: Dryades YMCA PK
Board Chair: Herman Kenneth Johnston
K
Mission Statement: The mission of Singleton Charter School is to promote quality and sustainable academic achievement for at
risk urban students through technology-based learning experiences, social integration, civic responsibility and relevant educational
practices.
1

Grades Served: PK-8
2
Applications Due: March 30, 2009

Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date;
students selected by lottery if more students apply than spaces available. After 3
application due date, contact the school to ask about available spaces.

Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements
4
Transportation: RTA tokens provided for students

Health Services: school nurse, social workers, speech pathologists
2008-09 Enrollment: 749
School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
5
Special Education Model: information not available For explanation see page p. xvii

Before and Aftercare: provided at no cost through After School for All Ethnicity
evening enrichment program African American 99.2%
6
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%

Caucasian 0.0%
School Features and Programs:
Latino 0.8%

Extended School Day: Native American 0.0% 7
Extended School Year:
Weekend Classes: 3 Saturday technology academy School Lunch Eligibility
Tutoring Sessions: 3 Reduced Lunch 1.2%
8
Uniforms: 3 Free Lunch 95.6%

Parent Group: 3
9
Other School Programs/Features: technology academy Saturdays 0 20 40 60 80 100
from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; KIDsmART classroom visual arts and after school
Academic Performance
programs; adult education programs in nursing and technology for parents
200
10
offered on-site through Dryades YMCA
150
Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: After school for All program Assessment Index School Performance Score

offers sports, dance, music, art, journalism, community service focused youth 100
-Only one year of
student test results
- Two years of test results plus
attendance & dropout rates
11
fraternity
50
Team Sports: sports offered through after school program 55.2
0
35.7
12
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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St. Julian Elementary Leadership Academy
Address: 2701 Lawrence St.
New Orleans, LA 70114
Phone: (504) 361-4828
Fax: (504) 361-3725
Principal: Annette Hagan
Website: www.rsdla.net
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
PK Superintendent: Paul Vallas

Mission Statement: To maximize student achievement, encourage positive relationships and behaviors and minimize inappropri-
K ate behaviors by creating a safe, supportive and structured school environment.

1 Grades Served: PK-8

Applications Due: March 30, 2009
2 Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date;
lottery held if more students apply than spaces available. After application due
date, contact the school or the RSD to enroll.
3 Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements

Transportation: yellow school bus
4 Health Services: school nurse; access to social workers, counselors and
psychologists provided by RSD

Special Education Model: inclusion 2008-09 Enrollment: 293
5 School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
For explanation see page p. xvii
Before and Aftercare: N/A - extended school day
Ethnicity
6 School Features and Programs: African American 98.0%

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%
Extended School Day: 3 Caucasian 0.3%

Extended School Year: Latino 1.7%

7 Weekend Classes: Native American 0.0%

Tutoring Sessions: 3
Uniforms: School Lunch Eligibility
3
8
Parent Group: 3 Reduced Lunch 1.4%
Free Lunch 85.7%

Other School Programs/Features: information not provided
9
Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: band, choir
0 20 40 60 80 100 120

Team Sports: basketball, football, volleyball, cheerleading
10 Academic Performance
200

150

11
Assessment Index
-Only one year of
100 student test results

50 School
Not Open
12 0
42.8
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Third Edition — January 2009

Success Preparatory Academy
Address: TBD
No Photo Contact Phone: (504) 909-6275
School’s location is Principals: Niloy Gangpopadhyay and St. Claire Adriaan
to be determined Website: http://www.successpreparatory.org
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
Charter Organization:
Board Chair: Avery Cornswet
PK

Mission Statement: The Mission of Success Preparatory Academy is to develop college-bound students for leadership and lifelong K
learning.

1
Grades Served: PK-3

Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date;
students selected by lottery if more students apply than spaces available. After 2
application due date, contact the school to ask about available spaces.

Applications Due: March 30, 2009
3
Requirements: open Enrollment, no academic entrance requirements

Transportation: yellow school bus
4
Health Services: social worker

Special Education Model: inclusion, special education teachers on staff
5
Before and Aftercare: under development

School Features and Programs
6
Extended School Day: 3 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
This is a
Extended School Year: 3
Weekend Classes: 3 Saturday enrichment sessions new school. 7
Tutoring Sessions: 3 as needed
Uniforms: 3 No enrollment
Parent Group: will be developed 8
or academic
Other School Programs/Features: under development
performance 9
Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: under development

Team Sports: soccer
information
Note: This school is a transformation school and is expected to available. 10
take the place of an existing RSD-operated elementary school.
Parents of children in affected grades will be given the option
to enroll in the transformation school or choose another school. 11

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New Orleans Parents’ Guide To Public Schools

Harriet Tubman Elementary School
Address: 2013 Gen. Meyer Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70114
Phone: (504) 363-1064
Fax: (504) 302-7249
Principal: Johnathan Williams
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
Charter Organization: Algiers Charter Schools Association
PK Board Chair: Elsie Rose

Mission Statement: The Harriet Ross Tubman Charter School family and community believe that all students can successfully
K achieve and are committed to nurturing their individual needs, abilities and interests to help develop productive citizens.

1 Grades Served: PK-8

Applications Due: March 30, 2009
2 Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date;
students selected by lottery if more students apply than spaces available. After
application due date, contact the school to ask about available spaces.
3 Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements

Transportation: yellow school bus
4 Health Services: school nurse; two social workers

Special Education Model: inclusion
5 Before and Aftercare: provided through Boys and Girls Club of America
2008-09 Enrollment: 423
School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
For explanation see page p. xvii
at $20 per month ($35 per month for more than one child); provided at no cost
for PK students Ethnicity
6 African American 97.9%

School Features and Programs: Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2%

Caucasian 0.5%
Extended School Day: 3 Latino 1.2%

7 Extended School Year: 3 Native American 0.2%

Weekend Classes:
Tutoring Sessions: 3 School Lunch Eligibility
8 Uniforms: 3 Reduced Lunch 2.6%
Free Lunch 91.7%
Parent Group: 3

9 Other School Programs/Features: Success for All reading program,
Smart Choices, positive behavior support, Talented in the Arts, NIKKI’s 0 20 40 60 80 100
Foundation teen pregnancy prevention program, Junior Achievement,
10 Reasoning Minds Academic Performance
200
Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: YMCA youth and leadership
rogram, YMCA step and dance programs, Bells Symphony, library club, student 150
Assessment Index School Performance Score
11 council, dance team, majorettes, drill team, photography club
100
-Only one year of
student test results
- Two years of test results plus
attendance & dropout rates

Team Sports: flag football, softball, basketball, track, cheerleading
50
41.3 50.3
12 0
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Third Edition — January 2009

A.P. Tureaud Elementary School
Address: 2201 Pauger St.
New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone: (504) 373-6219
Fax: (504) 373-6219
Principal: Perretta White-Mitchell
Website: www.rsdla.net
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
Superintendent: Paul Vallas PK

Mission Statement: The mission of A. P. Tureaud Elementary school is to provide educational opportunities that will enable all
students to achieve academic success. K

Grades Served: PK-6 1
Applications Due: March 30, 2009

Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date; 2
lottery held if more students apply than spaces available. After application due
date, contact the school or the RSD to enroll.

Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrace requirements 3
Transportation: yellow school bus

Health Services: school nurse; access to social workers, counselors and 4
psychologists provided by RSD

Special Education Model: inclusion 2008-09 Enrollment: 315 5
School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
Before and Aftercare: information not provided For explanation see page p. xvii

Ethnicity
School Features and Programs: African American 99.1%
6
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%
Extended School Day: 3 Caucasian 0.6%

Extended School Year: Latino 0.3%

Weekend Classes: Native American 0.0% 7
Tutoring Sessions: 3
Uniforms: 3 School Lunch Eligibility
8
Parent Group: 3 Reduced Lunch 2.2%
Free Lunch 86.4%

Other School Programs/Features: G.R.A.C.E. (Girls Reachable and
Challenged Everyday), KIDsmART classroom art program 9
Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: information not provided 0 20 40 60 80 100

Team Sports: information not provided Academic Performance
200
10
150 Assessment Index School Performance Score
-Only one year of - Two years of test results plus

100
student test results attendance & dropout rates
11
50 70.9

0
32.9 12
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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New Orleans Parents’ Guide To Public Schools

Albert Wicker Elementary School
Address: 2011 Bienville Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 373-6220
Fax: (504) 571-6317
Principal: Ella Lewis
Website: www.rsdla.net
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
PK Superintendent: Paul Vallas

Mission Statement: The mission of Albert Wicker Elementary School is to provide a safe and diverse learning environment which
K enables all students to maximize their academic achievement so that they will become productive and empowered individuals in their
home and community.

1
Grades Served: K-8

Applications Due: March 30, 2009
2
Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date;
lottery held if more students apply than spaces available. After application due
3 date, contact the school or the RSD to enroll.

Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements

4 Transportation: yellow school bus

Health Services: school nurse; access to social workers, counselors and
psychologists provided by RSD 2008-09 Enrollment: 292
5 School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
Special Education Model: inclusion For explanation see page p. xvii

Before and Aftercare: N/A - extended school day Ethnicity
6
African American 98.6%

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%
School Features and Programs: Caucasian 0.3%

Extended School Day: 3 Latino 1.0%

7 Extended School Year: Native American 0.0%

Weekend Classes:
Tutoring Sessions: 3 School Lunch Eligibility
8 Uniforms: 3 Reduced Lunch 0.7%
Free Lunch 90.4%
Parent Group: 3

9 Other School Programs/Features: LASpirit crisis counseling
intervention 0 20 40 60 80 100

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: student clubs, choir
10 Academic Performance
200
Team Sports: basketball, flag football and track
150

11 100
Assessment Index
-Only one year of
School Performance Score
- Two years of test results plus
student test results attendance & dropout rates

50

12 0
27.6 36.8
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Third Edition — January 2009

Fannie C. Williams Elementary School
Address: 11755 Dwyer Rd.
New Orleans, LA 70128
Phone: (504) 373-6228
Fax: (504) 245-2796
Principal: Kelly Batiste
Website: www.rsdla.net
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
Superintendent: Paul Vallas PK

Mission Statement: To achieve the highest standard of intellectual, physical and social growth in students while respecting indi-
vidual differences K

Grades Served: PK-7 1
Applications Due: March 30, 2009

Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date; 2
lottery held if more students apply than spaces available. After application due
date, contact the school or the RSD to enroll.

Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements 3
Transportation: yellow school bus

Health Services: school nurse; access to social workers, counselors and 4
psychologists provided by RSD

Special Education Model: inclusion 2008-09 Enrollment: 423
School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
5
Before and Aftercare: N/A - extended school day For explanation see page p. xvii

Ethnicity
School Features and Programs: African American 99.8%
6
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%
Extended School Day: 3 Caucasian 0.2%

Extended School Year: Latino 0.0%

Weekend Classes: Native American 0.0% 7
Tutoring Sessions: 3
School Lunch Eligibility
Uniforms: 3
8
Parent Group: under development Reduced Lunch 3.6%
Free Lunch 89.4%

Other School Programs/Features: information not provided
9
Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: student council, student clubs,
choir, drama, music 0 20 40 60 80 100

Team Sports: basketball, flag football, softball, volleyball Academic Performance
200
10
150

100
Assessment Index
-Only one year of
student test results
11
50 School
47.2
0
Not Open
12
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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New Orleans Parents’ Guide To Public Schools

Sylvanie Williams Elementary School
Address: 3127 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70125
Phone: (504) 373-6218
Fax: (504) 566-4932
Principal: Karen Bryan
Website: www.rsdla.net
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
PK Superintendent: Paul Vallas

Mission Statement: Under development
K

Note: This school is expected to change grade levels served
1 for 2009-2010. Grades levels provided for 2009-2010 have not
been determined.

Grades Served: PK-5 (2008-09) TBA (2009-10)
2
Applications Due: March 30, 2009

Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date;
3 lottery held if more students apply than spaces available. After application due
date, contact the school or the RSD to enroll.

4 Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements

Transportation: yellow school bus

5 Health Services: school nurse; social worker, counselor 2008-09 Enrollment: 253
School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
Special Education Model: inclusion For explanation see page p. xvii

Ethnicity
6 Before and Aftercare: N/A - extended school day African American 99.2%

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%

School Features and Programs: Caucasian 0.0%

Extended School Day: Latino 0.8%

7 3
Native American 0.0%
Extended School Year: optional summer session
Weekend Classes:
School Lunch Eligibility
8 Tutoring Sessions: 3
Reduced Lunch 0.0%
Uniforms: 3 Free Lunch 88.1%

Parent Group: under development
9
Other School Programs/Features: information not available
0 20 40 60 80 100

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: information not availableTeam
Academic Performance
10 200
Sports: basketball, flag football, softball, volleyball, track
150

11
Assessment Index
-Only one year of
100 student test results

50 School
Not Open
12 0
2006-07
40.2
2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Third Edition — January 2009

Andrew H. Wilson Charter School
Temporary Address: 1111 Milan St.
New Orleans, LA 70115
Future Address: 3615 General Pershing Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70125
Phone: (504) 373-6274
Principal: Sheila Thomas
Website: www.broadmoorcharterschoolboard.org
This school is in a temporary School District: Recovery School District (RSD) PK
building and is expected to Charter Organization: Broadmoor Charter School Board, Inc.
move into a new facility during Board Chair: Connie Yeaton
the 2009-2010 school year. K
Mission Statement: The mission of AHWCS is to provide a challenging, enriching and meaningful curriculum that educates,
nurtures and respects the individual student and the diverse community of learners in an environment that is safe and conducive to
learning. We believe in providing students with the tools necessary to meet high academic expectations and achieve academic success, 1
thus building the skills and confidence needed to become intelligent, ethical, responsible and civic-minded adults.

2
Grades Served: K-7 (will build to 8th grade in 2010-11

Applications Due: March 30, 2009
3
Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date;
students selected by lottery if more students apply than spaces available. After
application due date, contact the school to ask about available spaces.
4
Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements

Transportation: yellow school bus
5
Health Services: school nurse, social worker 2008-09 Enrollment: 392
School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
For explanation see page p. xvii
Special Education Model: inclusion
Ethnicity
6
Before and Aftercare: extended school day until 4 p/m/; aftercare will be African American 98.0%

provided in partnership with YMCA Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%

Caucasian 1.0%

Latino 0.5%
7
School Features and Programs: Native American 0.5%

Extended School Day: 3
Extended School Year: 3 School Lunch Eligibility 8
Weekend Classes: Reduced Lunch 2.3%
Free Lunch 74.8%
Tutoring Sessions: 3
Uniforms: 3 9
Parent Group: 3
0 20 40 60 80 100

Other School Programs/Features: team-teaching strategies, daily music, arts Academic Performance 10
enrichment, physical education and Spanish (4th and 5th grades) 200

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: choral group, computer club and 150
11
Assessment Index
-Only one year of
after school tutoring; after school activites will be created based on student student test results
100
interest and need
School
50 Not Open 62
Team Sports: information not provided
0
12
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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KIPP Believe College Prep
Address: 1607 South Carrollton Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: (504) Phone: (504) 304-8857
Fax: (504) Fax: (504) 304-8862
Principal: Adam Meinig
Website: www.kippbelieve.org
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
PK Charter Organization: Knowledge Is Power Program
(KIPP) New Orleans
Board Chair: Jodi Aamodt
K
Mission Statement: KIPP Believe empowers students with the academic skills, character traits and self-confidence necessary to
excel in our nation’s top high schools, colleges and the competitive world beyond. Students internalize a critical consciousness and sense
1 of social responsibility to improve the world around them.

2 Grades Served: 5-8

Applications Due: March 30, 2009

3 Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date;
students selected by lottery if more students apply than spaces available. After
application due date, contact the school to ask about available spaces.
4 Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements

Transportation: yellow school bus
5 Health Services: school nurse; social worker; school psychologist
2008-09 Enrollment: 254
School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
For explanation see page p. xvii
Special Education Model: inclusion model, required services provided in
regular education setting Ethnicity
6 African American 100.0%

Before and Aftercare: N/A - extended school day Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%

Caucasian 0.0%

7
Latino 0.0%
School Features and Programs:
Native American 0.0%

Extended School Day: 3 7:25 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Extended School Year: 3 School Lunch Eligibility
8 Weekend Classes: 3 Saturday classes every Reduced Lunch 8.3%
other week Free Lunch 80.3%

Tutoring Sessions: 3
9 Uniforms: 3
Parent Group: 3 0 20 40 60 80 100

Academic Performance
10 Other School Programs/Features: teachers on call after school for
200
homework help; out of state field lessons to Washington, D.C., North Assessment Index School Performance Score
Carolina, New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, and California 150
-Only one year of
student test results
- Two years of test results plus
attendance & dropout rates

11 Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: Student Leadership Team, 100
community service programs, Saturday extracurricular programs, nightly 98.6
tutoring 50 66.6
12
Team Sports: intramural sports including dance, step, football, basketball, 0
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
lacrosse, track, and soccer Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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KIPP Central City Academy
Address: 2625 Thalia Street
New Orleans, LA 70113
Phone: (504) 373-6290
Fax: (504) 302-9737
Principal: Todd Purvis
Website: www.kippcentralcity.org
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
Charter Organization: Knowledge Is Power Program PK
(KIPP) New Orleans
Board Chair: Jodi Aamodt
K
Mission Statement: To empower each student with the knowledge, habits, academic abilities, and character strengths needed to
excel in top high schools, colleges, and beyond, and to cultivate leaders with a sense of social responsibility to make our community a
better place to live every day. 1

Grades Served: 5-7 (building to 8th grade by summer 2010) 2
Applications Due: March 30, 2009

Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date; 3
students selected by lottery if more students apply than spaces available. After
application due date, contact the school to ask about available spaces.

Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements 4
Transportation: RTA tokens and yellow school bus service provided for students

Health Services: school nurse; social worker 5
Special Education Model: inclusion model, required services provided in 2008-09 Enrollment: 176
School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
regular education setting For explanation see page p. xvii
6
Before and Aftercare: N/A - extended school day Ethnicity
African American 100.0%

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%

School Features and Programs: Caucasian 0.0% 7
Extended School Day: 3 7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Latino 0.0%

Native American 0.0%
Extended School Year: 3
Weekend Classes: 3 Saturday once per month 8
School Lunch Eligibility
Tutoring Sessions: 3
Reduced Lunch 6.3%

Uniforms: 3 Free Lunch 92.6%

Parent Group: under development
9

Other School Programs/Features: mandatory Saturday school once per 0 20 40 60 80 100

month to provide elective classes and field lessons; character education woven Academic Performance 10
through school curriculum; end-of-year-out-of-town field trips 200

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: band, student clubs, tutoring 150 Assessment Index

11
-Only one year of
student test results

Team Sports: intramural sports 100
School
50 Not Open 72.7

0
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
12
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Thurgood Marshall Middle School
Address: 4621 Canal St.
New Orleans, LA 70119
Phone: (504) 373-6233 or (504) 220-4619
Principal: Ronald Ayler
Website: www.rsdla.net
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
Superintendent: Paul Vallas
PK

K Mission Statement: The mission of Thurgood Marshall Middle is to provide a safe positive school climate that fosters life-long
learners through high standards and a nurturing environment. We will promote the academic, social, emotional, and physical develop-
ment of all students.
1
Note: This school is not expected to remain open for 2009-2010

2 Grades Served: 7-8 (2008-09)

Applications Due: N/A

3 Registration Process: Contact the school to ask if spaces are available for the
2008-2009 school year.

Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements
4
Transportation: yellow school bus

Health Services: school nurse, social worker, counselor 2008-09 Enrollment: 172
5 School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
Special Education Model: inclusion For explanation see page p. xvii

Before and Aftercare: N/A-extended school day Ethnicity
6 African American 97.1%

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%
School Features and Programs: Caucasian 0.6%

Extended School Day: 3 Latino 1.7%

7 Extended School Year: optional summer session Native American 0.6%

Weekend Classes:
Tutoring Sessions: 3 School Lunch Eligibility
8
Uniforms: 3 Reduced Lunch 1.2%
Free Lunch 84.3%
Parent Group: under development
9 Other School Programs/Features: information not available
0 20 40 60 80 100
Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: newspaper club, art club, dance
10 team student council, creative writing club, chorus Academic Performance
200
Team Sports: basketball and football
150

11 100
Assessment Index
-Only one year of
student test results

50
School
12 0
Not Open 35.1
35.1
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Sophie B. Wright Charter School
Address: 1426 Napoleon Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70115
Phone: (504) 304-3915
Fax: (504) 896-4095
Principal: Sharon L. Clark
Website: www.sophiebwright.org
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
Charter Organization: Institute for Academic Excellence PK
Board Chair: Rose Duhon-Sells
K
Mission Statement: At Sophie B. Wright School it is our mission to promote excellence in a caring environment and to prepare
each student in partnership with parents and community to be a lifelong, self-directed learner in a diverse society.

1
Grades Served: 4-8

Applications Due: March 30, 2009 2
Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date;
students selected by lottery if more students apply than spaces available. After
application due date, contact the school to ask about available spaces. 3
Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements

Transportation: yellow school bus 4
Health Services: school nurse, three social workers (one full-time; two part-
time) 2008-09 Enrollment: 312
School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
5
Special Education Model: inclusion For explanation see page p. xvii

Before and Aftercare: provided through afterschool programming Ethnicity
African American 98.7%
6
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%
School Features and Programs:
Caucasian 0.6%

Extended School Day: 3 Latino 0.6%

Extended School Year: 3 Native American 0.0% 7
Weekend Classes: no
Tutoring Sessions: 3 School Lunch Eligibility
8
Uniforms: 3 Reduced Lunch 0.0%
Free Lunch 100.0%
Parent Group: 3

Other School Programs/Features: after school program provides one 9
hour of academic support and one hour of arts enrichment through partnership 0 20 40 60 80 100
with new Orleans Outreach; partnership with Tulane University provides
focused tutoring Academic Performance
200
10
Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: band, majorettes, dance team, flag
team drama, debate, student council, young entrepreneur program 150 Assessment Index School Performance Score

11
-Only one year of - Two years of test results plus
student test results attendance & dropout rates
100
Team Sports: basketball and football
50 74.6
60.9

0
12
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Robert M. Lusher Charter School (See also page 42 for grades PK-5)
Address: 5624 Freret St.
New Orleans, LA 70115
Phone: (504) 304-3960
Fax: (504) 861-1869
Principal: Brenda Bourne (middle) Willie Ates (high)
Website: www.lusherschool.org
School District: New Orleans Public Schools (NOPS)
PK Charter Organization: Advocates for Arts-Based Education
Board Chair: Blaine LeCesne
K
Mission Statement: Lusher Charter School provides a developmentally appropriate learning environment in which high academics,
comprehensive arts education and the celebration of individuality and diversity enable each student to achieve as a learner, a person
and a valuable member of our society.
1

Grades Served: 6-12
2
Applications Due: December 5, 2008

Registration Process: complete application provided by school; submit
3 recent report card and test scores.

Requirements: students who attended Lusher for elementary grades (K-5)
are automatically eligible; admission for newly entering studetns is determined
4 by a 10-point scoring matrix based on grade-point average and Iowa test scores

Transportation: not provided
2008-09 Enrollment: 1,469 (K-12)
5 Health Services: social workers; vision and hearing screenings School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
For explanation see page p. xvii
Special Education Model: inclusion
Ethnicity
6 School Features and Programs:
African American 39.5%

Asian/Pacific Islander 5.4%

Extended School Day: optional Arts After Hours Caucasian 50.7%

courses offered Latino 4.3%

7 Extended School Year: optional summer arts courses
Native American 0.1%

Weekend Classes:
School Lunch Eligibility
8 Tutoring Sessions: 3
Reduced Lunch 6.5%
Uniforms: Free Lunch 36.6%

Parent Group: 3
9
Other School Programs/Features: afterschool arts enrichment program
and summer arts courses offer focus on creative writing, dance, theater, music 0 20 40 60 80 100 120

and visual arts, early college credit courses offered by Tulane University Academic Performance
10 200 Assessment Index School Performance Score
Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: band, dance team, jazz ensemble, -Only one year of - Two years of test results plus
attendance & dropout rates
student test results
choir 150

11 Team Sports: football, basketball, track (boys and girls), softball, volleyball, 100
129.2 135.0
tennis
50

12 0
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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McDonogh 35 College Preparatory 
High School
Address: 1331 Kerlerec St.
New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone: (504) 324-7600
Fax: (504) 942-3609
Principal: Phillip White
Website: www.mcdonogh35.org
School District: New Orleans Public Schools (NOPS)
Superintendent: Darryl Kilbert PK

Mission Statement: To encourage academic excellence for all students in challenging and interactive programs that are supported
by teachers, staff , students, parents, community. K

Grades Served: 7-12 1
Applications Due: information not available – contact the school

Registration Process: Complete and submit application by due date; 2
students accepted in order of application. After application due date, contact
the school to ask about available spaces or contact the New Orleans Public
Schools central office (see pg. ii) 3
Requirements: students selected using a matrix based on prior GPA,
attendance record and writing sample
4
Transportation: yellow school bus

Health Services: school nurse; school-based health clinic
2008-09 Enrollment: 973
School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
5
Special Education Model: inclusion
For explanation see page p. xvii

Before and Aftercare: Ethnicity
African American 100.0% 6
School Features and Programs: Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%

Caucasian 0.0%
Extended School Day:
7
Latino 0.0%

Extended School Year: Native American 0.0%

Weekend Classes:
Tutoring Sessions: 3 School Lunch Eligibility
Uniforms: 3 Reduced Lunch 2.5%
8
Free Lunch 70.7%
Parent Group: 3

Other School Programs/Features: Tech Prep early college enrollment at 9
Delgado Community College; concurrent enrollment programs with Tulane
and Xavier Universities; community technology lab open after school Saturdays 0 20 40 60 80 100

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: band, dance team, jazz ensemble
Academic Performance
10
200
(building toward tennis)
Assessment Index School Performance Score
150
-Only one year of - Two years of test results plus
Team Sports: football, basketball, track (boys and girls), softball, volleyball, student test results attendance & dropout rates
11
choir 100

50 66.1 76.3

0
12
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Eleanor McMain Secondary School
Address: 5721 S. Claiborne Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70125
Phone: (504) 324-7500
Fax: (504) 862-5123
Principal: Bridgette B. Frick
Website: www.neworleanspublicschools.k12.la.us
School District: New Orleans Public Schools (NOPS)
PK Superintendent: Darryl Kilbert

Mission Statement: The mission of McMain Secondary School is to provide a rigorous program of studies for a culturally diverse
K population of academically talented students.

1 Grades Served: 7-12

Applications Due: information not available – contact the school
2 Registration Process: Complete and submit application by due date;
students accepted in order of application. After application due date, contact
the school to ask about available spaces or contact the New Orleans Public
3 Schools central office (see pg. ii)

Requirements: students selected using a matrix based on prior GPA,
attendance record and writing sample
4
Transportation: yellow school bus

Health Services: school nurse; social worker
5 2008-09 Enrollment: 694
School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
Special Education Model: inclusion
For explanation see page p. xvii

Before and Aftercare: Ethnicity
6 African American 83.0%

School Features and Programs: Asian/Pacific Islander 15.6%

Caucasian 0.1%
Extended School Day:
Latino 1.3%

7 Extended School Year: Native American 0.0%

Weekend Classes:
Tutoring Sessions: 3 School Lunch Eligibility
8 Uniforms: 3 Reduced Lunch 4.8%
Free Lunch 73.1%
Parent Group: 3

9 Other School Programs/Features: afterschool tutoring/remediation (21st
Century School, Tulane University, SCALE); NOLA Tech Hurricane Katrina
Computer Class; concurrent enrollment -- Delgado Community College and 0 20 40 60 80 100

10 Souther University of New Orleans (SUNO); Algebra Project; Students at the Academic Performance
Center internships 200

Assessment Index School Performance Score
Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: band (majorette, pom squad), 150 -Only one year of - Two years of test results plus

11
attendance & dropout rates
Diners’ Club, African-American Club, Asian-American Club, DECA, COE, student test results

Robotics Team 100

82.4 81.1
Team Sports: cheerleading, football, basketball, baseball, track, softball 50

12 0
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Miller-McCoy Academy for Mathematics and Business
Address: 7301 Dwyer Rd.
New Orleans, LA 70126
Phone: (504) 303-2084 or (504) 303-3085
Principal: Tiffany Hardrick and Keith Sanders
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
Charter Organization: Miller-McCoy Academy
for Mathematics and Business
Board Chair: Benton Smallpage PK

Mission Statement: To prepare urban male students for college and life beyond college.
K

Grades Served: 6-7 and 9-10 (build to 6th-12th by 2012-2013)
1
Applications Due: March 30, 2009

Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date;
students selected by lottery if more students apply than spaces available. After 2
application due date, contact the school to ask about available spaces.

Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements
3
Transportation: yellow school bus

Health Services: school nurse; social worker
4
Special Education Model: inclusion

2008-09 Enrollment: 196
School Features and Programs: School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education 5
Extended School Day: 3 7:30 a.m.to 5 p.m. For explanation see page p. xvii

Extended School Year: 3 optional summer session Ethnicity
Weekend Classes: 3 one Saturday per month
African American 100.0%

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%
6
Tutoring Sessions: Caucasian 0.0%

Uniforms: 3 Latino 0.0%

Parent Group: under development
Native American 0.0% 7

Other School Programs/Features: all-boys school School Lunch Eligibility
8
Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: student clubs to be developed Reduced Lunch 6.1%
Free Lunch 88.3%

Team Sports: basketball, football, golf and baseball
9
0 20 40 60 80 100

200
Academic Performance
10
150 No assessment index or

100
school performance score.
School opened in 2008-09.
11
50

0
12
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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New Orleans College Prep Charter School    
Address: 3127 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70125
Phone: (504) 373-6271
Fax: (504) 566-4958
Principal: Natasha Baker
Website: www.nolacollegeprep.org
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
PK Charter Organization: New Orleans College
Preparatory Academies
Board Chair: Harold Brown
K
Mission Statement: New Orleans College Prep will prepare each of its 6-12 grade students to enter and excel in a rigorous 4-year
college or university.
1
Grades Served: K-2 and 6-8 (building to 12th in 2013-2014)
2 Applications Due: March 30, 2009

Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date;
3 students selected by lottery if more students apply than spaces available. After
application due date, contact the school to ask about available spaces.

Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements
4
Transportation: yellow school bus

Health Services: social worker, school nurse
2008-09 Enrollment: 154
5 School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
Special Education Model: inclusion For explanation see page p. xvii

Before and Aftercare: N/A – extended school day Ethnicity
6 African American 97.4%

Asian/Pacific Islander 1.3%
School Features and Programs:
Caucasian 0.0%

Extended School Day: 3 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Latino 0.0%

7 Extended School Year: 3 Native American 1.3%

Weekend Classes: Saturday tutoring every
week School Lunch Eligibility
8 Tutoring Sessions: 3 Reduced Lunch 4.6%

Uniforms: 3 Free Lunch 95.5%

Parent Group: 3
9
Other School Programs/Features: tutoring and enrichment programs 0 20 40 60 80 100
provided through partnership with New Orleans Outreach
Academic Performance
10 Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: aerobics, martial arts, music, 200

dance, computers
150 Assessment Index
-Only one year of
11 Team Sports: basketball, lacrosse, football, and more under development
100
student test results

School
50 Not Open 63.4

12 0
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Orleans Parish PM School
Address: 2009 Palmyra St.
New Orleans, La. 70112
Phone: (504) 324-7200
Fax: (504) 862-5123
Principal: Tyrone Casby
Website: www.neworleanspublicschools.k12.la.us
School District: New Orleans Public Schools (NOPS)
Superintendent: Darryl Kilbert PK

Mission Statement: The Mission of Orleans Parish P.M. School is to effectively engage students in growth producing activities
through programs that are systemic, consistent and directional for their immediate future. K

Grades Served: 7-12 1
Applications Due: information not available – contact the school

Registration Process: Complete and submit application by due date; 2
students accepted in order of application. After application due date, contact
the school to ask about available spaces or contact the New Orleans Public
Schools central office (see pg. ii) 3
Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements

Transportation: yellow school bus 4
Health Services: school nurse, social worker, counselor
2008-09 Enrollment: 95
Special Education Model: inclusion with resource teacher School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education 5
For explanation see page p. xvii
School Features and Programs: Ethnicity
Extended School Day:
6
African American 97.9%

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%
Extended School Year:
Caucasian 2.1%

Weekend Classes: Latino 0.0%

Tutoring Sessions: 3 Native American 0.0% 7
Uniforms: 3
Parent Group: 3 School Lunch Eligibility
Reduced Lunch 1.1%
8
Other School Programs/Features: marketing course designed to help Free Lunch 79.0%
students find employment through partnership with Job1; pre-GED program;
health careers and construction skills programs, Agriscience
9
Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: student council, business club 0 20 40 60 80 100

Team Sports: none Academic Performance
200
10
150
Assessment Index School Performance Score

100
-Only one year of
student test results
- Two years of test results plus
attendance & dropout rates
11
50
50.5 46.2
0
12
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Algiers Technology Academy
Address: 6501 Berkley Dr.
New Orleans, LA 70131
Phone: (504) 373-6282
Fax: (504) 433-7986
Principal: Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr.
Website: www.algierscharterschools.org
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
PK Charter Organization: Algiers Charter Schools Association
Board Chair: Elsie Rose
K
Mission Statement: Algiers Technology High School will provide an environment that is focused on technology and small learning
communities via distinct areas of concentration: Business, Graphic Design and Computer Science.

1
Grades Served: 9-12

2 Applications Due: March 30, 2009

Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date;
students selected by lottery if more students apply than spaces available. After
3 application due date, contact the school to ask about available spaces.

Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements

4 Transportation: yellow school bus

Health Services: information not provided
2008-09 Enrollment: 266
5 Special Education Model: inclusion School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
For explanation see page p. xvii
School Features and Programs:
Ethnicity
6 Extended School Day: African American 92.9%

Extended School Year: Asian/Pacific Islander 1.1%

Caucasian 3.8%
Weekend Classes: 3 Latino 2.3%

7 Tutoring Sessions: 3 Native American 0.0%

Uniforms: 3
Parent Group: School Lunch Eligibility
8 Reduced Lunch 12.8%
Other School Programs/Features: information not provided Free Lunch 71.8%

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: other extracurricular activities
9 offered based on student interest and available faculty support
0 20 40 60 80 100
Team Sports: information not provided
Academic Performance
10 200

150

11 100
Assessment Index
-Only one year of
student test results

50
School
12 0
Not Open 44.1
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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George W. Carver High School
Address: 3059 Higgins Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70126
Phone: (504) 373-6226
Principal: Vanessa Eugene
Website: www.rsdla.net
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
Superintendent: Paul Vallas
PK

Mission Statement: information not available K

Grades Served: 9-12 1
Applications Due: March 30, 2009

Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date; 2
lottery held if more students apply than spaces available. After application due
date, contact the school or the RSD to enroll.

Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements 3
Transportation: yellow school bus

Health Services: school nurse, social worker and counselor 4
Special Education Model: inclusion
2008-09 Enrollment: 534
School Features and Programs: School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education 5
For explanation see page p. xvii
Extended School Day: 3
Ethnicity
Extended School Year: optional summer session African American 99.1%
6
Weekend Classes: Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%

Tutoring Sessions:
Caucasian 0.4%
3
Latino 0.6%
Uniforms: 3 Native American 0.0% 7
Parent Group: under development

Other School Programs/Features: family and community resource cneter School Lunch Eligibility
Reduced Lunch 1.3%
8
Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: band Free Lunch 80.0%

Team Sports: football, basketball
9
0 20 40 60 80 100

Academic Performance
200
10
150

100
Assessment Index
-Only one year of
11
student test results

50
School
0
Not Open 23.7 12
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Joseph S. Clark High School
Address: 1301 North Derbigny St.
New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone: (504) 304-6228
Fax: (504) 827-4538
Principal: Novelt Estrella
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
Superintendent: Paul Vallas
PK

K Mission Statement: The mission of Joseph S. Clark Senior High School is to provide all students with the academic skills and
understandings that will enable each to reach his or her highest potential.

1
Grades Served: 9-12

Applications Due: March 30, 2009
2
Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date;
lottery held if more students apply than spaces available. After application due
date, contact the school or the RSD to enroll.
3
Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements

Transportation: yellow school bus
4
Health Services: school nurse; access to social workers, counselors and
psychologists provided by RSD
2008-09 Enrollment: 589
5 Special Education Model: inclusion School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
For explanation see page p. xvii

School Features and Programs: Ethnicity

6
African American 97.8%

Extended School Day: 3 Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2%

Extended School Year: Caucasian 0.5%

Weekend Classes:
Latino 1.4%

7 Tutoring Sessions: 3
Native American 0.2%

Uniforms: 3
School Lunch Eligibility
Parent Group:
8 3
Reduced Lunch 1.5%
Free Lunch 75.7%
Other School Programs/Features: Partnership with Louisiana Technical
College that allows dual high school and college credit in drafting; LASpirit
9 crisis counseling intervention
0 20 40 60 80 100
Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: band, choir, student clubs
Academic Performance
10 Team Sports: basketball, track, football, volleyball, softball and baseball 200

150

11 100
Assessment Index
-Only one year of
School Performance Score
- Two years of test results plus
student test results attendance & dropout rates

50

12 0 15.3
2006-07
21.4
2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Walter Cohen High School
Address: 3510 Dryades St.
New Orleans, LA 70115
Phone: (504) 373-6204
Fax: (504) 896-4015
Principal: Alfred Jones
Website: www.rsdla.net
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
Superintendent: Paul Vallas PK

Mission Statement: Walter L. Cohen High School, in partnership with all stakeholders (teachers, staff , students, parents and the
community), will improve student achievement by restructuring curriculum and instruction, as well as develop a school climate that K
meets the need of all students.

1
Grades Served: 9-12

Applications Due: March 30, 2009
2
Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date;
lottery held if more students apply than spaces available. After application due
date, contact the school or the RSD to enroll. 3
Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements

Transportation: yellow school bus 4
Health Services: school nurse; access to social workers, counselors and
psychologists provided by RSD 2008-09 Enrollment: 494
School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education 5
Special Education Model: inclusion For explanation see page p. xvii

Ethnicity
School Features and Programs:
6
African American 98.8%

Extended School Day: 3 Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2%

Caucasian 0.2%
Extended School Year: optional summer session Latino 0.8%

Weekend Classes: Native American 0.0%
7
Tutoring Sessions: 3
Uniforms: 3 School Lunch Eligibility
Parent Group: 3 Reduced Lunch 1.2% 8
Free Lunch 82.0%

Other School Programs/Features: parent center

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: information not provided 9
0 20 40 60 80 100
Team Sports: under development
Academic Performance
200 10
150
Assessment Index

100
-Only one year of
student test results 11
50 School
Not Open 15.1
0
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 12
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Frederick Douglass High School
Address: 3820 St. Claude Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70117
Phone: (504) 373-6207
Fax: (504) 945-0154
Principal: Wilfred Johnson
Website: www.rsdla.net
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
PK Superintendent: Paul Vallas

K
Mission Statement: The mission of Frederick Douglass High School is to create a responsive school environment that fosters a
student-centered curriculum that makes students responsible for themselves and their community
1
Grades Served: 9-12
2 Applications Due: March 30, 2009

Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date;
lottery held if more students apply than spaces available. After application due
3 date, contact the school or the RSD to enroll.

Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements
4 Transportation: yellow school bus

Health Services: school nurse, access to social workers, counselors and
5 psychologists provided through RSD 2008-09 Enrollment: 481
School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
Special Education Model: inclusion For explanation see page p. xvii
Ethnicity
6 School Features and Programs: African American 99.2%

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2%
Extended School Day: 3 Caucasian 0.0%

Extended School Year: Latino 0.4%

7 Weekend Classes: Native American 0.2%

Tutoring Sessions: 3
School Lunch Eligibility
Uniforms: 3
8
Parent Group: 3 Reduced Lunch 2.9%
Free Lunch 74.2%

Other School Programs/Features: Arts in Education, Students at the
9 Center, a community based program which teaches creative writing and video
production; family and community resource center
0 20 40 60 80 100

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: marching band, orchestra, flag and
10 dance team, drill team, majorettes, color guard, drama club, speech and debate
Academic Performance
200
club and math club
150

11 Team Sports: basketball, football, volleyball, track, cross country, softball, add Assessment Index School Performance Score
cheerleading 100 -Only one year of
student test results
- Two years of test results plus
attendance & dropout rates

50
12.7 16.3
12 0
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
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Warren Easton High School
Address: 3019 Canal St.
New Orleans, LA 70119
Phone: (504) 324-7400
Fax: (504) 324-7946
Principal: Alexina Medley
Website: www.warreneastoncharterfoundation.com
School District: New Orleans Public Schools (NOPS)
Charter Organization: Warren Easton Charter Foundation PK
Board Chair: William Hatchett, Jr.

Mission Statement: The mission of Warren Easton High School is to provide a quality education for multicultural students at all K
academic levels. Faculty and staff will create a safe, clean, educationally stimulating environment which promotes academic excellence
and high self-esteem. Rooted in the belief that all students can succeed, emphasis is on mastery of the fundamental: reading, writing,
mathematics and scientific c knowledge, as well as the development of technical skills. Strong discipline, parental involvement, a dress 1
code and homework are essential elements of the fundamental approach. Likewise, high moral standards, patriotism and respect for
one’s self and others will be expected of all students as they strive to become vibrant, contributing responsible members of society.

2
Grades Served: 9-12

Applications Due: February 28, 2009 3
Registration Process: complete application provided by school; students
selected based on standardized test scores and classroom grades to create
academically diverse student body 4
Requirements: students must maintain a 1.5 GPA

Transportation: yellow school bus 5
2008-09 Enrollment: 864
Health Services: school nurse School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
For explanation see page p. xvii
Special Education Model: inclusion; at least 8% of seats reserved for students
Ethnicity
6
with special needs African American 96.1%

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6%

School Features and Programs: Caucasian 0.1%
7
Extended School Day:
Latino 3.2%

Native American 0.0%

Extended School Year:
Weekend Classes: School Lunch Eligibility 8
Tutoring Sessions: 3 Reduced Lunch 5.0%

Uniforms: 3 Free Lunch 77.1%

Parent Group: 3 9
Other School Programs/Features: tutoring at lunch and before and after 0 20 40 60 80 100

school; summer session for entering 9th grade students (Reach for new Horizons) 10
Academic Performance
and students moving from 10th to 11th grade (Order of Eagles)
200

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: band, spirit clubs, choir, student clubs 150
Assessment Index School Performance Score

11
-Only one year of - Two years of test results plus
(poetry, photography, etc.) an academic club student test results attendance & dropout rates

100
Team Sports: football, baseball, basketball, softball, volleyball
50 76.6
64.7

0
12
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Benjamin Franklin High School
Address: 2001 Leon C. Simon Dr.
New Orleans, LA 70122
Phone: (504) 286-2600
Fax: (504) 286-2642
Principal: Timothy Rusnak
Website: www.benfranklinhighschool.org
School District: New Orleans Public Schools (NOPS)
PK Charter Organization: Advocates for Academic Excellence in Education
Board Chair: Duris Holmes
K
Mission Statement: Benjamin Franklin High School gives young people of high intellectual promise an opportunity to reach their
maximum potential as scholars and productive, creative citizens of a technology-rich global community.

1
Grades Served: 9-12

2 Applications Due: March 4, 2009

Registration Process: complete application and submist standardized test
scores and current class grades; no applications accepted for entering seniors
3
Requirements: Admission based on a matrix that includes GPA and iLEAP
scores (students who have not taken iLEAP will be tested by school)

4 Transportation: yellow school bus service from Uptown and West Bank;
RTA tokens provided at no cost

Health Services: school nurse, social worker 2008-09 Enrollment: 563
5 School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
Special Education Model: inclusion For explanation see page p. xvii

Ethnicity
School Features and Programs:
6
African American 28.3%

Extended School Day: Asian/Pacific Islander 22.6%

Caucasian 45.7%
Extended School Year: Latino 3.4%

7 Weekend Classes: Native American 0.2%

Tutoring Sessions: 3
Uniforms: School Lunch Eligibility
8 Parent Group: 3 Reduced Lunch 5.3%
Free Lunch 20.0%

Other School Programs/Features: cosmetology, summer tutoring session,
LASpirit crisis counseling intervention, family and community resource center
9
Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: vocal music, speech and debate, 0 20 40 60 80 100
literary magazine, student clubs Academic Performance
10 Team Sports: baseball, basketball (boys and girls), cheerleading, dance 200
Assessment Index
-Only one year of
School Performance Score
- Two years of test results plus
student test results
attendance & dropout rates
football, golf, soccer (boys and girls), softball, swimming, tennis, track,
150
volleyball
170 165.2
11 100

50

12 0
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Greater Gentilly High School
Temporary Address: TBA
No photo. Future Address: 6026 Paris Ave.
(Lake Area Middle School campus)
School location TBA New Orleans, LA 70122
Principal: TBA
Website: www.rsdla.net
District: Recovery School District (RSD)
Superintendent: Paul Vallas PK

About the School: Greater Gentilly High School will have a technology focus based on the New Tech High School Model, which K
stresses project-based and team-oriented learning. Greater Gentilly will start with an expected freshman class of 125 in the August
2009.
1
2009-10 Grades Served: 9th (building to 12th grade in 2012-2013)

Registration Process: Complete an application by the due date. Students will be selected by lottery if more students 2
apply than spaces available.

Applications Due: March 30, 2009 3

This is a new school. For more information about this school 4
contact the Recovery School District hotline at 1(877) 343-4773

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International High School of New Orleans
Address: 725 Howard Ave.
(ArtWorks Building)
New Orleans, LA 70125
Principal: TBA
Website: www.rsdla.net
District: Recovery School District (RSD)
Superintendent: Paul Vallas
PK

K About the school: The International High School of New Orleans will open in August 2009 with an initial 9th grade class of
150. Thirty of these students will be selected to participate in an International Baccalaureate Diploma Program.

1
2009-2010 Grades Served: 9th (building to 12th grade in 2012-2013)

Registration Process: Complete an application by the due date. Students
2 will be selected by lottery if more students apply than spaces available.

Applications Due: March 30, 2009
3

4

5 This is a new school. For more information about this school
contact the Recovery School District hotline at 1(877) 343-4773
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Edna Karr High School
Address: 3332 Huntlee Dr.
New Orleans, LA 70131
Phone: (504) 398-7115
Fax: (504) 398-7118
Principal: John Hiser
Website: www.algierscharterschools.org
School District: New Orleans Public Schools (NOPS)
Charter Organization: Algiers Charter Schools Association PK
Board Chair: Elsie Rose
K
Mission Statement: The mission of Edna Karr High School is to teach all students to be independent lifelong learners and achievers
through the involvement of all stakeholders.

1
Grades Served: 9-12

Applications Due: March 30, 2009 2
Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date;
students selected by lottery if more students apply than spaces available. After
application due date, contact the school to ask about available spaces. 3
Requirements: open enrollment; no academic admission requirements

Transportation: yellow school bus 4
Health Services: school nurse, social worker
2008-09 Enrollment: 829
Special Education Model: inclusion School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education 5
For explanation see page p. xvii
School Features and Programs: Ethnicity
Extended School Day: African American 92.8%

Asian/Pacific Islander 3.0%
6
Extended School Year: Caucasian 2.3%

Weekend Classes: 3 Latino 1.8%

Tutoring Sessions: 3 Native American 0.1% 7
Uniforms: 3
Parent Group: 3 School Lunch Eligibility
Reduced Lunch 10.3%
8
Other School Programs/Features: TAP, Positive Behavior Support, Free Lunch 64.1%
Project Grad (a program to help students graduate and succed in college),
Gilder-Lehrman Saturday academics, 9th grade summer academy, summer
institutes on college campuses and concurrent enrollment with Souther
9
University 0 20 40 60 80 100

Academic Performance
Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: concert band; marching band, 10
choir, dance team, flag team, majorettes, orchestra, student newspaper, student 200

councils, National Honor Society, Key Club, Literary Rally, Robotics Team and Assessment Index
-Only one year of
School Performance Score
- Two years of test results plus
150
Forensics Club student test results attendance & dropout rates

100
11
Team Sports: football, volleyball, basketball, cheerleading, track, soccer,
baseball, softball 50 85.0 77.0

0
12
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Thurgood Marshall Early College High School    
Address: 4621 Canal St.
New Orleans, LA 70119
Phone: (504) 373-6297
Principal: Michael Booker
Website: www.unocharternetwork.net
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
Superintendent: Paul Vallas
PK P.A. Capdau High School
Charter Organization: New Beginnings School Foundation-
is now Thurgood Marshall
Capital One-UNO Charter Network
Early College High School
K
Mission Statement: The Thurgood Marshal Early College High School is a community of learners in which student achievement
and personal growth are expected and supported in a positive, inclusive and enriched environment. The ECHS aim to make higher
education more accessible, affordable and attractive to students from all backgrounds by bridging the divide between high school and
1 college in a common physical setting.

2 Grades Served: 9-12

Applications Due: March 30, 2009

3 Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date;
students selected by lottery if more students apply than spaces available. After
application due date, contact the school to ask about available spaces.
4 Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements; Student
Must be in 9th grade

Transportation: provided according to state guidelines
5 2008-09 Enrollment: 601
School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
Health Services: school nurse provided For explanation see page p. xvii

Special Education Model: inclusion Ethnicity
6 African American 97.2%

School Features and Programs: Asian/Pacific Islander 1.0%

Caucasian 0.8%
Extended School Day:
7 Extended School Year:
Latino 1.0%

Native American 0.0%

Weekend Classes:

8 Tutoring Sessions: 3 School Lunch Eligibility

Uniforms: 3 Reduced Lunch 7.7%
Free Lunch 88.9%
Parent Group: 3
9 Other School Programs/Features: Middle College national Consortium;
Woodrow Wilson Foundation; college courses through University of New 0 20 40 60 80 100
Orleans and Delgado Community College
10 Academic Performance
Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: Volunteers of America; College 200

Track; Individual Teacher Tutoring Sessions
150
Assessment Index School Performance Score
11 Team Sports: Intramural Basketball, Cheerleading
100
-Only one year of
student test results
- Two years of test results plus
attendance & dropout rates

50 62.4
54.1
12 0
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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John McDonogh High School
Address: 2426 Esplanade Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70119
Phone: (504) 373-6211
Fax: (504) 827-8603
Principal: Gerald DeBose
Website: www.rsdla.net
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
Superintendent: Paul Vallas PK

K
Mission Statement: The mission of John McDonogh High School is to create a loving, safe and dynamic learning environment
that promotes lifelong learning and creates responsible citizens.
1
Grades Served: 9-12

Applications Due: March 30, 2009 2
Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date;
lottery held if more students apply than spaces available. After application due
date, contact the school or the RSD to enroll. 3
Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements

Transportation: yellow school bus 4
Health Services: school nurse, access to social workers, counselors and
psychologists provided through RSD 2008-09 Enrollment: 567
School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education 5
For explanation see page p. xvii
Special Education Model: inclusion
Ethnicity
School Features and Programs: African American 98.8%

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%
6
Extended School Day: 3 Caucasian 0.4%

Extended School Year: Latino 0.9%

Weekend Classes: Native American 0.0% 7
Tutoring Sessions: 3
School Lunch Eligibility
Uniforms: 3
8
Parent Group: 3 Reduced Lunch 1.6%
Free Lunch 86.1%

Other School Programs/Features: cosmetology, summer tutoring session,
LASpirit crisis counseling intervention, family and community resource center 9
Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: dance, band, flag twirlers, 0 20 40 60 80 100 120

majorettes, drill teams, color guard, ROTC Academic Performance
200
10
Team Sports: basketball, football, track volleyball, softball and baseball,
cheerleading 150

100
Assessment Index
-Only one year of
School Performance Score
- Two years of test results plus 11
student test results attendance & dropout rates

50
16.8 20.9
0
12
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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New Orleans Charter Science and Math Academy
Address: 7301 Dwyer Rd.
New Orleans, LA 70126
Phone: (504) 287-5400
Principal: Benjamin Marcovitz
Website: www.sciacademy.org
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
Charter Organization: Advocates for Science
PK and Math Education, Inc.
Board Chair: Mary Zervignon
K
Mission Statement: New Orleans Charter Science and Math Academy (Sci Academy)will prepare all interested scholars for college
success, equipped with the passion and tools to begin innovative and world-changing pursuits.

1
Grades Served: 9-10 (build 12th grade in 2011-12)

2 Applications Due: March 30, 2009

Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date;
students selected by lottery if more students apply than spaces available. After
3 application due date, contact the school to ask about available spaces.

Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements

4 Transportation: transportation will be provided by school

Health Services: information not available
2008-09 Enrollment: 83
5 Special Education Model: inclusion School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
For explanation see page p. xvii
School Features and Programs:
Ethnicity
6 Extended School Day: 3 African American 100.0%

Extended School Year: 3 3 week summer session Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%

Caucasian 0.0%
Weekend Classes: Latino 0.1%

7 Tutoring Sessions: 3 Native American 0.0%

Uniforms: 3
Parent Group: under development School Lunch Eligibility
8 Reduced Lunch 3.6%
Other School Programs/Features: information not available Free Lunch 71.1%

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: student council, student clubs
9
Team Sports: basketball (boys and girls)
0 20 40 60 80 100

10 Academic Performance
200

150

11 100
No assessment index or
school performance score.
School opened in 2008-09.
50

12 0
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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New Orleans Charter Science & Mathematics High School
Address: 5625 Loyola Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70115
Phone: (504) 324-7061
Fax: (504) 309-4178
Principal: Bridget Ramsey
Website: www.noscihigh.com
School District: New Orleans Public Schools (NOPS)
Charter Organization: Advocates for Science and Math Education, Inc. PK
Board Chair: Mary Zervignon
K
Mission Statement: The New Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics High School creates a safe yet rigorous environment for
any interested student to master the science and mathematics skills essential for lifelong competence and to grow as leaders and active
citizens in our society.
1

Grades Served: 9-12
2
Applications Due: March 28, 2009

Registration Process: complete and submit application provided by the
school; if more students apply than spaces available students selected by lottery 3
Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements;
students must maintain 1.6 GPA
4
Transportation: not provided

Health Services: LSU school-based clinic with two nurses; social worker;
weekly doctor visits; mental health professional 2008-09 Enrollment: 348
School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
5
For explanation see page p. xvii
Special Education Model: inclusion with support teacher
Ethnicity
School Features and Programs:
African American 87.4% 6
Asian/Pacific Islander 2.6%

Extended School Day: Caucasian 7.5%

Extended School Year: freshman institute July 21-31
7
Latino 2.6%

Native American 0.0%
Weekend Classes: 3
Tutoring Sessions: 3
School Lunch Eligibility
Uniforms: 3 8
Reduced Lunch 10.9%
Parent Group: 3 Free Lunch 66.7%

Other School Programs/Features: Extended Academic Day for 9
identified students; Robotics, Rocketry; summer science internships; summer
school; freshman institute for incoming students; electives led by community 0 20 40 60 80 100

professionals
Academic Performance
10
Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: Robotics Team; Outreach/ 200

A.R.M.S. programs to include spoken word, chess, life skills, dance, vocals, 150 Assessment Index School Performance Score
keyboard, and other activities as available -Only one year of - Two years of test results plus

100
student test results attendance & dropout rates
11
Team Sports: none
50 70.4 70.4

0
12
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Priestley Charter School
Address: 2009 Palmyra St.
New Orleans, LA 70119
Phone: (504) 324-7200
Fax: (504) 309-0384
Principal: Michelle Biagas
Website: www.priestleyschool.org
School District: New Orleans Public Schools (NOPS)
PK Charter Organization: Priestley Charter School
Board Chair: Chris D’Amour
K
Mission Statement: To provide young people with academic, vocational, social and leadership skills they need to live as productive
members of society, to take responsibility for themselves, their families and the revitalization of their communities and to become “active
learners” in the process. Curriculum emphasis on college preparation, design and construction.
1

Grades Served: 9-12
2
Applications Due: February 23, 2009

Registration Process: contact school for application; students accepted in
3 order of application

Requirements: passing scores on 8th grade LEAP exam; open enrollment

4 Transportation: yellow school bus

Health Services: school nurse (biweekly visits), social worker

5 Special Education Model: inclusion 2008-09 Enrollment: 325
School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
For explanation see page p. xvii
School Features and Programs:
Ethnicity
6 Extended School Day: 3 African American 98.5%

Extended School Year: 3 required summer semester Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%

Caucasian 0.6%
Weekend Classes: Latino 0.9%

7 Tutoring Sessions: 3 Native American 0.0%

Uniforms: 3
Parent Group: 3 School Lunch Eligibility
8
Reduced Lunch 0.9%
Other School Programs/Features: required summer semester; studio Free Lunch 88.9%
course for hands on learning with professionals
9 Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: student government association;
academic clubs 0 20 40 60 80 100

10 Team Sports: football, basketball, soccer, track Academic Performance
200

150

11 Assessment Index School Performance Score
-Only one year of - Two years of test results plus
100 student test results attendance & dropout rates

50
47.4
12 0
41.4
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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L.E. Rabouin High School
Address: 727 Carondelet St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 373-6216
Fax: (504) 566-1942
Principal: Mavia Marsalis
Website: www.rsdla.net
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
Superintendent: Paul Vallas PK

K
Mission Statement: The mission of L. E. Rabouin High School is to create a safe and innovative learning community that inspires,
empowers and prepares students to strive for excellence in all facets of life.
1
Grades Served: 11-12

Applications Due: March 30, 2009 2
Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date;
lottery held if more students apply than spaces available. After application due
date, contact the school or the RSD to enroll. 3
Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements

Transportation: yellow school bus 4
Health Services: school nurse; access to social workers, counselors and
psychologists provided by RSD 2008-09 Enrollment: 525
School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education 5
For explanation see page p. xvii
Special Education Model: inclusion
Ethnicity
School Features and Programs:
African American 98.9%

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%
6
Extended School Day: 3 Caucasian 0.8%

Extended School Year: Latino 0.2%

Weekend Classes:
Native American 0.2% 7
Tutoring Sessions: 3
School Lunch Eligibility
Uniforms: 3
Reduced Lunch 1.0%
8
Parent Group: 3 Free Lunch 69.3%

Other School Programs/Features: Cosmetology, hospitality, allied
health, partnership with the Ogden Museum and LASpirit, crisis counseling 9
intervention, family and community resource center 0 20 40 60 80 100

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: student clubs, newspaper, band Academic Performance
200
10
Team Sports: basketball, football, track, band
150

100
Assessment Index School Performance Score
- Two years of test results plus
11
-Only one year of
student test results attendance & dropout rates

50

0
24.8
2006-07
25.5
2007-08 2008-09
12
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Sarah T. Reed High School
Address: 5316 Michoud Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70129
Phone: (504) 373-6217
Fax: (504) 255-9802
Principal: Donald Jackson
Website: www.rsdla.net
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
PK Superintendent: Paul Vallas

Mission Statement: The mission of Sarah T. Reed Senior High School is to provide a nurturing academic and social environment,
K where students will become lifelong learners and productive citizens.

1 Grades Served: 9-12

Applications Due: March 30, 2009
2 Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date;
lottery held if more students apply than spaces available. After application due
date, contact the school or the RSD to enroll.
3 Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements

Transportation: yellow school bus
4 Health Services: school nurse, social worker

Special Education Model: inclusion 2008-09 Enrollment: 748
5 School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
For explanation see page p. xvii
School Features and Programs:
Extended School Day: 3 Ethnicity
African American 90.6%

6 Extended School Year: Asian/Pacific Islander 6.7%

Weekend Classes: Caucasian 0.8%

Tutoring Sessions:
Latino 1.9%
3
7 Uniforms: 3
Native American 0.0%

Parent Group: 3
School Lunch Eligibility
8 Other School Programs/Features: family and community resource Reduced Lunch 1.5%
center Free Lunch 73.7%

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: sstudent clubs, dance majorettes,
9 band, robotics club, ROTC
0 20 40 60 80 100
Team Sports: basketball, football, track, softball, baseball, cheerleading,
volleyball Academic Performance
10 200

150

11 Assessment Index School Performance Score
100 -Only one year of - Two years of test results plus
student test results attendance & dropout rates

50

12 0
35.5
2006-07
30.0
2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Sojourner Truth Academy
Address: 2437 Jena St
New Orleans, LA 70115
Phone: (504) 352-6330
Principal: Channa Mae Cook
Website: www.nolatruth.org
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
Charter Organization: Sojourner Truth Academy
Board Chair: Robert J. Burvant PK

Mission Statement: Sojourner Truth Academy will empower and equip students to become scholar-leaders using college prepara-
tion and social justice activism as vehicles for the rebirth and strengthening of their communities. K

Grades Served: 9-10 (build to 12th in 2011-12) 1
Applications Due: March 30, 2009

Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date; 2
students selected by lottery if more students apply than spaces available. After
application due date, contact the school to ask about available spaces.

Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements 3
Transportation: yellow school bus

Health Services: school nurse, social worker 4
Special Education Model: inclusion
2008-09 Enrollment: 108
School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
5
School Features and Programs:
For explanation see page p. xvii
Extended School Day: 3 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Ethnicity
Extended School Year: 3 African American 89.8% 6
Weekend Classes: 3 Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%

Caucasian 0.9%
Tutoring Sessions: 3
7
Latino 9.3%

Uniforms: 3 Native American 0.0%

Parent Group: 3
School Lunch Eligibility
Other School Programs/Features: parent center for student families 8
Reduced Lunch 11.1%

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: student government, dance team, Free Lunch 73.2%

spanish club, art club, international club, ReTHINK!, Reflect & Strengthen
(girls’ group) 9
Team Sports: basketball (boys and girls), co-ed soccer 0 20 40 60 80 100

Academic Performance
200
10
150
No assessment index or

100
school performance score. 11
School opened in 2008-09.

50

0
12
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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O. Perry Walker College and Career
Preparatory High School
Address: 2832 General Meyer Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70114
Phone: (504) 324-7550
Fax: (504) 309-2960
Principal: Mary Laurie
Website: www.algierscharterschools.org
PK School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
Charter Organization: Algiers Charter Schools Association
Board Chair: Elsie Rose
K
Mission Statement: To provide age-appropriate opportunities for students to expand their conceptual understanding, acquire critical-
thinking and problem-solving skills and develop positive habits of mind towards academics, service and comprehensive health.
1
Grades Served: 9-12
2 Applications Due: March 30, 2009

Registration Process: Complete and submit an application by due date;
3 students selected by lottery if more students apply than spaces available. After
application due date, contact the school to ask about available spaces.

Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements
4
Transportation: yellow school bus

Health Services: school nurse; school based health clinic 2008-09 Enrollment: 854
5 School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education
Special Education Model: inclusion For explanation see page p. xvii

Ethnicity
School Features and Programs:
6
African American 100.0%

Extended School Day: 3 Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%

Extended School Year:
Caucasian 0.0%
3
Latino 0.0%

7 Weekend Classes: 3 Native American 0.0%

Tutoring Sessions: 3
Uniforms: 3 School Lunch Eligibility
8 Parent Group: 3 Reduced Lunch 6.2%
Free Lunch 87.4%
Other School Programs/Features: Project ReDesign; Project Bridge 9th
grade academy; Project EXCEL; Project Momentum: credit recovery; Young
9 Audiences cultural enrichment; NFL Play It Smart; dual enrollment with
Delgado Community College, Dillard University, Louisiana State Technical 0 20 40 60 80 100

College, and Nunez Community College
Academic Performance
10
Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: student union, youth leadership 200

council, Charger Times school newspaper, robotics team, concert band,
150
jazz ensemble, flag team, drill team, majorettes, dance team, drama/theater, Assessment Index School Performance Score

11 -Only one year of - Two years of test results plus
National Honor Society, Junior ROTC drill team, color guard, choir 100
student test results attendance & dropout rates

Team Sports: football, volleyball, basketball, track, baseball, softball, baseball, 50
softball, cheerleading 48.1 48.6
12 0
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
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Important Contact Numbers
Below are a few phone numbers that may be helpful to you. Remember if you have specific questions or concerns about a par-
ticular school, you should always contact the school first. If you do not get the answers you need, someone at one of the central
offices listed below may be able to help.

Before you call the school system office, remember to check that you are calling correct school system. See pages iv and v for a
list of schools by school district. See school information pages 1-92 for information about the organizations that operate each
charter school.

Recovery School District
www.rsdla.net

OFFICE NUMBER AND EXTENSION
Main Number.............................................................................................. (504) 373-6200
Information hotline................................................................................... 1(877) 373-4773
Registration...........................................................................................(504) 373-6200 ext.
School Management................................................................... (504) 373-6200 ext. 20018
Transportation............................................................................ (504) 373-6200 ext. 20149
School Safety and Campus Security........................................... (504) 373-6200 ext. 20072
Parent and Community Involvement......................................... (504) 373-6200 ext. 20024
Volunteers and Donations.......................................................... (504) 373-6200 ext. 20106
Student Support Services........................................................... (504) 373-6200 ext. 20082
Child Welfare and Attendance................................................... (504) 373-6200 ext. 20136
Diplomas and Transcripts......................................................................(504) 373-6200 ext.

New Orleans Public Schools
www.nops.k12.la.us
OFFICE NUMBER
Main Office................................................................................................. (504) 304-5680
Parent and Community Involvement.......................................................... (504) 304-3805
Transcripts and Diplomas............................................................................ (504) 304-3848
Transitional Family Services........................................................................ (504) 304-3865

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Charter School Office
Louisiana Department of Education
The Louisiana Department of Education has a Charter School Office which may also be able to assist you if you are have
concerns about a charter school.

Charter School Office.................................................. 1(800) 452-2721 or (225) 342-3640
Louisiana Department of Education.............................................email: LaCharter@la.gov

Algiers Charter School Association
www.algierscharterschools.org
Several schools on the West Bank that are part of the Recovery School District or the New Orleans Public School system are
also part of the Algiers Charter Schools Association.

ACSA Schools:
Martin Behrman Elementary (pg. 8) Harriet Tubman Elementary (pg. 58)
Dwight Eisenhower Elementary (pg. 18) Algiers Technology Academy (pg. 74)
William Fischer Elementary (pg. 20) Edna Karr High School (pg. 83)
Alice Harte Elementary (pg. 27) O. Perry Walker High School (pg. 92)
McDonogh 32 Elementary (pg. 44)

Main Office Address:.........................................................................3712 MacArthur Blvd
. ........................................................................................................................ Suite 100-A

New Orleans, LA 70114
Main Office Phone...................................................................................... (504) 302-7000

Interim Chief Executive Officer:....................................................................Robert Fulton
email: robert.fulton@theacsa.org

Chief of School Administration:..................................................................Henry Shepard
email: henry.shepard@theacsa.org
KIPP New Orleans
www.kippneworleans.org
The Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) New Orleans operates several charter schools that are part of the Recovery School
District.

KIPP New Orleans Schools:
KIPP McDonogh 15 Elementary (pg. 36)
KIPP Central City Primary (pg. 35)
KIPP Believe Academy (pg. 64)
KIPP Central City Academy (pg. 65)

Main Office Address........................................................................... 1607 Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118
Main Office Phone...................................................................................... (504) 373-6269
Email Address............................................................................info@KIPPneworleans.org

UNO Charter Network
www.unocharternetwork.net
The University of New Orleans (UNO) Charter Network includes several schools that are part of the Recovery School Dis-
trict.

UNO Charter Network Schools:
P.A. Capdau Elementary (pg. 10)
Medard Nelson Elementary (pg. 49)
Gentilly Terrace Elementary (pg. 22)
Thurgood Marshall Early College High School (pg. 84)

Main Office Address.........................................................................2000 Lakeshore Drive
Bicentennial Education Building Room 242
New Orleans, Louisiana 70148
Main Office Phone..................................................................................... (504) 280-2309

Chief Executive Officer:....................................................................................Andre Perry
Chief Academic Officer:................................................................................... Vera Triplett
Glossary of Terms
academic admission requirements — process used by some schools to determine which students
will be admitted. Several schools base admission on a scoring system based on students’ grades, test scores
and other factors.

Algiers Charter Schools Association (ACSA) — a charter school association made up of nine charter
schools in the West Bank community of Algiers.

alternative school/program — school or program designed to provide students with behavior problems
with an opportunity to continue their education and rehabilitate behavior. According the the Louisiana
Department of Education , “The purpose of Alternative Education Schools/Program is to afford students
the opportunity to rehabilitate behavior and/or reinforce academic achievement in an environment that
meets their individual needs.”

before + aftercare — services provided by some schools to accommodate parents who need their chil-
dren cared for beyond normal school hours. The time is generally used to provide students with extra study
time, arts enrichment or physical education.

Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) — nine-member state board that sets
policy for all Louisiana public schools. Seven members are elected from districts around the state and two
members are appointed by the governor.

charter school — a public school that is run independently of the traditional public school system that
receives public funding, is tuition free and is held accountable by an agreement with either the state or
local school district.

evaluation — a process of determining if a child has special learning needs.

charter organization — a non-profit board that is responsible for making overall decisions about how
a charter school is operated. These boards must hold regular open meetings and provide appropriate notice
of meetings.

inclusion/inclusive education practices — policy of providing services to students with special learn-
ing needs, including speakers of other languages, in a general classroom setting. The students are included
in the regular education program rather than being separated into special education classes.

Individual Education Plan (IEP) — a plan that is developed by the parents and teachers of a student
with special learning needs that outlines the student’s program of study and the particularly education
services. Federal special education law (IDEA) requires that all children with disabilities or exceptional
talents have an IEP.

lottery — a process of randomly selecting students from a pool of applicants. Many charter schools use
lotteries if they receive more applications for admission than they have available spaces.
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) — federal law that mandates that all youth
between the ages of 3 and 21 with disabilities have access to a free, appropriate public education.

New Orleans Public Schools (NOPS) — public school district in New Orleans that is operated by
the Orleans Parish School Board. NOPS operates five schools and oversees 12 charter schools.

open enrollment — school that is open to any student in New Orleans regardless of where they live.

Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) — seven-member board elected every four years to set policy
and oversee schools within the New Orleans Public Schools district.

Recovery School District (RSD) — a state-wide, intermediate school district created by the state Board
of Elementary and Secondary Education to take over and operate failed schools. In New Orleans, the RSD
operates 31 schools and oversees 27 charter schools including 7 charter schools that are scheduled to open
in Fall 2008.
Public schools in New Orleans are very different than they were before Hurricane
Katrina. Many schools have not yet reopened, school attendance is no longer
based on where you live, and students have some choice about what public
schools they wish to attend.
These changes can be confusing and overwhelming. This guide was created to
help you better understand public schools in New Orleans and to assist you in
making decisions about your child's education.

Inside you will find:
3 Information about who is running
public schools
3 Tips on finding the right school for
your child
3 A map of open public schools
3 Contact information for schools
3 Information about how and when to
register for school

For additional copies of the New Orleans Parents’ Guide to Public Schools, please
call (504) 274-3668 or visit the website at www.nolaparentsguide.org.

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