CEO/Principal: Dr. Patrick Widhalm, Head of School
2001 Leon C. Simon Dr., New Orleans, LA 70122
School Application and Website: www.bfhsla.org
Benjamin Franklin High School, located on the campus of the University of New Orleans, was founded in 1957 and has consistently ranked as a “top public high school in the nation” by U.S. News and World Report, Newsweek, and Business Week. Ben Franklin has the highest School Performance Score in Louisiana, making it the #1 academically ranked school in the state, in addition to consistently having the most National Merit Semifinalists in Louisiana.
CEO: Mrs. Ashley Daniels-Hall, M. Ed, Interim Chief Executive Officer
Einstein Charter School at Village de l’Est (PK-5th)
5316 Michoud Blvd – Extension
New Orleans, LA 70129
Einstein Charter Middle at Sarah T. Reed (6-8th)
Einstein Charter High at Sarah T. Reed (9-12th)
5316 Michoud Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70129
Middle: (504) 503-0470
High: (504) 503-0749
Einstein Charter School at Sherwood Forest (PK-5th)
4801 Maid Marion Dr.
New Orleans, LA 70128
School Application and Website: https://www.einsteincharterschools.com/
Einstein’s mission and vision is to nurture students to be academically STRONG as well as socially and emotionally resilient.
Einstein uses Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) to encourage a safe school environment. Students do not learn best under “no excuse” discipline rules, so we use PBIS for constant messaging that students are safe, responsible, respectful, and ready to learn. Mentoring students works much better than suspending young learners! Our effective and regular positive interventions are bolstered with on-site school psychologists, inclusive multicultural programming, and universal ELL teaching strategies.
Hynes … Quality education and shaping leaders for a changing world.
CEO: Dr. Michelle Douglas
Principal: Anne Kramer
Hynes-Lakeview is an A-rated public charter school serving students in Pre-Kindergarten to eighth grade from the Lakeview area and other neighborhoods in New Orleans.
Principal: Brittany Smith
Strategically created to meet the demands of enrollment from the original campus, Hynes-UNO was formed with a corporate partnership with the University of New Orleans. It is a slow-growing campus that will serve students in grades Kindergarten to second in the 2021-22 school year, with the intent to grow to eighth.
Principal: Tarynesa “Terri” Williams
HCSC has a growth plan in place that has been intentionally cultivated through our expansion and replication efforts to model the success of our other two programs (Lakeview and UNO). HCSC will operate Mary D. Coghill K-8 Elementary School for the 2021-2022 school year, collaborating closely with NOLA-PS to ensure a successful transition year.
HCSC provides a warm, joyful, and collaborative environment where teachers, leaders, and students thrive. We are especially proud of
We are deeply committed to furthering the success of our students and offer them the world-class education they deserve. In addition to rigorous traditional academic programs, Hynes offers French immersion education, gifted courses, talented programs, music classes, and numerous extracurricular activities to provide a balanced school experience.
Intentionally building strong relationships with our community, we are deeply committed to creating an environment where all students, families – and colleagues – feel supported.
We know that our teachers bring their own unique expertise and understand their context well. Therefore, we offer peer-based professional learning communities to enhance collaboration, build supportive relationships, and further teachers’ professional development.
Hynes Charter School is committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.
Head of School: Sean Wilson
727 Carondelet St., New Orleans, LA 70130
School Application and Website: www.ihsnola.org
The International High School of New Orleans is Louisiana’s only open enrollment public school to offer French and Spanish immersion programs. The world language program at IHS includes Spanish, French, Mandarin and Arabic courses. A full college preparatory curriculum is complemented by an Authorized International Baccalaureate Programme, Advanced Placement and Bard Dual Enrollment courses. IHS works hard to foster a diverse community of learners through rigorous academic programs that promote an understanding of business, multicultural awareness, and foreign language fluency, while preparing our students to succeed in a global economy.
Head of School/Executive Director: Melanie Tennyson
Dixon Campus (K-2nd):
4040 Eagle Street, New Orleans, LA 70118
Uptown Campus (3rd-8th):
1400 Camp St., New Orleans, LA 70130
Westbank Campus (K-5th):
502 Olivier St., New Orleans, LA 70114
School Application and Website: isl-edu.org
Celebrating over a decade as a charter school, the International School of Louisiana is the only Louisiana school to be named a “Charter School of the Year” by the Center for Education Reform. With a mission to provide a challenging education emphasizing French and Spanish language immersion, international awareness, the celebration of diversity and community responsibility, ISL was the first public school in the state to offer language instruction in Mandarin Chinese. Located in the New Orleans’ Lower Garden District and old Algiers on the westbank, the school boasts a new multi-language libraries and computer labs.
CEO: Kathy Riedlinger
High School Principal: Steven Corbett
Middle School Principal: Charlene Hebert
Elementary School Principal: Jan Rice
Willow Campus (K-5th):
7315 Willow St., New Orleans, LA 70118
Freret Campus (6-12th):
5624 Freret St., New Orleans, LA
School Application and Website: www.lusherschool.org
Lusher Charter School, a National Blue Ribbon School in partnership with Tulane University, offers a unique program that inspires imagination and intellectual curiosity. Lusher’s renowned academic program engages students and challenges them to think critically, analytically and creatively. Lusher has a unique curriculum founded on a concept of arts integration which weaves the arts into all of our classes. The school has a rigorous academic program, with accompanying higher expectations. The Class of 2020 received in excess of $37 million in scholarship and merit aid awards, including: 4 Posse Scholars and multiple Louisiana Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) Awards. This class was accepted into 140 different colleges and universities in 31 states and two countries.
Principal: Mary C. Haynes-Smith
2401 Humanity St., New Orleans, LA 70122
Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary School prepares students to become lifelong learners and productive citizens in a global society.
To increase academic success by promoting educational development for all learners.
Basic isn’t Good Enough, Mastery MUST be Pursued!
Principal: Patricia Perkins
Lopez Campus (PK-8th)
211 S. Lopez, New Orleans, LA 70119
Clark Campus (9-11th)
1301 N. Derbigny, New Orleans, LA 70116
Morris Jeff Community School, an open-admissions Recovery School District charter, is an elementary, community school whose grassroots approach to educational reform has created one of the most racially and economically diverse public schools in New Orleans. Morris Jeff’s mission is to offer an education that is a source of freedom and possibility for children, permitting them to develop their talents fully, become effective citizens in our democracy, and attain the foundation they need to excel at high school, college, and beyond. Morris Jeff Community School is a candidate school for the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and is pursuing authorization as an IB World School (International Baccalaureate). Located on Rendon Street before Hurricane Katrina, the students, faculty and parents are thrilled to have the opportunity to re-imagine and re-create a school named in honor of Morris F. X. Jeff, Sr., one of the city’s most dedicated children’s advocates. The name of this school includes a key term…community…which is central to our mission. A community genuinely focuses on education of children and supports them in all aspects of their development.
Principal: Dr. Monique Cola
“Sci High” is remarkable for its open-admissions policy and its success with providing students with a high quality education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Sci High was awarded the National Society of High School Scholars Foundation’s Class Nobel School of Distinction Award for its academic efforts. Students engage in summer internships, gain working knowledge of robotics, and work toward an IC3 (Internet and Computing Core Certification) License via upper-level technology classes. Sci High features small class sizes in an encouraging, respectful and responsive academically rigorous public school setting.
Principal: Brandon House
At Young Audiences Charter School at Kate Middleton, our arts-integration curriculum reflects recent research from the arts education field that provides significant evidence of the value of the arts in the learning process. In our school, teachers and administrators work to create and support a culture of high expectations that allows every student to reach their greatest potential, providing a creative, nurturing, and challenging academic environment to encourage students’ individual learning and empower them to take their place in today’s innovative and entrepreneurial economy.
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