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Warren Easton Charter School to Hold Ribbon Cutting for High School Expansion Project

Date: August 8th, 2022

Warren Easton Charter High School to Hold Ribbon Cutting

for High School Expansion Project

Historical renovation of building houses Easton’s new 9th Grade Academy

Top four floors of building to be dedicated to Norman C. Francis, A.P. Tureaud, Allen Toussaint and Oretha Castle Haley

WHAT:      Warren Easton Charter High School will hold a ribbon cutting for its new High School expansion project housing the top-rated, open-admission school’s Ninth-Grade Academy. The school can now accommodate 100 more freshmen in the remodeled building for a total of 350 9th graders.

There will also be a dedication of the top four floors of the five-story building. The floors will be dedicated to Norman C. Francis, A.P. Tureaud, Allen Toussaint and Oretha Castle Haley. Members of their families are expected to attend.

WHO:          Dr. Avis Williams., Superintendent, Nola Public Schools (NOLA-PS)

Olin G. Parker, District 3, President, Nola Public Schools (NOLA-PS)

Dr. David Garland, Chairman, Warren Easton Charter High School Foundation

Mr. Mervin Jackson, Principal/CEO, Warren Easton Charter High School

Mrs. Lauren LeDuff-King, 9th Grade Assistant Principal, Warren Easton Charter High School

Allan McDonnel, President, The McDonnel Group, LLC

Raymond Manning, Founder/CEO, Manning Architects

W.E. Fighting Eagles Marching Band and Marching Units

Warren Easton Color Guards, Teacher and Student Speakers

WHEN:      Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 9 a.m.

WHERE:      3030 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70119, Cafetorium

(located directly across the street from Warren Easton Charter High School)


Warren Easton, the top-rated open-admission public high school in Orleans Parish, purchased the former Meadows-Draughon Business College at 3026-30 Canal St. in order to expand its in-demand program. 

The five-story, 22,534 square foot building has been historically renovated as an annex for its freshman class and the school will be able to admit 100 more students. The original, 109 year-old campus will continue to house its 10-12th grades.  The building was renovated by The McDonnel Group, LLC with Manning Architects.

The first day of school for Easton students is August 10.

For more information on Warren Easton go to 



The oldest public high school in Louisiana, Warren Easton is an “A” rated, open enrollment high school with a consistent 100% graduation rate. Designated a U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon School, Warren Easton offers a rigorous and relevant curriculum with numerous gifted, honors and AP courses, as well as a model career technical educational program. Warren Easton’s football, flag football, girls’ basketball, and band programs have all won top rankings, awards, and championships in the state of Louisiana and support the school’s whole child educational approach.   Warren Easton provides a free on-site health and dental clinic for all students, and free vision services as well.

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