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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 annually 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, especially 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 editions 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 3520 General DeGaulle Dt. Suite 5055 New Orleans, La. 70114 (504) 304-5680 (504) 309-2873 www.nops.k12.la.us Darryl Kilbert

Central Office Address: Main Phone Number: Fax: Website: Superintendent:

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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 (504) 373-6200 (504) 309-3647 www.rsdla.net Paul Vallas

Main Phone Number: Fax: Website: Superintendent:

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Chart of New Orleans Public Schools Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) Louisiana Department of Education (LDE) Recovery School District (RSD)

Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) New Orleans Public Schools (NOPS) NOPS-Operated Schools:

NOPS Charters

Mary Bethune Elementary (PK-6)

Audubon Charter (PK-8)

Benjamin Franklin Elementary Math & Science (PK-6)

Einstein Charter (PK-8) Alice Harte Elementary (K-8)

McDonogh 35 High (7-12)

Edward Hynes Charter (K-8)

Eleanor McMain High (7-12)

Lake Forest Elementary (K-8)

Orleans Parish PM School (7-12)

Lusher Charter (K-5) Lusher Charter (6-12)

]

Robert Moton Charter (PK-7) Warren Easton High (9-12) Ben Franklin High (9-12) Edna Karr High School (9-12) New Orleans Charter Science & Mathematics High (9-12) Priestly Charter (9-12)

Independent BESE Charter Schools International School of Louisiana (K-8) Milestone/SABIS Charter (K-8)

RSD Charter Schools

RSD-Operated Schools

Abramson Science and Technology Charter (K-11) Akili Academy (K-2) Arthur Ashe Charter (K-2 & 4-8) Martin Behrman Elementary (K-8) Pierre A. Capdau-UNO Charter (PK-8) Crocker Arts and Technology School (PK-3) Dwight Eisenhower Elementary (K-8) Esperanza Charter (K-8) William J. Fischer Elementary (PK-8) S.J. Green Charter (K-8) Langston Hughes Charter (K-7) Intercultural Charter (K-5) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Charter (PK-8) KIPP Central City Primary (K-1) KIPP McDonogh 15 (PK-8) Lafayette Academy (PK-7) McDonogh 32 Elementary (K-8) McDonogh 42 Elementary Charter (PK-8) McDonogh City Park Academy (K-8) Medard Nelson-UNO Charter (PK-8) New Orleans City Park Academy (K-8) New Orleans College Prep (K-2 &6-8) New Orleans Free Academy (K-8) James M. Singleton Charter (PK-8) Harriet Tubman Elementary (PK-8) Andrew Wilson Charter (K-7) KIPP Believe College Prep (5-8) KIPP Central City Academy (5-7) Sophie B. Wright Charter (4-8) Miller-McCoy Academy (6-7 & 9-10) Algiers Technology Academy (9-12) Thurgood Marshall Early College High (9-12) New Orleans Charter Science and Math Academy (9-10) Sojourner Truth Academy (9-10) O. Perry Walker High (9-12)

Benjamin Banneker Elementary (PK-8) Agnes Bauduit Elementary (PK-8) George W. Carver Elementary (PK-8) Mary Coghill Elementary (PK-8) Joseph A. Craig Elementary (PK-8) John Dibert Elementary (PK-8) Dr. Charles Drew Elementary (PK-8) Francis Gregory Elementary (K-8) Gentilly Terrace Elementary (PK-8) Paul Habans Elementary (PK-8) Edgar R. Harney Elementary (PK-8) Murray Henderson Elementary (PK-8) James Johnson Elementary (PK-8) Laurel Elementary (PK-8) Live Oak Elementary (PK-8) Livingston Elementary (6-8)* Sarah T. Reed Elementary (PK-8) Henry Schaumburg Elem. (PK-8) St. Julian Elementary (PK-8) A.P. Tureaud Elementary (PK-6) Albert Wicker Elementary (K-8) Fannie C. Williams Elem (PK-7) Sylvanie Williams Elem (PK-5)* Thurgood Marshall Middle (7-8)* George W. Carver High (9-12) Joseph T. Clark High (9-12) Walter Cohen Senior High (9-12) Frederick Douglass High (9-12) John McDonogh High (9-12) L.E. Rabouin High (11-12) Sarah T. Reed High (9-12) * School may change grade levels for 2009-2010 New for2009-2010 Greater Gentilly High School (9) 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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A

2

3

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5

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New Orleans Public Schools

1 53

B

86

41 71

Gentilly Lakeview

Jefferson Parish

2 14 24

48

22 30

61

17 31

Village de L’Est

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75

10

49 29

C

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45 85

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70 68

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Elementary Schools Middle Schools/Junior High Combination High Schools High Schools

Ward

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Lower 9th

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88 Warehouse District 26 Garden 32 55 District

72 6250

Uptown

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13

60 35 65

TIP: The bullet shape for each school tells you which type of school it is. For example: square bullets are high schools.

Bywater

15

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E

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NO East

12

NOTE: Map key numbers are also school page numbers.

38

90

80

Key to Map of New Orleans Public Schools

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23 91 67

63

77

51 7

40

8 58

44

92

20 28

56

Algiers 25

39

83

27

74

18

TIP: Use the map above to find schools

near your home. Use the maps on each school page to pinpoint the school’s location

TIP: The letter and number on the sides

of each school map (see sample right) tell you in which grid you can find the school on the city map above.

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Abramson Science & Technology Charter School Akili Academy of New Orleans ARISE Academy (not shown) Arthur Ashe Charter School Audubon Charter School Benjamin Banneker Elementary School Agnes Bauduit Elementary School Martin Behrman Elementary School Mary Bethune Elementary School Pierre A. Capdau–UNO Charter Elementary School George W. Carver Elementary School Mary Coghill Elementary School Joseph Craig Elementary Crocker Arts and Technology School John Dibert Elementary School Dr. Charles Drew Elementary School Einstein Charter School Dwight Eisenhower Elementary School Esperanza Charter School William J. Fischer Elementary School Benjamin Franklin Elementary Math and Science School Gentilly Terrace Elementary School Samuel J. Green Charter School Francis Gregory Elementary School Paul B. Habans Elementary School Edgar P. Harney Elementary School Alice Harte Elementary School Murray Henderson Elementary School Langston Hughes Academy Charter School Edward Hynes Charter School Intercultural Charter School International School of Louisiana James Weldon Johnson Elementary School Dr. Martin Luther King Charter School for Science and Technology KIPP Central City Primary KIPP McDonogh 15 School for the Creative Arts Lafayette Academy Charter School of New Orleans Lake Forest Elementary Charter School Laurel Elementary School Live Oak Elementary School Livingston Elementary School Robert M. Lusher Charter School Benjamin E. Mays Preparatory School (not shown) McDonogh 32 Elementary School McDonogh 42 Elementary Charter School McDonogh City Park Academy

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47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92

Milestone SABIS Academy of New Orleans Robert Russa Moton Charter School Medard H. Nelson –UNO Charter School New Orleans College Prep Charter School     New Orleans Free Academy Pride College Prep (not shown) Sarah T. Reed Elementary School Henry Schaumburg Elementary School James M. Singleton Charter School St. Julian Elementary Leadership Academy Success Preparatory Academy (not shown) Harriet Tubman Elementary School A.P. Tureaud Elementary School Albert Wicker Elementary School Fannie C. Williams Elementary School Sylvanie Williams Elementary School Andrew H. Wilson Charter School KIPP Believe College Prep KIPP Central City Academy Thurgood Marshall Middle School Sophie B. Wright Charter School Robert M. Lusher Charter School McDonogh 35 College Preparatory High School Eleanor McMain Secondary School Miller-McCoy Academy for Mathematics and Business New Orleans College Prep Charter School     Orleans Parish PM School Algiers Technology Academy George W. Carver High School Joseph S. Clark High School Walter Cohen High School Frederick Douglass High School Warren Easton High School Benjamin Franklin High School Greater Gentilly High School (not shown) International High School of New Orleans Edna Karr High School Thurgood Marshall Early College High School     John McDonogh High School New Orleans Charter Science and Math Academy New Orleans Charter Science & Mathematics High School Priestley Charter School L.E. Rabouin High School Sarah T. Reed High School Sojourner Truth Academy 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? ix


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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 IN NEW ORLEANS

are following the same application process called the COMMON APPLICATION PROCESS. Important dates are highlighted in the circles below.

Common Application Due Date

Applications for all RSD schools (charter and non charter) are due March 30 2009 Note: You can apply to as many schools as you want to but you must fill out a seperate application for each school.

How to Apply and Register for School FIND A SCHOOL Use the Parents’ Guide to research schools you are interested in and collect applications from schools.

FILL OUT APPLICATIONS Complete and submit applications to all schools you are interested in by the due date.

SCHOOL PROCESS Schools receive and process your application.

Recovery School District (RSD) Schools

New Orleans Public School (NOPS) System Schools

If more students apply than the school has room for, the school must use a random lottery to choose which students are accepted.

Check each school’s information page (pgs. 1-93) or call the school for specific application instructions.

Note: All RSD schools must be open to any student and cannot use grades or behavior to choose students.

Note: Some NOPS schools used grades, behavior or other criteria to choose which students are accepted.

School Acceptance: Parents/Guardians who applied to schools using the Common Application will be notified by each school where their child was accepted by April 22, 2009 Note: Your child may be accepted in several schools.

ACCEPTANCE Schools will let you know if your child has been accepted or has been placed on a list of students who may be accepted if space becomes available. Note: You can call schools that you haven’t heard back from to find out if your child was accepted.

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 school using the Common Application have until May 15, 2009 to decide which school their child will attend Note: You can only enroll in one school.

ENROLLMENT Contact the school that is the best fit to let them know that you plan to enroll your child. Note: At this point, you may be asked to bring important paperwork. Ask what documents are needed. (for a list of 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/ xiii


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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 Disabilities 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 individuals 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 For explanation see page p. xvii

Each year schools tell the state Department of Education how many students they have enrolled by Oct. 1. They also report the ethnicity or race of students and how many students are eligible to receive free or reduced-price lunch.

Ethnicity PK

African American 97.3% Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3%

K

Why is this important?

Caucasian 0.3%

Information about student ethnicity and free or reducedprice lunch status helps you know a little about what students the school is serving.

Latino 1.8%

1

Native American 0.3%

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

2

School Lunch Eligibility

3

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

Reduced Lunch 7.7% Free Lunch 85.2%

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Grades Served

0

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40

60

80

Today, 89% of public school students in New Orleans are African American and 74% are eligible for free or reducedprice lunch programs.

100

Academic Performance

Academic Performance 200 150

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

Where is this information from?

School Performance Score - Two years of test results plus attendance & dropout rates

State officials use two years of these results and combine them with student attendance and high school graduation rates to calculate each school’s School Performance Score.

100 50 0

82.3 2006-07

92.6

2007-08

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 2007-2008 were given an Assessment Index based on just one year of student test results. These schools will receive a School Performance Score in the fall of 2009.

2008-09

88.4

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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 basic skills in math, English, science and social studies for their grade.

120 to 139.9 = 100 to 119.9 = 100

80 to 99.9 =

SPS = 75

Students, on average, show nearly basic skills in math, English, science and social studies for their grade.

60 to 79.9 =

50

60 or below = Academically Unacceptable

SPS = 50

Students, on average do not show basic skills in math, 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. xviii


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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.

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

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

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

Martin Behrman Elementary School............................. 8

Benjamin Franklin Elementary Math and Science School............................................. 21

Dr. Martin Luther King Charter School for Science and Technology.......................................... 34

Milestone SABIS Academy of New Orleans.................. 47

Fannie C. Williams Elementary School........................ 61

Robert Russa Moton Charter School............................ 48

Sylvanie Williams Elementary School.......................... 62

Pierre A. Capdau–UNO Charter Elementary School . .................................................... 10

Gentilly Terrace Elementary School............................. 22

KIPP Central City Primary........................................... 35

Medard H. Nelson –UNO Charter School.................... 49

Andrew H. Wilson Charter School................................ 63

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

Joseph Craig Elementary............................................. 13

Edgar P. Harney Elementary School............................ 26

Laurel Elementary School............................................ 39

Sarah T. Reed Elementary School................................ 53

Mary Bethune Elementary School ................................ 9

Middle School/Junior High (pages 64-67) KIPP Believe College Prep........................................... 64 KIPP Central City Academy.......................................... 65 Thurgood Marshall Middle School............................... 66 Sophie B. Wright Charter School ................................ 67

Combination High School (pages 68-73) Robert M. Lusher Charter School . ............................. 68 McDonogh 35 College Preparatory 
High School......... 69 Eleanor McMain Secondary School.............................. 70 Miller-McCoy Academy for Mathematics and Business.71 New Orleans College Prep Charter School    ............... 72 Orleans Parish PM School............................................ 73

High School (pages 74-93) 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

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

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

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

Martin Behrman Elementary School...........................8

International High School of New Orleans................ 82

New Orleans Charter Science & Mathematics High School......................................................... 87

Mary Bethune Elementary School . ............................9

International School of Louisiana............................ 32

Pierre A. Capdau–UNO Charter Elementary School .. 10

James Weldon Johnson Elementary School.............. 33

George W. Carver Elementary School....................... 11

Edna Karr High School........................................... 83

George W. Carver High School................................ 75

Dr. Martin Luther King Charter School for Science and Technology..................................................... 34

Joseph S. Clark High School................................... 76 Mary Coghill Elementary School.............................. 12 Walter Cohen High School...................................... 77 Joseph Craig Elementary........................................ 13 Crocker Arts and Technology School......................... 14 John Dibert Elementary School................................ 15 Frederick Douglass High School.............................. 78 Dr. Charles Drew Elementary School........................ 16 Warren Easton High School.................................... 79 Einstein Charter School........................................... 17 Dwight Eisenhower Elementary School..................... 18 Esperanza Charter School....................................... 19 William J. Fischer Elementary School....................... 20 Benjamin Franklin Elementary Math and Science School....................................... 21

New Orleans College Prep Charter School (Elementary)......................................................... 50 New Orleans College Prep Charter School (Middle/High)....................................................... 72 New Orleans Free Academy.................................... 51 Orleans Parish PM School....................................... 73

KIPP Believe College Prep....................................... 64

Pride College Prep ................................................ 52

KIPP Central City Academy...................................... 65

Priestley Charter School.......................................... 88

KIPP Central City Primary........................................ 35

L.E. Rabouin High School....................................... 89

KIPP McDonogh 15 School for the Creative Arts........ 36

Sarah T. Reed Elementary School............................ 53

Lafayette Academy Charter School of New Orleans.... 37

Sarah T. Reed High School..................................... 90

Lake Forest Elementary Charter School ................... 38

Henry Schaumburg Elementary School.................... 54

Laurel Elementary School....................................... 39

James M. Singleton Charter School ........................ 55

Live Oak Elementary School.................................... 40

St. Julian Elementary Leadership Academy.............. 56

Livingston Elementary School................................. 41

Success Preparatory Academy................................. 57

Robert M. Lusher Charter School (Elementary).......... 42

Sojourner Truth Academy....................................... 91

Robert M. Lusher Charter School.............................. 68

Harriet Tubman Elementary School.......................... 58

Thurgood Marshall Early College High School    ....... 84

A.P. Tureaud Elementary School.............................. 59

Thurgood Marshall Middle School........................... 66

O. Perry Walker College and Career Preparatory High School.......................................................... 92

Benjamin E. Mays Preparatory School .................... 43

Benjamin Franklin High School ............................. 80

McDonogh 32 Elementary School............................ 44

Gentilly Terrace Elementary School.......................... 22

McDonogh 35 College Preparatory 
High School....... 69

Greater Gentilly High School .................................. 81

McDonogh 42 Elementary Charter School................. 45

Samuel J. Green Charter School............................. 23

McDonogh City Park Academy................................. 46

Albert Wicker Elementary School............................. 60 Fannie C. Williams Elementary School..................... 61 Sylvanie Williams Elementary School...................... 62 Andrew H. Wilson Charter School............................ 63 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 Board Chair: Dr. Tevfik Kosar Mission Statement: The mission of Pelican Foundation Schools is to prepare students for academic success in their future education, enable students to have a broad spectrum of options for their future endeavors and to prepare them to be effective, responsible and productive citizens. Grades Served: K-11 (building to 12th) 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

Transportation: yellow school bus Health Services: school nurse

2008-09 Enrollment: 351

Special Education Model: inclusion model; required services provided in regular education setting and resource room.

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

Ethnicity

Before and Aftercare: based on student needs

African American 91.5%

Tutoring Sessions: Uniforms:

Parent Group:

5 6

Asian/Pacific Islander 5.7%

School Features and Programs:

Weekend Classes:

1

3

Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements

Extended School Year:

K

2

Applications Due: March 30, 2009

Extended School Day:

PK

Caucasian 1.7% Latino 1.1%

3

Native American 0.0%

7

3 3

Saturday School available

School Lunch Eligibility

3

Reduced Lunch 8.0%

3

8

Free Lunch 85.8%

3

9

Other School Programs/Features: Advanced Placement curriculum available to prepare students for college Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: robotics club, movie club, Math Counts, board games, chess club, field trips, boy scouts, dance team Team Sports: basketball, soccer

0

20

40

60

80

100

10

Academic Performance 200 150

Elementary School Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

100 50 0

School Not Open 2006-07

High School Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

11

44.7

43.1

2007-08

2007-08

12

2008-09

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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) Charter Organization: Akili Academy of New Orleans, Inc. Board Chair: Andrew Stakelum

PK K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

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. Grades Served: K-2 (build to 8th grade in 2015-2016) 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 application due date, contact the school to ask about available spaces. Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements Transportation: yellow school bus Health Services: school nurse, regular health screenings provided Before and Aftercare: provided through extended school day and after school tutoring

10 11

Ethnicity African American 100.0% Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%

School Features and Programs: Extended School Day:

Caucasian 0.0%

3

Tutoring Sessions:

3

Weekend Classes:

Parent Group:

Latino 0.0%

3

Extended School Year:

Uniforms:

9

2008-09 Enrollment: 116

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

Special Education Model: inclusion

Native American 0.0%

until 5 p.m., 4 days per week

School Lunch Eligibility Reduced Lunch 6.9% Free Lunch 77.6%

3 3

Other School Programs/Features: daily intensive literacy (3 ½ hours) and math (1 ½ hours) instruction

0

20

40

60

80

100

120

Academic Performance

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: under development

200

Team Sports: under development

150 100

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

50

12

0

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

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ARISE Academy Address: TBA Phone: (504) 615-6354 Principal: Andrew Shahan 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)

No Photo School’s location is to be determined

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.

Applications Due: March 30, 2009

2

Registration Process: Complete and submit application by due date; students selected by lottery if more students apply that 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: under development Special Education Model: inclusion w/ additional supports provided

5

Before and Aftercare: N/A-extended day School Programs/Features Extended School Year:

3

7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

3

Weekend Classes: Details:

This is a new school.

Tutoring Sessions: Uniforms:

K 1

Grades Served: PK-2

Extended School Day:

PK

3

No enrollment

Parent Group: Other School Programs/Features: school-wide music program and second language instruction Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: under development Team Sports: under development 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.

or academic performance

6 7 8 9

information available.

10 11 12

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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) Charter Organization: Firstline Schools, Inc. Board Chair: Lawrence Kullman

PK K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

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’ intellectual, social, and emotional growth. Grades Served: K-2 & 4-8 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 application due date, contact the school to ask about available spaces. Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements Transportation: yellow school bus Health Services: school nurse, counselor

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

Special Education Model: inclusion Before and Aftercare: before care available from 6:30 a.m.; extended day for all students until 5 p.m. with transportation provided; aftercare available until 6 p.m.

Ethnicity African American 96.7% Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0% Caucasian 2.7% Latino 0.0%

School Features and Programs: Extended School Day:

Native American 0.7%

3

Extended School Year:

School Lunch Eligibility

Weekend Classes:

Tutoring Sessions:

9

2008-09 Enrollment: 151

Uniforms:

Parent Group:

Reduced Lunch 5.3% Free Lunch 86.8%

3 3 3

10

Other School Programs/Features: edible schoolyard with gardening and cooking classes, team sports, dance, visual art, afternoon tutoring in English and math enrichment programs through New Orleans Outreach

11

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: afternoon program until 5 p.m. for all students includes tutoring and homework support along with enrichment classes in sports, visual art, gardening, cooking and dance

12

Team Sports: flag football, volleyball, basketball, baseball, and softball

0

20

40

60

80

100

Academic Performance 200 150 Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

100 50 0

School Not Open 2006-07

42.6 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) Charter Organization: French and Montessori Education, Inc. (FAME, Inc.) Board Chair: Carlos Zervigon

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.

PK K 1 2

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

3

Registration Process: complete application and participate in required 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 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

4 5

2008-09 Enrollment: 668

Transportation: RTA tokens provided to students

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

Health Services: school nurse, social worker; behavior interventionist

Ethnicity 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 month (cost based on part-time or full-time service) School Features and Programs: Extended School Day:

6 7

Latino 4.3% Native American 0.1%

8

School Lunch Eligibility

3

Reduced Lunch 6.1%

Extended School Year:

Free Lunch 42.0%

Weekend Classes:

Tutoring Sessions:

3

Parent Group:

3

Uniforms:

9

LEAP and iLEAP Friends of Audubon PTO

Other School Programs/Features: Talented in Visual Arts, Music, and Academically Gifted; French as a Second Language in the Montessori Program; Teaching Responsible Earth Education; Life Skills; Elmwood Fitness Program Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: Creative Movement, Scouts, Arts Reach after school enrichment (incl. Visual art, computer graphics, ballet, tai kwon do, chess, etc.) 5

0

20

40

60

80

100

10

Academic Performance 200 150

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

School Performance Score - Two years of test results plus attendance & dropout rates

100 50 0

100.8

2006-07

11

108.9

2007-08

2008-09

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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) Superintendent: Paul Vallas

PK K

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

1 Grades Served: PK-8

2

Applications Due: March 30, 2009

3

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. Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements

4 5 6 7

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

2008-09 Enrollment: 388

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

Before and Aftercare: N/A - extended school day

Ethnicity African American 96.9%

School Features and Programs: Extended School Day:

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0% Caucasian 1.0%

3

Latino 2.1%

Extended School Year:

Native American 0%

Weekend Classes:

8

Tutoring Sessions: Uniforms:

Parent Group:

9 10 11

School Lunch Eligibility

3 3

Reduced Lunch 2.8% Free Lunch 93.0%

3

Other School Programs/Features: STAIR (Start the Adventure in Reading), a tutoring and enrichment program; LASpirit crisis counseling intervention

0

20

40

60

80

100

Academic Performance

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: art club

200

Team Sports: basketball, baseball, volleyball, and softball

150 100

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

School Performance Score - Two years of test results plus attendance & dropout rates

50

12

0

40.1

54.3

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

Mission Statement: To prepare and encourage all students to become life long learners, problem solvers and productive citizens. Grades Served: PK-8

PK K 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 date, contact the school or the RSD to enroll.

2

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 Special Education Model: inclusion

2008-09 Enrollment: 273

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: Extended School Day:

Mississippi River

Ethnicity African American 96.7%

3

Parent Group:

6

Caucasian 2.6%

Weekend Classes: Uniforms:

5

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%

Extended School Year: Tutoring Sessions:

4

Latino 0.4% Native American 0.4%

3

7

3 under development

School Lunch Eligibility Reduced Lunch 3.3%

Other School Programs/Features: Young Audience

8

Free Lunch 84.3%

9

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: 4-H club, dance team, chess club Team Sports: basketball, flag football, softball, volleyball, track, cheerleading

0

20

40

60

80

100

10

Academic Performance 200 150 100 50 0

11

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

School Not Open

46.9

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) Charter Organization: Algiers Charter Schools Association Board Chair: Elsie Rose

PK 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

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. Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements

4 5 6 7

Transportation: yellow school bus Health Services: school nurse, social worker, counselor, occupational therapist, physical therapist, community health clinic Special Education Model: inclusive education practices

2008-09 Enrollment: 622 School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

Before and Aftercare: provided for LA4 preschool students; aftercare provided through after school enrichment programs

Ethnicity African American 97.3% Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3%

School Features and Programs:

Caucasian 0.3%

Extended School Day:

Latino 1.8% Native American 0.3%

Extended School Year:

8

Weekend Classes:

Tutoring Sessions: Uniforms:

9

Parent Group:

School Lunch Eligibility

3

Reduced Lunch 7.7% Free Lunch 85.2%

3 3

10

Other School Programs/Features: Young Audience Art Program, arts partners, communities in schools, mercy corp, counseling, Project-Fleur-deLis, positive behaviors supports, character education, boys to men mentoring program, KIDsmART classroom arts programs

11

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: marching band, dance and drill teams, majorettes, book club, service learning, drama, yearbook Team Sports: flag football, softball, basketball

0

40

60

80

100

Academic Performance 200 150

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

School Performance Score - Two years of test results plus attendance & dropout rates

100 50

12

20

0

82.3 2006-07

92.6

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

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 technology.

PK K 1

Grades Served: PK-6

New Orleans Country Club

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 Schools central office (see pg. ii)

3

Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements

4

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

2008-09 Enrollment: 343

Special Education Model: inclusion; primary autistic setting

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

Ethnicity

Before and Aftercare: none

African American 97.1% Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6%

School Features and Programs:

Latino 1.8%

Extended School Year:

Native American 0.0%

Weekend Classes: Uniforms:

Parent Group:

6

Caucasian 0.6%

Extended School Day:

Tutoring Sessions:

5

School Lunch Eligibility

3

Reduced Lunch 1.5%

3

7 8

Free Lunch 82.5%

3

Other School Programs/Features: Music in the Brain program provides music theory and concepts integrated with classroom skills, music, art and French Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: piano ensemble, mentorship program pairs adult mentors with students, KIDsmART classroom arts programs Team Sports: basketball (boys and girls)

9 0

20

40

60

80

100

Academic Performance

10

200 150 100

88.4

11

108.0

50 0

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Pierre A. Capdau–UNO Charter Elementary School

K

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) Charter Organization: New Beginnings School FoundationCapital One-UNO Charter Network Board Chair: Dr. Timothy Ryan

1

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.

PK

2

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

3

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.

4

Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements

5

Health Services: school nurse, 2 full-time counselors (individual counseling, family counseling, group counseling, and at risk group dynamic counseling), Ochsner/UNO Collaborative, LA-Y.E.S., Tulane mobile, mental health bus

6

Special Education Model: inclusion

Transportation: yellow school bus 2008-09 Enrollment: 601

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

Ethnicity African American 97.2%

Before and Aftercare: none

7

Asian/Pacific Islander 1.0% Caucasian 0.8% Latino 1.0%

School Features and Programs:

Native American 0.0%

Extended School Day:

8 9

Extended School Year:

School Lunch Eligibility

Weekend Classes:

Reduced Lunch 7.7%

Tutoring Sessions:

3

Parent Group:

3

Free Lunch 88.9%

Uniforms:

10

Other School Programs/Features: Volunteers of America Lighthouse enrichment program, Young Audiences arts program, Start the Adventure in Reading (S.T.A.I.R.), Wild-n-Water, Young Black Engineers

11

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: Game 24, First in Math, chess club, dance, theater, science fair, social studies fair, winter festival, spring festival

12

Team Sports: basketball, cheerleading

0

20

40

60

80

100

Academic Performance 200 150 100 50 0

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

54.1 2006-07

School Performance Score - Two years of test results plus attendance & dropout rates

62.4 2007-08

2008-09

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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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

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. Grades Served: PK-8 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.

2

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

School Features and Programs:

African American 98.9% Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%

Parent Group:

6

Caucasian 0.6% Latino 0.6%

Weekend Classes: Uniforms:

5

Ethnicity

3

Extended School Year: (optional summer session) Tutoring Sessions:

K 1

Applications Due: March 30, 2009

Extended School Day:

PK

Native American 0.0%

3 3

7

School Lunch Eligibility

under development

Reduced Lunch 0.9% Free Lunch 93.8%

Other School Programs/Features: information not provided Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: student government Team Sports: basketball, flag football, softball, volleyball, track, cheerleading

8 9

0

20

40

60

80

100

Academic Performance

10

200 150 Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

100 50 0

School Not Open 2006-07

11

35.7 2007-08

2008-09

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 K 1 2 3

Mission Statement: information not available Grades Served: PK-8 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 date, contact the school or the RSD to enroll. Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements Transportation: yellow school bus

4

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

5

Before and Aftercare: N/A - extended school day

2008-09 Enrollment: 479 School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

School Features and Programs:

6 7 8 9

Extended School Day:

Extended School Year:

Uniforms:

Parent Group:

African American 99.2%

optional summer session

Weekend Classes:

Tutoring Sessions:

Ethnicity

3

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0% Caucasian 0.4% Latino 0.4%

3

Native American 0.0%

3 3

School Lunch Eligibility

Other School Programs/Features: information not provided

Reduced Lunch 3.3% Free Lunch 88.9%

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: book club, dance team Team Sports: basketball

0

10

20

40

60

80

100

Academic Performance 200 150

11

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

100 50

12

0

School Not Open 2006-07

41.9 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) Superintendent: Paul Vallas

K

Mission Statement: Learn all you can, while you can, as fast as you can.

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, social worker, counselor Special Education Model: inclusion

2008-09 Enrollment: 429 School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

Before and Aftercare: N/A - extended school day

African American 99.3%

Parent Group:

Latino 0.5% Native American 0.0%

3 3

6

Caucasian 0.0%

optional summer session

Weekend Classes: Uniforms:

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2%

3

Extended School Year: Tutoring Sessions:

5

Ethnicity

School Features and Programs: Extended School Day:

PK

School Lunch Eligibility

3

Reduced Lunch 1.9%

7 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, academic support, peer counseling and conflict resolution skills, Junior Achievement

9 0

20

40

60

80

100

Academic Performance

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: Big Brothers and Big Sisters

200

Team Sports: basketball, flag football, volleyball, and track

150 100

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

50 0

28 2006-07

10

School Performance Score - Two years of test results plus attendance & dropout rates

52.3 2007-08

2008-09

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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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 School District: Recovery School District (RSD) Charter Organization: Advocacy for the Arts and Technology in New Orleans, Inc. Board Chair: Grisela Alejandro Jackson

PK K

This school expected to move to 2300 Gen. Taylor Ave.

1

Mission Statement: The mission of Crocker Arts and Technology School (CATS) is to produce world class learners by providing 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 For explanation see page p. xvii

Special Education Model: inclusion/gifted

6

Before and Aftercare: provided through extended school day

Ethnicity African American 94.7% Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%

School Features and Programs:

7 8

Extended School Day:

Extended School Year:

7:30 a.m. to 5 pm.

Weekend Classes:

Tutoring Sessions: Uniforms:

9

Caucasian 5.3%

3

Parent Group:

Latino 0.0% Native American 0.0%

School Lunch Eligibility

3

Reduced Lunch 4.3%

3

Free Lunch 80.9%

3

Other School Programs/Features: 0

10

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

11

Team Sports: information not provided

20

40

60

80

100

Academic Performance 200 150 100

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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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 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.

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: 307

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 85.0%

School Features and Programs: 3

Extended School Year:

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%

until 4:30 pm

Latino 12.1%

Uniforms:

Parent Group:

Native American 0.3%

3

School Lunch Eligibility

3

5 6

Caucasian 2.6%

Weekend Classes:

Tutoring Sessions:

K 1

Grades Served: PK-8

Extended School Day:

PK

Reduced Lunch 5.9%

3

7 8

Free Lunch 83.1%

Other School Programs/Features: KIDsmART art programs, STAIR, LA Outdoor Outreach program, Teaching Responsible Earth Education (TREE), LA Children’s Museum program, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum – City of Neighborhoods project, Chevron Energy for Learning program, Books and Breakfast, Prime Time Family Reading Time program

200

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: visual arts

150

Team Sports: football, basketball

100

9 0

20

40

60

80

100

Academic Performance

50 0

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

10

School Performance Score - Two years of test results plus attendance & dropout rates

48.6

56.6

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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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) Superintendent: Paul Vallas

PK K 1 2 3 4 5

Mission Statement: The mission of Dr. Charles Drew Elementary is to create a positive learning environment where all students will achieve a higher-level of academic success. Grades Served: PK-8 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 date, contact the school or the RSD to enroll. Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements Transportation: yellow school bus Health Services: school nurse; access to social workers, counselors and psychologists provided by RSD Special Education Model: inclusion

2008-09 Enrollment: 515

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

Before and Aftercare: N/A - extended school day

6

Extended School Day:

7

9 10 11

African American 98.8%

3

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0% Caucasian 0.8%

Extended School Year:

Latino 0.4%

Weekend Classes:

Tutoring Sessions:

8

Ethnicity

School Features and Programs:

Uniforms:

Parent Group:

Native American 0.0%

3 School Lunch Eligibility

3 3

Reduced Lunch 1.2% Free Lunch 88.7%

Other School Programs/Features: Dillard Lumina Project, a mentoring and enhancement program that guarantees Dillard University scholarships to students who participate in the program for one year, STAIR program Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: band, flag team, student council, Girl Scouts, pep club Team Sports: basketball (boys and girls), flag football, track (girls and boys), cheerleading

0

20

40

60

80

100

120

Academic Performance 200 150 100

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

School Performance Score - Two years of test results plus 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. Board Chair: Nolan Marshal III

Mission Statement: The mission of Einstein Charter School is to promote academic excellence in teaching and learning through the integration of mathematics and science using an interdisciplinary curriculum to promote the ideals and habits of lifelong learning among all stakeholders.

PK K 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 students apply than available spaces.

3

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. Health Services: school nurse, Louisiana Youth Enhanced Services (LA-Y.E.S.) for mental health, art therapist

2008-09 Enrollment: 518

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

Ethnicity African American 63.9%

Special Education Model:inclusion with resource instruction, ESL program, programs for gifted and exceptional students

Caucasian 0.2% Latino 5.6% Native American 0.0%

School Lunch Eligibility

Extended School Year Weekend Classes Tutoring

Uniforms

Parent Groups

Reduced Lunch 7.0%

7 8

Free Lunch 88.2%

3

9

3 3

0

Other School Programs/Features: positive behavior management program, two computer labs, Spanish language lab, technology integrated with classroom instruction, music appreciation classes, KidBiz, Achieve 3000 and Drop Everything and Read programs used to improve reading comprehension Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, chess, computer, academic games, Lego robotics, media club, choir, dance team, art club, band, string instrument groups Team Sports: intramural sports, cheerleading

6

Asian/Pacific Islander 30.3%

School Features and Programs: Extended School Day

5

20

40

60

80

100

Academic Performance

10

200 150

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

School Performance Score - Two years of test results plus attendance & dropout rates

100 50 0

84.9 65.9 2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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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) Charter Organization: Algiers Charter Schools Association Board Chair: Elsie Rose

PK K 1 2 3 4 5

Mission Statement: information not available Grades Served: K-8 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 application due date, contact the school to ask about available spaces. Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements Transportation: Information not available Health Services: school nurse, social worker, counselor, occupational therapist, physical therapist, community health clinic 2008-09 Enrollment: 575

Special Education Model: inclusive education practices Before and Aftercare: aftercare available from 3:15 p.m. to 5 p.m.

6

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

Ethnicity African American 89.2%

School Features and Programs:

Asian/Pacific Islander 5.7%

Extended School Day:

7 8 9 10

Caucasian 1.0%

Extended School Year:

Latino 3.8%

Weekend Classes:

Native American 0.2%

Tutoring Sessions:

School Lunch Eligibility

Uniforms:

Reduced Lunch 13.2%

Parent Group:

Free Lunch 76.2%

Other School Programs/Features: KIDsmART classroom arts and afterschool programs Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: scrabble and chess clubs Team Sports: volleyball, football, basketball, (soccer team under development)

0

60

80

100

Academic Performance

100 50

12

40

200 150

11

20

0

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

60 2006-07

School Performance Score - Two years of test results plus attendance & dropout rates

66.7 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 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 environment, ECSA will demonstrate how all children, regardless of their income level or ethnicity, can learn.

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Health Services: will be offered based on student need Special Education Model: inclusion Before and Aftercare: will be provided through after school programs developed based on student interest

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

Ethnicity African American 47.8%

School Features and Programs: Extended School Day:

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%

3

Extended School Year: Tutoring Sessions: Uniforms:

Caucasian 2.4%

for 4th and 8th grade

Latino 49.6% Native American 0.3%

Weekend Classes:

School Lunch Eligibility

3

6

3

Reduced Lunch 8.4%

7 8

Free Lunch 83.6%

Parent Group:

9

Other School Programs/Features: after school enrichment programs may be developed based on student interested and need Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: LEAP of Hope afterschool program Team Sports: none

0

20

40

60

80

100

Academic Performance

10

200 150

50 0

11

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

100

School Not Open

45.2

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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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) Charter Organization: Algiers Charter Schools Association Board Chair: Elsie Rose

PK 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

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. Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements

4 5 6

Transportation: yellow school bus Health Services: Project Fleur-de-Lis school-based mental health program, school nurse

2008-09 Enrollment: 432

Special Education Model: inclusive education practices

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

Before and Aftercare: aftercare program provided

Ethnicity African American 99.5% Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%

School Features and Programs:

7

Caucasian 0.2%

Extended School Day:

Latino 0.0%

Extended School Year:

Native American 0.2%

Weekend Classes:

8 9

School Lunch Eligibility

Tutoring Sessions: Uniforms:

Reduced Lunch 2.1% Free Lunch 92.1%

Parent Group: Other School Programs/Features: Young Audiences, KIDsmART

10

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: student government, chorus, dance club, majorettes

11

Team Sports: basketball (boys and girls), flag football, football, soccer (boys and girls), softball, track (boys and girls) volleyball (boys and girls), cheerleading

0

20

40

60

80

100

Academic Performance 200 150 100

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

School Performance Score - Two years of test results plus attendance & dropout rates

62.1

50

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

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 achievement.

PK K 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 Schools central office (see pg. ii)

3

Requirements: students selected using a matrix based on prior GPA, attendance record and writing sample Transportation: yellow school bus Health Services: school nurse; social worker; referral to LASpirit emotional support services or other appropriate services Special Education Model: inclusion; also PK, Primary, and Intermediate Autistic

4 2008-09 Enrollment: 571

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

Ethnicity African American 93.2% Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9%

Latino 1.6% Native American 0.7%

School Features and Programs: School Lunch Eligibility

Extended School Year:

Reduced Lunch 5.3%

Weekend Classes:

Tutoring Sessions: Uniforms:

Parent Group:

6

Caucasian 3.7%

Before and Aftercare: aftercare is available at $15 per week Extended School Day:

5

7 8

Free Lunch 73.0%

3

9

3 3

0

Other School Programs/Features: tutoring and enrichment program, Reading First, STAIR, Communities in Schools, KIDsmART, Big Brothers/ Big Sisters, TREE, LEAP prep classes Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: Girl Scouts, student council, choir, library club, math discovery, band, dance team

20

40

60

80

100

Academic Performance

10

200 150

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

School Performance Score - Two years of test results plus attendance & dropout rates

11

100

89.9

107.2

50

Team Sports: intramural sports, cheerleading

0

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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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 Charter Organization: New Beginnings School FoundationCapital One-UNO Charter Network

PK 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

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. Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements

4

Transportation: yellow school bus Health Services: school nurse

5 6 7 8 9 10

2008-09 Enrollment: 345

Special Education Model: inclusion

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

Before and Aftercare: provided for Pre-K students

Ethnicity African American 98.3%

School Features and Programs:

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3%

Extended School Day:

Caucasian 1.2% Latino 0.3%

Extended School Year:

Native American 0.0%

Weekend Classes:

Tutoring Sessions: Uniforms:

3

School Lunch Eligibility

3

Parent Group:

Reduced Lunch 4.9%

under development

Free Lunch 77.1%

Other School Programs/Features: operated as a partnership between the Recovery School District and the UNO Charter Network Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: choir, band

0

20

40

60

80

100

Academic Performance

Team Sports: basketball, football, cheerleading

200 150

11

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

100 50

12

0

School Not Open 2006-07

46.6 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. Board Chair: Lawrence Kullman 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. Grades Served: K-8 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

Transportation: yellow school bus Health Services: school nurse, counselor

2008-09 Enrollment: 402

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 for all students until 5 p.m. with transportation provided. Aftercare available until 6 p.m.

Ethnicity African American 99.0%

Native American 0.0%

3 School Lunch Eligibility

Weekend Classes:

Parent Group:

Reduced Lunch 3.0%

3

7 8

Free Lunch 94.0%

3 3

6

Caucasian 0.3% Latino 0.8%

Extended School Year:

5

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%

School Features and Programs:

Uniforms:

1

3

Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements

Tutoring Sessions:

K

2

Applications Due: March 30, 2009

Extended School Day:

PK

9

Parent Advisory Council

Other School Programs/Features: edible schoolyard with gardening and cooking classes, team sports, dance, visual art, afternoon tutoring in English and math enrichment programs through New Orleans Outreach Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: afternoon program until 5 p.m. for all students includes tutoring and homework support along with enrichment classes in sports, visual art, gardening, cooking and dance Team Sports: flag football, volleyball, basketball, baseball, and softball

0

20

40

60

80

100

120

10

Academic Performance 200 150 100 50 0

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

44.9 2006-07

School Performance Score - Two years of test results plus attendance & dropout rates

60.0 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 K 1 2 3

Mission Statement: information not available Grades Served: K-8 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 date, contact the school or the RSD to enroll. Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements Transportation: yellow school bus

4 5 6 7

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

9 10

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

Ethnicity

School Features and Programs: Extended School Day:

African American 98.1%

3

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%

Extended School Year: (optional summer session)

Caucasian 1.3% Latino 0.6%

Weekend Classes:

Tutoring Sessions:

8

2008-09 Enrollment: 471

Before and Aftercare: N/A - extended school day

Uniforms:

Parent Group:

Native American 0.0%

3 School Lunch Eligibility

3 under development

Reduced Lunch 2.3% Free Lunch 80.0%

Other School Programs/Features: information not available Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: information not available Team Sports: basketball, flag football, softball, volleyball, track, cheerleading

0

20

40

60

80

100

Academic Performance 200 150

11

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

100 50

12

0

School 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

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

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: 339

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

School Features and Programs:

African American 95.0%

Parent Group:

5 6

Caucasian 0.3%

optional summer session

Weekend Classes: Uniforms:

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6%

3

Extended School Year: Tutoring Sessions:

K 1

Grades Served: PK-8

Extended School Day:

PK

Latino 4.1% Native American 0.0%

7

3 School Lunch Eligibility

3 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 Team Sports: basketball, flag football, volleyball, cheerleading, track

0

20

40

60

80

100

10

Academic Performance 200 150 100

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

50 0

School Performance Score - Two years of test results plus attendance & dropout rates

46.1

55.5

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

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 K 1 2 3 4 5 6

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. Grades Served: PK-8 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 date, contact the school or the RSD to enroll. Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements Transportation: yellow school bus Health Services: school nurse, access to social workers, counselors and psychologists provided through RSD Special Education Model: inclusion

Extended School Day:

Ethnicity

Tutoring Sessions: Parent Group:

African American 99.5%

3

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%

optional summer session

Weekend Classes: Uniforms:

8

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

School Features and Programs: Extended School Year:

7

2008-09 Enrollment: 371

Before and Aftercare: N/A - extended school day

Caucasian 0.5% Latino 0.0% Native American 0.0%

3 3 under development

School Lunch Eligibility Reduced Lunch 1.4%

Other School Programs/Features: 100 Black Men Health initiative

9

Free Lunch 92.7%

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: majorettes, dance team Team Sports: basketball, flag football, softball, volleyball, cheerleading

10

0

20

40

60

80

100

Academic Performance 200 150

11

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

100 50

12

0

School 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 Board Chair: Elsie Rose 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.

PK K 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

4

Transportation: yellow school bus Health Services: school nurse Special Education Model: inclusion

2008-09 Enrollment: 626

Before and Aftercare: Young Audiences after school program provided at $25 per month

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

Ethnicity African American 86.8%

School Features and Programs: Extended School Day:

5 6

Asian/Pacific Islander 1.8%

3

Extended School Year:

Caucasian 7.0%

7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Latino 4.3% Native American 0.2%

7

Weekend Classes:

Tutoring Sessions: Uniforms:

Parent Group:

3

School Lunch Eligibility

3

8

Reduced Lunch 9.7% Free Lunch 61.7%

3

9

Other School Programs/Features: Arts Connection, Young Audiences art enrichment program, KIDsmART AXIS program Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: athletics, dance team, spirit squad, band Team Sports: basketball, flag football, softball

0

20

40

60

80

100

10

Academic Performance 200 150

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

School Performance Score - Two years of test results plus attendance & dropout rates

100 50 0

69. 9 2006-07

82.9

2007-08

2008-09

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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) Superintendent: Paul Vallas

PK K 1 2 3 4 5

Mission Statement: In partnership with all stakeholders, we will provide all students with an education that will prepare them academically and socially, developing them into productive citizens for our community and nation. Grades Served: PK-8 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 date, contact the school or the RSD to enroll. Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements Transportation: yellow school bus Health Services: school nurse; access to social workers, counselors and psychologists provided by RSD Special Education Model: inclusion

2008-09 Enrollment: 239

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

Before and Aftercare: N/A - extended school day

6

Extended School Day:

7

9 10

African American 99.2% Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4%

3

Caucasian 0.4%

Extended School Year:

Latino 0.0%

Weekend Classes:

Tutoring Sessions:

8

Ethnicity

School Features and Programs:

Uniforms:

Parent Group:

Native American 0.0%

3 School Lunch Eligibility

3 3

Reduced Lunch 1.3% Free Lunch 90.8%

Other School Programs/Features: information not provided Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: Black History club, chess club, art club

0

20

40

60

80

100

Academic Performance

Team Sports: basketball, flag football, track, volleyball

200 150

11

100

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

50

12

School Performance Score - Two years of test results plus attendance & dropout rates

61.4 31.8

0

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) Charter Organization: NOLA 180, Inc. Board Chair: Mickey Allweiss 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. Grades Served: K-7 (K-8 in 2010-2011)

PK K 1

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

4

Transportation: yellow school bus Health Services: school nurse; social worker; comprehensive mental health program Special Education Model: based on individual student needs

2008-09 Enrollment: 447

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

Ethnicity

Before and Aftercare: none

African American 98.9%

Extended School Year: Weekend Classes:

Tutoring Sessions: Uniforms:

Parent Group:

6

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2%

School Features and Programs: Extended School Day:

5

Caucasian 0.2%

3 3 3

7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., M-Th

Latino 0.7% Native American 0.0%

three-week summer session one Saturday per month

3

School Lunch Eligibility Reduced Lunch 7.2%

3

7 8

Free Lunch 85.7%

3

Other School Programs/Features: tutoring and mentorship programs through partnerships with Dillard and Tulane Universities; KIDsmART art programs, New Orleans Outreach enrichment programs Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: poetry, step team, drama club, dance Team Sports: flag football, basketball, golf, tennis, cheerleading

9 0

20

40

60

80

100

10

Academic Performance 200 150

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

100 50 0

School Not Open 2006-07

11

61.9 2007-08

2008-09

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Edward Hynes Charter School

PK K

Address: 3774 Gentilly Boulevard New Orleans, LA 70122 Phone: (504) 324-7160 Fax: (504) 948-1750 Principal: Michelle Douglas Website: www.hynesschool.org School District: New Orleans Public Schools (NOPS) Charter Organization: Hynes Charter School Corp. Board Chair: Todd Schexnayder

School in temporary location and will eventually return to 900 Harrison Ave.

Mission Statement: The Hynes family is committed to providing all students with a culturally diverse learning community producing 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 3 4 5 6

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 Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements Transportation: limited yellow school bus service Health Services: school nurse, social worker Special Education Model: inclusion

2008-09 Enrollment: 464

Before and Aftercare: available from 7 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. for a fee

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

Ethnicity

School Features and Programs:

African American 73.5%

Extended School Day:

Asian/Pacific Islander 1.1% Caucasian 23.1%

Extended School Year:

7 8 9 10

Latino 2.4%

Weekend Classes:

Tutoring Sessions:

Uniforms:

Parent Group:

Native American 0.0%

3

staff interventionist

3

School Lunch Eligibility

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; partnerships with UNO for staff support; professional development, advisory board Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: student clubs, scouts Team Sports: flag football, volleyball, basketball, tennis

0

40

60

80

100

Academic Performance 200 150

11

20

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

School Performance Score - Two years of test results plus attendance & dropout rates

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 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 becoming creative, responsible, caring citizens.

PK K 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 Special Education Model: inclusion Before and Aftercare: after school program

2008-09 Enrollment: 218

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

Ethnicity African American 73.9% Asian/Pacific Islander 22.9%

School Features and Programs: Extended School Day:

Extended School Year:

Latino 2.3%

3

Native American 0.9%

Tutoring Sessions: Parent Group:

6

Caucasian 0.0%

3

Weekend Classes: Uniforms:

5

under development

School Lunch Eligibility

3

Reduced Lunch 0.0%

9

Other School Programs/Features: will be developed based on needs and input of student population

Team Sports: will be developed based on student interest

8

Free Lunch 53.2%

under development

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: will be developed based on student interest

7

0

20

40

60

80

100

Academic Performance

10

200 150 100

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

11

50 0

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 Secondary Education (BESE) Charter Organization: International School of Louisiana Board Chair: Karen Myer Dwyer

PK K 1

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. Grades Served: K-8 (building toward 12th grade in 2012-2013)

2

Applications Due: February 13, 2009 (kindergarten) May 8, 2009 (1st- 8th grades)

3

Registration Process: complete application provided by school; students selected by lottery if there are more applications than spaces available; school is open to any Louisiana resident

4 5 6 7 8 9

Requirements: grade-level readiness assessment required for all grade levels; prior French or Spanish experience not necessary for grades K-1; students 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

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

Before and Aftercare: before school available beginning at 7:15 a.m. for $30 per month (drop-ins at $3 per day); After school care available until 5:30 p.m. for $150 per month full time (drop-ins at $10 per day)

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% Caucasian 27.0% Latino 23.1% Native American 0.8%

School Features and Programs: Extended School Day:

3

School Lunch Eligibility

Extended School Year:

Reduced Lunch 11.0%

Weekend Classes:

Tutoring Sessions: Uniforms:

Parent Group:

Free Lunch 40.4%

3 3 3

0

11

Other School Programs/Features: core classes (math, science, etc.) are taught in French or Spanish (the majority of student instruction is in a language other than English by faculty from 19 different countries); additional programs include KIDsmART classroom programs, multi-cultural art and music program, language library and computer technology classes

12

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: no traditional extracurricular activities; aftercare program provides optionsl instruction in art, yoga, martial arts, circus arts, soccer and computer technology

10

African American 48.0%

Team Sports: none

20

40

60

80

100

Academic Performance 200 150

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

School Performance Score - Two years of test results plus attendance & dropout rates

100

99.2

97.5

50 0

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

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 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.

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: 308

Special Education Model: inclusion Before and Aftercare: afterschool enrichment program provided through Trinity Christian Community Center

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

Ethnicity African American 99.0% Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%

School Features and Programs:

Latino 0.3% Native American 0.0%

Weekend Classes: Uniforms:

Parent Group:

5 6

Caucasian 0.7%

3

Extended School Year: Tutoring Sessions:

K 1

Grades Served: PK-8

Extended School Day:

PK

School Lunch Eligibility

3 3

Reduced Lunch 1.3%

7 8

Free Lunch 97.4%

3

Other School Programs/Features: parent empowerment program with The Jeremiah Group; after school academic program provided through Trinity Christian Community Center; Grades make the Difference incentive program sponsored by the Bridge Team; Big Brother/Big Sister; Project Access mentor program

9 0

20

40

60

80

100

10

Academic Performance 200

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: student clubs, scouts

150

Team Sports: basketball, flag football, track and softball

100

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

50 0

27.1 2006-07

School Performance Score - Two years of test results plus attendance & dropout rates

53.3 2007-08

2008-09

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Dr. Martin Luther King Charter School for Science and Technology

K

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

1

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

2

Grades Served: PK-8

PK

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 6 7 8

Health Services: school nurse; partnership with Lower 9th Ward Health Clinic Special Education Model: inclusion

10 11

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

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:

Latino 0.5%

Extended School Day:

Native American 0.0%

Extended School Year:

School Lunch Eligibility

Weekend Classes:

Tutoring Sessions:

9

2008-09 Enrollment: 647

Uniforms:

Parent Group:

Reduced Lunch 2.9%

3

Free Lunch 96.5%

3 3

Other School Programs/Features: orchestra, choir, piano, computer skills Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: band, after school physical education program (PEP), student groups

0

40

60

80

100

120

Academic Performance 200 150

Team Sports: basketball

20

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

School Performance Score - Two years of test results plus attendance & dropout rates

100 50

12

0

72.6 2006-07

89.2

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 Board Chair: Jodi Aamodt 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.

PK K 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

4

Transportation: RTA tokens provided for students Health Services: school nurse; social worker Special Education Model: inclusion model, required services provided in regular education setting Before and Aftercare: extended school day from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

2008-09 Enrollment: 95 School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

Ethnicity African American 96.9%

Extended School Year:

3

Caucasian 0.0%

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Latino 0.0%

3

Native American 1.1%

Weekend Classes:

Tutoring Sessions: Uniforms:

6

Asian/Pacific Islander 2.1%

School Features and Programs: Extended School Day:

5

School Lunch Eligibility

3

Reduced Lunch 7.4%

7 8

Free Lunch 86.3%

Parent Group: under development

9

Other School Programs/Features: art, music, martial arts, and physical education, field trips

0

20

40

60

80

100

120

Academic Performance

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: under development

200

Team Sports: none

150 100

10

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

11

50 0

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

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) Charter Organization: Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) New Orleans Board Chair: Jodi Aamodt

PK K 1

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, college and the competitive world beyond.

2

Grades Served: PK-8

3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

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 application due date, contact the school to ask about available spaces. Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements Transportation: RTA tokens provided for students; RTA tokens available for parents of students in grades PK-4 Health Services: school nurse; regular health screenings and immunization services; social worker Special Education Model: inclusion model, required services provided in regular education setting

2008-09 Enrollment: 466 School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

Ethnicity African American 94.4% Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%

Before and Aftercare: early drop-off available; extended school day until 5:00 p.m.

Caucasian 4.5% Latino 0.0% Native American 1.1%

School Features and Programs: Extended School Day:

Extended School Year: Weekend Classes:

Tutoring Sessions: Uniforms:

Parent Group:

3

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

School Lunch Eligibility

3 3

Reduced Lunch 1.3% Free Lunch 90.3%

one Saturday per month

3 3

0

3

20

40

60

80

100

Academic Performance 200

Other School Programs/Features: comprehensive arts program exposes students to 90 minutes each day of arts instruction including jazz ensemble, orchestra, choir, visual arts, dramatic arts; frequent field trips, particularly in surrounding French Quarter, KIDsmART, classroom art program Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: visual and musical arts programs Team Sports: flag-football, basketball, track, baseball and soccer 36

150

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

School Performance Score - Two years of test results plus attendance & dropout rates

100 50 0

94.4 78.9 2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

Source: Louisiana Department of Education


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 Board Chair: James Huger 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.

PK K 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

4

Transportation: yellow school bus Health Services: school nurse; two behavior interventionists; speech therapist Special Education Model: inclusion; special education coordinator Before and Aftercare: $35 per week for before and aftercare; $25 for either before or after

2008-09 Enrollment: 731

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

Ethnicity African American 97.0% Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%

5 6

Caucasian 1.5%

School Features and Programs:

Latino 1.5%

Extended School Day:

Native American 0.0%

7

Extended School Year: Weekend Classes:

Tutoring Sessions: Uniforms:

Parent Group:

School Lunch Eligibility

3

Reduced Lunch 3.6%

8

Free Lunch 87.6%

3 3

9

Other School Programs/Features: regular family nights where students demonstrate their knowledge

0

20

40

60

80

100

Academic Performance

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: Girl Scouts, dance student clubs

200

Team Sports: intramural sports, dance team, cheerleading

150 100

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

50 0

10

School Performance Score - Two years of test results plus attendance & dropout rates

38.6

58.8

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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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 K

Mission Statement: Lake Forest Charter School’s mission is to provide a nurturing environment, which facilitates maximum 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

2

Applications Due: December 12, 2008

3

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

4 5

Requirements: admission is based on a matrix which includes attendance, parental involvement, prior GPA, portfolio and other academic requirements Transportation: limited RTA tokens available Health Services: school nurse, social worker, access to community health resources, student and parent support services Special Education Model: inclusion

6 7 8

Ethnicity African American 92.7% Asian/Pacific Islander 5.5% Caucasian 0.7% Latino 1.1%

School Features and Programs:

Native American 0.0%

Extended School Day:

Extended School Year:

School Lunch Eligibility

Weekend Classes: Uniforms:

Parent Group:

Reduced Lunch 19.4%

3

Free Lunch 62.2%

3 3

10

Other School Programs/Features: Healthy Lifestyles, Junior Achievement Finance Park Program for Middle School, ESL, Spanish, band/ orchestra, swimming, character education

11

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Eagle cheerleader squad, Eaglelettes dance troupe, student council, academic games, Eagle Pride art institute, Eclectic Eagles book club, Eagles with Etiquette

12

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

Before and Aftercare: provided through the Eagle Morning Care and Eagle Evening Care programs at a cost to be determined

Tutoring Sessions:

9

2008-09 Enrollment: 439

0

20

40

60

80

100

Academic Performance 200 150

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

School Performance Score - Two years of test results plus attendance & dropout rates

100

111.7

122.1

50

Team Sports: basketball and intramural sports

0

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Third Edition — January 2009

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 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.

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: 378

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%

3

Latino 1.6%

Weekend Classes: Uniforms:

Parent Group:

5 6

Caucasian 1.1%

Extended School Year: Tutoring Sessions:

K 1

Grades Served: PK-8

Extended School Day:

PK

Native American 0.0%

7

3 School Lunch Eligibility

3

Reduced Lunch 1.3%

3

8

Free Lunch 92.6%

Other School Programs/Features: Young Audiences enrichment program focused on the visual arts, creative writing, music and dance; LASpirit crisis counseling intervention Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: dance team

9 0

20

40

60

80

100

10

Academic Performance 200

Team Sports: basketball

150 100

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

School Performance Score - Two years of test results plus attendance & dropout rates

11

50 0

29.3 2006-07

45.8 2007-08

2008-09

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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) Superintendent: Paul Vallas

PK K 1 2 3 4 5

Mission Statement: The mission of Live Oak Elementary school is to cultivate productive citizens for the 21st Century through educating the whole child. Grades Served: PK-8 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 date, contact the school or the RSD to enroll. Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements Transportation: yellow school bus Health Services: school nurse; access to social workers, counselors and psychologists provided by RSD Special Education Model: inclusion

9 10 11

African American 94.7% Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4%

3

Caucasian 1.5%

Extended School Year:

Latino 3.4% Native American 0.0%

Weekend Classes:

Tutoring Sessions:

8

Ethnicity

School Features and Programs: Extended School Day:

7

2008-09 Enrollment: 265

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

Before and Aftercare: N/A - extended school day

6

Mississippi River

Uniforms:

Parent Group:

3

School Lunch Eligibility

3

Reduced Lunch 3.0%

3

Free Lunch 83.4%

Other School Programs/Features: Young Audiences enrichment program focused on the visual arts, creative writing, music, and dance; KIDsmART arts enrichment program that places artists in schools, KIDsmART classroom art programs

0

20

40

60

80

100

Academic Performance

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: band, drama, choir, dance

200

Team Sports: basketball, football and cheerleading

150 100

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

School Performance Score - Two years of test results plus attendance & dropout rates

50

12

0

31.9

41.5

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Third Edition — January 2009

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

Mission Statement: information not available

PK K

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

1 2

Grades Served: 6-8 (2008-09) TBA (2009-10) Applications Due: March 30, 2009

3

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.

4

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

2008-09 Enrollment: 75

Health Services: school nurse; social worker, counselor

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

Special Education Model: inclusion

Ethnicity African American 100.0%

Before and Aftercare: information not available

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%

Latino 0.0%

3

Extended School Year:

Uniforms:

Parent Group:

Native American 0.0%

optional summer session

Weekend Classes:

Tutoring Sessions:

6

Caucasian 0.0%

School Features and Programs: Extended School Day:

5

School Lunch Eligibility

3

Reduced Lunch 1.1%

7 8

Free Lunch 88.0%

3 under development

9

Other School Programs/Features: information not available Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: information not available Team Sports: information not available

0

20

40

60

80

100

10

Academic Performance 200 150

50 0

11

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

100

School Not Open 2006-07

27.8 2007-08

2008-09

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Robert M. Lusher Charter School

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) Charter Organization: Advocates for Arts-Based Education Board Chair: Blaine LeCesne

PK K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

(See also page 68 for grades 6-12)

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. Grades Served: K-5 Applications Due: December 5, 2008 Registration Process: complete application provided by the school; submit recent report card and Iowa test scores Requirements: Students are admitted in two ways based on whether they live within the school’s attendance zone within the neighborhoods around the school (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 Transportation: none Health Services: social worker; vision and hearing screenings

2008-09 Enrollment: 1,469 (K-12) School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

Ethnicity

Special Education Model: resource

African American 39.5%

Before and Aftercare: Arts After Hours course offered provide focus in creative writing, dance, theater, music and visual arts

Caucasian 50.7%

Asian/Pacific Islander 5.4%

Latino 4.3% Native American 0.1%

School Features and Programs: Extended School Day:

optional Arts After Hours courses offered

Extended School Year:

School Lunch Eligibility Reduced Lunch 6.5% Free Lunch 36.6%

optional summer session

Weekend Classes:

Tutoring Sessions:

3

Parent Group:

3

0

Uniforms:

20

40

60

80

100

120

Academic Performance 200

11

Other School Programs/Features: integrated arts education, Certificate of Artistry program, after school arts enrichment courses, summer arts courses

12

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: dance troupe, drama troupe, student clubs Team Sports: football, swimming, volleyball, cheerleading, cross country, flag football, basketball, soccer, tennis, baseball, golf, track and field, and softball 42

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

School Performance Score - Two years of test results plus attendance & dropout rates

150 100

129.2

135.0

50 0

2006-07

2007-08

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Third Edition — January 2009

Benjamin E. Mays Preparatory School No Photo School’s location is to be determined

Address: TBA Phone: (504) 428-8711 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

Mission Statement: The Mission of Benjamin E. Mays Preparatory School is to prepare every student for success in high school, college, and beyond. Grades Served: Pre-K-2 (building to 8th grade)

PK K 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 Extended School Day:

3

Extended School Year:

3

Weekend Classes:

3

Tutoring Sessions:

3

Uniforms:

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday enrichment courses and tutorial twice per month

This is a new school. No enrollment or academic

3

performance

Parent Group: under development Other School Programs/Features: under development, partnerships with New Orleans Outreach and Save the Children Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: performance choir, arts, and general music

6 7 8 9

information available.

10

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 to enroll in the transformation school or choose another school.

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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) Charter Organization: Algiers Charter Schools Association Board Chair: Elsie Rose

PK K

Mission Statement: The Mission of McDonogh #32 Elementary Charter School is to foster a love of learning by providing opportunities 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

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. Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements

4 5 6

Mississippi River

Transportation: yellow school bus Health Services: school nurse; City of New Orleans medical clinic (asthma study)

2008-09 Enrollment: 512 School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

Special Education Model: inclusion

Ethnicity

Before and Aftercare: information not provided

African American 100.0% Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%

School Features and Programs:

7

9 10

Latino 0.0%

Extended School Year: Weekend Classes:

8

Caucasian 0.0%

Extended School Day:

Tutoring Sessions: Uniforms:

Parent Group:

Native American 0.0%

3

Saturday classes

3

School Lunch Eligibility Reduced Lunch 2.5%

3

Free Lunch 91.8%

3

Other School Programs/Features: direct reading instruction and full option science system

0

40

60

80

100

Academic Performance

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: student clubs, scouts,

200

Team Sports: intramural athletics, cheerleading

150

11

20

100

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

School Performance Score - Two years of test results plus attendance & dropout rates

50

12

0

33.8

41.9

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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

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, counselor, speech therapy, psychologists and other student evaluation services provided through RSD Special Education Model: inclusion and instructional support center Before and Aftercare: none

5 6

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2%

3

Weekend Classes:

Parent Group:

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

African American 99.4%

Extended School Day:

Uniforms:

2008-09 Enrollment: 504

Ethnicity

School Features and Programs:

Tutoring Sessions:

K 1

Grades Served: PK-8

Extended School Year:

PK

Caucasian 0.2%

summer program for grades 3 & 7

3

Latino 0.2% Native American 0.0%

School Lunch Eligibility

3

Reduced Lunch 2.0%

7 8

Free Lunch 96.4%

3

9

Other School Programs/Features: music education, conversational Spanish, school-wide book club Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: student council, male drill squad, dance team, cheerleaders, 4-H Team Sports: intramural basketball, double dutch

0

20

40

60

80

100

10

Academic Performance 200 150

50 0

11

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

100

School Not Open

48.7

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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McDonogh City Park Academy

K

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) Charter Organization: New Orleans Charter Schools Foundation Board Chair: Matthew Proctor

1

Mission Statement: The mission of McDonogh City Park Academy is to provide students a school of choice that meets high expectations for academic success for each child.

PK

2

Grades Served: K-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

5

Health Services: school nurse, counselor

6

Before and Aftercare: none

Transportation: yellow school bus

2008-09 Enrollment: 351

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

Special Education Model: inclusion

Ethnicity African American 99.2% Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% Caucasian 0.6%

School Features and Programs:

7

Extended School Day:

Latino 0.0%

3

Native American 0.0%

Extended School Year: Weekend Classes:

8 9 10

Tutoring Sessions: Uniforms:

Parent Group:

School Lunch Eligibility

3

Reduced Lunch 8.3% Free Lunch 90.6%

3 3

Other School Programs/Features: information not provided

0

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: Girl Scouts, pep squad, dance team, drill team, student council

200

Team Sports: basketball, cheerleading

150

11

20

40

60

80

100

Academic Performance

100

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

School Performance Score - Two years of test results plus attendance & dropout rates

50

12

0

29 2006-07

48.6 2007-08

2008-09

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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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. Board Chair: Tarek Tay 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.

PK K 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

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

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

Ethnicity African American 96.7%

Caucasian 0.9%

Extended School Day:

Latino 2.4%

Extended School Year:

Native American 0.0%

Weekend Classes: Uniforms:

Parent Group:

6

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%

School Features and Programs:

Tutoring Sessions:

5

School Lunch Eligibility

3 3

Reduced Lunch 6.9%

7 8

Free Lunch 91.4%

3

Other School Programs/Features: after school program provided by Volunteers of America; school-wide Spanish program; student life program designed to build social skills and school community; academic program around a college structure to prepare students for college life Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: provided through student life program during the school day; student clubs Team Sports: information not available

9 0

20

40

60

80

100

120

10

Academic Performance 200 150 100 50 0

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

School Performance Score - Two years of test results plus attendance & dropout rates

52.7

61.4

2006-07

2007-08

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Robert Russa Moton Charter School

PK K 1 2

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 Mission Statement: Wisdom, knowledge and understanding are the keys to success. Grades Served: PK-7 Applications Due: information not available Registration Process: Complete and submit school applications; lottery held. Any spaces available after lottery filled in order of application. Requirements: open enrollment; no academic admission requirements Transportation: yellow school bus

3 4 5 6 7 8

Health Services: outsourced health services currently provided on site; social work services provided Special Education Model: inclusion Before and Aftercare: provided at no cost through after school program School Features and Programs: Extended School Day:

3

Extended School Year:

3

Tutoring Sessions:

3

Uniforms:

3

Parent Group:

3

Weekend Classes:

2008-09 Enrollment: 240

year-round school

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

Ethnicity African American 99.6% Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0% Caucasian 0.0% Latino 0.4% Native American 0.0%

Other School Programs/Features: school designed after school program provides music, dance, drama and academic tutoring

School Lunch Eligibility Reduced Lunch 5.0%

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: band, cheerleaders, marching groups

9

Free Lunch 93.8%

Team Sports: flag football 0

10

20

40

60

80

100

Academic Performance 200

11

150

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

School Performance Score - Two years of test results plus attendance & dropout rates

100

12

50 0

64.1 2006-07

90.8 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 FoundationCapital One-UNO Charter Network Board Chair: Dr. Timothy Ryan 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. Grades Served: PK-8

PK K 1 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 application due date, contact the school to ask about available spaces.

3

Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements

4

Transportation: yellow school bus Health Services: school nurse, full time social worker and counselor Special Education Model: inclusion Before and Aftercare: before and aftercare available through PK LA4 program, aftercare available through TANEF program

2008-09 Enrollment: 357

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

Ethnicity African American 98.6% Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%

5 6

Caucasian 0.6%

School Features and Programs:

Latino 0.8%

Extended School Day:

Native American 0.0%

Extended School Year: Weekend Classes:

School Lunch Eligibility

Tutoring Sessions:

3

Parent Group:

3

Reduced Lunch 3.6%

Uniforms:

7 8

Free Lunch 94.4%

Other School Programs/Features: T.R.E.E. (Teaching Responsible Earth Education learning program), STAIR (Start the Adventure In reading mentoring program), LA4 early childhood education, KUMON tutoring Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: LEAP Engineering Club, student council, Girl Scouts, chess team, dance team Team Sports: basketball (girls and boys), cheerleading

9 0

20

40

60

80

100

Academic Performance

10

200 150 100 50 0

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

School Performance Score - Two years of test results plus attendance & dropout rates

65.9

65.5

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

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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) Charter Organization: New Orleans College Preparatory Academies Board Chair: Harold Brown

PK K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

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. Grades Served: K-2 and 6-8 (building to 12th in 2013-2014) 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 application due date, contact the school to ask about available spaces. Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements Transportation: yellow school bus Health Services: social worker, school nurse 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

Extended School Day:

Asian/Pacific Islander 1.3%

3

Extended School Year:

3

Tutoring Sessions:

3

Uniforms:

9 10 11

African American 97.4%

School Features and Programs:

Weekend Classes:

8

2008-09 Enrollment: 154

Parent Group:

Caucasian 0.0%

7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Latino 0.0% Native American 1.3%

Saturday tutoring every week

School Lunch Eligibility Reduced Lunch 4.6%

3

Free Lunch 95.5%

3

Other School Programs/Features: tutoring and enrichment programs provided through partnership with New Orleans Outreach Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: aerobics, martial arts, music, dance, computers Team Sports: basketball, lacrosse, football, and more under development

0

40

60

80

100

Academic Performance 200 150

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

100 50

12

20

0

School Not Open 2006-07

63.4 2007-08

2008-09

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Third Edition — January 2009

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 Board Chair: Matthew Proctor 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.

PK K 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

4

Transportation: yellow school bus Health Services: social worker and varied contracted services Special Education Model: inclusion

2008-09 Enrollment: 203

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

Before and Aftercare: TBA

Ethnicity African American 97.0%

School Features and Programs: Extended School Day:

Extended School Year: Weekend Classes:

Tutoring Sessions: Uniforms:

Parent Group:

Asian/Pacific Islander 1.0%

3

Caucasian 1.5%

3

Latino 0.5% Native American 0.0%

3 3

School Lunch Eligibility

3

Reduced Lunch 3.9%

3

5 6 7 8

Free Lunch 94.6%

Other School Programs/Features: positive support program; after school enrichment, S.T.A.I.R., tutoring program, technology lab Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, student council, student clubs, dance team Team Sports: cheerleading, basketball, touch football

9 0

20

40

60

80

100

10

Academic Performance 200 150 100

School Performance Score - Two years of test results plus attendance & dropout rates

11

39.5

45.7

2006-07

2007-08

12

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

50 0

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Pride College Prep Address: TBD Contact Phone: (504) 400-0614 Principal: Michael Richard Website: www.pridecollegeprep.org Charter Organization: Pride College Preparatory Academy Board Chair: Scott Jacobs

No Photo School’s location is to be determined

PK K 1 2 3 4 5

Mission Statement: Pride College Prep nourishes each of our students to excel in college. Grades Served: PK-2 (building to 8th grade) 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. Applications Due: March 30, 2009 Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements Transportation: yellow school bus Health Services: full-time social worker Special Education Model: inclusion with extra supports Before and Aftercare: before care from 7 a.m. and aftercare until 6 p.m. available; families responsible for transportation. School Features and Programs:

6 7 8 9 10 11

Extended School Day:

Extended School Year:

3 3

Weekend Classes:

Tutoring Sessions: Uniforms:

Parent Group:

8 a.m. to 4:50 p.m.

year-round school with 2 short summer breaks

This is a new school.

3 3 will be developed

Other School Programs/Features: under development Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: afternoon enrichment and after school tutoring Team Sports: under development

No enrollment or academic performance information available.

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

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, counselor Special Education Model: inclusion

2008-09 Enrollment: 494

Before and Aftercare: N/A - extended school day

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

Ethnicity

School Features and Programs:

Parent Group:

Asian/Pacific Islander 1.0%

optional summer session

Weekend Classes: Uniforms:

African American 98.2%

3

Extended School Year: Tutoring Sessions:

K 1

Grades Served: PK-8

Extended School Day:

PK

Latino 0.4% Native American 0.0%

School Lunch Eligibility

3

Reduced Lunch 0.4%

Team Sports: basketball, cheerleading

7 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 Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: newspaper club, art club, dance team student council, creative writing club, chorus

6

Caucasian 0.4%

3 3

5

9 0

20

40

60

80

100

10

Academic Performance 200 150 100

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

School Performance Score - Two years of test results plus attendance & dropout rates

11

50 0

28.6

48.8

2006-07

2007-08

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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

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. Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements

3 4 5

Transportation: yellow school bus Health Services: school nurse; access to social workers, counselors and psychologists provided by RSD Special Education Model: inclusion 2008-09 Enrollment: 535

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:

6

Extended School Day:

Extended School Year:

7 8 9 10

Uniforms:

African American 98.3%

optional summer session

Weekend Classes:

Tutoring Sessions:

Ethnicity

3

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% Caucasian 0.8% Latino 0.4%

3

Native American 0.0%

3

Parent Group:

School Lunch Eligibility

Other School Programs/Features: literacy program, book fair

Reduced Lunch 5.2% Free Lunch 91.6%

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: student council, freedom writers, book club, All Star Boys Club, Daisies, Brownies, Girl Scout, French club, dance team majorettes Team Sports: football, basketball, volleyball, track and field, soccer

0

20

40

60

80

100

Academic Performance 200 150

11

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

100 50

12

0

School Not Open 2006-07

50 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 Board Chair: Herman Kenneth Johnston

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. Grades Served: PK-8 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

Transportation: RTA tokens provided for students Health Services: school nurse, social workers, speech pathologists

2008-09 Enrollment: 749

Special Education Model: information not available

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

Before and Aftercare: provided at no cost through After School for All evening enrichment program

Ethnicity African American 99.2%

6

Caucasian 0.0% Latino 0.8%

Extended School Day:

Native American 0.0%

Extended School Year:

Parent Group:

5

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%

School Features and Programs:

Uniforms:

1

3

Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements

Tutoring Sessions:

K

2

Applications Due: March 30, 2009

Weekend Classes:

PK

3

Saturday technology academy

School Lunch Eligibility

3

Reduced Lunch 1.2%

7 8

Free Lunch 95.6%

3 3

9

Other School Programs/Features: technology academy Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; KIDsmART classroom visual arts and after school programs; adult education programs in nursing and technology for parents offered on-site through Dryades YMCA Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: After school for All program offers sports, dance, music, art, journalism, community service focused youth fraternity Team Sports: sports offered through after school program

0

40

60

80

100

Academic Performance

10

200 150 100

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

50 0

55

20

School Performance Score - Two years of test results plus attendance & dropout rates

35.7

55.2

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) Superintendent: Paul Vallas

PK K 1 2 3 4 5

Mission Statement: To maximize student achievement, encourage positive relationships and behaviors and minimize inappropriate behaviors by creating a safe, supportive and structured school environment. Grades Served: PK-8 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 date, contact the school or the RSD to enroll. Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements Transportation: yellow school bus Health Services: school nurse; access to social workers, counselors and psychologists provided by RSD 2008-09 Enrollment: 293

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

6

Extended School Day:

7

9 10

African American 98.0% Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%

3

Caucasian 0.3%

Extended School Year:

Latino 1.7%

Weekend Classes:

Tutoring Sessions:

8

Ethnicity

School Features and Programs:

Uniforms:

Parent Group:

Native American 0.0%

3 School Lunch Eligibility

3

Reduced Lunch 1.4%

3

Free Lunch 85.7%

Other School Programs/Features: information not provided Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: band, choir

0

Team Sports: basketball, football, volleyball, cheerleading

20

40

60

80

100

120

Academic Performance 200 150

11

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

100 50

12

0

School Not Open

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 Contact Phone: (504) 909-6275 Principals: Niloy Gangpopadhyay and St. Claire Adriaan Website: http://www.successpreparatory.org School District: Recovery School District (RSD) Charter Organization: Board Chair: Avery Cornswet

No Photo School’s location is to be determined

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

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

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 Extended School Year: Weekend Classes:

Tutoring Sessions:

Uniforms:

Parent Group:

K 1

Grades Served: PK-3

Extended School Day:

PK

3

7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

3 3 3

Saturday enrichment sessions

as needed

This is a new school. No enrollment

3 will be developed

Other School Programs/Features: under development Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: under development Team Sports: soccer 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.

or academic performance

6 7 8 9

information available.

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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 Board Chair: Elsie Rose

PK K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Mission Statement: The Harriet Ross Tubman Charter School family and community believe that all students can successfully achieve and are committed to nurturing their individual needs, abilities and interests to help develop productive citizens. Grades Served: PK-8 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 application due date, contact the school to ask about available spaces. Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements Transportation: yellow school bus Health Services: school nurse; two social workers Special Education Model: inclusion Before and Aftercare: provided through Boys and Girls Club of America at $20 per month ($35 per month for more than one child); provided at no cost for PK students Extended School Day:

Ethnicity African American 97.9% Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% Caucasian 0.5%

3

Extended School Year:

3

Tutoring Sessions:

3

Uniforms:

Parent Group:

9

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

School Features and Programs:

Latino 1.2% Native American 0.2%

Weekend Classes:

8

2008-09 Enrollment: 423

School Lunch Eligibility

3

Reduced Lunch 2.6% Free Lunch 91.7%

3

10

Other School Programs/Features: Success for All reading program, Smart Choices, positive behavior support, Talented in the Arts, NIKKI’s Foundation teen pregnancy prevention program, Junior Achievement, Reasoning Minds

11

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: YMCA youth and leadership rogram, YMCA step and dance programs, Bells Symphony, library club, student council, dance team, majorettes, drill team, photography club Team Sports: flag football, softball, basketball, track, cheerleading

0

20

60

80

100

Academic Performance 200 150 100

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

50

41.3

12

40

0

2006-07

School Performance Score - Two years of test results plus attendance & dropout rates

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

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 entrace 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: 315

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

Before and Aftercare: information not provided

Ethnicity

School Features and Programs:

African American 99.1%

Extended School Day:

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%

3

Latino 0.3%

Weekend Classes:

Parent Group:

5 6

Caucasian 0.6%

Extended School Year:

Uniforms:

K 1

Grades Served: PK-6

Tutoring Sessions:

PK

Native American 0.0%

7

3 School Lunch Eligibility

3 3

Reduced Lunch 2.2%

8

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

10

Academic Performance

Team Sports: information not provided

200 150

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

School Performance Score - Two years of test results plus attendance & dropout rates

100 50

70.9 32.9

0

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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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) Superintendent: Paul Vallas

PK K

Mission Statement: The mission of Albert Wicker Elementary School is to provide a safe and diverse learning environment which 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

2

Applications Due: March 30, 2009

3

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. Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements

4 5 6 7

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

African American 98.6% Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%

School Features and Programs: Extended School Day:

Caucasian 0.3%

3

Latino 1.0%

Extended School Year: Tutoring Sessions: Uniforms:

Parent Group:

9 10

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

Ethnicity

Before and Aftercare: N/A - extended school day

Native American 0.0%

Weekend Classes:

8

2008-09 Enrollment: 292

School Lunch Eligibility

3 3

Reduced Lunch 0.7% Free Lunch 90.4%

3

Other School Programs/Features: LASpirit crisis counseling intervention Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: student clubs, choir Team Sports: basketball, flag football and track

0

20

40

60

80

100

Academic Performance 200 150

11

100

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

School Performance Score - Two years of test results plus 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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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

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

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: 423

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

School Features and Programs:

African American 99.8% Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%

3

Latino 0.0%

Weekend Classes: Uniforms:

Parent Group:

5 6

Caucasian 0.2%

Extended School Year: Tutoring Sessions:

K 1

Grades Served: PK-7

Extended School Day:

PK

Native American 0.0%

7

3 School Lunch Eligibility

3 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

10

Academic Performance

Team Sports: basketball, flag football, softball, volleyball

8

200 150

50 0

11

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

100

School Not Open

47.2

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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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) Superintendent: Paul Vallas

PK K

Mission Statement: Under development

1

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

2

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

3

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.

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 For explanation see page p. xvii

Special Education Model: inclusion

6

Ethnicity

Before and Aftercare: N/A - extended school day

African American 99.2% Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%

School Features and Programs:

7 8

Extended School Day:

10

Parent Group:

Native American 0.0%

optional summer session

Weekend Classes:

Tutoring Sessions:

Latino 0.8%

3

Extended School Year:

Uniforms:

9

Caucasian 0.0%

School Lunch Eligibility

3

Reduced Lunch 0.0%

3

Free Lunch 88.1%

under development

Other School Programs/Features: information not available Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: information not availableTeam

0

20

40

60

80

100

Academic Performance 200

Sports: basketball, flag football, softball, volleyball, track

150

11

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

100 50

12

0

School Not Open

40.2

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Andrew H. Wilson Charter School

This school is in a temporary building and is expected to move into a new facility during the 2009-2010 school year.

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 School District: Recovery School District (RSD) Charter Organization: Broadmoor Charter School Board, Inc. Board Chair: Connie Yeaton

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, thus building the skills and confidence needed to become intelligent, ethical, responsible and civic-minded adults.

PK K 1 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 2008-09 Enrollment: 392

Health Services: school nurse, social worker

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

Special Education Model: inclusion Before and Aftercare: extended school day until 4 p/m/; aftercare will be provided in partnership with YMCA

Ethnicity African American 98.0% Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%

Latino 0.5% Native American 0.5%

3

Extended School Year:

3

Tutoring Sessions:

3

Parent Group:

8

School Lunch Eligibility

Weekend Classes: Uniforms:

7

Caucasian 1.0%

School Features and Programs: Extended School Day:

6

Reduced Lunch 2.3% Free Lunch 74.8%

9

3 3

0

Other School Programs/Features: team-teaching strategies, daily music, arts enrichment, physical education and Spanish (4th and 5th grades) Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: choral group, computer club and after school tutoring; after school activites will be created based on student interest and need

40

60

80

100

10

Academic Performance 200 150

0

11

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

100 50

Team Sports: information not provided

20

School Not Open

62

2006-07

2007-08

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KIPP Believe College Prep Address: 1607 South Carrollton Ave. New Orleans, LA 70118 Phone: (504) 304-8857 Fax: (504) 304-8862 Principal: Adam Meinig Website: www.kippbelieve.org School District: Recovery School District (RSD) Charter Organization: Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) New Orleans Board Chair: Jodi Aamodt

Phone: (504) Fax: (504)

PK K 1

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 of social responsibility to improve the world around them.

2

Grades Served: 5-8

3 4 5 6

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 application due date, contact the school to ask about available spaces. Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements Transportation: yellow school bus Health Services: school nurse; social worker; school psychologist Special Education Model: inclusion model, required services provided in regular education setting

2008-09 Enrollment: 254

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

Ethnicity African American 100.0%

Before and Aftercare: N/A - extended school day

7

9

Extended School Year:

11 12

Latino 0.0%

3 3

Tutoring Sessions:

3

Uniforms:

Native American 0.0%

7:25 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

3

Weekend Classes:

Parent Group:

10

Caucasian 0.0%

School Features and Programs: Extended School Day:

8

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%

Saturday classes every other week

School Lunch Eligibility Reduced Lunch 8.3% Free Lunch 80.3%

3 3

0

Other School Programs/Features: teachers on call after school for homework help; out of state field lessons to Washington, D.C., North Carolina, New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, and California Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: Student Leadership Team, community service programs, Saturday extracurricular programs, nightly tutoring Team Sports: intramural sports including dance, step, football, basketball, lacrosse, track, and soccer 64

20

40

60

80

100

Academic Performance 200 150

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

School Performance Score - Two years of test results plus attendance & dropout rates

100

98.6 50 0

66.6 2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

Source: Louisiana Department of Education


Third Edition — January 2009

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 (KIPP) New Orleans Board Chair: Jodi Aamodt 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.

PK K 1 2

Grades Served: 5-7 (building to 8th grade by summer 2010) 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 and yellow school bus service provided for students

5

Health Services: school nurse; social worker Special Education Model: inclusion model, required services provided in regular education setting Before and Aftercare: N/A - extended school day

2008-09 Enrollment: 176 School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

Ethnicity African American 100.0% Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%

School Features and Programs: Extended School Day:

Extended School Year: Weekend Classes:

Tutoring Sessions: Uniforms:

Parent Group:

Caucasian 0.0%

3

7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday once per month

7

Latino 0.0% Native American 0.0%

3 3

6

8

School Lunch Eligibility

3

Reduced Lunch 6.3%

3

Free Lunch 92.6%

9

under development

Other School Programs/Features: mandatory Saturday school once per month to provide elective classes and field lessons; character education woven through school curriculum; end-of-year-out-of-town field trips Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: band, student clubs, tutoring Team Sports: intramural sports

0

20

40

60

80

100

Academic Performance Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

150

11

100 50 0

School Not Open

72.7

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

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 1

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 development of all students. Note: This school is not expected to remain open for 2009-2010

2

Grades Served: 7-8 (2008-09) Applications Due: N/A

3 4 5 6

Registration Process: Contact the school to ask if spaces are available for the 2008-2009 school year. Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements Transportation: yellow school bus Health Services: school nurse, social worker, counselor

2008-09 Enrollment: 172

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 97.1% Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%

School Features and Programs:

7

Extended School Day:

Caucasian 0.6%

3

Extended School Year:

optional summer session

Weekend Classes:

8 9 10

Tutoring Sessions: Uniforms:

Parent Group:

Latino 1.7% Native American 0.6%

School Lunch Eligibility

3

Reduced Lunch 1.2%

3

Free Lunch 84.3%

under development

Other School Programs/Features: information not available Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: newspaper club, art club, dance team student council, creative writing club, chorus Team Sports: basketball and football

0

20

40

60

80

100

Academic Performance 200 150

11

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

100 50

12

0

School Not Open

35.1 35.1

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Third Edition — January 2009

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 Board Chair: Rose Duhon-Sells

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.

PK K 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

4

Transportation: yellow school bus Health Services: school nurse, three social workers (one full-time; two parttime)

2008-09 Enrollment: 312

Special Education Model: inclusion

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

Before and Aftercare: provided through afterschool programming

Ethnicity African American 98.7%

Caucasian 0.6%

3

Extended School Year:

3

Tutoring Sessions:

3

Latino 0.6% Native American 0.0%

Weekend Classes: no Uniforms:

Parent Group:

6

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%

School Features and Programs: Extended School Day:

5

School Lunch Eligibility

3

Reduced Lunch 0.0%

7 8

Free Lunch 100.0%

3

Other School Programs/Features: after school program provides one hour of academic support and one hour of arts enrichment through partnership with new Orleans Outreach; partnership with Tulane University provides focused tutoring Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: band, majorettes, dance team, flag team drama, debate, student council, young entrepreneur program

9 0

40

60

80

100

10

Academic Performance 200 150 100

Team Sports: basketball and football

20

50 0

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

60.9 2006-07

School Performance Score - Two years of test results plus attendance & dropout rates

74.6

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) Charter Organization: Advocates for Arts-Based Education Board Chair: Blaine LeCesne

PK K 1 2

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

3

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

4

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

5 6

Transportation: not provided Health Services: social workers; vision and hearing screenings Special Education Model: inclusion

8 9 10 11

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

Ethnicity African American 39.5%

School Features and Programs:

Asian/Pacific Islander 5.4%

Extended School Day:

7

2008-09 Enrollment: 1,469 (K-12)

optional Arts After Hours courses offered

Extended School Year:

Caucasian 50.7% Latino 4.3% Native American 0.1%

optional summer arts courses

Weekend Classes:

Tutoring Sessions:

3

Parent Group:

3

School Lunch Eligibility Reduced Lunch 6.5%

Uniforms:

Free Lunch 36.6%

Other School Programs/Features: afterschool arts enrichment program and summer arts courses offer focus on creative writing, dance, theater, music and visual arts, early college credit courses offered by Tulane University Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: band, dance team, jazz ensemble, choir Team Sports: football, basketball, track (boys and girls), softball, volleyball, tennis

12

0

20

40

60

80

100

120

Academic Performance 200

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

School Performance Score - Two years of test results plus attendance & dropout rates

150 100

129.2

135.0

50 0

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Third Edition — January 2009

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

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

PK K 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 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

Special Education Model: inclusion

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

Before and Aftercare:

Ethnicity African American 100.0%

School Features and Programs:

5 6

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0% Caucasian 0.0%

Extended School Day:

Native American 0.0%

7

Reduced Lunch 2.5%

8

Latino 0.0%

Extended School Year: Weekend Classes:

Tutoring Sessions: Uniforms:

Parent Group:

3

School Lunch Eligibility

3

Free Lunch 70.7%

3

Other School Programs/Features: Tech Prep early college enrollment at Delgado Community College; concurrent enrollment programs with Tulane and Xavier Universities; community technology lab open after school Saturdays Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: band, dance team, jazz ensemble (building toward tennis) Team Sports: football, basketball, track (boys and girls), softball, volleyball, choir

9 0

20

40

60

80

100

10

Academic Performance 200 150

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

School Performance Score - Two years of test results plus attendance & dropout rates

100 50 0

66.1

76.3

2006-07

2007-08

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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) Superintendent: Darryl Kilbert

PK K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Mission Statement: The mission of McMain Secondary School is to provide a rigorous program of studies for a culturally diverse population of academically talented students. Grades Served: 7-12 Applications Due: information not available – contact the school 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 Schools central office (see pg. ii) Requirements: students selected using a matrix based on prior GPA, attendance record and writing sample Transportation: yellow school bus Health Services: school nurse; social worker

2008-09 Enrollment: 694

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

Special Education Model: inclusion Before and Aftercare:

Ethnicity African American 83.0%

School Features and Programs:

Asian/Pacific Islander 15.6% Caucasian 0.1%

Extended School Day:

Latino 1.3%

Extended School Year:

Native American 0.0%

Weekend Classes:

8

Tutoring Sessions: Uniforms:

Parent Group:

9 10 11 12

3

School Lunch Eligibility

3

Reduced Lunch 4.8% Free Lunch 73.1%

3

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 Souther University of New Orleans (SUNO); Algebra Project; Students at the Center internships Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: band (majorette, pom squad), Diners’ Club, African-American Club, Asian-American Club, DECA, COE, Robotics Team Team Sports: cheerleading, football, basketball, baseball, track, softball

0

20

40

60

80

100

Academic Performance 200 150

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

School Performance Score - Two years of test results plus attendance & dropout rates

100

82.4 50 0

2006-07

81.1

2007-08

2008-09

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Third Edition — January 2009

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

Mission Statement: To prepare urban male students for college and life beyond college.

PK 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 application due date, contact the school to ask about available spaces.

2

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: Extended School Day:

Extended School Year: Weekend Classes:

3 3 3

Tutoring Sessions: Uniforms:

Parent Group:

7:30 a.m.to 5 p.m.

optional summer session

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

Ethnicity African American 100.0%

one Saturday per month

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%

5 6

Caucasian 0.0%

3

Latino 0.0% Native American 0.0%

under development

Other School Programs/Features: all-boys school

School Lunch Eligibility

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: student clubs to be developed

Reduced Lunch 6.1%

7 8

Free Lunch 88.3%

Team Sports: basketball, football, golf and baseball

9 0

20

40

60

80

100

10

Academic Performance 200 150 100

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

11

50 0

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) Charter Organization: New Orleans College Preparatory Academies Board Chair: Harold Brown

PK K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

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. Grades Served: K-2 and 6-8 (building to 12th in 2013-2014) 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 application due date, contact the school to ask about available spaces. Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements Transportation: yellow school bus Health Services: social worker, school nurse 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

Extended School Day:

Asian/Pacific Islander 1.3%

3

Extended School Year:

3

Tutoring Sessions:

3

Uniforms:

9 10 11

African American 97.4%

School Features and Programs:

Weekend Classes:

8

2008-09 Enrollment: 154

Parent Group:

Caucasian 0.0%

7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Latino 0.0% Native American 1.3%

Saturday tutoring every week

School Lunch Eligibility Reduced Lunch 4.6% Free Lunch 95.5%

3 3

Other School Programs/Features: tutoring and enrichment programs provided through partnership with New Orleans Outreach Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: aerobics, martial arts, music, dance, computers Team Sports: basketball, lacrosse, football, and more under development

0

40

60

80

100

Academic Performance 200 150

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

100 50

12

20

0

School Not Open 2006-07

63.4 2007-08

2008-09

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Third Edition — January 2009

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 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.

PK K 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 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 Special Education Model: inclusion with resource teacher School Features and Programs:

2008-09 Enrollment: 95

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

Ethnicity

Extended School Day:

African American 97.9% Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%

Extended School Year:

Uniforms:

Parent Group:

6

Caucasian 2.1%

Weekend Classes:

Tutoring Sessions:

5

Latino 0.0%

3

Native American 0.0%

7

3 School Lunch Eligibility

3

Reduced Lunch 1.1%

Other School Programs/Features: marketing course designed to help students find employment through partnership with Job1; pre-GED program; health careers and construction skills programs, Agriscience

Free Lunch 79.0%

9

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: student council, business club Team Sports: none

0

20

40

60

80

100

Academic Performance

10

200 150 100 50 0

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

School Performance Score - Two years of test results plus attendance & dropout rates

50.5

46.2

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) Charter Organization: Algiers Charter Schools Association Board Chair: Elsie Rose

PK 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

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. Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements

4

Transportation: yellow school bus Health Services: information not provided

5

2008-09 Enrollment: 266

Special Education Model: inclusion

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

School Features and Programs:

6 7

African American 92.9%

Extended School Year: Weekend Classes:

Tutoring Sessions: Uniforms:

8

Ethnicity

Extended School Day:

Asian/Pacific Islander 1.1% Caucasian 3.8%

3

Latino 2.3%

3

Native American 0.0%

3

Parent Group:

School Lunch Eligibility Reduced Lunch 12.8%

Other School Programs/Features: information not provided

9 10

Free Lunch 71.8%

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: other extracurricular activities offered based on student interest and available faculty support 0

Team Sports: information not provided

20

40

60

80

100

Academic Performance 200 150

11

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

100 50

12

0

School Not Open 2006-07

44.1 2007-08

2008-09

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Third Edition — January 2009

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; lottery held if more students apply than spaces available. After application due date, contact the school or the RSD to enroll.

2

Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements

3

Transportation: yellow school bus

4

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

2008-09 Enrollment: 534

School Features and Programs: Extended School Day:

3

Extended School Year:

optional summer session

Weekend Classes:

Tutoring Sessions: Uniforms:

Parent Group:

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

Ethnicity African American 99.1% Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%

5 6

Caucasian 0.4%

3

Latino 0.6%

3

Native American 0.0%

under development

Other School Programs/Features: family and community resource cneter

School Lunch Eligibility Reduced Lunch 1.3%

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: band

7 8

Free Lunch 80.0%

Team Sports: football, basketball

9 0

20

40

60

80

100

10

Academic Performance 200 150

50 0

11

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

100

School Not Open

23.7

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 1 2 3 4 5 6

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. Grades Served: 9-12 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 date, contact the school or the RSD to enroll. Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements Transportation: yellow school bus Health Services: school nurse; access to social workers, counselors and psychologists provided by RSD Special Education Model: inclusion

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

Ethnicity

School Features and Programs: Extended School Day:

2008-09 Enrollment: 589

African American 97.8%

3

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2%

Extended School Year:

7

Weekend Classes:

Tutoring Sessions: Uniforms:

8 9

Caucasian 0.5%

Parent Group:

Latino 1.4% Native American 0.2%

3 3

School Lunch Eligibility

3

Reduced Lunch 1.5%

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: band, choir, student clubs

10

Free Lunch 75.7%

Other School Programs/Features: Partnership with Louisiana Technical College that allows dual high school and college credit in drafting; LASpirit crisis counseling intervention Team Sports: basketball, track, football, volleyball, softball and baseball

0

20

40

60

80

100

Academic Performance 200 150

11

100

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

School Performance Score - Two years of test results plus 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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Third Edition — January 2009

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 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 meets the need of all students.

PK K 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 Special Education Model: inclusion

African American 98.8%

3

Extended School Year:

Uniforms:

Parent Group:

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2%

5 6

Caucasian 0.2%

optional summer session

Weekend Classes:

Tutoring Sessions:

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

Ethnicity

School Features and Programs: Extended School Day:

2008-09 Enrollment: 494

Latino 0.8% Native American 0.0%

7

3 School Lunch Eligibility

3 3

Reduced Lunch 1.2%

8

Free Lunch 82.0%

Other School Programs/Features: parent center

9

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: information not provided Team Sports: under development

0

20

40

60

80

100

Academic Performance

10

200 150 Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

100 50 0

School Not Open 2006-07

11

15.1 2007-08

2008-09

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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) Superintendent: Paul Vallas

PK K 1 2 3 4 5

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 Grades Served: 9-12 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 date, contact the school or the RSD to enroll. Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements Transportation: yellow school bus Health Services: school nurse, access to social workers, counselors and psychologists provided through RSD Special Education Model: inclusion

6

9

Ethnicity African American 99.2% Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2%

3

Caucasian 0.0%

Extended School Year:

Latino 0.4%

Weekend Classes:

Tutoring Sessions:

8

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

School Features and Programs: Extended School Day:

7

2008-09 Enrollment: 481

Uniforms:

Parent Group:

Native American 0.2%

3 School Lunch Eligibility

3

Reduced Lunch 2.9%

3

Free Lunch 74.2%

Other School Programs/Features: Arts in Education, Students at the Center, a community based program which teaches creative writing and video production; family and community resource center

0

10

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: marching band, orchestra, flag and dance team, drill team, majorettes, color guard, drama club, speech and debate club and math club

200

11

Team Sports: basketball, football, volleyball, track, cross country, softball, add cheerleading

100

20

40

60

80

100

Academic Performance

150 Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

School Performance Score - Two years of test results plus attendance & dropout rates

50

12

0

12.7

16.3

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Third Edition — January 2009

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 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 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 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.

PK K 1 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

5

Transportation: yellow school bus 2008-09 Enrollment: 864

Health Services: school nurse Special Education Model: inclusion; at least 8% of seats reserved for students with special needs

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

Ethnicity

6

African American 96.1% Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6%

School Features and Programs: Extended School Day:

Latino 3.2% Native American 0.0%

Extended School Year: Weekend Classes:

Tutoring Sessions: Uniforms:

Parent Group:

7

Caucasian 0.1%

8

School Lunch Eligibility

3

Reduced Lunch 5.0% Free Lunch 77.1%

3

9

3

Other School Programs/Features: tutoring at lunch and before and after school; summer session for entering 9th grade students (Reach for new Horizons) and students moving from 10th to 11th grade (Order of Eagles) Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: band, spirit clubs, choir, student clubs (poetry, photography, etc.) an academic club Team Sports: football, baseball, basketball, softball, volleyball

0

20

40

60

80

100

Academic Performance 200 150

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

School Performance Score - Two years of test results plus attendance & dropout rates

11

100 50 0

64.7 2006-07

76.6

12 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) Charter Organization: Advocates for Academic Excellence in Education Board Chair: Duris Holmes

PK 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 3 4 5 6 7

Applications Due: March 4, 2009 Registration Process: complete application and submist standardized test scores and current class grades; no applications accepted for entering seniors Requirements: Admission based on a matrix that includes GPA and iLEAP scores (students who have not taken iLEAP will be tested by school) Transportation: yellow school bus service from Uptown and West Bank; RTA tokens provided at no cost Health Services: school nurse, social worker

9 10 11

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

Special Education Model: inclusion

Ethnicity

School Features and Programs:

African American 28.3%

Extended School Day:

Asian/Pacific Islander 22.6% Caucasian 45.7%

Extended School Year:

Latino 3.4%

Weekend Classes:

Tutoring Sessions:

8

2008-09 Enrollment: 563

Native American 0.2%

3

Uniforms:

Parent Group:

School Lunch Eligibility

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 Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: vocal music, speech and debate, literary magazine, student clubs Team Sports: baseball, basketball (boys and girls), cheerleading, dance football, golf, soccer (boys and girls), softball, swimming, tennis, track, volleyball

0

20

40

60

80

100

Academic Performance Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

200

School Performance Score - Two years of test results plus attendance & dropout rates

150

170

165.2

100 50

12

0

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Third Edition — January 2009

Greater Gentilly High School Temporary Address: TBA Future Address: 6026 Paris Ave. (Lake Area Middle School campus) New Orleans, LA 70122 Principal: TBA Website: www.rsdla.net District: Recovery School District (RSD) Superintendent: Paul Vallas

No photo. School location TBA

About the School: Greater Gentilly High School will have a technology focus based on the New Tech High School Model, which stresses project-based and team-oriented learning. Greater Gentilly will start with an expected freshman class of 125 in the August 2009. 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 apply than spaces available. Applications Due: March 30, 2009

PK K 1 2 3

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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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 1 2 3

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. 2009-2010 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 apply than spaces available. Applications Due: March 30, 2009

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 Board Chair: Elsie Rose 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.

PK K 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

4

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

2008-09 Enrollment: 829

Special Education Model: inclusion

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

School Features and Programs:

Ethnicity

Extended School Day:

African American 92.8% Asian/Pacific Islander 3.0%

Extended School Year: Weekend Classes:

Tutoring Sessions: Uniforms:

Parent Group:

5 6

Caucasian 2.3%

3

Latino 1.8%

3

Native American 0.1%

7

3 School Lunch Eligibility

3

Reduced Lunch 10.3%

Other School Programs/Features: TAP, Positive Behavior Support, 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 University Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: concert band; marching band, choir, dance team, flag team, majorettes, orchestra, student newspaper, student councils, National Honor Society, Key Club, Literary Rally, Robotics Team and Forensics Club Team Sports: football, volleyball, basketball, cheerleading, track, soccer, baseball, softball

Free Lunch 64.1%

9 0

20

40

60

80

100

Academic Performance

10

200 150

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

School Performance Score - Two years of test results plus attendance & dropout rates

100 50 0

85.0

77.0

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

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Thurgood Marshall Early College High School    

PK K

P.A. Capdau High School is now 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 Charter Organization: New Beginnings School FoundationCapital One-UNO Charter Network

1

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 college in a common physical setting.

2

Grades Served: 9-12 Applications Due: March 30, 2009

3 4

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. Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements; Student Must be in 9th grade

5

Transportation: provided according to state guidelines Health Services: school nurse provided

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

6

Special Education Model: inclusion

Ethnicity

7 8 9 10 11

2008-09 Enrollment: 601

African American 97.2%

School Features and Programs:

Asian/Pacific Islander 1.0%

Extended School Day:

Caucasian 0.8% Latino 1.0%

Extended School Year:

Native American 0.0%

Weekend Classes:

Tutoring Sessions: Uniforms:

Parent Group:

School Lunch Eligibility

3 3

Reduced Lunch 7.7% Free Lunch 88.9%

3

Other School Programs/Features: Middle College national Consortium; Woodrow Wilson Foundation; college courses through University of New Orleans and Delgado Community College Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: Volunteers of America; College Track; Individual Teacher Tutoring Sessions Team Sports: Intramural Basketball, Cheerleading

0

40

60

80

100

Academic Performance 200 150 100 50

12

20

0

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

54.1 2006-07

School Performance Score - Two years of test results plus attendance & dropout rates

62.4 2007-08

2008-09

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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. 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 date, contact the school or the RSD to enroll.

3

Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements

4

Transportation: yellow school bus Health Services: school nurse, access to social workers, counselors and psychologists provided through RSD Special Education Model: inclusion

2008-09 Enrollment: 567 School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

Ethnicity

School Features and Programs: Extended School Day:

African American 98.8% Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%

3

Latino 0.9%

Weekend Classes: Uniforms:

Parent Group:

5 6

Caucasian 0.4%

Extended School Year: Tutoring Sessions:

1

Native American 0.0%

7

3 School Lunch Eligibility

3

Reduced Lunch 1.6%

3

8

Free Lunch 86.1%

Other School Programs/Features: cosmetology, summer tutoring session, LASpirit crisis counseling intervention, family and community resource center Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: dance, band, flag twirlers, majorettes, drill teams, color guard, ROTC Team Sports: basketball, football, track volleyball, softball and baseball, cheerleading

9 0

20

40

60

80

100

120

10

Academic Performance 200 150 100

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

50 0

School Performance Score - Two years of test results plus attendance & dropout rates

16.8

20.9

2006-07

2007-08

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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 and Math Education, Inc. Board Chair: Mary Zervignon

PK 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

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. Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements

4

Transportation: transportation will be provided by school Health Services: information not available

5

2008-09 Enrollment: 83

Special Education Model: inclusion

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

School Features and Programs:

6 7

Extended School Day:

Extended School Year:

3

Tutoring Sessions:

3

Weekend Classes: Uniforms:

8 9

Parent Group:

Ethnicity

3

African American 100.0%

3 week summer session

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0% Caucasian 0.0% Latino 0.1% Native American 0.0%

3 under development

School Lunch Eligibility Reduced Lunch 3.6%

Other School Programs/Features: information not available

Free Lunch 71.1%

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: student council, student clubs Team Sports: basketball (boys and girls)

0

10

20

40

60

80

100

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

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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. Board Chair: Mary Zervignon

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. Grades Served: 9-12 Registration Process: complete and submit application provided by the school; if more students apply than spaces available students selected by lottery

4

Transportation: not provided Health Services: LSU school-based clinic with two nurses; social worker; weekly doctor visits; mental health professional Special Education Model: inclusion with support teacher

2008-09 Enrollment: 348

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

Ethnicity African American 87.4%

School Features and Programs:

6

Caucasian 7.5%

Extended School Year:

Parent Group:

5

Asian/Pacific Islander 2.6%

Extended School Day:

Uniforms:

1

3

Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements; students must maintain 1.6 GPA

Tutoring Sessions:

K

2

Applications Due: March 28, 2009

Weekend Classes:

PK

freshman institute July 21-31

Latino 2.6% Native American 0.0%

3 3

School Lunch Eligibility

3

Reduced Lunch 10.9%

3

7 8

Free Lunch 66.7%

Other School Programs/Features: Extended Academic Day for identified students; Robotics, Rocketry; summer science internships; summer school; freshman institute for incoming students; electives led by community professionals Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: Robotics Team; Outreach/ A.R.M.S. programs to include spoken word, chess, life skills, dance, vocals, keyboard, and other activities as available

9 0

20

40

60

80

100

10

Academic Performance 200 150

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

School Performance Score - Two years of test results plus attendance & dropout rates

100

Team Sports: none

50 0

70.4

70.4

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

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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) Charter Organization: Priestley Charter School Board Chair: Chris D’Amour

PK K 1 2 3

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. Grades Served: 9-12 Applications Due: February 23, 2009 Registration Process: contact school for application; students accepted in 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

2008-09 Enrollment: 325

Special Education Model: inclusion

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

School Features and Programs:

6 7

Extended School Day:

Extended School Year:

3

Tutoring Sessions:

3

Weekend Classes: Uniforms:

8 9 10

Parent Group:

Ethnicity

3

African American 98.5%

required summer semester

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0% Caucasian 0.6% Latino 0.9% Native American 0.0%

3 3

School Lunch Eligibility Reduced Lunch 0.9%

Other School Programs/Features: required summer semester; studio course for hands on learning with professionals

Free Lunch 88.9%

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: student government association; academic clubs Team Sports: football, basketball, soccer, track

0

20

40

60

80

100

Academic Performance 200 150

11

100 50

12

0

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

47.4 2006-07

School Performance Score - Two years of test results plus attendance & dropout rates

41.4 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. Grades Served: 11-12

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 date, contact the school or the RSD to enroll.

3

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 Special Education Model: inclusion

2008-09 Enrollment: 525

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

Ethnicity African American 98.9%

School Features and Programs: Extended School Day:

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%

3

Latino 0.2%

Weekend Classes: Uniforms:

Parent Group:

5 6

Caucasian 0.8%

Extended School Year: Tutoring Sessions:

1

Native American 0.2%

3

School Lunch Eligibility

3

Reduced Lunch 1.0%

3

7 8

Free Lunch 69.3%

Other School Programs/Features: Cosmetology, hospitality, allied health, partnership with the Ogden Museum and LASpirit, crisis counseling intervention, family and community resource center Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: student clubs, newspaper, band Team Sports: basketball, football, track, band

9 0

20

40

60

80

100

Academic Performance

10

200 150 100

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

School Performance Score - Two years of test results plus attendance & dropout rates

11

50 0

24.8

25.5

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

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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) Superintendent: Paul Vallas

PK K 1 2 3 4 5 6

Mission Statement: The mission of Sarah T. Reed Senior High School is to provide a nurturing academic and social environment, where students will become lifelong learners and productive citizens. Grades Served: 9-12 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 date, contact the school or the RSD to enroll. Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements Transportation: yellow school bus Health Services: school nurse, social worker Special Education Model: inclusion

2008-09 Enrollment: 748 School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

School Features and Programs: Extended School Day:

Ethnicity

3

African American 90.6%

Extended School Year:

Asian/Pacific Islander 6.7%

Weekend Classes:

7

Tutoring Sessions: Uniforms:

Parent Group:

8 9 10

Caucasian 0.8% Latino 1.9%

3

Native American 0.0%

3 3

School Lunch Eligibility

Other School Programs/Features: family and community resource center

Reduced Lunch 1.5% Free Lunch 73.7%

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: sstudent clubs, dance majorettes, band, robotics club, ROTC Team Sports: basketball, football, track, softball, baseball, cheerleading, volleyball

0

20

40

60

80

100

Academic Performance 200 150

11

100

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

School Performance Score - Two years of test results plus attendance & dropout rates

50

12

0

35.5

30.0

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

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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 Mission Statement: Sojourner Truth Academy will empower and equip students to become scholar-leaders using college preparation and social justice activism as vehicles for the rebirth and strengthening of their communities.

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 Special Education Model: inclusion

2008-09 Enrollment: 108

School Features and Programs: Extended School Year: Weekend Classes:

Tutoring Sessions: Uniforms:

Parent Group:

3

K 1

Grades Served: 9-10 (build to 12th in 2011-12)

Extended School Day:

PK

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

3

School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

Ethnicity African American 89.8%

3

5 6

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0% Caucasian 0.9%

3

Latino 9.3%

3

Native American 0.0%

7

3

Other School Programs/Features: parent center for student families

School Lunch Eligibility Reduced Lunch 11.1%

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: student government, dance team, spanish club, art club, international club, ReTHINK!, Reflect & Strengthen (girls’ group) Team Sports: basketball (boys and girls), co-ed soccer

8

Free Lunch 73.2%

9 0

20

40

60

80

100

10

Academic Performance 200 150 100

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

11

50 0

2006-07

2007-08

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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 School District: Recovery School District (RSD) Charter Organization: Algiers Charter Schools Association Board Chair: Elsie Rose

PK K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Mission Statement: To provide age-appropriate opportunities for students to expand their conceptual understanding, acquire criticalthinking and problem-solving skills and develop positive habits of mind towards academics, service and comprehensive health. Grades Served: 9-12 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 application due date, contact the school to ask about available spaces. Requirements: open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements Transportation: yellow school bus Health Services: school nurse; school based health clinic

2008-09 Enrollment: 854 School data from Louisiana Dept. of Education For explanation see page p. xvii

Special Education Model: inclusion

Ethnicity

School Features and Programs: Extended School Day:

Extended School Year: Weekend Classes:

Tutoring Sessions: Uniforms:

Parent Group:

African American 100.0%

3

Asian/Pacific Islander 0.0%

3

Caucasian 0.0% Latino 0.0%

3

Native American 0.0%

3 3

School Lunch Eligibility

3

Reduced Lunch 6.2%

Other School Programs/Features: Project ReDesign; Project Bridge 9th grade academy; Project EXCEL; Project Momentum: credit recovery; Young Audiences cultural enrichment; NFL Play It Smart; dual enrollment with Delgado Community College, Dillard University, Louisiana State Technical College, and Nunez Community College

11

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: student union, youth leadership council, Charger Times school newspaper, robotics team, concert band, jazz ensemble, flag team, drill team, majorettes, dance team, drama/theater, National Honor Society, Junior ROTC drill team, color guard, choir

12

Team Sports: football, volleyball, basketball, track, baseball, softball, baseball, softball, cheerleading

Free Lunch 87.4%

0

20

40

60

80

100

Academic Performance 200 150 100 50 0

Assessment Index -Only one year of student test results

48.1 2006-07

School Performance Score - Two years of test results plus attendance & dropout rates

48.6 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 particular 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) Dwight Eisenhower Elementary (pg. 18) William Fischer Elementary (pg. 20) Alice Harte Elementary (pg. 27) McDonogh 32 Elementary (pg. 44)

Harriet Tubman Elementary (pg. 58) Algiers Technology Academy (pg. 74) Edna Karr High School (pg. 83) O. Perry Walker High School (pg. 92)

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 District.

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 children 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 learning 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

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