School address information is accurate as of the 2019-2020 school year.
4217 Orleans Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
School Hours: 7:45 AM-3:30 PM
Geographic Area: Mid-City
Geographic Zone: 2
Grades Served This Year: K - 4th
Grades Served Next Year: K - 4th
Principal: Laverne B Fleming
Board Chair: Lance Query
Charter Organization: Cypress Charter School Association
Mission Statement / Programmatic Model:
Cypress Academy exemplifies the best educational practices of a child-centered school, inclusive of a variety of learning styles and needs. In an environment that represents the full diversity of New Orleans, Cypress creates a community of learners that encourages critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and intellectual risk-taking, with a focus on social and emotional development. Cypress Academy is a model for public charter schools throughout the nation.
Most New Orleans public schools are charter schools, public schools governed by non-profit boards. Each board is given a contract to operate their charter school for a number of years. When the contract is up for renewal, the Orleans Parish School Board or Louisiana Department of Education uses school performance to determine if the contract should be renewed. If the school hasn’t demonstrated acceptable performance, it may close at the end of the school year, or be taken over by a new non-profit board.Letter Grade: C
Renewal Year: Winter 2019-2020
School Finder Page: Cypress's School Report Card
This school’s academic performance data and next renewal year as of November 2018 can be found above. For more information on how school performance is measured, click here. For more information on school accountability, click here.
How to apply, who is eligible to attend, and what factors determine which students are assigned. For more info on priorities and how OneApp works, click here.
Application Process: OneApp
Applications Due: 02/22/2019
Eligibility: New Orleans Residents
Priority: (1) Siblings, (2) then Applicants who reside within a half-mile of the school, for up to 25% of available seats, (3) then Applicants who reside in zip codes 70112, 70119, for up to 25% of available seats, (4) then All other applicants
Highlighted program offerings, transportation details, and other provided services.
Before Care: Yes
After Care: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Features & Programs:
21st century learning, early intervention for struggling readers, project-based learning
Jumpstart is only offered for programs with grades 9-12
Team Sports / After School Activities:
Contact school for more information
Interpretation Available: part-time in Spanish, part-time in Vietnamese | Translation Available: upon request in Spanish
Student Support Services:
Group Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Proactive Early Intervention Program For Students At-Risk For Reading Disabilities Including Dyslexia
Special Education Model:
Inclusion, resource/pullout model provided based on need