Cypress Academy

School address information is accurate as of the 2019-2020 school year.   

4217 Orleans Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

Phone: 504-383-3337
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

School Leadership

Principal: Laverne B Fleming
Board Chair: Lance Query
Charter Organization: Cypress Charter School Association
Authorizer: OPSB

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.

School Performance

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
SPS: 62.8
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

Not accepting new applications

Cypress Academy will not be renewed at the end of the 2018-2019 school year, and will not be accepting new students.


School Features

Highlighted program offerings, transportation details, and other provided services.

Transportation: Yes
Before Care: Yes
After Care: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: No

Features & Programs:
21st century learning, early intervention for struggling readers, project-based learning

Jumpstart Pathways:
Jumpstart is only offered for programs with grades 9-12

Team Sports / After School Activities:
Contact school for more information

Language Support:
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