Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School For Science and Technology

School address information is accurate as of the 2017-2018 school year.   

Grades PK-8 Campus

1617 Caffin Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117

Phone: 504-940-2243
School Hours: 8:00 AM-3:00 PM
Geographic Area: Downtown
Geographic Zone: 1

Grades 9-12 Campus

5300 N. Rocheblave St.
New Orleans, LA 70117

Phone: 504-325-2179
School Hours: 8:00 AM-3:10 PM
Geographic Area: Downtown
Geographic Zone: 1

Grades Served This Year: PK4 - 12th
Grades Served Next Year: PK4 - 12th
First Day: 08/06/2018
Last Day: 05/18/2018


School Leadership

Principal: Doris Roche-Hicks
Board Chair: Hilda Young
Charter Organization: Friends of King School District
Authorizer: OPSB

Mission Statement / Programmatic Model:
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.

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: 70.2
Renewal Year: Winter 2018-2019
School Finder Page: MLK's School Report Card

This school’s academic performance data and next renewal year as of November 2017 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 how OneApp works, click here.

Application Process: OneApp
Applications Due: 02/23/2018

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School

Grade(s) PK4

Eligibility: New Orleans Residents who meet income requirements and/or have a current IEP, and who will turn 4 yrs by September 30, 2017.
Priority: (1) Applicants with an IEP (2) then Siblings, (3) then Applicants who reside in zip codes 70116, 70117, for up to 50% of available seats, (4) then All other applicants

Grade(s) K-8

Eligibility: New Orleans Residents
Priority: (1) Siblings, (2) then Applicants who reside in zip codes 70116, 70117, for up to 50% of available seats, (3) then All other applicants

School Features

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

Transportation: Yes
Before Care: Yes
After Care: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Features & Programs:
Garden, sat. school, sports, extracurriculars & 21st century after school program

Jumpstart Pathways:
Health Sciences, Information Technology, STEM

Team Sports / After School Activities:
LHSAA: boys basketball, boys indoor track & field, boys outdoor track & field, girls baseball, girls basketball, girls indoor track & field, girls outdoor track & field, girls softball, girls volleyballClub Sports: baseball, basketball, cheerleading, flag football, indoor track & field, outdoor track & field, softball, step team, track & field, volleyball

Language Support:
Interpretation Available: upon request in Spanish | Translation Available: remotely in Spanish

Student Support Services:
Community Health Partnership, Community Partnerships, Gifted And Talented Services, Restorative Counseling and Approaches

Special Education Model: