Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School

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

Grades PK-8 Campus

1617 Caffin Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117

Phone: PK-8: 504-940-2243, 9-12: 504-325-2179
School Hours: 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Geographic Area: Lower Ninth Ward
Geographic Zone: Lower Ninth Ward

Grades 9-12 Campus

5300 Law St
New Orleans, LA

Phone: 504-325-2179
School Hours: 8:00 AM-4:15 PM
Geographic Area: Downtown
Geographic Zone: 1

Grades Served This Year: PK4 - 12th
Grades Served Next Year: PK4 - 12th

http://www.drkingcharterschool.org/

School Leadership

Principal: Mrs. Velta Simms - Elementary Dr. Lindsey Moore Sr. - High School
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: D
SPS: 58.8
Renewal Year: Winter 2021-2022
School Finder Page: MLK'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.

Admissions

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: 01/31/2020

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School

Grade PK4

Eligibility: Orleans Parish residents who meet income requirements and/or have a current IEP, and who will turn 4 yrs by September 30, 2018
Priority: Applicants with an IEP, siblings of continuing students, children of current school staff, applicants who reside within a half-mile of the school for up to 25% of available seats, applicants who reside in ZIP code(s) 70116, 70117 for up to 25% of available seats, all other applicants.

Grades 9 - 12

Eligibility: Orleans Parish residents
Priority: Siblings of continuing students, all other applicants.

Grades K - 8

Eligibility: Orleans Parish residents
Priority: Siblings of continuing students, applicants who reside within a half-mile of the school for up to 25% of available seats, applicants who reside in ZIP code(s) 70116, 70117 for up to 25% of available seats, 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:
4-day school week, STEM NOLA, Kappa Pi Kappa Mentoring Sorority, Mu Lambda Kappa Mentoring Fraternity

Jumpstart Pathways:
Health Sciences, Information Technology, STEM

Team Sports / After School Activities:
LHSAA Sports: Football, Basketball, Softball, Track, Volleyball, Softball, Cheerleaders Clubs/Organizations: Band, choir, piano, dance, color guard, majorettes, flag team, science club, technology club, math club, chess club

Language Support:
Interpretation Available: remotely in Spanish | Translation Available: Contact School for More Information

Student Support Services:
Community Partnerships, Gifted And Talented Services, Speech, Physical Therapy, Adaptive Physical Education, Occupational Therapy, OM, Restorative Counseling and Approaches, 504 Accommodations, Translation Available-Services Provided as Needed

Special Education Model:
Inclusion, Self-contained with departmentalization, resource classroom