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

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

Grades PK-8 Campus

1617 Caffin Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117

Phone: 504-940-2243
School Hours: 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Geographic Area: Downtown
Geographic Zone: 1

Grades 9-12 Campus

5300 N. Rocheblave St.
New Orleans, LA

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

http://www.drkingcharterschool.org/

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: 65.9
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 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

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School

Grade(s) PK4

Eligibility: We are updating eligibility and priority information for 2020-21 application cycle. Please check back soon.
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Grade(s) K-8

Eligibility: We are updating eligibility and priority information for 2020-21 application cycle. Please check back soon.
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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, 21st century after school program, 4-day school week

Jumpstart Pathways:
Advanced Placement Courses

Team Sports / After School Activities:
LHSAA: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Charter SchoolClub Sports: Band, choir, piano, dance, color guard, majorettes, 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, Restorative Counseling and Approaches

Special Education Model:
Inclusion