E. P. Harney Spirit of Excellence Academy

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

2503 Willow St
New Orleans, LA 70113

Phone: 504-373-6230
School Hours: 8:15 AM-3:45 PM
Geographic Area: CBD / Garden District
Geographic Zone: 4

Grades Served This Year: K - 8th
Grades Served Next Year: K - 8th
First Day: 08/11/2016
Last Day: 05/19/2017


School Leadership

Principal: Eileen Williams
Board Chair: Charles Southall, III
Charter Organization: Spirit of Excellence Academies
Authorizer: RSD

Mission Statement / Programmatic Model:
To bring the children of Edgar P. Harney Spirit of Excellence Academy to academic mastery in all core subject areas.

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. 

This school’s academic performance data and next renewal year can be found below. For more information on school accountability, click here.

Letter Grade: D
SPS: 64.2
Renewal Year: Winter 2018-2019


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

E. P. Harney Spirit of Excellence Academy

Grade(s) K-8

Eligibility: New Orleans Residents
Priority: (1) Siblings, (2) then Applicants who reside in zip codes 70113, 70130, 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: No
After Care: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Features & Programs:
Flag football, cheerleading, marching band, dance team, flag team. basketball, track, choir

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

Team Sports / After School Activities:
Basketball, cheerleading, flag football, track & field

Language Support:
Documents translated upon request into Spanish | Interpretation available part-time in Spanish

Student Support Services:
Full-time nurse and social worker

Special Education Model: