E. P. Harney Spirit of Excellence Academy

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

2503 Willow St
New Orleans, LA 70113

Phone: 504-373-6230
School Hours: 8:00 AM-3:30 PM
Geographic Area: CBD / Garden District
Geographic Zone: 3

Grades Served This Year: K - 8th
Grades Served Next Year: K - 8th


School Leadership

Principal: Aisha Jones
Board Chair: Charles Southall, III
Charter Organization: Spirit of Excellence Academies
Authorizer: OPSB

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. 

Letter Grade: D
SPS: 56.9
Renewal Year: Winter 2018-2019
School Finder Page: Harney'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

E. P. Harney Spirit of Excellence 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: No
After Care: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Features & Programs:
Traditional academic focus

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

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

Language Support:
Interpretation Available: full-time in Spanish | Translation Available: routinely in Spanish

Student Support Services:
ESL Services provided as needed.

Special Education Model: