Encore Academy

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

2518 Arts St
New Orleans, LA 70117

Phone: 5044442224
School Hours: 8:30 AM-4:15 PM
Geographic Area: St. Roch
Geographic Zone: St. Roch

Grades Served This Year: PK4 - 8th
Grades Served Next Year: PK4 - 8th


School Leadership

Principal: Terri Smith
Board Chair: Jon Randall
Charter Organization: ENCORE Academy
Authorizer: OPSB

Mission Statement / Programmatic Model:
Our mission is to provide a rigorous and differentiated academic program strengthened by a broad arts curriculum, enabling students to become college and career ready critical thinkers, lifelong learners, and positive contributors to society.

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: 57.5
Renewal Year: Winter 2022-2023
School Finder Page: ENCORE'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: 01/31/2020

Encore Academy

Grade PK4

Eligibility: Orleans Parish residents who meet income requirements and/or have a current IEP and who will turn 4 years old by September 30 of the year school begins.
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 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:
All students participate in 80 minutes of arts instruction daily including general music, voice, dance, visual arts, strings, percussion, marching band, jazz band, world language, and theater. Gifted & Talented identification and services

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

Team Sports / After School Activities:
LHSAA: Encore AcademyClub Sports: Dance, debate team, flag team, dance team marching band, book club, student government, percussion, volleyball, soccer, basketball, flag football.

Language Support:
Interpretation Available: full-time in Spanish; full-time in Vietnamese; full-time in French | Translation Available: ESL services provided as needed; Full ESL department; Small-group ESL services

Student Support Services:
Community Partnerships; Dental Services; Gifted And Talented Services; Restorative Counseling and Approaches

Special Education Model:
Inclusion, resource, and self-contained; gifted and talented programs in theater arts, visual arts and music