FirstLine Schools: Arthur Ashe Charter School

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

1456 Gardena Dr
New Orleans, LA 70122

Phone: 504-373-6267
School Hours: 8:30 AM-4:15 PM
Geographic Area: Filmore
Geographic Zone: 5

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

School Leadership

Principal: LaShanda Gentry
Board Chair: Charles West
Charter Organization: Firstline Schools
Authorizer: OPSB

Mission Statement / Programmatic Model:
Arthur Ashe Charter School equips students with the academic and character habits that lead students to excel at a rigorous high school, competitive 4-year college, and meaningful career and life. Ashe Scholars believe in Achievement, Community, Excellence and Self.

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. 

Below we display school performance information.  Due to COVID-19, It is important to note that this performance information reflects student performance data gathered during the 2018 school year.  We encourage you to use all of the information available on this page and by contacting the school to learn more about how the school can meet your family’s needs.

Letter Grade: C
SPS: 64.4
Renewal Year: 2020-2021
School Finder Page: School Report Card for FirstLine Schools: Arthur Ashe Charter School


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: 01/29/2021

FirstLine Schools: Arthur Ashe Charter School

Grade(s) 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) 70122, 70124, 70126 (West), 70148 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:
College prep, personalized learning, garden, teaching kitchen

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

Team Sports / After School Activities:
Braille Instruction, Gifted And Talented Services, Healthcare Provider Partnerships, Occupational Therapy Club Sports: baseball, basketball, cheerleading, flag football, soccer, softball, volleyball

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

Student Support Services:
Braille Instruction, Gifted And Talented Services, Healthcare Provider Partnerships, Occupational Therapy

Special Education Model:
Inclusion, resource, and self contained, with focus on small group instruction and computer-based programs to address individual needs, lift-enabled transportation available