FirstLine Schools: Langston Hughes Academy

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

3519 Trafalgar St
New Orleans, LA 70119

Phone: (504) 373-6251
School Hours: 7:15 AM-3:00 PM
Geographic Area: Fairgrounds
Geographic Zone: Fairgrounds

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

School Leadership

Principal: Carrie Bevans
Board Chair: Charles West
Charter Organization: Firstline Schools
Authorizer: OPSB

Mission Statement / Programmatic Model:
The mission of Langston Hughes Academy Charter School is to provide all scholars with the knowledge, skills and character traits necessary to succeed in high school, college and the world beyond.

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: 58.4
Renewal Year: 2022-2023
School Finder Page: Langston Hughes's School Report Card


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Application Process: OneApp
Applications Due: 01/31/2020

FirstLine Schools: Langston Hughes 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) 70112, 70119 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) 70112, 70119 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:
Langston Hughes Academy, a FirstLine School, has a variety of extra-curricular and special programming options for scholars. Our elementary scholars take part in Edible School Yard programming, and maintain a garden and animal section. They also have computer classes, art, and physical education on a regular basis. Our middle school scholars also march with an award winning band in some of the most popular parades in New Orleans. We also have a variety of sports teams.

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

Team Sports / After School Activities:
Our scholars participate in the following sports and clubs: flag football, basketball, baseball and softball, volleyball, soccer, Girls on the Run, cheerleading and dance team. We also have an extensive marching unit, consisting of a brass band, drum line, color guard, flag twirlers and majorettes.

Language Support:
Interpretation Available: part-time in Spanish | Translation Available: ESL services provided as needed; Small-group ESL services

Student Support Services:
Langston Hughes follows an RtI process and provides interventions according to student needs. We have on-site speech services, gifted and talented, group and individual counseling and support, and a full-time registered nurse. We also provide occupational and APE services as warranted.

Special Education Model:
Our special education model is designed to meet the needs of our individual scholars. We follow their IEPs and have inclusion, resource and self-contained settings within our school.