FirstLine Schools: Phillis Wheatley Community School

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

2300 Dumaine St
New Orleans, LA 70119

Phone: (504) 373-6205
School Hours: 8:30 AM-4:15 PM
Geographic Area: Treme - Lafitte
Geographic Zone: Treme - Lafitte

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

School Leadership

Principal: Diana Archuleta
Board Chair: Gregory St. Etienne
Charter Organization: Firstline Schools
Authorizer: OPSB

Mission Statement / Programmatic Model:
At Phillis Wheatley Community School, we prepare all of our students to attend a college preparatory high school, graduate from a selective college, and contribute positively to their community.

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: Winter 2020-2021
School Finder Page: Wheatley'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

FirstLine Schools: Phillis Wheatley Community School

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:
College prep, rigorous academics, personalized learning

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

Team Sports / After School Activities:
LHSAA: FirstLine Schools: Phillis Wheatley Community SchoClub Sports: Optional after school enrichment program includes gardening, team sports, art, ballet, debate, music, dance team, majorettes, robotics and tutoring through partnerships with City Year New Orleans; Youth Run NOLA, Girls on the Run, computer labs

Language Support:
Interpretation Available: part-time in Spanish | Translation Available: ESL services provided as needed; Multilingual faculty, staff and administrators; Small-group ESL services

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

Special Education Model:
Inclusion, resource, and self-contained continuum, with focus on independence, high expectations, shared responsibility; lift-enabled transportation available