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: Mid-City
Geographic Zone: 2

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: C
SPS: 61
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

FirstLine Schools: Phillis Wheatley Community School

Grade(s) PK4

Eligibility: We are updating eligibility and priority information for 2020-21 application cycle. Please check back soon.
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Grade(s) K-8

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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:
Contact school for more information

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