IDEA Oscar Dunn

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

12000 Hayne Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70128

Phone: (504) 356-6730
School Hours: 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Geographic Area: Little Woods
Geographic Zone: Little Woods

Grades Served This Year: K - 5th
Grades Served Next Year: K - 7th

School Leadership

Principal: Christopher Joyce
Board Chair: Rayne Martin Diaz
Charter Organization: IDEA Public Schools
Authorizer: OPSB

Mission Statement / Programmatic Model:
IDEA Public Schools prepares students for success in college and citizenship.

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: #N/A
Renewal Year: Contact School for More Information
School Finder Page: IDEA's School Report Card


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

IDEA Oscar Dunn

Grades K - 7

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) 70126 (East), 70127, 70128, 70129 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:
To be determined

Jumpstart Pathways:

Team Sports / After School Activities:
Club Sports: As a new campus, our students will have input into the extracurricular activities that we will offer (band, dance, sports, STEM, art, gardening).

Language Support:
Interpretation Available: remotely in Spanish; remotely in Vietnamese | Translation Available: ESL services provided as needed; Small-group ESL services; Individualized plans and support

Student Support Services:
Community Partnerships; Family Counseling; Gifted And Talented Services; Health Screenings And Immunization Services; Occupational Therapy; Restorative Counseling and Approaches; School-Based Health Clinic

Special Education Model:
Full continuum of services (speech, inclusion, resource, community, Gifted/Talented, etc.) based on the student's individualized education plan (IEP). Family partnership and support.