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: Contact school for more information
Geographic Area: New Orleans East
Geographic Zone: 6

Grades Served This Year: Contact school for more information
Grades Served Next Year: K - 5th

School Leadership

Principal: Christopher Joyce
Board Chair: Contact school for more information
Charter Organization: #N/A
Authorizer: OPSB

Mission Statement / Programmatic Model:
IDEA Public Schools prepares students from all communities for success in college

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: Unavailable
SPS: Unavailable
Renewal Year: Contact school for more information
School Finder Page:

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

IDEA: Oscar Dunn

Grade(s) K-5

Eligibility: New Orleans Residents
Priority: (1) Siblings, (2) then Applicants who reside within a half-mile of the school, for up to 25% of available seats, (3) then Applicants who reside in the school's Geographic Zone (TBD), for up to 25% of available seats, (4) then All other applicants

School Features

Highlighted program offerings, transportation details, and other provided services.

Transportation: Yes
Before Care: No
After Care: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Features & Programs:
College-prep, daily academic interventions, enrichment. One-to-one differentiated instruction during personalized learning lab during regular school day

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

Team Sports / After School Activities:
Flag-football, Basketball; Marching Band; Flag Team; Majorettes

Language Support:
Interpretation Available: Contact School for More Information | Translation Available: routinely in Spanish; upon request in other languages

Student Support Services:
Academic Counselor, Social Worker, Trauma-Informed Instruction

Special Education Model:
Full continuum of services: speech, gifted, inclusion, resource and individual support based on IEP