James M. Singleton Charter School

School address information is accurate as of the 2017-2018 school year.   

2220 Oretha C Haley Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70113

Phone: 504-568-3466
School Hours: 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Geographic Area: CBD / Garden District
Geographic Zone: 3

Grades Served This Year: PK4 - 8th
Grades Served Next Year: PK4 - 8th
First Day: 08/14/2017
Last Day: 05/30/2018


School Leadership

Principal: Rosemary Martin
Board Chair: Darren Mire
Charter Organization: Dryades YMCA
Authorizer: RSD

Mission Statement / Programmatic Model:
The mission of the Dryades YMCA James M. Singleton Charter School is to promote high quality and sustainable academic achievement for all students. Our goal is to promote the development of our youth,healthy living and social responsibility. Through technology-based learning experiences, social integration, and relevant educational practices our students will be prepared for a successful future.

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. 

This school’s academic performance data and next renewal year can be found below. For more information on school accountability, click here.

Letter Grade: C
SPS: 69
Renewal Year: Winter 2020-2021


How to apply, who is eligible to attend, and what factors determine which students are assigned. For more info on how OneApp works, click here.

Application Process: OneApp
Applications Due: 02/23/2018

James M. Singleton Charter School

Grade(s) PK4

Eligibility: New Orleans Residents who meet income requirements and/or have a current IEP, and who will turn 4 yrs by September 30, 2017.
Priority: (1) Applicants with an IEP (2) then Siblings, (3) then Applicants who reside in zip codes 70113, 70130, for up to 50% of available seats, (4) then All other applicants

Grade(s) K-8

Eligibility: New Orleans Residents
Priority: (1) Siblings, (2) then Applicants residing in zip codes 70113, 70130, for up to 50% of available seats, (3) 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:
Computer lab, algebra I,student membership at the Dryades YMCA wellness center,family math and reading,partnership with the ashe cultural arts center ,and the hope credit union which provides financial literacy classes for 8th grade students and their parents.

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

Team Sports / After School Activities:
Basketball, cheerleading, flag football, swimming, volleyball

Language Support:
Documents translated routinely into Spanish | Interpretation available full-time in Spanish

Student Support Services:
Full-time social worker and part-time nurse.

Special Education Model:
Inclusion and resource models, gifted and talented services