School address information is accurate as of the 2019-2020 school year.
3815 St. Bernard Ave
New Orleans, LA 70122
School Hours: 7:25 AM-4:15 PM
Geographic Area: Gentilly / Lakeview
Geographic Zone: 5
Grades Served This Year: K - 8th
Grades Served Next Year: K - 8th
Principal: Rachael Parker (K-4) & Sorby Grant (5-8)
Board Chair: Larry Washington
Charter Organization: KIPP New Orleans Schools
Mission Statement / Programmatic Model:
At KIPP Believe, we empower our young scholars with academic knowledge and community support, while cultivating strong character and values. Our scholars gain tools to advocate for themselves, friends, and families, in order to become respectful leaders who ultimately succeed in ending generational poverty within their community. KIPP Believe creates a school environment where all children are safe, successful, and free to take risks in order to become their best selves.
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
Renewal Year: Winter 2020-2021
School Finder Page: KIPP Believe'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: 02/22/2019
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 zip codes 70122, 70124, 70148, 70126 (West) for up to 25% of available seats, (4) then All other applicants
Highlighted program offerings, transportation details, and other provided services.
Before Care: No
After Care: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Features & Programs:
College prep with focus on character and academics
Jumpstart is only offered for programs with grades 9-12
Team Sports / After School Activities:
Club Sports: baseball, basketball, football, soccer, volleyball
Interpretation Available: full-time in Spanish, remotely in Vietnamese, remotely in French, remotely in Mandarin Chinese, remotely in Korean, remotely in Portuguese | Translation Available: routinely in Spanish, upon request in Vietnamese
Student Support Services:
Community Partnerships, Dental Services, Group Counseling, Health Screenings And Immunization Services, Occupational Therapy
Special Education Model:
Inclusion model, required services provided in regular education setting to the extent possible