KIPP Leadership

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

2300 St Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117

Phone: 504-308-3359
School Hours: 7:30 AM-4:00 PM
Geographic Area: Downtown
Geographic Zone: 1

Grades Served This Year: K - 8th
Grades Served Next Year: K - 8th
First Day: 08/07/2017
Last Day: 05/24/2019

School Leadership

Principal: K-4: Jenni Seckel, 5-8: Herneisha Dukes
Board Chair: Drew Marsh
Charter Organization: KIPP New Orleans Schools
Authorizer: RSD

Mission Statement / Programmatic Model:
The mission of KIPP Leadership Primary is to empower our children with the academic and character skills needed for ALL students to succeed in heart, mind, body, and spirit through high school, college, and life. The mission of KIPP Leadership Academy is to provide students with a rigorous education and deliberate leadership development to prepare them for high school, college, and the competitive world. Our scholars have the academic foundation, leadership skills, and social intelligence to positively impact the 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: 70.5
Renewal Year: Winter 2017-2018
School Finder Page: KIPP Leadership's School Report Card

This school’s academic performance data and next renewal year as of November 2017 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 how OneApp works, click here.

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

KIPP Leadership

Grade(s) 5-8

Eligibility: New Orleans Residents
Priority: (1) Siblings, (2) then Applicants residing in zip codes 70116, 70117, 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: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Features & Programs:
Open-enrollment college prep with focus on character and academics

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

Team Sports / After School Activities:
Club Sports: basketball, cheerleading, flag football, soccer, softball, volleyball, Youth Run Nola

Language Support:
Interpretation Available: routinely in Spanish, upon request in Vietnamese, upon request in French, upon request in Mandarin Chinese, upon request in Korean, upon request in Portugese | Translation Available: full-time in Spanish, remotely in Vietnamese

Student Support Services:
Community Partnerships, Dental Services, Group Counseling, Health Screenings And Immunization Services, Occupational Therapy

Special Education Model:
Services provided using inclusion and self-contained settings based on student needs