Frederick A. Douglass High School (KIPP Renaissance)

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

3820 St. Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117

Phone: (504) 373-6255
School Hours: 7:50 AM-4:15 PM
Geographic Area: St. Claude
Geographic Zone: St. Claude

Grades Served This Year: 9th - 12th
Grades Served Next Year: 9th - 12th

School Leadership

Principal: Towana Pierre-Floyd
Board Chair: Larry Washington
Charter Organization: KIPP New Orleans Schools
Authorizer: OPSB

Mission Statement / Programmatic Model:
Frederick A. Douglass High School prepares students for the rigors of college, without sacrificing a high school experience deeply rooted in the fabric of New Orleans, where they can create numerous happy memories. We aim to prove that these dual intentions are not mutually exclusive for our students. This is a place where kids want to learn, parents want to send their kids, teachers want to teach, and leaders want to lead.

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: B
SPS: 79.3
Renewal Year: 2022-2023
School Finder Page: KIPP Douglass's School Report Card


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Application Process: OneApp
Applications Due: 01/31/2020

KIPP Renaissance High School

Grade 9

Eligibility: Orleans Parish residents
Priority: Current 8th graders attending a KIPP middle school, siblings of continuing students, all other applicants.

Grades 10 - 12

Eligibility: Orleans Parish residents
Priority: Siblings of continuing students, 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:
College-prep with focus on character and academics.

Jumpstart Pathways:

Team Sports / After School Activities:
LHSAA: Fredeick A Douglass High SchoolClub Sports: Band, flag team, majorettes, drama club, art club, speech and debate, Frederick Douglass Society, early college academy for new 9th and 10th graders

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

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