Lafayette Extension at Paul L. Dunbar School

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

9330 Forshey St.
New Orleans, LA 70118

Phone: 504-934-4681
School Hours: 7:45 AM-3:15 PM
Geographic Area: Uptown
Geographic Zone: 4

Grades Served This Year: Contact school for more information
Grades Served Next Year: Contact school for more information

School Leadership

Principal: Darlene Charlot
Board Chair: James Swanson
Charter Organization: Choice Foundation
Authorizer: OPSB

Mission Statement / Programmatic Model:
The mission of Lafayette Extension at Paul L. Dunbar is to prepare its students for success in a college-preparatory high school in an atmosphere that challenges and supports each student to achieve his or her highest potential.

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
Applications Due: 05/31/2019

Lafayette Extension at Paul L. Dunbar School

Grade(s) K-8

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 70115, 70118, 70125, 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:
Gifted and Talented, garden, small group instruction

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

Team Sports / After School Activities:
Club Sports: baseball; basketball; cheerleading; football; soccer; softball; volleyball

Language Support:
Interpretation Available: full-time in Spanish | Translation Available: routinely in Spanish

Student Support Services:
ESL Services provided as needed.

Special Education Model:
Inclusion, resource,and self-contained classrooms