John F. Kennedy High School at Lake Area

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

6026 Paris Ave
New Orleans, LA 70122

Phone: 504-267-8811
School Hours: 7:30 AM-2:30 PM
Geographic Area: Gentilly / Lakeview
Geographic Zone: 5

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

School Leadership

Principal: To Be Determined
Board Chair: Mr. Raphael Gang
Charter Organization: New Beginnings Schools Foundation
Authorizer: OPSB

Mission Statement / Programmatic Model:
Through effective partnerships with parents, community members, and students, John F. Kennedy High School at Lake Area will provide a dynamic learning environment where teachers challenge students through learning experiences that are differentiated and tailored to the needs of individual students and aligned to meaningful career pathways.

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: Winter 2018-2019
School Finder Page: Kennedy High at Lake Area'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: 05/31/2019

John F. Kennedy High School at Lake Area

Grade(s) 9

Eligibility: New Orleans Residents
Priority: (1) Applicants currently attending Pierre A. Capdau or Medard H. Nelson, (2) then Siblings, (3) then All other applicants

Grade(s) 10-12

Eligibility: New Orleans Residents
Priority: (1) Siblings, (2) 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:
Advanced Placement, CTE, dual enrollment, credit-recovery

Jumpstart Pathways:
Carpentry, Graphic Design, STEM

Team Sports / After School Activities:
Contact school for more information

Language Support:
Interpretation Available: upon request in Spanish | Translation Available: part-time in Spanish

Student Support Services:
Lake Area New Tech Early College High School

Special Education Model:
Inclusion, Self-Contained