John F. Kennedy High School (KIPP)

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: Filmore
Geographic Zone: Filmore

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

School Leadership

Principal: Alnita Porea
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: C
SPS: 65.2
Renewal Year: 2024-2025
School Finder Page: Lake Area's School Report Card


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: 01/31/2020

John F. Kennedy High School at Lake Area

Grade 9

Eligibility: Louisiana residents
Priority: 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:
Advanced Placement, CTE, dual enrollment, credit-recovery

Jumpstart Pathways:
Carpentry; Graphic Design; STEM

Team Sports / After School Activities:
LHSAA: Lake Area New Tech Early College High SchoolClub Sports: Drama club, choir, band and marching units, debate, student ambassadors, and National Honor Society.

Language Support:
Interpretation Available: part-time in Spanish | Translation Available: Contact School for More Information

Student Support Services:
Contact school for more information

Special Education Model:
Inclusion, Self-Contained