Lake Forest Elementary Charter School

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

11110 Lake Forest Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70128

Phone: 504-826-7140
School Hours: 8:00 AM-3:30 PM
Geographic Area: New Orleans East
Geographic Zone: Contact school for more information

Grades Served This Year: K - 8th
Grades Served Next Year: K - 8th
First Day: 08/08/2016
Last Day: 05/24/2017

School Leadership

Principal: Mardele S. Early
Board Chair: Lee Caston
Charter Organization: The Council for Quality Education
Authorizer: OPSB

Mission Statement / Programmatic Model:
Lake Forest Charter School's mission is to provide a nurturing environment for children from diverse backgrounds, which facilitates maximum student achievement through a rigorous, accelerated academic program incorporating visual, cultural and creative arts, which will ultimately enhance each student's ability to become a global, contributing citizen.

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. 

This school’s academic performance data and next renewal year can be found below. For more information on school accountability, click here.

Letter Grade: A
SPS: 127.5
Renewal Year: Winter 2020-2021


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Application Process: Follows the Greater New Orleans Collaborative of Charter Schools (GNOCCS) application process

Lake Forest Elementary Charter School

Grade(s) K-8

Eligibility: New Orleans Residents
Priority: Contact School for More Information

School Features

Highlighted program offerings, transportation details, and other provided services.

Transportation: No
Before Care: No
After Care: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Features & Programs:
Student council, concert band/orchestra, art club, book club, lego robotics club, eagles with etiquette club, outspoken debate team, click photography club, chess club, honor society, stem (science, technology, engineering, math) club, drama club

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

Team Sports / After School Activities:
Basketball, cheerleading, cross country, flag football, intramural sports

Language Support:
Documents translated routinely into Spanish and Vietnamese | Interpretation available full-time in Spanish and Vietnamese

Student Support Services:
Full-time nurse and social worker. Community partnership, family counseling.

Special Education Model: