Lusher Charter Elementary School

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

7315 Willow St
New Orleans, LA 70118

Phone: 504-862-5110
School Hours: 8:05 AM-3:30 PM
Geographic Area: Audubon
Geographic Zone: Audubon

Grades Served This Year: K - 5th
Grades Served Next Year: K - 5th

School Leadership

Principal: Jan Rice
Board Chair: Richard Cortizas
Charter Organization: Advocates for Arts-Based Education
Authorizer: OPSB

Mission Statement / Programmatic Model:
Lusher Charter School provides a developmentally appropriate learning environment in which high academics, comprehensive arts education and the celebration of individuality and diversity enable each student to achieve as a learner, a person and a valuable member of our society.

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: #N/A
Renewal Year: Winter 2020-2021
School Finder Page: Lusher Elementary's School Report Card


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Application Process: Application provided by the school
Applications Due: 12/20/2019

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School Features

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

Transportation: Yes
Before Care: Yes
After Care: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Features & Programs:
Holistic learning, arts integration, Gifted & Talented, project-based curriculum, accelerated academics, social-emotional learning

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

Team Sports / After School Activities:
LHSAA: Lusher Elementary Charter SchoolClub Sports: Chess, dance troupe, drama company, orchestra and drumming; lagniappe classes, including: cooking, movement, yoga, gardening, Japanese culture, sports, and media arts.

Language Support:
Interpretation Available: full-time in Spanish; full-time in Vietnamese; full-time in French; full-time in Mandarin Chinese; remotely in Afrikaans; remotely in Bengali; remotely in Haitian-Creole; remotely in Korean; remotely in Portuguese | Translation Available: Contact School for More Information

Student Support Services:
full-time nurse, full-time social worker, learning interventionist, restorative and positive discipline approach

Special Education Model: