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: 4

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. 

Below we display school performance information.  Due to COVID-19, It is important to note that this performance information reflects student performance data gathered during the 2018 school year.  We encourage you to use all of the information available on this page and by contacting the school to learn more about how the school can meet your family’s needs.

Letter Grade: A
SPS: 122.2
Renewal Year: 2020-2021
School Finder Page: School Report Card for Lusher Charter Elementary School


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Application Process: Application provided by the school
Applications Due: 11/30/2020

Lusher Charter Elementary School

Grade(s) K-5

Eligibility: Not applicable
Priority: Not applicable

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:
Club Sports: baseball, basketball, flag football, Girls On The Run, soccer, swimming

Language Support:
Interpretation Available: upon request in Spanish, upon request in Vietnamese | Translation 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

Student Support Services:
ESL Services provided as needed.

Special Education Model: