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: 8:15 AM-3:20 PM
Geographic Area: Uptown
Geographic Zone: 4

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

School Leadership

Principal: Jan Rice
Board Chair: Rachel Wisdom
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: A
SPS: 122.2
Renewal Year: Winter 2020-2021
School Finder Page: Lusher Elementary'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: Follows the Greater New Orleans Collaborative of Charter Schools (GNOCCS) application process
Applications Due: 01/11/2019

Lusher Elementary Charter School

Grade(s) K-5

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

School Features

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

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

Features & Programs:
Holistic learning, arts integration, Gifted & Talented

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: 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: upon request in Spanish, upon request in Vietnamese

Student Support Services:
ESL Services provided as needed.

Special Education Model: