Mahalia Jackson Elementary

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

2405 Jackson Ave
New Orleans, LA 70113

Phone: 504-359-6950
School Hours: 8:00 AM-3:30 PM
Geographic Area: CBD / Garden District
Geographic Zone: 3

Grades Served This Year: PK4 - 6th
Grades Served Next Year: PK4 - 6th
First Day: Contact school for more information
Last Day: Contact school for more information

School Leadership

Principal: Lakeysha London
Board Chair: Not Reported
Charter Organization: OPSB
Authorizer: OPSB LEA

Mission Statement / Programmatic Model:
The mission of mahalia jackson elementary school is to provide meaningful experiences in order for students to become successful college and career ready individuals.

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 as of November 2017 can be found below. For more information on how school performance is measured, click here. For more information on school accountability, click here.

Letter Grade: D
SPS: 50
Renewal Year: Contact School for More Information
School Finder Page: Mahalia's School Report Card


How to apply, who is eligible to attend, and what factors determine which students are assigned. For more info on how OneApp works, click here.

Application Process: OneApp
Applications Due: 02/23/2018

Mahalia Jackson Elementary

Grade(s) PK4

Eligibility: New Orleans Residents who meet income requirements and/or have a current IEP, and who will turn 4 yrs by September 30, 2017.
Priority: (1) Applicants with an IEP (2) then Siblings, (3) then Applicants who reside in zip codes 70113, 70130, for up to 50% of available seats, (4) then All other applicants

Grade(s) K-6

Eligibility: New Orleans Residents
Priority: (1) Siblings, (2) then Applicants residing in zip codes 70113, 70130, for up to 50% of available seats, (3) then 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:
Spanish, esl, inclusion, cultural enrichment, data driven, 21st century classrooms

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

Team Sports / After School Activities:
Contact school for more information

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

Student Support Services:
Full-time team members: academic interventionist, guidance counselor, nurse, social worker.

Special Education Model:
Full inclusion with ceRTIfied special education teachers and paraprofessionals, gifted and talented student services