Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary Charter School
School address information is accurate as of the 2019-2020 school year.
2401 Humanity St
New Orleans, LA 70122
School Hours: 8:00 AM-3:30 PM
Geographic Area: Gentilly Terrace
Geographic Zone: Gentilly Terrace
Grades Served This Year: PK4 - 8th
Grades Served Next Year: PK4 - 8th
Principal: Mary C. Haynes-Smith
Board Chair: Frank Williams
Charter Organization: Significant Educators
Authorizer: OPSB LEA
Mission Statement / Programmatic Model:
Mary Mcleod Bethune Elementary Charter School's mission is to increase academic success by promoting continuous educational development for all learners.
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: C
Renewal Year: 2022-2023
School Finder Page: Bethune's School Report Card
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: OneApp
Applications Due: 01/31/2020
Mary Bethune Elementary Literature/Technology
Eligibility: Orleans Parish residents who meet income requirements and/or have a current IEP and who will turn 4 years old by September 30 of the year school begins.
Priority: Applicants with an IEP, siblings of continuing students, children of current school staff, applicants who reside within a half-mile of the school for up to 25% of available seats, applicants who reside in ZIP code(s) 70122, 70124, 70126 (West), 70148 for up to 25% of available seats, all other applicants.
Grades K - 8
Eligibility: Orleans Parish residents
Priority: Siblings of continuing students, applicants who reside within a half-mile of the school for up to 25% of available seats, applicants who reside in ZIP code(s) 70122, 70124, 70126 (West), 70148 for up to 25% of available seats, all other applicants.
Highlighted program offerings, transportation details, and other provided services.
Before Care: Yes
After Care: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Features & Programs:
Gifted and Talented Interventions Computer and Science Labs Accelerated Classes Foreign Language
Jumpstart is only offered for programs with grades 9-12
Team Sports / After School Activities:
Team Sports: Flag Football, Volley Ball, Basketball Clubs: Student Council, Ladies of Destiny, Distinguished Gentlemen, Cheerleading, Dance Team, Chess Club, Cub Scouts, Brownies, Boy Scouts
Interpretation Available: full-time in Spanish | Translation Available: Contact School for More Information
Student Support Services:
Gifted and Talented ESL as needed Occupational Therapy Speech
Special Education Model:
Inclusion and resource for special needs, speech therapy, gifted and talented student services