McMillian’s FIRST Steps

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

2601 S. Claiborne Ave
New Orleans, LA 70125

Phone: 504-822-1266
School Hours: 7:00 AM-5:30 PM
Geographic Area: Central City
Geographic Zone: Contact school for more information

Grades Served This Year: PK4 - 8th
Grades Served Next Year: PK4 - 8th

School Leadership

Principal: Linda McMillian
Board Chair: Not applicable
Charter Organization: Contact school for more information
Authorizer: Scholarship

Mission Statement / Programmatic Model:
McMillian's First Steps Academy Mission is to give every student a diverse and rigorous education in a safe, steady environment that advances discipline, inspiration, and excellence in learning. The McMillian's team joins the parents and community to assist the students in developing their character, leadership, learning, learning abilities, and service.

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: T
SPS: Unavailable
Renewal Year: Contact School For More Information
School Finder Page: School Report Card for McMillian's FIRST Steps


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: 01/29/2021

St. Benedict the Moor

Grade(s) PK4

Eligibility: Louisiana residents who meet income requirements and who will turn 4 years old by September 30 of the year school begins
Priority: Current PK3 students attending St. Benedict the Moor if applicable, all other applicants

Grade(s) K-4

Eligibility: This is a Scholarship School.
Priority: For Scholarship Schools, the state sets the priority requirements.

School Features

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

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

Features & Programs:
Foreign Language, Music Department, Extra Curriculum: Cheer, Dance, Majorettes, Band, Math Club, STEM, and Student Council

Jumpstart Pathways:
Not Applicable

Team Sports / After School Activities:
Student Government Association, STEM, Math Club

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

Student Support Services:
ESL Services provided as needed.

Special Education Model:
Developmental Delay, Speech or Language Impairment