Medard H. Nelson Charter School

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

3121 St Bernard Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

Phone: 504-943-1311
School Hours: 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Geographic Area: Mid-City
Geographic Zone: 2

Grades Served This Year: PK4 - 8th
Grades Served Next Year: PK4 - 8th
First Day: 08/08/2016
Last Day: 06/02/2014

http://www.newbeginningsnola.net/

School Leadership

Principal: Freda Smith
Board Chair: Leslie Bouie
Charter Organization: New Beginnings Schools Foundation
Authorizer: RSD

Mission Statement / Programmatic Model:
The mission of Medard H. Nelson Charter School innovatively prepares every child, every day for success in life, college, and careers.

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: F
SPS: 41.5
Renewal Year: Winter 2018-2019
School Finder Page: Nelson's School Report Card

Admissions

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

Medard H. Nelson Charter School

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 70112, 70119 for up to 50% of available seats, (4) then All other applicants

Grade(s) K-8

Eligibility: New Orleans Residents
Priority: (1) Siblings, (2) then Applicants who reside in zip codes 70112, 70119, 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:
Band and marching units, school choir, gifted and talented arts

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

Team Sports / After School Activities:
Club Sports: basketball, cheerleading, flag football, football

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

Student Support Services:
Full-time team members: behavior interventionist, guidance counselor, dean of students, social worker. Part-time nurse.

Special Education Model:
Inclusion