Morris Jeff Community School

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

Grades PK-8 Campus

211 S Lopez St
New Orleans, LA 70119

Phone: 504-373-6258
School Hours: 8:00 AM-3:30 PM
Geographic Area: Mid-City
Geographic Zone: 2

Grades 9-10 Campus

1301 N. Derbigny
New Orleans, LA

Phone: (504) 373-6258
School Hours: 8:15 AM-3:45 PM
Geographic Area: Contact school for more information
Geographic Zone: Contact school for more information

Grades Served This Year: PK4 - 9th
Grades Served Next Year: PK4 - 10th
First Day: 08/06/2018
Last Day: 05/30/2019

School Leadership

Principal: Patricia Perkins (Head of School)
Board Chair: William Payne
Charter Organization: Morris Jeff Community School
Authorizer: OPSB

Mission Statement / Programmatic Model:
Morris Jeff Community School offers an education that is a source of freedom and possibility for children, permitting them to develop their talents fully, become effective global citizens, and attain the foundation they need to excel in college and beyond.

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: C
SPS: 80.8
Renewal Year: Winter 2020-2021
School Finder Page: Morris Jeff's School Report Card

This school’s academic performance data and next renewal year as of November 2017 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: OneApp
Applications Due: 02/22/2019

Morris Jeff Community 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, 2018.
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

Grade(s) 9-10

Eligibility: New Orleans Residents
Priority: (1) Siblings, (2) then All other applicants

School Features

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

Transportation: Yes
Before Care: Yes
After Care: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Features & Programs:
International Baccalaureate certified instruction for all grades

Jumpstart Pathways:
Contact school for more information

Team Sports / After School Activities:
Club Sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, soccer, softball, volleyball

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

Student Support Services:
ESL Services provided as needed.

Special Education Model:
Inclusion - follows universal design for learning