New Orleans Charter Science and Math High School (Sci High)

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

5625 Loyola Ave
New Orleans, LA 70115

Phone: 504-324-7061
School Hours: 7:45 AM-3:10 PM
Geographic Area: Uptown
Geographic Zone: 4

Grades Served This Year: 9th - 12th
Grades Served Next Year: 9th - 12th
First Day: 08/07/2017
Last Day: 05/25/2018

School Leadership

Principal: Chana Benenson
Board Chair: Mary Zervignon
Charter Organization: New Orleans Charter Science & Math
Authorizer: OPSB

Mission Statement / Programmatic Model:
New Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics High School is an open-admission public charter school that prepares all students for college admissions and successful careers. Sci High provides a rigorous high school curriculum with an emphasis in science and mathematics in a supportive environment of learning and respect that prepares students to make informed choices about post-secondary pursuits.

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: B
SPS: 98.7
Renewal Year: Winter 2022-2023
School Finder Page: Sci High'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 how OneApp works, click here.

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

New Orleans Charter Science and Math High School

Grade(s) 9-12

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: No
After Care: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No

Features & Programs:
STEM (science/technology/engineering/math) focus and electives (including makerspace, biomedical, carpentry/construction, engineering, computer science, first aid/CPR/AED, etc.), paid summer internships, dual/concurrent college enrollment programs (Xavier University, UNO, Delgado Community College, Tulane University), Advanced Placement, student advisory program, newspaper, health/career fair

Jumpstart Pathways:
Carpentry, Programming & Development, STEM, Video Production

Team Sports / After School Activities:
Club Sports: basketball, cheerleading, flag football, volleyball, Youth Run Nola

Language Support:
Interpretation Available: Contact School for More Information | Translation Available: Contact School for More Information

Student Support Services:
Community Health Partnership, School-Based Health Clinic

Special Education Model:
Inclusion with extra supports provided through para-professionals