Rooted School

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

4238 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70115

Phone: 504-383-4654
School Hours: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Geographic Area: Touro
Geographic Zone: 4

Grades Served This Year: 9th - 12th
Grades Served Next Year: 9th - 12th

School Leadership

Principal: Kaitlin Karpinski
Board Chair: Kesana Durand
Charter Organization: Rooted School
Authorizer: OPSB LEA

Mission Statement / Programmatic Model:
We exist to provide students personal pathways to financial freedom.

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: C
SPS: 65
Renewal Year: 2021-2022
School Finder Page: School Report Card for Rooted School


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

Rooted School

Grade(s) 9-12

Eligibility: Orleans Parish residents
Priority: Siblings of continuing students, 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:
Tech Industry Certifications

Jumpstart Pathways:
Digital Media, Programming & Development, STEM, Web Design

Team Sports / After School Activities:
Arts-Expression Based Interventions, Gifted And Talented Services, Health Screenings And Immunization Services Club Sports: Youth Run Nola

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

Student Support Services:
Arts-Expression Based Interventions, Gifted And Talented Services, Health Screenings And Immunization Services

Special Education Model:
Orleans Parish School Board ensures special education services are provided as needed.