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: Touro

Grades Served This Year: 9th - 11th
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. 

Letter Grade: C
SPS: 65
Renewal Year: 2021-2022
School Finder Page: Rooted's School Report Card


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: 01/31/2020

Rooted School

Grades 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: No

Features & Programs:
Tech Industry Certification

Jumpstart Pathways:
Programming & Development; STEM

Team Sports / After School Activities:
LHSAA: Rooted SchoolClub Sports: Students take various courses across technology industries: 3D printing, game development, digital media, computer programming, Magic the Gathering club, League of Legends club. Students leave with at least two employer-validated credentials in technology.

Language Support:
Interpretation Available: full-time in Spanish | Translation Available: Contact School for More Information

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.