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: Uptown
Geographic Zone: 4

Grades Served This Year: 9th - 10th
Grades Served Next Year: 9th - 11th

School Leadership

Principal: Kaitlin Karpinski
Board Chair: Matthew Candler
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: B
SPS: 78.1
Renewal Year: Winter 2022-2023
School Finder Page: Rooted's School Report Card

This school’s academic performance data and next renewal year as of November 2018 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

Rooted School

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: No
After Care: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No

Features & Programs:
Tech industry certification

Jumpstart Pathways:
Programming & Development, STEM

Team Sports / After School Activities:
LHSAA: Arts-Expression Based Interventions, Gifted And Talented Services, Health Screenings And Immunization ServicesClub 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:
Rooted School

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