Sophie B. Wright High School

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

1426 Napoleon Ave
New Orleans, LA 70115

Phone: (504) 304-3916
School Hours: 7:30 AM-4:00 PM
Geographic Area: Uptown
Geographic Zone: Uptown

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

School Leadership

Principal: Sharon L. Clark
Board Chair: James Watson
Charter Organization: Institute for Academic Excellence
Authorizer: OPSB

Mission Statement / Programmatic Model:
The mission of Sophie B. Wright Charter School is to create a community of empowered learners in an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust. Every student will be inspired and challenged to learn, grow, and accomplish academic, social, and vocational goals.

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: 78.4
Renewal Year: 2023-2024
School Finder Page: Sophie B.'s School Report Card


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Application Process: OneApp
Applications Due: 01/31/2020

Sophie B. Wright Charter 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: Yes

Features & Programs:
College prep program, advanced placement, dual enrollment

Jumpstart Pathways:
Graphic Design; Information Technology; Programming & Development

Team Sports / After School Activities:
LHSAA: Sophie B. Wright Charter SchoolClub Sports: Debate team, speech team, robotics, tutoring club, science club, dance club, digital media club, yearbook, newspaper

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

Student Support Services:
Contact school for more information

Special Education Model: