Walter L. Cohen College Prep

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

2503 Willow St
New Orleans, LA 70113

Phone: (504) 335-0400
School Hours: 7:45 AM-3:30 PM
Geographic Area: Central City
Geographic Zone: Central City

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

School Leadership

Principal: Darren Lewis
Board Chair: Patrick Norton
Charter Organization: New Orleans College Preparatory Academies (NOCP)
Authorizer: OPSB

Mission Statement / Programmatic Model:
To prepare students with academic and life skills for success in college, career, and beyond.

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: F
SPS: 43.7
Renewal Year: 2022-2023
School Finder Page: Cohen's School Report Card


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

Walter L. Cohen College Prep

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:
Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment, Small Classes

Jumpstart Pathways:
Carpentry; Cyber Engineering; Digital Media; Electrician; Emergency Medical Services; Graphic Design; Health Sciences; Information Technology; Manufacturing; Pre-Nursing; Programming & Development; Skilled Crafts; STEM; Video Production; Web Design

Team Sports / After School Activities:
LHSAA Sports: Football, Basketball (boys and girls), volleyball, track and field, baseball, softball club soccer Band, Majorettes, Dance, Drill, Flag team Clubs (Art, Book, Anime, Engineering), Choir, National Honor Society, Latinos United, college visits,

Language Support:
Interpretation Available: full-time in Spanish | Translation Available: ESL services provided as needed; Multilingual faculty, staff and administrators; Full ESL department; Small-group ESL services; Individualized plans and support

Student Support Services:
Healthcare Provider Partnerships; School-Based Health Clinic

Special Education Model:
Inclusion/small group for Core Four Diploma, Career/Community Academy for Career Diploma, small group for significant behavioral needs; SPED Social Worker & Transition Coordinator; Gifted/Talented.