Walter L. Cohen College Prep

School address information is accurate as of the 2017-2018 school year.   

3520 Dryades St
New Orleans, LA 70115

Phone: 504-335-0400
School Hours: 7:45 AM-3:00 PM
Geographic Area: Uptown
Geographic Zone: 4

Grades Served This Year: 9th - 12th
Grades Served Next Year: 9th - 12th
First Day: 08/01/2018
Last Day: 05/23/2019

School Leadership

Principal: Michael George
Board Chair: Peter Harding
Charter Organization: New Orleans College Preparatory Academies (NOCP)
Authorizer: RSD

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: C
SPS: 73
Renewal Year: Winter 2022-2023
School Finder Page: Cohen's School Report Card

This school’s academic performance data and next renewal year as of November 2017 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 how OneApp works, click here.

Application Process: OneApp
Applications Due: 02/23/2018

Walter L. Cohen College Prep

Grade(s) 9-12

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: Yes

Features & Programs:
Free after-school program, Athletics, Universal AP & Dual Enrollment Courses, Small Class Size, Quarterly College Campus Visits, Out-of-State College Trips, ACCE Transitional Programming and Internships for Scholars with Exceptionalities, Bard Early College Partnership, Spark Programming Partnership, Teachers in Training Program, YouthForce Nola Internship Partnership, ACT Prep Coursework

Jumpstart Pathways:
Carpentry, Graphic Design, Programming & Development

Team Sports / After School Activities:
LHSAA: boys baseball, boys basketball, boys cross country, boys football, boys indoor track & field, boys outdoor track & field, girls basketball, girls cross country, girls indoor track & field, girls outdoor track & field, girls softball, girls volleyballClub Sports: soccer, Youth Run Nola

Language Support:
Interpretation Available: routinely in Spanish | Translation Available: full-time in Spanish

Student Support Services:
Community Health Partnership, School-Based Health Clinic

Special Education Model:
Continuum of services: Inclusion/small group for core four diploma, Academy for Career and Community Ed for Career Diploma track, small group for students with more significant behavioral needs. SPED Social Worker & Transition Coordinator. Talent/Gifted.