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: 7:40 AM-3:40 PM
Geographic Area: Uptown
Geographic Zone: 4

Grades Served This Year: 9th - 12th
Grades Served Next Year: 9th - 12th
First Day: 08/03/2017
Last Day: Contact school for more information

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. 

This school’s academic performance data and next renewal year can be found below. For more information on school accountability, click here.

Letter Grade: C
SPS: 79
Renewal Year: Winter 2022-2023


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:
English & math class 2x a day, free after-school program, athletics, universal ap & dual enrollment courses, small class size

Jumpstart Pathways:
Digital Media

Team Sports / After School Activities:
LHSAA boys: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, track & field, LHSAA girls: basketball, cross country, track & field, softball, volleyball

Language Support:
Interpretation available full-time in Spanish

Student Support Services:
Full-time team members: guidance counselor, mental health counselor, nurse, social worker, speech pathologist. School-based health clinic, post-graduation support team, community health partnership.

Special Education Model:
Inclusion, services for gifted and talented students