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09 July 2024
Press Releases
(New Orleans – July 9, 2024) — It is with deep sadness that we mourn the passing of Tessie Prevost, a courageous civil rights pioneer whose impact resonates profoundly in our community and beyond. Alongside Leona Tate and Gail Etienne, Tessie Prevost...
25 June 2024
Press Releases
WHAT: The Leah Chase School is excited to announce an Enrollment & Registration Day for the upcoming 2024-2025 school year. All scholars who enroll are guaranteed a seat!! This new community school is NOLA Public Schools first, new traditional di...
04 June 2024
Press Releases
(New Orleans – June 4, 2024) — Open Enrollment through NOLA Public Schools' Common Application Process (NCAP) officially opens Wednesday, June 5th for the 2024-2025 school year. This annual process is for children in grades Kindergarten through 12 wh...
22 May 2024
Press Releases
60 recent high school graduates were eligible for the drawing.  (New Orleans – (May 22, 2024) – 18-year-old Tyran Zardies Jr, a soon to be graduate of The Willow School won this year's Stay in School Car Giveaway. Zardies, who plans to study fin...
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Back-to-School Boogaloo!

? Don’t miss the Back-to-School Boogaloo! ? Get ready to rock the new school year with NOLA Public Schools, Agenda for Children, Children’s Hospital New Orleans, and New Orleans East Hospital! Join us on Saturday, July 13, from 10 am–1 pm at Joe W. Brown Park Recreation Center, 5601 Read Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70127.

Enjoy health services and resources for kids ages 6 months–18 years:

  • Free enrollment in Children’s Hospital’s ThriveKids student wellness program
  • Free immunizations for qualifying families
  • Sports physicals, primary care, and dental resources
  • Free haircuts, school supplies, and more (while supplies last)

? Plus, dive into fun activities for kids and families, free food, live music, snowballs, games, and more! It’s the perfect way to kick off the school year with a bang! #BackToSchool #NOLAPublicSchools #FamilyFun #CommunityEvent #HealthAndWellness #BoogalooBonanza

The Leah Chase School

On Monday, February 26, 2024, the Orleans Parish School Board unanimously approved the creation of The Leah Chase School. It will be NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) first, permanent direct-run school in 18 years. Click here to learn more.

NOLA-PS Evolve

NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) is excited to share the unanimous approval of its new five-year Strategic Plan of Action, NOLA-PS Evolve, by the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB). This transformative plan focuses on educational excellence, emphasizing Equity, Achievement, Transparency, Efficiency, and Transformation. Superintendent Dr. Avis Williams invites the community to participate in shaping the future of education.


NOLA-PS Evolve builds on the existing strategic plan, with key commitments, including Effective and Connected Communications, High-Quality Schools, Students, Staff, and Community Wellbeing, and Operational Excellence. Initiatives like the "Portrait of a Graduate," NOLA-PS CAREs program, and mental health promotion are central. The plan prioritizes responsiveness to changing needs and values community engagement for alignment with stakeholders' needs. Your involvement is appreciated as we work together to enhance education.


To learn more, please click here or the NOLA-PS Evolve picture on the left.

Mental Minute Campaign

NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) is committed to improving the quality of life for all students, parents, educators, faculty, and administrative leadership. The mental health and well-being of our community is a top priority and a central element of the Mental Minute campaign. We want to bring this initiative to all our schools, so please use this link to download the Mental Minute toolkit. It includes social media posts, graphics, and posters you can share with our scholars and community that discuss the importance of positive mental health.

We're Listening - Submit Feedback

Click Here to access the form

2023-2024 NOLA-PS Covid Guidance

Click Here to access the COVID Guidance

Portrait Of A Graduate

Click Here To Access The Portrait Of A Graduate Webpage


NOLA-PS CAREs is our Community Access to Resources and Equity designed to prioritize mental health, literacy, social justice, workforce development, and trauma informed practices. 

We invite you to visit this page periodically for more updates about NOLA-PS CAREs.  Read More

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Ask Listen Learn Campaign

Ask, Listen, Learn is a free, fully digital, turnkey underage drinking prevention program for kids ages 9-13, their educators, and families. It is aligned to Common Core, Next Generation Science, and National Health Education standards. The program contains eight modules – seven focused on alcohol and the developing brain and one focused on cannabis and the developing brain – that are neuroscience-focused animation videos with accompanying lesson plans, classroom activities, and resources for both educators and parents. New Orleans-based artist and activist Brandan ‘BMike’ Odums has created art for the lesson plans and program that reflect New Orleans youth and culture. Click here to learn more about these resources and materials.


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Call 1-855-4LA-KIDS (1-855-452-5437) to report child abuse and neglect.

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Hotline Number for Parents

School-based issues or concerns from parents

24-hour Hotline Number for Community

School and District based concerns, feedback, & inquiries from school staff or community members

External Resources

NOLA Public Schools. Every Child. Every School. Every Day.

2401 Westbend Parkway
New Orleans, Louisiana 70114

Phone: 504-304-5612

Phone: 504-304-3520

Hotline Number for Parents

School-based issues or concerns from parents

24-hour Hotline Number for Community
District based community concerns, feedback, & inquiries from school staff or community members