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Today (Nov. 8), the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) released the 2017-2018 School Performance Scores (SPS), school letter grades, and progress index scores. Scores revealed that nearly 80 percent of district schools received a progress index score of “A” or “B” for the 2017- 2018 school year.

“This year’s School Performance Scores, particularly the newer Progress Index Score, reflect the hard work of our teachers and students in Orleans Parish. Progress is being made and we need to continue building from that foundation,” said Orleans Parish School Board Superintendent of Schools Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr. “This is a new day and a new district, and these scores will serve as the new baseline for our unified district.”

Of the schools in the district, not including those that were recently closed or are alternative schools, 61 percent received a score of “C” or better.

“These gains are modest, but important because they tell us that we are headed in the right direction. We know that we still have a long way to go, but this board is committed to doing what is necessary for the students and families of our city,” said OPSB President John A. Brown, Sr.

(Sept. 26, 2019) Due to technical difficulties the Thursday, September 26, 2019 Orleans Parish School Board meeting will be available for viewing online only at www.nolapublicschools.com. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 5:30 pm (CST). Once our television broadcast signal has been restored, rebroadcasts of the meeting will be viewable online and on OPSB TV, Cox 8 television. We apologize for any inconvenience and we appreciate your patience. Thank You.

Here are some helpful tips from NOLA Public Schools' Office of Student Support & Attendance on how you can take part in making sure our students are in school everyday as part of the 2019-2020 academic year's "Strive for Less than 5" absences and tardies attendance awareness campaign.

NEW ORLEANS  (Sept. 24, 2019) - NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) is notifying families that the Main Round of OneApp, the unified application process to enroll in New Orleans Public Schools, will open on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 and close Jan. 31, 2020. Closing the application a month earlier will allow us to deliver results to K-12 families sooner.

Families will be informed of their students placements during the month of March, which will also allow us to provide results from Round 2 sooner. Schools with additional admission requirements will continue to have an early deadline of Jan. 15, 2020.

"In response to feedback from our families and schools, we've adjusted the timelines of our OneApp processes to announce placements sooner, which helps both students and our educators better prepare for the coming school year," said NOLA-PS Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr. "We know that switching from or starting at a new school can be challenging and we want to better serve families by ensuring they know where their student will be attending school earlier."

The shift in the timeline of the OneApp process will also assist schools in facilitating record transfers, finalizing student rosters, and support transitions earlier than in previous years.

Through OneApp, NOLA-PS provides students and families with the opportunity to choose a school that best suits their interests and needs through the centralized enrollment process. This speaks to the focus named in the district's outlined vision that every student receives a high-quality education that fosters his or her individual capabilities.

Families need to submit a OneApp application for the 2020-2021 school year if their student meets any of the following criteria:

  • The student is new to New Orleans or new to public schools
  • The student is seeking to transfer from their current school to a new school for the 2020-2021 school year
  • The student is in a transitional grade, meaning their current school does not offer their expected grade next school year

Families who would like to remain at their current school should not submit a OneApp application.

Parents are also reminded that applying earlier in the Main Round does not increase their likelihood of assignment. However, OneApp does offer priorities for student placement based on additional factors, including the school enrollment of a student's sibling and their geography in relation to the school.

Before submitting an application for next school year, NOLA-PS encourages families to research school choices. To assist in this process, NOLA Public Schools provides several resources:
  • School profiles: K-12 schools and Early Childhood school profiles provide information on school location, grades served, school performance and extracurriculars. Visit www.enrollnola.org to filter the school options, click "Find" and select whichever criteria is important to your family in selecting a school.
  • The School Guide: The School Guide offers a print version of schools' online profiles, and includes how performance data is calculated, citywide data and more. Hard copies are available at Family Resource Centers. There are three Family Resource Center locations:
    o Mahalia Jackson located Uptown at 2405 Jackson Ave.
    o IDEA Oscar Dunn located in New Orleans East at 12000 Hayne Blvd.
    o OPSB Central Office located on the Westbank at 2401 Westbend Pkwy.
  • Guidance for Families: These additional online video and interactive resources are available on EnrollNOLA's website and can assist you in making smart school choices, filling out an online application and more. Find them here.

Families that do not participate in the Main Round are welcome to participate in the second round of OneApp, which is scheduled to open one week after the Main Round results are released.

Want to understand how OneApp works? For further information explaining the OneApp process, watch this video. Have questions? Read answers to Frequently Asked Questions or send an email to oneapp@nolapublicschools.com for help!

External Resources

BoardDocs
Meeting Agendas and Supporting Information

Board Policy
Policy Manual Display and Reference Guide

enrollNOLA
Guides and resources to help students and families with the opportunity to choose a school that suits their interests and needs.

MUNIS
Employee Self Service

Records Request Portal
A user-friendly information portal that provides the public with easier and improved access to public records.

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