Eastbank Collaborative
of Charter Schools

Alexina Medley, President
Kathy Riedlinger, Vice President
Claire Jecklin, Secretary
Sean Wilson, Treasurer
Rose Drill-Peterson, Ph.D., Director

2021 Lakeshore Drive, Suite 414
New Orleans, La 70122
(504) 267-7239 or (504) 352-0286

Member Schools:
Comprising more than 9200 students
• Andrew Wilson Charter School
• Audubon Charter School
• Benjamin Franklin High School
• Einstein Elementary Charter Schools
• Hynes Charter School
• International High School of New Orleans
 International School of Louisiana
 International School of Louisiana, Jefferson
• Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy
• Lake Forest Elementary Charter
• Lusher Charter School
• Morris Jeff Community School 
• Robert Russa Moton Charter School
• New Orleans Charter Science and Math High School
• Warren Easton Charter High School

Managed by the School Leadership Center of Greater New Orleans

With funding from the Baptist Community Ministries, Robert Reily Family Trust, Smith Cooper Foundation, the Keller Family Foundation and with support from the Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools.

To ensure the sustainability of the charter school reform movement in New Orleans so that parents and students can have access and choices to high quality schools.

Rose Drill-Peterson, Director
2021 Lakeshore Drive, Suite 414
New Orleans, La 70122
(504) 267-7239 or (504) 352-0286


Take a Look at Our Schools!
Andrew H. Wilson Charter School (K-8)

Principal: Logan Crowe
3617 General Pershing St, New Orleans, LA 70125
Phone: 504-373-6274

Additional Info: PDF | Video | PSA | Open House
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Wilson strives for diversified education, whether it be small group breakout instruction or our large collection of extracurricular activities. The old saying goes, “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.” Here at Andrew H. Wilson, there is an abundance of will. A will to work hard. A will to succeed. The willingness of our teachers to instill core values such as respect and responsibility into our children. Making sure that our students will be become professional men and woman who lead the way to the future with wisdom and opportunity..
Audubon Charter/L'Ecole Franco Americaine (PK-8)

CEO/Principal: Janice A. Dupuy
Gentilly Campus: 6101 Chatham Dr., New Orleans, LA 70122
Phone: 504-862-5135, Fax: 504-866-1691
Carrollton Campus: 719 S. Carrollton Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: 504-324-7110
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Audubon Charter School, located in Uptown New Orleans, offers a unique Montessori and French program. Audubon is an Associate Member of the American Montessori Society and the only public elementary school in Louisiana to teach the French curriculum as accredited by the French Government. Audubon is proud to have high academic standards, a comprehensive arts education, and to celebrate the diversity of all children.
Benjamin Franklin High School (9-12)

CEO/Principal: Dr. Timothy G. Rusnak
2001 Leon C. Simon Dr., New Orleans, LA 70122
Phone: 504-286-2600
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Benjamin Franklin High School, located on the campus of the University of New Orleans, was founded in 1957 and has consistently ranked as a “top public high school in the nation” by U.S. News and World Report (2009, 2008), Newsweek (2009, 2008, 2007), and, Business Week. Ben Franklin has the highest School Performance Score in Louisiana, making it the #1 academically ranked school in the state.
Einstein Charter Schools (PK-8)

Principal: Shawn Toranto
5100 Cannes St., New Orleans, LA 70129
Phone: 504-324-7450
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Einstein is an open admission, Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth grade Charter school with a proven track record of providing students with a high quality competitive education in a technologically rich environment. Einstein integrates mathematics and science in interdisciplinary curricula to promote the ideals and habits of lifelong learning. Einstein offers a variety of quality extracurricular activities to further provide exceptional educational experiences for all students who attend. Due to its diverse, culturally rich student population, Einstein implements one of the largest ESL programs for elementary students in the city. Einstein Charter School provides academic excellence for all students through teamwork, involving all stakeholders.
Hynes Charter School (PK-8)
CEO/Principal: Michelle Douglas
990 Harrison Ave., New Orleans, LA 70124
Phone: 504-324-7160
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Hynes School is committed to quality education and shaping leaders for a changing world. In addition to being a SACS-CASI accredited school with AdvancedED and rigorous traditional academic programs, Hynes offers French immersion education, gifted courses, talented programs, music classes, and numerous extracurricular activities to provide a balanced school experience. Hynes School originally opened its doors in Lakeview in 1952 offering high-quality public education to neighborhood children. Displaced from its original campus by the levee failure after Hurricane Katrina, Hynes opened as charter school in 2006 at a temporary facility in Gentilly to continue offering high-quality public education. Hynes is also home of the 2009 Louisiana Middle School Teacher of the Year. .
International High School of New Orleans (9-12)
Head of School: Sean Wilson
727 Carondelet St., New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: 504-613-5703
Additional Info:
School Application and Website:
The International High School of New Orleans is Louisiana’s only open enrollment public school to offer French and Spanish immersion programs. The world language program at IHS includes Spanish, French, Mandarin and Arabic courses. A full college preparatory curriculum is complemented by an Authorized International Baccalaureate Programme, Advanced Placement and Bard Dual Enrollment courses. IHS works hard to foster a diverse community of learners through rigorous academic programs that promote an understanding of business, multicultural awareness, and foreign language fluency, while preparing our students to succeed in a global economy.
International School of Louisiana (K-8) 2007 National Charter School of the Year!

Head of School/Executive Director: Melanie Tennyson
Eastbank: 1400 Camp St., New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: 504-654-1088
Westbank: 502 Olivier St., New Orleans, LA 70114
Phone: 504-274-4571
Jefferson Parish Campus: 8101 Simon St., Metairie, LA 7003
Phone: 504-934-4875, Fax: 504-754-7875
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Celebrating over a decade as a charter school, the International School of Louisiana is the only Louisiana school to be named a “Charter School of the Year” by the Center for Education Reform. With a mission to provide a challenging education emphasizing French and Spanish language immersion, international awareness, the celebration of diversity and community responsibility, ISL was the first public school in the state to offer language instruction in Mandarin Chinese. Located in the New Orleans’ Lower Garden District and old Algiers on the westbank, the school boasts a new multi-language libraries and computer labs.
Lake Forest Elementary (K-8)
CEO/Principal: Mardele S. Early
12000 Hayne Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70128
Phone: 504-826-7140, Fax: 504-248-7020
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Lake Forest Charter School is one of only two schools in Louisiana to be designated a National Title I Distinguished School for Exceptional Student Performance. 100 percent of the school’s 4th and 8th graders passed the state LEAP test. Lake Forest provides a nurturing environment in east New Orleans, which facilitates maximum student achievement through a rigorous, accelerated academic program incorporating visual, cultural and creative arts. The program enhances each student’s ability to become a global, contributing citizen. Lake Forest also boasts high parental involvement. Representatives of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, which endured the 2000 eruption of the Miyakejima volcano, partner with the school’s Principal and leadership team on how to rebuild a successful, high achieving school after a disaster.
Lusher Charter (K-12)

CEO: Kathy Riedlinger
High School Principal Wiley Ates
Middle School Principal Brenda Bourne
Elementary School Principal Sheila Nelson
7315 Willow St., New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone 504-862-5110, Fax 504-309-4171
5624 Freret St., New Orleans, LA
Phone 504-304-3960, Fax 504-861-1839
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Lusher Charter School is the only K-12 public school in Orleans parish. In partnership with Tulane University, Lusher students earn tuition-free Tulane university credits, access Tulane’s library collection, and partner with university faculty. The class of 2009 had the highest per student merit based scholarship award in the greater New Orleans area. Lusher’s ’09 seniors were placed in 42 universities in 21 states. Lusher’s rigorous academic and arts-based program are nationally recognized by the US Department of Education, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, US News and World Report, and most recently by New Orleans Magazine as the city’s best charter school. Serving over 1500 students from diverse backgrounds, Lusher’s academic performance has ranked among the highest in the state over the last 25 years.
Morris Jeff Community School (Pk4-3)
*adding one grade level per year until offering a full Pre-K to 8th program

Principal: Patricia Perkins
Physical Address: 211 South Lopez Street, New Orleans, LA 70119
Phone: (504) 373-6258
Additional Info: PDF

Morris Jeff Community School, an open-admissions Recovery School District charter, is an elementary, community school whose grassroots approach to educational reform has created one of the most racially and economically diverse public schools in New Orleans. Morris Jeff’s mission is to offer an education that is a source of freedom and possibility for children, permitting them to develop their talents fully, become effective citizens in our democracy, and attain the foundation they need to excel at high school, college, and beyond.  Morris Jeff Community School is a candidate school for the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and is pursuing authorization as an IB World School (International Baccalaureate). Located on Rendon Street before Hurricane Katrina, the students, faculty and parents are thrilled to have the opportunity to re-imagine and re-create a school named in honor of Morris F. X. Jeff, Sr., one of the city’s most dedicated children’s advocates. The name of this school includes a key term…community…which is central to our mission. A community genuinely focuses on education of children and supports them in all aspects of their development. 

Robert Russa Moton Charter School (PK-6)
CEO/Principal: Paulette P. Bruno
3774 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70122
(504) 245-4400
Additional Info: PDF | Video | PSA | Open House
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Robert Russa Moton Charter School is an open-enrollment, 45-15 year round School for Performing Arts and Technology providing high-quality, data-driven instruction that is held accountable to rigorous performance standards and led by innovative, results-driven educators. Students attend classes for 45 days (a regular nine-week quarter) followed by 15 days of Intersession/vacation. During the Intersession, students have the opportunity to extend learning beyond that of the traditional schools. The Intersession Program increases the amount of learning time, provides opportunities for students to increase academic performance, and provides enrichment as well as remediation. The chartering organization is Advocates for Innovative Schools Inc. Moton opened as a charter school in August, 2006.
The New Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics High School (9-12)
Co-Principal: Chana Benenson, Student Development
Co-Principal: Claire Jecklin, Academics
5625 Loyola Ave., New Orleans, LA 70115
Phone 504-324-7061
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“Sci High” is remarkable for its open-admissions policy and its success with providing students with a high quality education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Sci High was awarded the National Society of High School Scholars Foundation’s Class Nobel School of Distinction Award for its academic efforts. Students engage in summer internships, gain working knowledge of robotics, and work toward an IC3 (Internet and Computing Core Certification) License via upper-level technology classes. Sci High features small class sizes in an encouraging, respectful and responsive academically rigorous public school setting.
Warren Easton High School (9-12) U.S Department of Education National Blue Ribbon School
CEO/Principal: Alexina Medley
3019 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70119
Phone 504-324-7400
Additional Info: PDF | Video | PSA | Open House
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Warren Easton is proud to be the first public high school established for inner-city families in Louisiana and continues today to provide a comprehensive education for the students of New Orleans. Warren Easton develops a strong sense of responsibility, respect, and courtesy in each student and keeps each one engaged with a rigorous and relevant curriculum. Easton boasts strong business/ technological and arts/science education opportunities for all students, a high graduation rate, and a dropout rate of less than one percent.