​Audubon Charter School

The Audubon Charter School in New Orleans, LA, is not the city’s newest school; however, their Gentilly Terrace Campus is one of the newest. The PK-8 school planned to open at the beginning of the 2018 school year, and it did just that. In 2018, the school received nearly 1,200 applications via the state’s OneApp system. Because of the school’s size and capacity, they could only accept 171 students to the Montessori school.

Says the school’s principal, David LaViscount, “The numbers of applicants not only say a great deal about Audubon’s reputation within the community and support from community members; it also speaks to what the community wants and what the city of New Orleans needs to do next to increase opportunity for students—to have available seats for students.” Unlike the city’s top schools that are located in highly affluent neighborhoods, the Audubon Charter Gentilly campus provides access to quality education in a region of the city where there are no other A-rated elementary schools. >> Read More