School closures due to threat of flooding

Some schools close after weather threat

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Orleans Parish School Board is closing schools and its central administrative offices because of diminished pumping capacity on the east bank of New Orleans.

Below is a list of school closures in New Orleans.

(This list will be updated when we receive notification from individual schools.)

  • Élan Academy is closed Friday.
  • Bright Minds Academy will be closed Friday August 11, 2017, and will be reopening on Monday August 14, 2017.
  • Due to potential weather and pumping station problems in the city, all Algiers Charter facilities will be closed tomorrow, August 11, 2017. This includes Landry-Walker High School, McDonogh #32 Charter School, Martin Behrman Charter School, Eisenhower Academy, and Fischer Academy. Schools will reopen Monday, August 14, 2017.
  • Sophie B. Wright Charter School will be CLOSED on Friday, August 11, 2017. The office will close at 3:00 today, August 10, 2017. Because of the school closure on Friday due to the state of emergency, the first day of school for students WILL BE pushed back to Tuesday, August 15, 2017. All teachers and staff should report to work at the normal time on Monday morning.
  • In following the protocol of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, Holy Cross School will be closed on Friday, August 11, 2017, due to anticipated weather and potential flooding. School will resume and primary grade orientation will take place on Monday, August 14. Parents should refer to the Holy Cross School website,, for updates.
  • Esperanza Charter School on South Carrollton Avenue is closed due the potential for flooding
  • Catholic schools in Orleans Parish
  • Lafayette Academy Charter School on South Carrollton Avenue has canceled a professional development seminar for teachers and a parent orientation
  • Encore Academy on Arts Street
  • Lake Area High School on Paris Avenue
  • Pierre Capdau Elementary on St. Roch Avenue
  • Nelson Charter School on St. Bernard Avenue
  • All schools run directly by the Orleans Parish School Board, central administrative offices
  • Cohen College Prep on Dryades Street
  • Crocker College Prep on Marengo Street
  • Sylvanie Williams College Prep on Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
  • Hoffman Early Childhood Development on Marengo Street ( 1 p.m. dismissal)
  • Morris Jeff Community School
  • InspireNOLA campuses - Edna Karr High School, McMain Secondary School, Alice Harte Charter School, 42 Charter School and Andrew Wilson Charter School
  • All KIPP schools in New Orleans
  • Algiers Charter schools
  • Abramson Science Academy
  • Livingston Collegiate Academy
  • G.W. Carver High School
  • Edgar P. Harney Charter School
  • Samuel J. Green
  • Arthur Ashe
  • Langston Hughes
  • Phillis Wheatley
  • Joseph S. Clark
  • Benjamin Franklin High School
  • International High School

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