The thought of being a founder of something is really cool to me. I was excited about having a say-so in how the school is built. I was interested in helping build a community. Kayla Butler, ℅ ‘22
Rosenwald Collegiate Academy was founded in the 2018-2019 school year. Located at 1801 L.B. Landry Avenue on New Orleans’ Westbank, the school is temporarily located in the William J. Fischer School building. Rosenwald Collegiate’s permanent home will be located at 6501 Berkley Drive in Lower Coast Algiers. This site was originally occupied by Julius Rosenwald Accelerated School, which was founded in 1923. Before it was closed in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Rosenwald was a K-8 school that served the Algiers community.
Re-founded as a high school, Rosenwald started with only a ninth grade— the Class of 2022. In our inaugural year, the Class of 2022 outperformed much of the city of New Orleans in their End of Course exams, achieving the highest ninth grade LEAP scores in the city. This earned the school an “A” letter grade in growth, the highest score of any open-enrollment high school in Orleans Parish. Likewise, Rosenwald’s students’ growth also ranked first among open enrollment schools in the state.
By Fall 2022, Rosenwald will grow to serve students in 9th through 12th grade. Our students’ performance has remained strong as we have grown. Rosenwald’s approach to academics and school culture is rooted in the belief that college access for their students will pave the way to a better future for our country. Among Rosenwald’s educators number several Collegiate Academies Featured Teachers and multiple teachers on the Honor Roll for TNTPs Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice. We are proud to have a team that is truly devoted to excellence in serving all students.
Rosenwald’s advisory program is built around our robust offerings of clubs and co-curricular activities, so that each student is supported by their team on the field and in the classroom. Rosenwald’s athletic teams include, football, boys/girls basketball, and track/field. Our band, dance, cheer, flag, and majorette teams get their steps in during Mardi Gras in multiple parades throughout the season, including Krewe of Alla and Krewe of Morpheus. Our other co-curricular and club opportunities include (but are not limited to) Choir, Anime, Art, Drama, Video Gaming, and Cosmetology.