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Crescent City Schools

Established in 2010, Crescent City Schools was founded on the belief that all students deserve great schools. Crescent City Schools is a Charter Management Organization (CMO) founded by two veteran educators, Kate Mehok and Julie Lause, in order to address the specific need of transforming failing schools.

Today, our open enrollment schools remain dedicated to equity in education and improving student outcomes. Crescent City Schools currently serves more than 2,200 students across three schools in New Orleans: Harriet Tubman Charter School, Akili Academy, and Paul Habans Charter School. CCS schools rank among the most academically successful PreK-8 open enrollment schools in New Orleans.

CCS is proud to be named a Top Workplace for the fourth consecutive year! We believe our success is driven by our dedicated and talented employees, and we strive to give employees what they need to take care of themselves and their families.
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We are a part of the movement that believes all students can and will learn, and that it is each school's responsibility to provide an outstanding, high-quality education for every child.... Read more


Our organization creates life-changing educational experiences for students and, through this work, transforms a city.... Read more


The mission of Crescent City Schools is to support and develop open enrollment charter schools that raise student achievement and prepare students for college.... Read more


We have high standards and challenge the status quo

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