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Basic Facts Regarding Lusher Charter School (Lusher)

A.   Lusher is an Orleans Parish School Board Charter School, chartered in 2005. It is run by the not-for-profit Advocates for Arts Based Education Corporation, which is governed by a community-based Board of Directors.

B.   Lusher provides a K-12 program on two campuses. The elementary program (K-5) is located at 7315 Willow St. (Willow Street Campus). The middle school (6-8) and the high school (9-12) are located 5624 Freret St. (Fortier Campus).

C.   The main office numbers for each campus are:

  • Willow Street Campus: (504) 862-5110 FAX: (504) 866-4292
  • Freret Street Campus (504) 304-3961 FAX: (504) 861-1839
  • The web site is:
  • Lusher’s CEO is Kathy Riedlinger; her office is on the Freret Campus.
  • The Lower School Principal is Jan Rice.
  • The Middle School Principal is Charlene Hebert.
  • The High School Principal is Steven Corbett.

D.   Lusher provides an arts-based, high academic program. It also offers an early college credit program through Tulane University. Lusher consistently ranks within the top 10 schools in Louisiana.

E.   In the 2019-20 school year Lusher enrolled 1861 students:

  • K-5th grade:   671
  • 6-8th grade:    495
  • 9-12th grade:  695

F.   Please note that for the 2020-2021 school year the application deadline is in DECEMBER not in JANUARY as previous years. Also, this is the first year the application process is online instead of on paper. As a reminder, this benefit is offered to fulltime employees only. See the FAQs section below for details.

Frequently Asked Questions

Next Steps:

Please complete the Tulane Affiliation Verification Form and send it to the Office of Human Resources Records for verification. A signed copy of the Tulane Affiliation Verification Form must be submitted to Lusher with a copy of a valid Tulane I.D. and the most recent Payroll Deposit Advice (paystub), to have Tulane Affiliate status applied to your child’s Lusher Charter School application.