New Orleans public schools have announced the results of OneApp, the city’s universal application process.
One App asks families to rank up to eight schools they’d like to attend. If you don’t get into your first choice, you get assigned to your second, and down the line. About 80 percent of kids were accepted to one of their top three schools.
The high-performing Benjamin Franklin Elementary, located Uptown, was the most desired elementary school. And Edna Karr High School in Algiers took the top spot for the most popular high school.
Schools give preference to students who already have a sibling attending that school. If you live close to the school, you get special consideration for that, too. Students whose schools are closing because of poor performance also got first preference in the OneApp process this year.
Students who didn’t get one of their top choice schools can try again. Round 2 applications are due May 9.
To read more of Jessica Williams' reporting on OneApp, visit The Lens.