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About Us

Walter L. Cohen High School first opened its doors to the New Orleans community nearly 70 years ago. We are an open-enrollment public high school with a rich history and a legacy of success. 
In 2011, Walter L. Cohen High School joined the New Orleans College Prep (NOCP) charter network has continued to serve the Uptown and Central City communities with pride. We are a small school that provides individualized opportunities for student success. Since 2015, 100% of our graduating seniors were admitted to a 2 or 4-year college or university. 
Our mission is to prepare students with academic and life skills for success in college, career, and beyond!
As an open enrollment school, we NEVER turn away students due to prior behavioral issues, academic difficulties, or special needs.  We believe all students, regardless of background, can achieve academic excellence. Our students hail from neighborhoods throughout Orleans Parish. A large majority are first-generation college-bound students.
Class of 2019: 98
Total Enrollment (2017 - 2018):  330
Free/Reduced Lunch: 95%
African American: 74%
Special Needs: 19%
Homeless: 2%
48% Female  /  52% Male
 Empowered to pursue limitless opportunities: 100%

Recent News

Walter L. Cohen High School Reopening Update

All Walter L. Cohen High School students report back to school, Monday, September 20, 2021. Faculty and staff return, Wednesday, September 15, 2021. Teachers will utilize the days prior to students returning to school to prepare for students.

9/2/21: Hurricane Ida Update

Please be informed that due to the impacts of Hurricane Ida, all NOCP site locations will remain closed to both in-person and virtual learning until further notice.

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