Mission & Vision
Our mission and vision are to nurture students to be academically STRONG as well as socially and emotionally resilient.
Einstein Schools function as a community-centered public school district.
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Who We Are
Einstein Schools was founded in 2005 and currently operates 4 public schools with rich histories before the formation of Einstein as a Charter Management Organization. Admission to any school in the Einstein network is open to all New Orleans children, including those with special needs and Limited English Proficiency. Students are admitted by way of the OneApp system in partnership with New Orleans Public Schools. Across the network, 90% of students are from low-income households; 30% are current and former English Language Learners, and 15% are unique learners. About 58% of our students are African American, 30% are Latino, 1% white, and 12% Asian. Additionally, 95% of Einstein's student body primarily live in the New Orleans East community. Authorized by New Orleans Public Schools, Einstein Schools are held strictly accountable to the state for student performance.
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Chief Executive Officer
Michael McKenzie became the Chief Executive Officer of Einstein in 2019. Michael’s experience as a special education practitioner, school leadership development coach, consultant, principal, executive principal, youth advocate, program designer, and public school parent make him uniquely qualified to effectively lead Einstein in maintaining quality schools while supporting community development in New Orleans East. Michael holds a bachelor’s degree from Millsaps College, a Master's of Education Administration from Texas Southern University, and is a doctoral candidate in Organizational Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University.