IDEA Oscar Dunn sets high expectations for every student and goes the extra mile to make sure every student realizes their own potential. Personalized learning, critical thinking skills, mastery of core subjects is our recipe for success.
1) College-Prep Academic Model. Through structured, challenging coursework, IDEA Public Schools focuses on college preparation for all children. In fact, we are on track to send 100% of our seniors to college for the 14th straight year.
2) Sports & After-School Activities. Our athletic programs are competitive and award-winning, instilling in students a strong work ethic, dedication, and accountability. In addition to sports, IDEA offers clubs that span the interests of our students.
3) Family and Community Partnerships. Parents and community members play a vital part in the success of children at our school. This is why we prioritize partnerships with the New Orleans East community.
4) Whole Child Development. One of our many goals is to help children become well-rounded and develop their sense of self. We do this by offering a variety of resources, including on-site social workers.
IDEA Oscar Dunn is located at
12000 Hayne Blvd
New Orleans, Louisiana 70128
The Special Programs team provides resources, training, and support for all campuses that service students who are English Language Learners (ELL) and/or receive 504, Homebound, Dyslexia, or Special Education services. Additionally, we provide resources, training, and support for the Response to Intervention (RtI) process and for campuses that service students who receive a specialized remedial curriculum for additional academic support.
Ivory Clark has always held the belief that education is the great equalizer. Ms. Clark currently serves as the Principal of IDEA Oscar Dunn Academy. Prior to her current role, Ms. Clark was a Principal in Residence at IDEA Oscar Dunn.
She has served as an assistant principal, instructional manager, and curriculum and assessment writer for the Louisiana Department of Education and local New Orleans public schools. Ms. Clark served as a classroom teacher for six years, teaching students in grades 3rd-8th.
Ms. Clark earned her Bachelor’s Degree at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, and her Masters Degree in Teaching at Xavier University of New Orleans. She is grateful for the opportunity to work alongside students and families this year.