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About Us

KIPP Central City Primary is a true community school. The majority of our scholars live within a five-mile radius of KCCP and the families who choose KCCP know that they are joining a deeply rooted part of their community. We now have generations of families that have been making our work meaningful since we opened our doors.

KCCP is a school that deeply values students as our greatest gift and teachers as intellectuals. We are extremely excited about working with you and your child to ensure your child has an exceptional educational experience! We are committed to helping each and every KIPPster discover his/her passion through meaningful opportunities each and every single day.

School Hours: 8:15 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.; 8:15 a.m. - 2 p.m. Wednesday

Office Hours: 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Student Drop-Off/Pick Up: Scholars may be dropped off in carpool at the entrance on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Please note, children will not be allowed in the building or on campus before 8:15 a.m. 

Visitor Information: Please use the front entrance of the school on MLK Blvd. Please be aware of all bus loading zones on S. Derbigny please do not park in the bus lane.  All visitors must provide state identification prior to leaving the front office.

Important Contacts:

Please contact the front office at 504-373-6290 to:

  • Report an absence
  • Transportation requests
  • Update parent/guardian contact information

School Leader/Principal: Korbin Johnson [email protected] 

Assistant Principal, Grades PK-K: Cherelyn Poe, [email protected]

Dean of 1-2 Grade: Nicole Mercadel, [email protected] 
Dean of Grades 3-4 (STEM): Cassondra Bell [email protected]

Assistant Principal Grades 3-4 (Humanities): Allison French [email protected]

School Operations Manager: Seleigh Taylor, [email protected]

Bullying Point Of Contact: Korbin Johnson [email protected] 
Dean of Student Support: Taylor Jones [email protected] 
Nurse: Latonia Smith, [email protected]
School Social Worker: Nichell Terrell, [email protected] and

Allison Brauer [email protected]


Dean of MTSS: Taylor Jones [email protected]

To volunteer in the classroom, please contact the classroom teacher.


For all school based transportation concerns or records requests, contact: La’Rencia Patterson, [email protected] or call (504)373-6290.