Crescent City Schools serves more than 2,500 students in three open enrollment schools across New Orleans: Harriet Tubman Charter School and Dorothy Height Charter School located in Algiers, and Mildred Osborne Charter located in New Orleans East.

Our Mission
Life at Crescent City

Inspiring People

We believe that the only way to accomplish our mission is with a staff that is diverse in all ways. Our schools are continuously refining their inclusion efforts to become more innovative, creative, and effective in meeting our goals together.
All faculty at Crescent City Schools:

  • Believe in the unlimited potential of each child
  • Take personal responsibility for and are passionate about raising student achievement
  • Are prepared for the unique challenges and opportunities that school turnaround involves
  • Inspire their students and colleagues
  • Use feedback to improve
  • Achieve great results

Compensation Philosophy

At Crescent City Schools we have a simple philosophy: If we give employees what they need to take care of themselves and their families, they will build a career with us and positively impact the lives of our scholars and community. This is why our total compensation package is the best in New Orleans. Our employees agree! Crescent City Schools was named a Top Workplace by | The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate based on employee feedback four years in a row!


  • Salaries are based on years of experience
  • The 2024-25 salary for a first year Lead Teacher is $48,813
  • Annual raises are between 2-3% in addition to cost of living increases
  • Click here for details about compensation at CCS


  • Fully paid medical, dental, and vision insurance for all full time employees
  • Free, unlimited telemedicine access for staff and dependents through Teladoc
  • Free access to Modern Health, including coaching and therapy sessions for staff and dependents
  • Immediate 4% 401k match
  • Generous leave policies, including 12 weeks fully paid primary new child leave for birth or adoption
  • Employer paid life and disability insurance
  • Access to flexible spending & dependent care accounts
  • Click here to learn more about our benefits package!

Are you ready to join our team of inspiring educators?
Here’s what to expect:

Research & Apply

Complete our five minute online application.


Upon request, complete an online interview. Takes 15 minutes!

Teaching Video

Teaching applicants submit a teaching video.


Complete an on campus (or virtual) interview and sample teach.


Submit a list of professional references.

Join Us

If we all agree that it is a great fit, join our team!

It is the policy of Crescent City Schools to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity and expression, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, military service status, family status, caste, genetics (including sickle cell trait), hairstyle, or any other protected classification.


Crescent City Schools prohibits sex discrimination in any education program or activity that it operates. Individuals may report concerns or questions to the Title IX Coordinator. The notice of nondiscrimination and grievance procedures are located here .