KIPP Booker T. Washington High School is the second high school in the KIPP New Orleans network of college-prep charter schools. The school has grown to serve students from grades 9 to 12 and provides high-quality charter seats for 930 students, 91% of whom are projected to be low- income and 25% special education, both higher than the average for New Orleans public schools. Hurricane Katrina irreparably damaged Booker T. Washington’s original facilities. As part of the post-Katrina overhaul of all New Orleans’ school facilities, the Recovery School District is preserving and refurbishing two parts of the historic Booker T. Washington building: the entrance and the 50,000 sq. ft. auditorium in which legends including Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie performed. The project also includes 150,000 sq. ft. of new construction. The project would not have been possible without $20.25M of New Markets Tax Credit allocation from Civic Builders. The completed school facility is leased to KIPP New Orleans to host two schools in the KIPP New Orleans network: Booker T. Washington High School and Central City Academy Middle School.