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Welcome to Nat Q. Henderson!


"In the Pursuit of Excellence"
Our Mission Statement:
Through effective lesson planning, content mastery, and high expectations, Nathaniel Q Henderson educates all Pre-K-5th grade scholars and prepares them for high achievement and college and career readiness.
Our Vision:
At NQH we will transform our community and empower our young scholars to change their neighborhoods, their mindsets, and their core values for the restoration of 5th Ward.
Core Values:
1. Mutual respect
2. Safe Learning Environment
3. High Expectations for our Scholars and Self
4. Excellence in Everything We Do
5. Whatever it Takes...No Excuses Attitude! 

 Benefits of attending our school include:

  • 100% of our students eat breakfast free
  • Intense Reading and Math Interventions
  • Title I interventions for students before school, during the school day and after school for struggling children
  • Full day four year old pre-kindergarten program
  • Twenty 21st Century after school program (From 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday)
  • Enrichment Programs
  • Master teachers and staff members who are experts in their area
  • Departmentalized in 2nd-5th grade

Registration Information
  • Pre-Kindergarten must be 3 years old on or before September 1
  • Kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before September 1
  • Legal Birth Certificate or Birth Facts (must be original, no copies)
  • Current Immunization Record with all immunizations up to date
  • Driver’s License or Valid Picture Identification
  • Proof of address (rent receipt, lease agreement, electric bill or other utility bills (NO TELEPHONE BILLS)
  • Social Security Card

To be eligible to enroll a student, a person must be the parent or legal guardian of the student or must have a notarized written confirmation from the parent/guardian giving that person permission to enroll. 

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School Address and Dress Code

Scholars wear uniforms at Nat Q. Henderson. Our uniform color is navy. The navy trousers, jumpers and/or skirts should be worn with red or yellow polo shirts.

Shorts may not be worn if they are more than three (3) inches above the knees. Parents will be required to pick their child(ren) up immediately, if they are not dressed in uniform.


Uniforms are required Monday through Friday.

Please do not encourage our children to disobey rules. Help them become good citizens.