Two men paddle in high water after Hurricane Katrina.
A submerged school bus is seen in the flooded Lower Ninth Ward on Sept. 24, 2005.
A destroyed classroom at St. Dominic's school is seen before it is cleaned up after more than a month under water in the Lakeview area of New Orleans, Louisiana. Oct. 14, 2005.
Emily Lampo, 15, and Jessica Meyer, 14, wait for their St Bernard Parish United School bus to leave the new school campus after the first day of classes following Hurricane Katrina's wrath, on Nov. 14, 2005, in New Orleans, Louisiana.
A small group of lockers continue to rust inside Alfred Lawless High School July 29, 2007 in the Lower 9th Ward.
A clock hangs upside down inside the heavily damaged Lawless High School, Aug. 28, 2007.
Aug. 22, 2007: A classroom at Hynes Public School in the Lakeview neighborhood of New Orleans is left abandoned almost two years after Hurricane Katrina.
Students from John McDonogh Senior High School’s first graduating class since Hurricane Katrina celebrate and pose for photos after their commencement June 8, 2007 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The struggling inner-city school was damaged by Hurricane Katrina in August 2005 and students were only able to re-enroll in the school a year after the storm.
Teacher Anya Anderson comforts kindergartner Eriana Hoffman on her first day of school at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School for Science and Technology in the Lower 9th Ward, Aug. 20, 2007.
A kindergartner runs toward a playground for recess on her first day of school at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School for Science and Technology in the Lower Ninth Ward on Aug. 20, 2007.
Students attend class at the Encore Academy charter school on May 13, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
A school bus drops off a student in front of the Claiborne Bridge in the Lower Ninth Ward on May 12, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
A 74 Documentary | Part I: Reopening in the Flood Zone
Part II: The Class of 2015
Part III: The Next Generation