Details overview

Hours 8:00 AM - 2:35 PM
School leader Lakisha Covert
District Alexandria City Public Schools
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Dress code

Academic focus and philosophy

Academic themes / Areas of focus General - school does not emphasize one particular subject
Instructional / curriculum models used Gifted / High performing
Standards-based

Classes

0
Visual Arts
5
Music
including: Opera
1
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Opera
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Choir / Chorus
Band
Orchestra
Performing & written arts None
Media arts None
Visual arts None
World languages taught Spanish
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered Spanish

Support

14
Facilities
including: Kitchen
Facilities Performance stage
Playground
Parent involvement center
Music room
Kitchen
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Internet access
Gym
Cafeteria
Garden / Greenhouse
Audiovisual aids
Sports Fields
Art room
Extra learning resources (misc.) Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Extra learning resources Mentoring
Remediation
Tutoring
Differentiated learning programs
Counseling
Acceleration
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Developmental delay
Visual impairment, including blindness
Speech and language impairments
Specific learning disabilities
Other health impairment
Orthopedic impairments
Multiple disabilities
Emotional behavioral disabilities
Deafness
Cognitive disability
Autism
Level of special education programming Intensive - school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs
Level of ESL/ELL programming Intensive - school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of the population

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered Yes
Early childhood starting age 4 years old

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
Black 37% 24%
Hispanic 30% 12%
White 20% 54%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 6%
Two or more races 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
Female 44% 49%
N/A 56% 51%
Male 56% 51%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 66% 38%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

Boys sports (misc.) After schools programs
Girls sports (misc.) After school programs
Extended care / Extended programs After
After school end time 6:00 AM

Culture

Parent involvement Volunteer time after school
Volunteer in the classroom
Organize fundraising events
Attend parent nights
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Students typically continue on to these schools Francis C. Hammond Middle School

Teachers

17
Staff
including: Gifted Specialist
Staff Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Speech therapist(s)
School counselor
Special education coordinator
School psychologist
Reading specialist
Nurse
Music teacher
PE instructor
Math specialist
Librarian / media specialist
Gifted Specialist
Gardening teacher
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Computer specialist
Art teacher
Assistant principal
World languages spoken by staff Spanish
Amharic
Arabic
American Sign Language (ASL)

Neighborhood

Transportation options Buses / vans provided for students
Accessible via public transportation
Transportation provided for special education students
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner The DreamDog Foundation
Partner website Dreamdog.org
Partner CETA
Partner website Kennedy-center.org
Partner Center for Naval Analyses
Partner website Https://www.cna.org/centers/cna

Enrollment

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Type of application deadline Rolling
# of applications received 902
For the year 2013-2014
# of students accepted 902
For the year 2013-2014

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012
Students by group NCES, 2011-2012