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Hours 8:45 AM - 3:15 PM
School leader Rikki Taylor
District District Of Columbia Public Schools
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Classes

2
Visual Arts
including: Painting
2
Music
including: Band
1
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Band
Theory
Performing & written arts Dance
Media arts None
Visual arts Drawing / Sketching
Painting
World languages taught Spanish
Academic themes / Areas of focus Arts (all)
Instructional / curriculum models used None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered No
Early childhood program offered Yes
Early childhood starting age 3 years old

Support

17
Facilities
including: Art room
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Remediation
Tutoring
Level of ESL/ELL programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Level of special education programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Autism
Facilities Sports Fields
Art room
Audiovisual aids
Auditorium
Cafeteria
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Gym
Internet access
Kitchen
Library
Music room
Outdoor learning lab
Parent center
Performance stage
Playground
Science lab

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
Black 68% 1%
Hispanic 28% 13%
Two or more races 2% 57%
White 2% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
English learners 23% 7%
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 52% 61%
Special education 16% 13%
Female 47% 50%
Male 53% 50%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

4
Girls Sports
including: Cheerleading
3
Boys Sports
including: Basketball
3
Clubs
including: Step team
Girls sports Basketball
Cheerleading
Softball
Track
Boys sports Baseball
Basketball
Track
Girls sports (misc.) Girls on the Run
Clubs Model UN
Step team
Yearbook
Extended care / Extended programs After
After school end time 6:00 PM

Culture

Dress code Uniforms
Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Join PTO / PTA
Monitor the playground
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Bullying / cyber bullying policy Yes
School mascot Falcon
School colors Blue,gold
Students typically continue on to these schools Banneker High School
  Coolidge High School
  Mckinley Technology High School

Awards

Academic award Excellence in Data- Driven Practice
Year received 2012

Teachers

15
Staff
including: Music teacher
Staff Assistant principal
Art teacher
Dance teacher
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide / coach
Librarian / media specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Nurse
Reading specialist
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker / counselor
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist
World languages spoken by staff French
Spanish

Highly qualified teachers

Subject Percent of classes taught by highly qualified teachers State average
All subjects 79% 77%
Source: See notes

Teacher characteristics

  This school State average
Teachers with a valid license 86% 80%
Source: See notes

Neighborhood

Transportation options Transportation provided for special education students
Transportation options (misc.) 52, 53, 54 (Takoma - L'Enfant Plaza/McPherson Sq), K1 (Walter Reed - Takoma Station), 62, 63 (Georgia Ave/Petworth/Takoma - Federal Triangle), F1, F2 (Cheverly), K2 (Fort Totten), 70, 71 (9th & Maine/Buzzard Point - Silver Spring), 79 (Archives - Silver Spring)
School-run shuttle from nearby metro and bus stops No
Partnerships with local resources and organizations No

Enrollment

Application or enrollment process No

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012
Students by group NCES, 2011-2012
  Office of the State Superintendent of Education, 2011-2012
Highly qualified teachers DCPS, 2009-2010
Teacher characteristics DCPS, 2009-2010