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Plummer Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 263 students

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Posted Thursday, April 17, 2014

Plummer is an awesome school. The principal and staff are working hard to see that no child is left behind. Since the consolidation of Davis and Plummer, we were graced with a wonderful Vice Principal to whom has added more vibrate ideas and concerns to our family. So don't give up on Plummer! We are not giving up on our students and the community! GO...................! PLUMMER!!! GO..................! PANTHERS!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2013

Plummer Elementary took the time to have a nice website at least. Some of the schools don't have websites like that and we don't know what is going on. At least they have a website with news and pictures.


Posted August 19, 2012

You can't always tell how good a school is by the rating system used. Each and every teacher and child make their own ratings. I am the grandparent of two students at Plummber Elementary. My grand children say this is a good school because they have good teachers and a principal that loves them. There mother, LeAnne Huff, is also in agreement with her children. Keep doing a great job Plummer. We support you!


Posted March 18, 2012

This school is wonderful! I have just recently started here, but here is what I have observed so far: Principal Gray is a hands-on principal and you see how intricately involved he is in the running of the school on a daily basis. He is passionate about his students' academics and their overall well-being; he's knowledgable and quick on his feet! You see him everywhere! The teachers I have met are outstanding and very creative. Imagine making peace doves out of paper plates! These teachers are simply incredible and are willing to share and collaborate. Instructional specialists are always coming by and sharing ideas and observing best practices. The afterschool tutoring programs are preparing the students for higher level challenges. They even have piano lessons! And if you can find a cleaner building, let me know because the floors are shinny and spotless as those building engineers obviously care about the appearance of their school. Security is on serious duty and nothing gets by her! I understand that the cheerleading team members are in an exciting competition now. So, If you are looking for a great school, you should check Plummer out for yourself! It is really very nice.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 9, 2011

The staff is below average, including principal, school psychologist They are known for making threats.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2008

I loved Plummer Elementary school, the staff, teachers everyone there just are so happy and excited about the children. I really enjoy the students that attend that school.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
40%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington, D.C. used the District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC-CAS) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8 and 10, science in grades 5, 8, and 10, and composition in grades 4, 7, and 10. The DC-CAS is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the District of Columbia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
18%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 52% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
33%
Writing

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington, D.C. used the District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC-CAS) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8 and 10, science in grades 5, 8, and 10, and composition in grades 4, 7, and 10. The DC-CAS is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the District of Columbia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
30%
Science

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
15%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington, D.C. used the District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC-CAS) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8 and 10, science in grades 5, 8, and 10, and composition in grades 4, 7, and 10. The DC-CAS is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the District of Columbia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2011.

96 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2011.

95 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 35% in 2011.

44 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
15%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington, D.C. used the District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC-CAS) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8 and 10, science in grades 5, 8, and 10, and composition in grades 4, 7, and 10. The DC-CAS is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the District of Columbia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education

Math

All Students33%
Black, non-Hispanic35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Students33%
Black, non-Hispanic35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington, D.C. used the District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC-CAS) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8 and 10, science in grades 5, 8, and 10, and composition in grades 4, 7, and 10. The DC-CAS is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the District of Columbia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education

Math

All Students37%
Black, non-Hispanic31%
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Students35%
Black, non-Hispanic36%
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Writing

All Students21%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington, D.C. used the District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC-CAS) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8 and 10, science in grades 5, 8, and 10, and composition in grades 4, 7, and 10. The DC-CAS is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the District of Columbia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education

Math

All Students50%
Black, non-Hispanic46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Students29%
Black, non-Hispanic27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Science

All Students22%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington, D.C. used the District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC-CAS) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8 and 10, science in grades 5, 8, and 10, and composition in grades 4, 7, and 10. The DC-CAS is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the District of Columbia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education

In 2012-2013, this school was designated "Developing".

About the tests


The DC school classification system includes multiple measures to evaluate performance and student growth. The possible classifications, from highest to lowest, are Reward, Rising, Developing, Focus and Priority. These measures include the DC CAS, annual growth, graduation rates, attendance rates and participation rates. Under the system, required under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), each school is given a School Index Score based on the performance of its students. Schools receive different levels of support, resources, flexibility and monitoring based on their classification.

Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education

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1 This rating is based on 2012-13 DC CAS results from the DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE).

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in math and reading from the DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE).

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 89% 1%
Hispanic 11% N/A
Two or more races N/A 57%
White N/A 1%
Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82%N/AN/A
Special education 9%N/A13%
English learners 6%N/A7%
Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education, 2011-2012

Attendance

  This school District averageState average
All Students 100%N/AN/A
Black, not Hispanic 100%N/AN/A
Hispanic 100%N/AN/A
Economically disadvantaged 100%N/AN/A
Students with disabilities 100%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 100%N/AN/A
Source: DCPS, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students None
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Art club

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:45am
School end time
  • 3:15pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Christopher Gray
Fax number
  • (202) 645-3176

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • U5, U6 (Mayfair/Marshall Heights/Minnesota Ave), V9 (Bureau of Engraving - Benning Heights), W4 (Deanwood - Anacostia Station), 96, 97 (Capitol Heights - McLean Gardens/Union Station)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Computer lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Football
  • Kickball
  • Lacrosse
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Kickball
  • Lacrosse
  • Softball
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
School colors
  • Blue/Yellow
School mascot
  • Panther
School leaders can update this information here.

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