Details overview

Hours 8:45am - 3:15pm
School leader Richard Trogisch
District District Of Columbia Public Schools
Transportation options None

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Dress code
Schedule Block scheduling
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Coed/Single-gender Coed

Classes

5
Visual Arts
including: Painting
5
Music
including: Jazz band
4
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Band
Choir / Chorus
Jazz band
Orchestra
Rock band
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Dance
Drama
Improv
Poetry
Media arts Technical design and production
Video and film production
Visual arts Design
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Photography
Printmaking
World languages taught Chinese - Mandarin
French
Latin
Spanish

Support

11
Facilities
including: Library
Facilities Sports Fields
Art room
Audiovisual aids
Cafeteria
Computer lab
Internet access
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Science lab
College / career center
Extra learning resources Career/college counseling
Remediation
Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
College preparation resources College prep programs/courses during the year
College information sessions/fairs
SAT/ACT prep classes
Summer college prep programs
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered No

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
Black 45% 1%
White 35% 1%
Hispanic 9% 13%
Two or more races 6% 57%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
Female 63% 50%
Male 37% 50%
Special education 1% 13%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 17% 61%
English Language Learners 0% 7%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

13
Girls Sports
including: Basketball
11
Boys Sports
including: Basketball
22
Clubs
including: Lesbian, gay, transgender club
Girls sports Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross country
Field hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track
Ultimate Frisbee
Volleyball
Boys sports Baseball
Basketball
Cross country
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track
Ultimate Frisbee
Clubs Anime club
Art club
Book / reading club
Chess club
Dance club
Debate
Drama club
Foreign language and culture club
Homework help / Study buddy club
It's Academic
Lesbian, gay, transgender club
Literary magazine
Math club
Mock trial competition club
Model UN
National Honor Society (NHS)
Recycling club
Robotics club
Science club
Student council / government
Student newspaper
Yearbook
Extended care / Extended programs None

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Students typically come from these schools Alice Deal Middle School
  Hardy Middle School
  Stuart-Hobson Middle School

Awards

Academic award Reached AYPseven years in a row
Year received 2010
Academic award Nationally ranked by Newsweek Magazine (#88)
Year received 2011
Academic award Blue Ribbon School Award
Year received 2010

Teachers

18
Staff
including: Gifted Specialist
Staff Assistant principal
Art teacher
College counselor
Computer specialist
Dance teacher
Gifted Specialist
Librarian / media specialist
Math specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Nurse
Poetry / Creative writing teacher
Reading specialist
Robotics / Technology specialist
Security personnel
School counselor
Special education coordinator
Tutor(s)
World languages spoken by staff Arabic
Cantonese
Mandarin
French
German
Italian
Russian
Spanish

Highly qualified teachers

Percent of classes taught by highly qualified teachers State average
81% 77%
Source: See notes

Teacher characteristics

  This school State average
Teachers with a valid license 92% 80%
Source: See notes

Neighborhood

Transportation options None
School-run shuttle from nearby metro and bus stops No
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Kennedy Center
  GW Univerisity
  Fried, Frank, Jacobson Shcrieber Law Firm
  Office of Civil Rights
  Guilder Lehrman institute

Enrollment

Learn more Www.dcps.dc.gov
Ways to enroll/attend this school Live in the attendance zone
Type of application deadline One deadline
Application deadline 12/14/2012
# of applications received 1250
For the year 2013-2014
# of students accepted 150
For the year 2013-2014

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