Ratings

9
out of 10

GreatSchools Rating

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

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Rating Breakdown
Test score rating10
The test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in the state. This rating is based on 2012-13 DC CAS results from the DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE).
Student growth rating9
The student growth rating measures whether students at this school are making academic progress over time. Specifically, the rating looks at how much progress individual students have made on reading and math assessments during the past year or more. 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).
College readiness rating9
The college readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond. This rating is based on the percent of students hitting the ACT/SAT college readiness benchmark, ACT/SAT participation (% of 11th graders taking the ACT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12.
Methodology
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Reward

State Rating - OSSE Classification

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.

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Test scores

The bar charts below tell what percentage of students are performing at or above grade-level.

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)


Showing results for all students

English 2

Geometry

English 2

Geometry

English 2

Geometry

English 2

Geometry

English 2

Geometry

English 2

Geometry

About the test

In spring 2015, District of Columbia students took the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC, assessments for the first time. The new assessment, which replaced the DC CAS annual assessment, is more rigorous and designed to measure students' readiness for college and career.

Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education

District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC CAS)


Showing results for all students

Math

Reading

Science

Writing

About the test

In 2013-2014 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. Currently GreatSchools is displaying results for reading and math only. 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


College readiness

The path to college

This school
State
96%
GRADUATE HIGH SCHOOL
61%


Source: See notes

AP courses and testing

Source: See notes
Colleges students typically attend after graduation Temple University
  Maryland University
  Penn State University
% Graduates going to a 4 year college 90
% Graduates going to a 2 year college 10
% Graduates going into military service 0
% Graduates going into vocational programs 0
% Graduates going directly into the workforce 0
For the year 2013

Sources

The path to college DCPS, 2013-2014
AP courses and testing Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012