Details overview

Hours 08:30 AM - 03:15 AM
School leader James Albright
District District Of Columbia Public Schools
Transportation options None

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Dress code

Academic focus and philosophy

Instructional / curriculum models used International Baccalaureate (IB)

Classes

5
Visual Arts
including: Drawing / Sketching
5
Music
including: Band
3
Languages
including: French
Music Vocal lessons / coaching
Jazz band
Orchestra
Choir / Chorus
Band
Performing & written arts Dance
Drama
Media arts Graphics
Visual arts Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Photography
Printmaking
Sculpture
World languages taught Spanish
French
Chinese - Mandarin

Support

16
Facilities
including: Art room
Facilities Sports Fields
Art room
Audiovisual aids
Auditorium
Cafeteria
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Gym
Internet access
Kitchen
Library
Music room
Performance stage
Playground
Science lab
Outdoor learning lab
Extra learning resources Counseling
Remediation
Level of special education programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Level of ESL/ELL programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered No

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 42% 1%
Black 32% 1%
Hispanic 13% 13%
Two or more races 7% 57%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
English learners 4% 7%
Special education 10% 13%
Female 49% 50%
N/A 51% 50%
Male 51% 50%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 22% 61%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

12
Girls Sports
including: Fencing
13
Boys Sports
including: Baseball
21
Clubs
including: Homework help / Study buddy club
Girls sports Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross country
Fencing
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Track
Ultimate
Volleyball
Boys sports Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross country
Fencing
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Track
Ultimate Frisbee
Volleyball
Boys sports (misc.) Rugby
Clubs Art club
Book / reading club
Chess club
Cooking club
Dance club
Debate
Forensics club
Game club
Gardening
Girls on the Run
Homework help / Study buddy club
Lesbian, gay, transgender club
Math club
Model UN
National Honor Society (NHS)
Recycling club
Robotics club
Student council / government
Student newspaper
Foreign language and culture club
Yoga club
Clubs - language Spanish, French
Extended care / Extended programs After

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer time after school
School mascot Viking
School colors Burgundy and gold
Students typically come from these schools Lafayette Elementary
  Janney Elementary
  Murch Elementary
Students typically continue on to these schools Wilson SHS
  School Without Walls SHS
  Banneker SHS

Awards

Academic award Red Ribbon School
Year received 2012

Teachers

16
Staff
including: ELL / ESL Coordinator
Staff Assistant principal
Art teacher
Computer specialist
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher
Coach(es)
Librarian / media specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Nurse
Reading specialist
Security personnel
School psychologist
School counselor
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
World languages spoken by staff Mandarin
French
German
Italian
Korean
Spanish

Highly qualified teachers

Percent of classes taught by highly qualified teachers State average
61% 77%
Source: See notes

Teacher characteristics

  This school State average
Teachers with a valid license 76% 80%
Source: See notes

Neighborhood

Transportation options None
Transportation options (misc.) 31 (Wisconsin Avenue Line), 32, 36 (Pennsylvania Avenue Line), 34 (Naylor Road Line), D31, D32, D33, D34 (Deal Junior High School Line)
School-run shuttle from nearby metro and bus stops No
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Whole Foods
  National Portrait Gallery
  Smithsonian Institution
  American Museum of Natural History
  Dymaxion

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