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Stanton Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 557 students

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4 stars

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2012:
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Posted November 1, 2013

Stanton is a turn-around school in Ward 8 of SE DC. Previously one of the lowest schools in the country, Stanton has made incredible gains over the last few years. In fact, the rate of growth is the 15th highest in all of DC. While many students are not yet where they need to be in terms of academics, they have shown incredible growth. Teachers, leadership, City Year, the PTO, and family members are all super committed to making Stanton the best school in all of DC. There are obvious community challenges- high rates of poverty and homelessness, for example- but everyone works really hard to get students where they need to be. The boys' basketball team and the boys' and girls' track team are both stand-outs in terms of extracurricular opportunities and were finalists in the City Championships last year. This year, the addition of a girls' basketball team and a step team will provide even more opportunities for kids to shine. After-school is provided, free of charge, through the PAL program. The school has many partnerships within the community, such as the Woodland Tigers, the Girl Scouts, CityBridge, and the Flamboyan Foundation. Watch Stanton continue to rise in the coming years!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 31, 2013

Dc Scholars: Stanton is a school with a dedicated staff, supportive families, and amazing kids! The teachers are passionate about their students and hard work is celebrated. Students understand what it means to be in school and be ready to learn. There is some room to grow around "fun" stuff like school dances, field trips, etc. but every year, Stanton gets better and better!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 31, 2013

Every morning before my children go into the building of their school, someone is there to greet them with a hand shake and smile and says "Good Morning". This morning some of the teacher was dressed up in costumes. I love that they have APTT at Stanton. The teachers give you the tools that they are learning in school, to help your student at home. I just love that about Stanton!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2013

Stanton has passionate, hardworking, qualified teachers and administrators who care about helping students learn and improving the culture of the school. Teachers and administrators are friendly and positive. We have three students at Stanton, and we had home visits from each of their teachers before the beginning of the school year. We have been pleased in our experience with the school so far. Test scores overall are not great, but they are improving. Parent involvement is low but also seems to be improving; this is the school's first year of PTO.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2013

I'm really amazed at how far we have come in 3 years. We have a great culture where students and parents are valued just as much as the teachers. We were one of the first schools to start homevisits and its great to see how involved the parents are. Our scores doubled and tripled in just 2 years. I'm proud to be a part of this staff. We are a bunch of individuals who really love kids and it shows in all of our work that we do. #wearestanton.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 31, 2013

I like the teaching staff. I like our teachers involve the parents. I like how the teachers teach the parents to do the school work just like the students. It helps the parents who dont remember or know how to do the school work to be on the same page as the student. I don't like that they don't have an elevator.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2013

I'm a security guard at Stanton Elementary school. I like how the teachers interact with the kids and staff. I like how I see teachers teaching because I feel like teachers get on the same level as the students. When I walk into a classroom, I notice that the teachers are sitting with the students and doing the work with them. This is very different from when I was in school and the teacher just stood at the chalk board. I also like how the teachers do the home visits because its like the teachers care about the environment that the students come from. I love how this school goes "outside of the school" to do different things with the kids. I don't like how afterschool is ran because there is a lack of communication between staff and it causes parents to be upset. Also, I wish that there were more security officers because now that we have a new bulding some times the doors are propped for afterschool and we can't check all the doors all the time because we have to stay at our posts.


Posted October 31, 2013

As a parent, I like the organization and the curriculum of the school. I think its great because for my son's kindergarten class they implement a lot games and snap words. I like that they want you to set goals for you child. I like that they use collge as motiviation for the students. I don't like how the school is upkept. I wish that it would be remodeled.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2013

I love working at this school because I like the individual support that is given to students based on their academic needs. The culture of the school is family oriented and a positive environment. I love working at a place where kids love coming to school and learning. As a staff memember that deals with culture I like how the school emphasizes culture as much as academics.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 31, 2013

I love how our teachers are very involved and passionate about the kids understanding each concept they learn in school. The culture is good. They give the kids a different outlook on life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2013

As a student, I love that the teachers are more respectful. They teach us lots of things and they don't yell at us to get our attention like other schools. I like the sports that they have. They push us to do really well and I have won 3 medals in track and field. I also got a math award for being proficient on the DC CAS.


Posted October 31, 2013

I like the fact that the teachers team team and that they are cutting down the acheivement gap. Last year, the school got 200 more students and I like the way the teachers accomodating the new students.


Posted October 31, 2013

I love the fact that my daughter is college motivated. She's encouraged to go to school every day. There was a time when there was no interest in getting up for school. Now my daughter gets up at 5am!!! I have to tell her to go back to sleep. Her reading level has improved and her math level is above level. When she first started here her math was below level. Im very impressed with Stanton Elementary School. I love the parent involvement at this school because the teachers have encouraged me to be a family engagment parent trainer. I would have never done this before. Homevisits are also a plus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2013

There is excellent student and teacher relationships. Excellent teacher and parent relationships. My 1st graders is talking about college, and my 5th grader has excelled in all areas since hes been at this school. Kudos to Stanton!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2013

As a dad I love Stanton because they stress education a lot. They take students on college field trips and get them motiviated in having long term goals. Academic Parent Teacher Teams is a highlight of the year because it gives me an update on my students and it gives me a chance to set goals for my children. I also love the homevisits. By doing homevisits the teachers show us that they really care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2013

Stanton Elementary School is one of the best elementary schools in Washington DC. It is a school with a love for culture and a strong belief that every student IS going to college. We have high expectations for every student and are very sensitive about any child being left behind. If you enroll your child in Stanton you can assure your child will be not only on but above grade level with the love and support they need to carry them all the way to college. We are a big team , a big family with much love for education.


Posted October 31, 2013

I like this school because the faculty is there for you, your kids, and all parents. My son, especially wants to go to college because the teachers talk about college all the time. The teachers are great because they really push the kids to be ahead of their grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2013

Stanton's faculty and staff work hard every day to ensure that the scholars are not only learning, but also developing a life-long love of knowledge.


Posted October 31, 2013

I love our school because the academics and test scores have gone up. I really like how they keep the kids involved and the teachers don't tolerate any behavior problems. I love the way we all pitch in to help all the students. At other schools I find that teachers just worry about their class and thats it. But at Stanton everyone worries about everyone and everyone cares about everyone being successful and that really makes a difference and makes the school feel more like a family than a school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 31, 2013

Stanton Elementary is a great school that pushes the rigor with its students. The staff works very hard to ensure that students needs are met and that great learning takes place.
—Submitted by a teacher


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.

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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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
4%

2010

 
 
5%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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11%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
12%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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70%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
10%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 52% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
10%
Writing

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
11%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
20%
Science

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
4%

2010

 
 
11%
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.

135 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
9%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2011.

135 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
13%
Science

The state average for Science was 35% in 2011.

46 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
4%

2010

 
 
11%
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 Students30%
Black, non-Hispanic30%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Students11%
Black, non-Hispanic11%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
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 Students70%
Black, non-Hispanic70%
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Students35%
Black, non-Hispanic35%
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Writing

All Students36%
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 Students38%
Black, non-Hispanic38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Students21%
Black, non-Hispanic21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Science

All Students9%
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 "Priority".

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 98% 1%
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 86%N/AN/A
Special education 14%N/A13%
English learners 0%N/A7%
Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education, 2011-2012

Attendance

  This school District averageState average
All Students 95%N/AN/A
Black, not Hispanic 95%N/AN/A
Economically disadvantaged 95%N/AN/A
Students with disabilities 95%N/AN/A
Source: DCPS, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Clubs
  • Special olympics

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • None offered at this time.
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Special olympics

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:35 am
School end time
  • 4:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 6:30 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Rena Johnson
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (202) 645-3264

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Core knowledge
  • Standards-based
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • None offered at this time.
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
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
Transportation options
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Kickball
  • None offered at this time.
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Kickball
  • None offered at this time.
  • Soccer
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Book/reading club
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Special olympics
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School colors
  • Blue and Gold White
School mascot
  • Stars
School leaders can update this information here.

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10 out of 10students were accepted for the 2012-2013 school year.


Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
398
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
410
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2701 Naylor Rd. SE
Washington, DC 20020
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Phone: (202) 671-6180

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