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Eliot-Hine Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 348 students

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
Based on 3 ratings
2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted February 24, 2014

EH is a whole different school than it had been a year or 2 ago. It is an IB Candidate school. Our teachers are great and meet each student at his/her level. Students are challenged academically and cared for emotionally, which they need at this age. They separate boys and girls at lunch. There are school clubs such as creating writing, book club, ski club, and yearbook. The band teacher is great, and if students are really good, they can play with Eastern's band (and in that case get DCYOP tuition FREE!). The principal has a vision for what her IB school should look like. The PTO is growing and active in grants writing and planning for the extras that make school special for students. Next year is the planning year for Phase 1 renovation. Everything is in place for this school to be all we want it to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2014

The school is growing by leaps and bounds. Staff are working very hard to ensure all students continue to excel. The PTO has done an outstanding job of being advocates for the staff and students of Eliot-Hine.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2013

The best thing is that the faculty is excellent. In particular, they are able to capture the interest and attention of middle school age children and keep them engaged in learning. Expectations for student achievement are high. The Principal is very responsive to parent and student concerns. The IB coordinator, guidance counselor, librarian, etc. are all committed to helping each student get the most out of his or her middle school experience. The in-school radio station is extremely cool and the skills practiced there are very relevant to future learning and job prospects. One area that could use improvement is financial; the programs would benefit from increased funding. However, there is a newly formed PTO that is energetically pursuing grant opportunities.


Posted August 23, 2013

This school is Capitol Hills best kept secret....The staff, teachers and administrators truly care about every child in the building and it is evident by the work they have been doing. I believe educations starts at home and in conjunction with the school and my efforts I know my child will succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2013

This school is in need of Kaya Henderson's attention. The principal is nev3r around and leaves her staff uninformed in her absence. The teachers are great and do very well with the amount of authority given to them. The front office staff is the worst. I have ever seen. I deal with rwo other schools, elementary and hs and have nevrr had any issues with communication or interacting with the staff. They are very disrespectful and uninterested in the childrens wellbeing(again I'm speaking of front offi ce and select teachers). My child was marked absent on days that my child was present including a day that I was actually in the office to speak with the principal.Just one of many situations. I actually did not start to havev issues until I raised questions regarfing testing and scores.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2012

My child went to this school and in her first year she got bullied to the point where she hated school and didn't wan't to show up but all of that changed around in her 7th grade teacher when she was giving a chance to get to know other students and staff. I have to say the principle and the vice principle at the time were splendid, I was never displeased with there actions or thoughts. Until my daughter's 8th grade year , I had found that both the vice principle and the principle had left the school and there was going to be a new principle. I rooted for her because most women don't get respected as the boss but as the year progressed on she made rash decisions and it was blatantly obvious that she had no clue of what she was doing. I'd get constant complaints from my child and not only that when I would actually see the changes the school has gone through it was aware to me that the school had lost much of it's discipline. The kids were not always in complete uniforms there would be children sneaking through side doors that they are not suppose to go through and the amount of fights has definitely maximized to a point where I watch 2 little girls get locked up. I don't recommend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2011

Great school, Great Principal, Great teachers, and Great Staff. Eliot-Hine is the best kept secret on Capitol Hill.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2010

My son attended 6th grade at this school last year. Under the new leadership the school has improved drastically. We have to understand that discipline starts at home, and we can not judge the school based on what some students do. This school has above and beyond to assure the children get a good education. I would recommend it/
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2010

I am a 2010 gradute of eliot-hine middle school.I dont think the 2009-2010 school year went as good as if could've.it seems like some students in the school are running it.For example,some 8th graders worked hard to gradute.However,others never came to school or failed to complete assignments just graduated because they were easily passed.I wouldnt reccommend the school.But i would say Ms.brown and Mr.Tyner made my school year exiciting.


Posted September 30, 2004

My daughter attends Eliott. She wants out! There are students there that are making it very difficult for other students learn in an effective manner. I understand that it is not entirely the children's fault. Some children act out accordingly to what they see and hear at home or from the lack of attention at home. I also have other relatives that go to this school. On occasions there have been some things that have happen wherein the parents should have been notified and they were not. Sweeping things under the rug while a child goes undisciplined for their actions will help that child respect his/her school environment.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 53% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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53%

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26%

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30%

2010

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 42% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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37%

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19%

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33%

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36%
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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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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30%

2012

 
 
36%

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54%

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44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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36%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
33%
Writing

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%
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 65% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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51%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
45%
Science

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
29%
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 2011.

284 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2011.

284 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2011.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
29%
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 Students53%
Black, non-Hispanic54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Students37%
Black, non-Hispanic38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
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 Students30%
Black, non-Hispanic30%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Disabled28%
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Students36%
Black, non-Hispanic36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Disabled25%
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Writing

All Students42%
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 Students51%
Black, non-Hispanic51%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Students37%
Black, non-Hispanic37%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Science

All Students16%
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 "Rising".

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 99% 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 75%N/AN/A
Special education 28%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 90%N/AN/A
Black, not Hispanic 90%N/AN/A
Hispanic 95%N/AN/A
Economically disadvantaged 90%N/AN/A
Students with disabilities 92%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 97%N/AN/A
Source: DCPS, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • HP / NBA Digital Math Award (2009)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Outdoor learning lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Drama club
  • Marching band
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
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
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

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
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:45am
School end time
  • 3:15pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Tynika Young
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (202) 673-8063

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Foreign languages
  • Science
  • Technology
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
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)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • D6 (Sibley Hospital-Stadium/Armory Line), X3 (Benning Road-Potomac Park Line), 96, 97 (East Capitol St-Cardozo Line)
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Parent center
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Peace Kidz - American University
  • About Face, Inc.
  • Gilbert LLP
  • The Corcoran Gallery of Art
  • Serve Your City
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Technical design and production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Book/reading club
  • Drama club
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Marching band
  • Radio Club
  • Yearbook
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
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
School colors
  • Burgundy & Gold
School mascot
  • Eagle
More from this school
  • The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IB MYP) will serve as our framework to ensure our students receve the skills necessary for success.
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?

Students typically come from these schools
Maury Elementary School
Payne Elementary School
Tyler Elementary School

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Eastern SHS
School Without Walls High School
Phelps A. C. E. High School
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