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Orr Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 355 students

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Posted Friday, April 18, 2014

Orr ES is a welcoming place with concerned, helpful teachers, administrators and parents. All of them look out for each other and try to meet the needs of each individual student.


Posted October 28, 2013

Orr is a good school. The staff seems to be on one accord. The students seem happy. As a parent I am happy with my children's overall educational experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2013

Continued from the previous post: As for the homework, my 5 year old gets so much that I hardly have enough time to help him with all of it. Mrs. Obama recently visited the school because it is a model for the healthy eating program (not sure of what it's called.) Yes, I agree that the kids need to get across the street safely: They need another crossing guard for the middle of the street to help the kids across and the current corner crossing guard has made mention of this to me so they are working on that). I also agree that the classrooms should have doors but I also don't really see it as a real barrier to education because the teachers do actually care and teach the kids. Many parents love this school (I know because I inquired from parents of kids who attend before I chose the school and while my son has been attending, I talk to other parents there). And my son absolutely loves going to Orr!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2013

I completely disagree with the reviewer who stated that "Orr is a disgrace to the public school system." My son is in his second year at Orr and he loves going to school everyday. The teachers regularly communicate with the parents and he gets a lot of homework! I see staff members close to the entrance all the time that make sure the kids are safe and doing what they are supposed to do. The staff members I always see are: Mr. Ray (who's outside a lot also during arrival and departure times), Ms. Patton, Ms. Hinkle, the security guard (usually Ms. Wilson), Ms. Thomas, Ms. Turner, Ms. LaFortune, and some others whose names I don't know. Also, the parent involvement is very high. I see a lot of the same parents all of the time who know each other and are involved, regularly volunteering. My son and I both like Orr. The only reason I don't give it 4 stars is that I think the kids could learn more of a variety of subjects like foreign language, science and history. They are looking to make improvements, however they are working from a DCPS budget.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2013

Great changes are taking course as we speak. New leadership and support is very strong at this school. I'm looking forward to watch this school progress and grow. Go, "Orr Jaguars". Iron Sharpens Iron
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 12, 2013

Orr Elementary School is a diamond in the rough. The teachers are great! The staff provides a caring and welcoming environment for students. We go the extra mile for building the character of our future leaders.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 10, 2012

This school has sooo much potential. From what I hear of people my age and older this USED to be a great school. The leadership is certainly poor. While many of the teachers and paraprofessionals do care, I have worked there, and Ms. Edwards is a bully type leader that gives very little direction and genuine kindness to students. I've seen their rap video "school is awesome" an I'm proud of the kids that did it, but the Principal puts on a show for others. She's collecting a paycheck and does not put in the work to truly improve the school. I know several other people that work there and have kids that attend. So I know what I'm talking about. Better leadership would equal a better Orr, period.


Posted June 23, 2012

Orr has potential but it is failing. The leadership is poor, it is frustrating teaching in an open classroom setting and there are few consequences for students poor behavior. The bathrooms are unclean and students in the neighborhood loiter around the school in the evenings. Teachers are not supported!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 19, 2012

As a former DCPS volunteer, that now has a position at Orr, I can honestly say that this is a great school. There are numerous activities for the. Students and a full time parent center to support the parents. They offer great extra curricular activities that foster learning such as GeoPlunge, a geography competion. The music department offers both vocal and instrumental training. The students can be a part of the chess club, scrabble team, cheer leading , track and basketball. Orr encourages a family environment , where the parents can be an integral part of their child's education. Come check Orr out,you will pleasantly surprised.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 16, 2012

Orr is truly AWESOME! At Orr, each student has a mentor; classes are student centered with participatory learning; parent-teacher communication is regular, and teachers and staff build community, confidence and relationships amongst students. Orr offers families before care, after school programs, our very own in-house Orr Boys & Girls Club, French, chess, soccer, tennis, basketball, to include, an in-house farmers market that serves our families and the surrounding community. Most important, Orr is a safe environment with the most passionate, and experienced staff --- very helpful, knowledgeable and able to answer whatever questions you might have.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 7, 2010

Orr Elementary is a great place for learners small and tall. Teachers engage in high quality job embedded professional development which extends to enhanced and intentional classroom instruction. The parents at Orr are becoming more and more involved in the daily operations of the school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 13, 2007

Orr is a fine upstanding elementary school and its teachers are all outstanding. My children attended Orr and to this day all are satisfied with their learning and life experience at Orr. Keep up the good work Orr.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2007

Orr Elementary is an outstanding school! Students are involved in numerous extra curricular activities and partnerships from the business sectre . The Teachers are highly qualified and care about the students in which they teach. My kids have received a quality education at Orr Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2007

Unfortunately, I agree with these parents. This is my childs first and last year at Orr. If you are looking for quality education you will not find it at Orr Elementary. My advice to parents that have children attending Orr is to do what I am doing, put your time and energy in teaching your child yourself or hire a tutor because at this school educating children is non-existent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2006

This is my child's last year here at Orr and I've been reading the other parents reviews and I must agree. There's more of a safety issue with this school. When you go to pick up your children for dismissal you have to by pass all these older kids who decides to loiter there every after school and you hardly ever see security asking them to leave.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2006

I agree with the opinions of most of these parents. The security guard and the teachers are more interested in what the kids are wearing and not what they are learning. When you pick up the kids in the afternoon, there are always people hanging out drinking and smoking and never any police patrolling the area or a crossing guard. This is one of the worst schools in DC.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2006

Sadly, my daughter has to attend this awful school. The safety is always an issue and most of the staff seems to be indifferent about the students safety. They act as though their unteachable. The staff, with the exception of a select few, are more concerned with clothing and hair than true potential of the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2004

I am not pleased with this school at all. This school appears to pride itself on the 'open classroom model'. All this theory consist of are approx. 3 classrooms put together with no walls to make one big room. In this room are approx 60-70 children and 3 teachers. The children are placed in to groups in this large room. No walls separate them, nothing. Orr is a disgrace to the public school system. Students do not get regular homework. I do not blame the teachers completely. They are doing the best with what they have. I blame DC because they allow this to happen. When it is time to dismiss, you are lucky if you see 3-4 staff people outside to ensure these children make it across the street safely.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

My experience with this school was terrible. While my children were there they had 3 different principles, and none of them seemed to do much.The teachers that my children had seemed to never be available for me to talk to unless there was a problem. The school itself is unsafe and unsanitary, and more effort needs to be made in the academic sections. this is not a school for children if you want excellence.
—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 43% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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21%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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43%
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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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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39%

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27%

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32%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 52% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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33%

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36%

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32%

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14%
Writing

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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 52% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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26%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
43%
Science

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2011.

105 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 35% in 2011.

33 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
66%
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 Students21%
Black, non-Hispanic22%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Students21%
Black, non-Hispanic22%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
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 Students39%
Black, non-Hispanic39%
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White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Students33%
Black, non-Hispanic32%
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Writing

All Students12%
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 Students26%
Black, non-Hispanic24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Students40%
Black, non-Hispanic36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Science

All Students29%
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 "Focus".

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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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 96% 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 79%N/AN/A
Special education 13%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 96%N/AN/A
Asian/Pacific Islander 99%N/AN/A
Black, not Hispanic 96%N/AN/A
Economically disadvantaged 96%N/AN/A
Students with disabilities 95%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 99%N/AN/A
Source: DCPS, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Gardening teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(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 Chinese (Mandarin)
German
Spanish
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • Outsanding Practice - The Achievement Network (2012)
  • Pennies for Patients - Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (2012)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
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)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Outdoor learning lab
Clubs
  • Gardening

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
  • Poetry
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Arts and crafts
  • Dance club
  • Step team
  • Student newspaper

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • German
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Cooking club
  • Gardening
  • Girls on the run
  • Step team
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:45 am
School end time
  • 4:15 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:30 a.m.
School Leader's name
  • Michelle N. Edwards
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
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?
  • No
Fax number
  • (202) 645-3292

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
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
  • French
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(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
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • German
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • B2 (Anacostia - Mt Rainier), U2 (Minnesota Ave - Anacostia), 32, 34, 36, 39 (Friendship Heights/Archives - Southern Ave/Naylor Road), V7, V9 (Deanwood/Benning Heights - Bureau of Engraving), M6 (Fairfax Village/Potomac Ave), W2 (United Medical Center - Washington Overlook)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Flag football
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Kickball
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Field hockey
  • Flag football
  • Girls on the Run
  • Gymnastics
  • Kickball
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Arts and crafts
  • Book/reading club
  • Boy scouts
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Cooking club
  • Cub scouts
  • Dance club
  • Gardening
  • Girl scouts
  • Girls on the run
  • Step team
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
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
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School colors
  • Burgandy, Tan
School mascot
  • Jaguar
More from this school
  • Orr is a DC Collaborative for Change school that is committed to lifelong learning. Our staff is continually learning new, improved, and efficient ways to facilitate learning for students. Professional Development is a key component at Orr. We are a Responsive Classroom school and our community participates in a schoolwide morning meeting every Monday. Please feel to stop by to share in this special time with us.
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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Washington Middle School for Girls
Jefferson Middle School
Seed Public Charter School
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