Details overview

Hours 08:45 AM - 04:15 PM
School leader Michelle N. Edwards
District District Of Columbia Public Schools
Preschool capacity 0

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Uniforms
Schedule Extended / longer school day
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Coed/Single-gender Coed

Academic focus and philosophy

Academic themes / Areas of focus General - school does not emphasize one particular subject
Instructional / curriculum models used None
Core Knowledge

Classes

4
Visual Arts
including: Painting
5
Music
including: Band
1
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Band
Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Theory
Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Dance
Drama
Improv
Poetry
Media arts None
Visual arts Design
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Photography
World languages taught Spanish

Support

15
Facilities
including: Cafeteria
Facilities Art room
Auditorium
Cafeteria
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Gym
Kitchen
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Outdoor learning lab
Parent involvement center
Performance stage
Playground
Sports Fields
Extra learning resources (misc.) Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Extra learning resources Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Mentoring
Remediation
Tutoring
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 Yes
Early childhood starting age 3 years old
Maximum number of infants per adult 0
Maximum number of toddlers per adult 0
Maximum number of 2 year olds per adult 0
Maximum number of 3 year olds per adult 0
Maximum number of 4 year olds per adult 0
Maximum number of kindergartners per adult 0
Maximum number of school-age children per adult 0

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
Black 96% 1%
Hispanic 1% 13%
Two or more races 1% 57%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 0% 1%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
English learners 0% 7%
Special education 13% 13%
Female 51% 50%
N/A 49% 50%
Male 49% 50%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 79% 61%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

13
Girls Sports
including: Cheerleading
13
Boys Sports
including: Volleyball
15
Clubs
including: Community service
Girls sports Basketball
Cheerleading
Field hockey
Flag football
Gymnastics
Kickball
PE classes
Skiing
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track
Volleyball
Boys sports Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Flag football
Football
Gymnastics
Kickball
PE classes
Skiing
Soccer
Tennis
Track
Volleyball
Girls sports (misc.) Girls on the Run
Clubs Art club
Arts and crafts
Book / reading club
Boy Scouts
Chess club
Cooking club
Community service
Cub Scouts
Dance club
Gardening
Girl Scouts
Girls on the Run
Step team
Student council / government
Student newspaper
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
Before school start time 07:00 AM
After school end time 06:30 AM

Culture

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
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Tutor
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
School mascot Jaguar
School colors Burgandy, Tan
Students typically continue on to these schools Washington Middle School for Girls
  Jefferson Middle School
  Seed Public Charter School

Awards

Community service award Outsanding Practice - The Achievement Network
Year received 2012
Community service award Pennies for Patients - Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Year received 2012

Teachers

13
Staff
including: Security personnel
Staff Assistant principal
Behavioral health specialist
Coach(es)
Librarian / media specialist
Nurse
Reading specialist
School counselor
School psychologist
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
World languages spoken by staff French
Spanish

Highly qualified teachers

Percent of classes taught by highly qualified teachers State average
83% 77%
Source: See notes

Teacher characteristics

  This school State average
Teachers with a valid license 100% 80%
Source: See notes

Neighborhood

Transportation options (misc.) 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)
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner The United States Department of Justice
Partner website Http://www.justice.gov/
Partner Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington
Partner website Http://www.bgcgw.org/
Partner Washington Ballet
Partner website Http://www.washingtonballet.org/
Partner City Year
Partner website Http://www.cityyear.org/default_ektid22283.aspx
Partner Turnaround For Children Inc.
Partner website Http://turnaroundusa.org/

Enrollment

Application/ enrollment process details Contact Diane Hinkle at 202.671.6240 for specific instructions.

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