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%
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 79% 61%
Special education 13% 13%
Female 51% 50%
Male 49% 50%
Source: See notes

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Programs

Classes

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 French
Academic themes / Areas of focus None
Instructional / curriculum models used None
Core Knowledge
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered No
Special schedule Extended / longer school day
Early childhood program offered Yes
Early childhood starting age 3 years old

Support

Extra learning resources Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Mentoring
Remediation
Extra learning resources (misc.) Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Level of ESL/ELL programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Level of special education programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Facilities Access to farm or natural area
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

Extracurriculars

Girls sports Basketball
Cheerleading
Field hockey
Flag football
Gymnastics
Kickball
Ski
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track
Volleyball
Boys sports Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Flag football
Football
Gymnastics
Kickball
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
After school end time 6:30 AM
Before school start time 7:00 AM

Awards

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

Culture

Dress code Uniforms
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
Bullying / cyber bullying policy Yes
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

Teachers

Staff Art teacher
Computer specialist
Cooking / nutrition teacher
Dance teacher
Gardening teacher
Instructional aide / coach
Librarian / media specialist
Math specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Nurse
Poetry / Creative writing teacher
Reading specialist
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker / counselor
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor
World languages spoken by staff Mandarin
German
Spanish

Highly qualified teachers

Subject Percent of classes taught by highly qualified teachers State average
All subjects 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 or enrollment process No

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