Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
Black 69% 1%
Hispanic 22% 13%
White 7% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 0%
Two or more races 0% 57%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Student subgroups

  This school State average
English learners 20% 7%
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 59% 61%
Special education 21% 13%
Female 50% 50%
Male 50% 50%
Source: See notes

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Programs

Classes

Music None
Performing & written arts None
Media arts None
Visual arts None
World languages taught (misc.) None at this time
Academic themes / Areas of focus None
Instructional / curriculum models used Project-based
Standards-based
Instructional / curriculum models used (misc.) Tools of the Mind
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered No
Early childhood program offered Yes
Early childhood starting age 3 years old

Support

Extra learning resources Counseling
Tutoring
Extra learning resources (misc.) Title 1 School
Level of ESL/ELL programming Intensive - school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of the population
Level of special education programming Intensive - school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Autism
Cognitive disability
Multiple disabilities
Facilities Sports Fields
Audiovisual aids
Computer lab
Internet access
Kitchen
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Outdoor learning lab
Parent center
Performance stage
Playground
Science lab

Extracurriculars

Girls sports Basketball
Cheerleading
Boys sports Basketball
Girls sports (misc.) Girls on the Run
Clubs (misc.) 21 century Achieve Tutoring
Clubs Chess club
Cooking club
Foreign language and culture club
Gardening
Girls on the Run
Clubs - language French Club
Extended care / Extended programs After

Awards

Academic award DCPS Rewards School
Year received 2012
Academic award Student received 5k Scholarship Dare to Dream Foundation
Year received 2011
Academic award Target Literacy Fund
Year received 2012

Culture

Dress code Uniforms
Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Bullying / cyber bullying policy Yes
School mascot Wildcat
School colors Blue and Gold
Students typically come from these schools N/A
Students typically continue on to these schools N/A

Teachers

Staff Cooking / nutrition teacher
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher
Instructional aide / coach
Librarian / media specialist
PE instructor
Nurse
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 Arabic
Cantonese
Mandarin
French
Spanish

Qualified teachers

Subject Percent of classes taught by highly qualified teachers
All subjects 71%
Source: See notes

Teacher characteristics

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

Neighborhood

Transportation options Transportation provided for special education students
Transportation options (misc.) 63, 64 (Federal Triangle - Takoma Station/Fort Totten), 52, 53, 54 (Takoma/14th & Buchanan - L'Enfant Plaza/McPherson Sq), 90, 92, 93, 96 (Congress Heights/Anacostia Station - McLean Gardens/Ellington Bridge), X3 (Minnesota Station - McLean Gardens), 70, 71 (9th & Maine/Buzzard Point - Silver Spring Station), G8 (Avondale), G2 (Georgetown University - Howard University), DC98 (McPherson Square Station - Woodley Park/Adams Morgan)
School-run shuttle from nearby metro and bus stops No
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Target
  Washington Architectural Foundation
  Experience Corps
  Martha's Table
  Everybody Wins

Enrollment

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Application or enrollment process Yes
Type of application deadline One deadline
Application deadline 02/25/2013
# of applications received 227
For the year 2012-2013
# of students accepted 36
For the year 2012-2013

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012
Student subgroups NCES, 2011-2012
  Office of the State Superintendent of Education, 2011-2012
Qualified teachers DCPS, 2009-2010
Teacher characteristics DCPS, 2009-2010