Details overview

Hours 8:45am - 3:15pm
School leader Collin Hill
District District Of Columbia Public Schools
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Uniforms

Academic focus and philosophy

Academic themes / Areas of focus General - school does not emphasize one particular subject
Instructional / curriculum models used Project-based
Standards-based

Classes

0
Visual Arts
0
Music
Music None
Performing & written arts None
Media arts None
Visual arts None
World languages taught (misc.) None at this time

Support

12
Facilities
including: Kitchen
Facilities Sports Fields
Audiovisual aids
Computer lab
Internet access
Kitchen
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Outdoor learning lab
Parent involvement center
Performance stage
Playground
Science lab
Extra learning resources (misc.) Title 1 School
Extra learning resources Counseling
Tutoring
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Autism
Cognitive disability
Multiple disabilities
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
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

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered Yes
Early childhood starting age 3 years old

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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

Students by group

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

Extracurriculars

2
Girls Sports
including: Cheerleading
1
Boys Sports
including: Basketball
5
Clubs
including: Foreign language and culture club
Girls sports Basketball
Cheerleading
Boys sports Basketball
Girls sports (misc.) Girls on the Run
Clubs Chess club
Cooking club
Foreign language and culture club
Gardening
Girls on the Run
Clubs (misc.) 21 century Achieve Tutoring
Clubs - language French Club
Extended care / Extended programs After

Culture

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
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

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

Teachers

14
Staff
including: School counselor
Staff Cooking / nutrition teacher
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher
Coach(es)
Librarian / media specialist
PE instructor
Nurse
Security personnel
School psychologist
School counselor
Special education coordinator
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
World languages spoken by staff Arabic
Cantonese
Mandarin
French
Spanish

Highly qualified teachers

Percent of classes taught by highly qualified teachers State average
71% 77%
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

Learn more Www.dcps.dc.gov
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
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