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Hyde-Addison Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 332 students

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Posted Sunday, April 20, 2014

My school is where I learn, I play and I stay 6 hours a day. I go with my little brother. He is in kindergarten and I am in 3rd grade. Everyone knows our names. There I met my best friends. They are Americans or from all over the world. Together we learn Math, Science, History and also other countries's cultures. My favorite places are the library and the playground. But it could be better. I wish we have more teachers and a theater for plays. I love to go to school every day!


Posted September 30, 2013

Hyde Addison is a gem. For a public school, you really get a quality education. The staff is professional, responsive, and - most importantly - they love the children. There is a strong sense of community and my children have learned values that far exceed academics. They have learned to celebrate differences, conflict resolution, empathy, and respect for self and others. I can on and on about this school. There is a very involved community of parents that are an integral part of the educational experience. Dana's leadership is phenomenal. She gives her all to that school and it really shows. We are blessed to be a part of such a vibrant and thriving community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

This is a wonderful small school that does a great job across many areas of education. My eldest child has attended from PreK-4th grade, and my youngest from PreK-1st. Both kids have had amazing teachers who have worked with them and pushed them to do their best. Every adult in the school knows every child's name and there is a good feeling of community among the parents. I find it to be an excellent school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

This is a wonderful school, with great teachers, parents and staff. So lucky to have my son at Hyde Addison.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

An excellent school. Principal extremely responsive, teachers are consistently amazing. My daughter began in Kindergarten and is now in 4th grade and every year is better than the last. highly recommend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2012

My child has attended grades K-5 at Hyde Addison and I can say without hesitation that I have no regrets with sending him here. Hyde has all of the benefits of a small school but some of its drawbacks as well. I have a lot of faith in Principal Nerenberg and the teachers. They all know my child, which isn't uncommon, and take a genuine interest inside and outside the classroom to make sure he succeeds. The school underwent a multi-million dollar renovation thanks to the Fenty Administration and now has 2 historic schoolhouses connected by a fenced in playground. While the school has all the charm of Georgetown so too its space constraints. The children go to Fillmore (Hardy) on Wednesdays for 2 arts electives. This works out well but the school's lack of a gym is something the administration needs to address. They have 2 PE classes/week outside or in makeshift spaces. Performances and PTA meetings are generally held at St. John's Church across the street. Class sizes are on the high end and would be difficult to manage if not for the student teacher assisants. The school is incredibly diverse both socioeconomically and linguistically. I call it the United Nations of schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

This school is simply wonderful - the principal and teachers are phenomenal and the support staff is superb.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2009

Hyde is a wonderful school! Ms Nerenberg is an excellent principal and the staff is wonderful! My kids have been at Hyde for the last two years. The educational opportunites are endless, and the staff really does dedicate time to your child. Kudos to Mrs Alsop and Mrs Roth!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2007

My child has attended the school since First grade, this is her fourth year, overall I am very pleased with the school 1-3 grade results, The fourth grade year has fallen flat due to lack of clear direction and communication issues as well as the teachers not having enough support to properly implement the standards. I am sure things will get better as the school grows accustomed to its new leadership, but unfortunately it is to late for its current years students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2006

A gem of a school in a great neighborhood. Lots of individual attention and terrific, experienced teachers. Among the highest test scores in the city. As a recognized leader in academic excellence, Hyde is a demonstration school for the Reading & Writing Project (DCPS Master Plan). Very diverse student body with an active and involved PTA. The in-boundary enrollment is increasing as more young families move back to Georgetown and discover this excellent little red schoolhouse literally in their own backyards. I went to Hyde in the late 60s and my son is now attending. We love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2005

Hyde is a rare gem in public schools. Since there is only one class per grade with one exception, I feel that everyone at the school personally knows my child. Hyde now has an excellent PE teacher who also puts on dances/shows for kids on Friday nights periodically throughout the year. A wonderful diverse school!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

Hyde has a strong arts program but there is a weak science program and absolutly no PE or PE teacher. Its a nice small school but unfortuneately, there are not many extras in the curriculum. I am a current parent at Hyde and my eldest children went to Hyde but only went for a few years. Hyde isn't the worst school, but it is not my number one reccomendation and does not meet my standards of a truely great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2005

Wonderful school, excellent teachers and an amazing atmosphere. Kids do well academically (at least the motivated ones) and have a lot of fun. Multiracial, multicultural and with most parents really involved. Can't praise it enough!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2004

Hyde is the best. Thats all there is to say. I'm not a parent I'm a student. I've gone to Hyde for 7 years but now I'm at Hardy. My years at Hyde have been the best years ever. The educaion is great and the people in the school, parents students and facilty are just like a big family because everyone knows eachother and thats one of the best thing about a school.
—Submitted by a former student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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74%

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70%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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65%

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65%
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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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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81%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
78%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 52% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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 52% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2011.

91 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 35% in 2011.

20 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
54%
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 Students74%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Students81%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Writing

All Students66%
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 Students86%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Science

All Students67%
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 "Reward".

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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1 This rating is based on 2012-13 DC CAS results from the DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE).

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
White 46% 1%
Black 36% 1%
Asian 11% N/A
Hispanic 6% N/A
Two or more races N/A 57%
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 23%N/AN/A
Special education 9%N/A13%
English learners 9%N/A7%
Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education, 2011-2012

Attendance

  This school District averageState average
All Students 100%N/AN/A
Asian/Pacific Islander 100%N/AN/A
Black, not Hispanic 100%N/AN/A
Hispanic 100%N/AN/A
White, not Hispanic 100%N/AN/A
Economically disadvantaged 100%N/AN/A
Students with disabilities 100%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 100%N/AN/A
Source: DCPS, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Arabic languages
Amharic
Spanish
Hebrew
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • 2012 Rewards School (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
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab
Visual arts
  • Architecture
Clubs
  • Gardening
  • Math club
  • Recycling club
  • Robotics club

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
Clubs
  • Step team
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Amharic
  • Arabic languages
  • French
  • Other
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Vietnamese
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Amharic
  • Arabic languages
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Kitchen
Clubs
  • Cooking club
  • Gardening
  • Girls on the run
  • Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
  • Step team

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:40am
School end time
  • 3:15pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Dana Nerenberg
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (202) 282-0087

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Balanced Literacy and Responsive Classro
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Amharic
  • Arabic languages
  • French
  • Other
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Vietnamese

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Amharic
  • Arabic languages
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
Transportation options
  • DC Circulator (Union Station - Georgetown), 31, 32, 36 (Potomac Park/Southern Ave/Naylor Road - Friendship Heights), G2 (Georgetown University - Howard University), D5 (Sangamore Road - Farragut Square), 38B (Farragut Square - Ballston), D1, D2, D3, D6 (Federal Triangle - Glover Park/Dupont Circle/Georgetown), D6 (Sibley Hospital - Stadium Armory Station)
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Georgetown University Student Volunteers
  • DC Collaborative for Change
  • George Washington University School of Education
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Girls on the Run

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Book/reading club
  • Chess club
  • Cooking club
  • Gardening
  • Girls on the run
  • Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
  • Math club
  • Model UN
  • Recycling club
  • Robotics club
  • Step team
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
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
  • Organize cultural 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 colors
  • blue white
School mascot
  • hurricane
More from this school
  • Our vision for Hyde-Addison Elementary School is: - To become the highest performing elementary school in the city as measured by multiple means - To provide a rigorous, responsive, challenging, and joyous learning environment for every student - To exemplify exceptional teaching and learning practices in every classroom
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Deal Middle School
Washington Latin Public Charter School
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