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Programs

Classes

5
Visual Arts
including: Sculpture
3
Music
including: Instrumental and theory music lessons
3
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Band
Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Performing & written arts Dance
Drama
Media arts Computer animation
Visual arts Architecture
Ceramics
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Sculpture
World languages taught Chinese - Mandarin
French
Spanish
Academic themes / Areas of focus None
Instructional / curriculum models used Individually guided instruction
Standards-based
Instructional / curriculum models used (misc.) Balanced Literacy and Responsive Classro
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered No
Early childhood program offered Yes
Early childhood starting age 4 years old

Support

9
Facilities
including: Internet access
Extra learning resources Remediation
Acceleration
Mentoring
Differentiated learning programs
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 Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Facilities Cafeteria
Garden / Greenhouse
Internet access
Kitchen
Library
Outdoor learning lab
Playground
Science lab
Computer lab

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 46% 1%
Black 36% 1%
Asian 11% n/a
Hispanic 6% 13%
Two or more races 2% 57%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
English learners 9% 7%
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 23% 61%
Special education 9% 13%
Female 50% 50%
Male 50% 50%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

3
Girls Sports
including: Cheerleading
2
Boys Sports
including: Basketball
14
Clubs
including: Cooking club
Girls sports Cheerleading
Cross country
Basketball
Boys sports Cheerleading
Basketball
Girls sports (misc.) Girls on the Run
Clubs Chess club
Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
Math club
Model UN
Recycling club
Robotics club
Step team
Student council / government
Student newspaper
Yearbook
Gardening
Girls on the Run
Cooking club
Book / reading club
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
After school end time 6:00 PM
Before school start time 7:00 AM

Culture

Dress code None
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
Bullying / cyber bullying policy Yes
School mascot Hurricane
School colors Blue white
Students typically continue on to these schools Hardy Middle School
  Deal Middle School
  Washington Latin Public Charter School

Awards

Academic award 2012 Rewards School
Year received 2012

Teachers

11
Staff
including: Assistant principal
Staff Assistant principal
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide / coach
Librarian / media specialist
Nurse
Reading specialist
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker / counselor
Speech and language therapist
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
World languages spoken by staff Arabic
Amharic
Spanish
World languages spoken by staff (misc.) Hebrew

Highly qualified teachers

Subject Percent of classes taught by highly qualified teachers State average
All subjects 67% 77%
Source: See notes

Teacher characteristics

  This school State average
Teachers with a valid license 86% 80%
Source: See notes

Neighborhood

Transportation options None
Transportation options (misc.) 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-run shuttle from nearby metro and bus stops No
Partnerships with local resources and organizations No
Partner Georgetown University Student Volunteers
  DC Collaborative for Change
  George Washington University School of Education

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