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Luke C. Moore High School

Public | 9-12 | 395 students

We are known for being a second home and second chance for our students.
 
 

 
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Posted June 10, 2011

Moore is a well run school with supportive faculty and staff members. Students truely benefit from small classroom settings and have the ability to recover credits faster than in a traditional school setting.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 29, 2011

My name is valencia and I would like to attend Luke C. Moore because it is better than Dunbar SHS because every since 9th grade they havn't been doing anything for me. From people that attends Luke c.Moore I'veheard it gives you better education oppurtunites and helps youget in your right grade. I think this school would be a better oppurtunity for me to be headed down the right path.


Posted July 30, 2007

Great staff, great program. Principal is passionate about education believes that all children have the ability to achieve.


Posted October 6, 2006

I have just transferred my son to Luke C. Moore. He attended Hyde and Friendship Edison Charter Schools and did not receive the quality of education to keep him interested. Luke C. Moore offers great educational curriculum choices and leadership roles. The principal and teachers are wonderful and work well with him to keep him on track. Also, they offer help and assistance to students who have not done well in regular schools. It is a wonderful alternative high school. The studio/teacher ratio is good. There newly renovated building is state of the art for Washington, D.C with a new chemisty lab and more extra-curriculum activities. I will get you posted.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 45% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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8%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
19%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
19%
Science

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%
Writing

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%
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

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 45% in 2011.

27 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
20%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2011.

70 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
19%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2011.

70 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
19%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2011.

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n/a

2010

 
 
n/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 Students8%
Black, non-Hispanic8%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Students11%
Black, non-Hispanic12%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Science

All Students18%

Writing

All Students29%
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 "Priority".

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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ACT/SAT participation

25%

ACT/SAT college ready

0%

Graduation rate

36%


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).

3 This rating is based on composite ACT scores, ACT participation (% of 11th graders taking the ACT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 97% 1%
Two or more races N/A 57%
White N/A 1%
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 70%N/AN/A
Special education 8%N/A13%
English learners 2%N/A7%
Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education, 2011-2012

Attendance

  This school District averageState average
All Students 62%N/AN/A
Black, not Hispanic 62%N/AN/A
Hispanic 61%N/AN/A
Economically disadvantaged 63%N/AN/A
Students with disabilities 67%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 87%N/AN/A
Source: DCPS, 2009-2010

Graduation rate

  This school District averageState average
All Students 39%N/A75%
Female 43%N/A77%
Male 34%N/A71%
Black, not Hispanic 37%N/A77%
Hispanic 60%N/A62%
Economically disadvantaged 100%N/A96%
Not economically disadvantaged 18%N/A58%
Students with disabilities 100%N/A94%
General-Education students 38%N/A73%
Source: DCPS, 2009-2010

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school City-wide draw
Percentage of students going to 2-year college 30% (2013)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 5% (2013)
Percentage of students going to the military 10% (2013)
Percentage of students going to vocational programs 10% (2013)
Percentage of students going directly into the workforce 45% (2013)
Colleges most students attend after graduation UDC
Allegheny University
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
Spanish
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • DCPS: Highest overall graduation rate (2013)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:45 am
School end time
  • 2:45 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 7:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Azalia Hunt-Speight
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • Infant
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (202) 526-5022

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Adult education
  • Credit Recovery
  • Direct instruction
  • Hybrid
  • Independent Study
  • Internships
  • Multi-aged
  • Project-based
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Clerical

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • 80 (North Capitol Street Line), G8 (Rhode Island Avenue Line), H1 (Brookland-Potomac Park Line), H2, H3, H4 (Crosstown Line), H6 (Brookland-Fort Lincoln Line), H8, H9 (Park Road-Brookland Line), R4 (Queens Chapel Road Line)
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Parent center
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • New Heights Program
  • Men of Strength
  • GWU Mock Trial Team
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • None offered at this time.
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • None offered at this time.
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Book/reading club
  • Community service
  • Student council/government
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Volunteer in the classroom
School colors
  • Burgundy, Gold
School mascot
  • Eagles
More from this school
  • The mission of the Luke Moore High is to provide a competent and compassionate secondary educational setting for young people ages 17-20 who have dropped out of high school or had difficulties in traditional school settings. Luke Moore High seeks to provide each student with an individualized program that addresses both the academic and socioemotional needs. Luke Moore High challenges students to become educated, productive and responsible contributors to society.
School leaders can update this information here.

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9 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
300
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
350
Students typically come from these schools
City-wide draw

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
UDC
Allegheny University
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
2 year college - 30%
4 year college - 5%
Military - 10%
Vocational - 10%
Workforce - 45%
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1001 Monroe St. NE
Washington, DC 20017
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Phone: (202) 281-3600

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