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Booker T. Washington PCS

Charter | 9-12 & ungraded | 362 students

We are best known for technical arts program.

 
 
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Posted April 3, 2014

I would recommend Booker T Washington PCS to anyone. Overall the school is a great place to learn, it's family oriented and policy strict. I love a school with structure and the administrative team is great. The teachers are about there job and more. In my eyes Booker T Washington deserves this award and so much more.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 45% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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18%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
27%
Science

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%
Writing

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%
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.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2011.

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Science

The state average for Science was 35% in 2011.

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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 52% in 2011.

52 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2011.

52 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
27%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
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

Biology I

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

27 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
20%
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 Students18%
Black, non-Hispanic14%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Students18%
Black, non-Hispanic14%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Science

All Students29%

Writing

All Students23%
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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

This school is a low-performing (Tier 3) school, according to the DC Public Charter School Board, the organization that regulates DC charter schools. Schools that are persistently or significantly low performing (Tier 3) could have their charters revoked, resulting in closure. If a school has been identified as low performing by a local authority and that designation could result in school closure, the school receives a "Below average" GreatSchools Rating.

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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Graduation rate

76%


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 94% 1%
Hispanic 5% N/A
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 56%N/AN/A
Special education 118%N/A13%
English learners 0%N/A7%
Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education, 2011-2012

Attendance

  This school District averageState average
All Students 89%N/AN/A
Female 90%N/AN/A
Male 87%N/AN/A
Asian/Pacific Islander 72%N/AN/A
Black, not Hispanic 89%N/AN/A
Hispanic 93%N/AN/A
Economically disadvantaged 86%N/AN/A
Not economically disadvantaged 89%N/AN/A
Students with disabilities 95%N/AN/A
General-Education students 89%N/AN/A
Not limited English proficient 89%N/AN/A
Source: DCPS, 2009-2010

Graduation rate

  This school District averageState average
All Students 90%N/A75%
Female 95%N/A77%
Male 81%N/A71%
Black, not Hispanic 89%N/A77%
Hispanic 100%N/A62%
Economically disadvantaged 83%N/A96%
Not economically disadvantaged 93%N/A58%
Students with disabilities 86%N/A94%
General-Education students 90%N/A73%
Source: DCPS, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Middle States Re-Accreditation (2011)

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
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Industrial shop
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Electrical
  • HVAC certification
Visual arts
  • Architecture
Clubs
  • Robotics club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Drama club
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • 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
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
Clubs
  • Yoga club

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Honors track
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:20am
School end time
  • 3:30pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • 'G. Hope Asterilla, Ph.D.'
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
  • Extended/longer school day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (202) 232-6282

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • Direct instruction
  • GED
  • Honors track
  • Internships
  • Project-based
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Vocational education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • 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
  • Auto Cad
  • Construction / building
  • Electrical
  • HVAC certification
  • Plumbing

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(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
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Book/reading club
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Drama club
  • Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
  • Game club
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • National Honor Society
  • Robotics club
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
  • Yoga club
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
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
School colors
  • Blue and Gold
School mascot
  • Warrior
School leaders can update this information here.

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Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
250

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College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
Summer college prep programs
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1346 Florida Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20009
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Phone: (202) 232-6090

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