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Friendship Chamberlain Elementary & Middle PCS

Charter | PK-8 | 765 students

High Academic Achievement and the awesome band

 
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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
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Posted October 4, 2013

All I will say that if you want your child to have the BEST education in the District of Columbia, you bring them to Friendship Public Charter School! They have chromebooks in every classroom! No other charter school in Washington, DC has CHROMEBOOKS! My child came home showing me how to access my OWN chromebook! WOW! That is very impressive and an amazing step above any other Charter School in the district! I love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2013

My son attended from Pre-K until 5th grade. It started out as a great decision but it changed each year. They rarely gave out homework, projects were given a few days before being due. Parents had to provide the school with almost everything. They were always asking for money for one thing or another. In the years my son attended I have provided more copy paper than an entire staples store along with kleenex, red pens and any other office supplies you can name. Every teacher that my son had that was a great teacher either left or got fires for standing their ground. We got a new principal every year who didn't know anything about running a school. The office staff never knew anything and were so unprofessional!!! I am so glad that my son never has to return to that school again in life. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

I am a parent that has 3 children attending Chamberlain. I am very impressed with the teachers of this school. They take the time out and go the extra mile when they see a student needs the additional assistance and never complain. Students that are further advanced in the class they continue to push them, give them extra work and don't hold them back. They are able to multi task by working with each student on the level in which are one and encourage the students to do their best. GO CHAMBERLAIN!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2012

This school is the best I was a student here since 4th grade and now i graduate out thr 8th grade. The teachers here taught me well the things that i couldnt understand. Also i was on the cheerleading squade, so yea Chamberlain is the best.


Posted February 14, 2012

This school have very very unprofessional females in the main office some teachers are rude disrespectful my neice attend this school and she will not return next year


Posted September 22, 2010

In 2009-2010, Friendship hired a new administrative team. Since August of 2009, the school has been truly outstanding. I have 4 children in grades k, 3, 6, and 8. The school truly challenges my students academically and offers a wide variety of extra-curricular activities. School enrollment has increased by 15% over the last year. I would recommend Friendship PCS- Chamberlain Campus to any parent who wants an outstanding education for their child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2008

This a great school my kid got in a good college because of mr.brooks program and he is very disipined
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2008

The school is a war zone. There are frequent fights, and the overall school enviroment is unsafe. I feared for my child's safety. The behavior of the studnets and lack of discipline are not conducive for a learning enviroment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2008

The level of discipline at the Chamberlain Campus has declined drastically. Some of the newer teachers walk around like zombies totally oblivious of their surroundings and the unruly behaviour of the children. While other teachers, who are trying very hard to instill standards of behavior while try to educate their students, are becoming very discouraged and depressed by the lack of support in those efforts. Some of the administrative staff are very uncooperative and rude.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2008

I am a parent of a 4 yr old who attends this school. The curriculum is excellent, and he is doing very well but I definitely agree with the other parent regarding the other kids behavior. They need discipline.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2008

I love FPCS. I am a student currently attened Woodridge campus. I have been at this school for nine years and now about to leave for high school. This schol have an excellent curriculum and outstanding teachers . Htey have a strict policy which is what young children need. I would highly recomend a parent who is looking for some where for their child to go in grades pre-k -8 to come here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 30, 2007

Chamberlain's curriculum is fantastic, and so are most of its teachers, but that does not remove the fact that it is very lacking in regard to challenging the children to have self-discipline.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2007

I am a parent of a student at the Chamberlain Campus and thus far I have not been satisfied with the results I am getting from the school. Discipline is a huge problem in that school and some of the students are completely out of control for lack there of. If you are seeking more the Chamberlain Campus is not where you want to send your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2007

Friendship's Chamberlain Campus definitely needs to raise the bar for student performance and educational opportunities; a lot of learning resources are not in place as of today. The staff does not exhibit a high degree of professionalism, for which the student can model in the classroom. If you are a parent seeking a safer place which will allow your child to grow academically. I advise you to find another school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2007

3C's - Comittment, Curriculum, Concern FEPCS is raising the bar for student performance and educational opportunities. The leadership and staff exhibit a very high degree of professionalism, which transfers into the classroom to model for the students. To parents who are just seeking a safer place to allow thier child to remain unchallenged and unchanged...FEPCS is not the place.


Posted October 24, 2006

I love the FEPCS curriculm. I have three children the Woodridge Campus. Prior to that, they were enrolled in the Chamberlain Campus, which I loved also. Both schools were very responsive to any concerns I had with my children's academic progress. We worked together well and made sure everyone stayed on task. I especially want to give 'hats off to the following staff members inside the FEPCS system -- Mr. Shadwick Jenkins, Angela Breaker, Ms. Diane Jordan, Mr. Howard (music - Woodridge), Mr. Lyle Brown, Mr. H. Simms, Ms. Esposito and more. Those teachers have worked closely with my and my children to make the years successful. Nothing taken away from the principal, she's new to te school and I have not had to opportunity to speak with her on a one-on-one level. El'Lana Steele-Staton
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2006

I must say that the curriculun is is excellent. I have a problem with them not allowing the student to be children. There is no recess so my child is always in trouble for burning off energy. My child is in the 1st grade at Chamberlain and they eat lunch at 10:20 am. No recess to follow which means the children have lots of energy they can't burn off. I think they need to allow 5 and 6 year olds to act thier age. I am an advocate for children and educating them but I'm a firm believer that children will be children. Let the baby's play a little bit Mr. Shepard!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2006

I am a student currently attending the Collegiate Academy campus(2006). This school is one of the worst schools' I have attended. When I first came to this school in the 9th, I liked it. Then the next year the uniform policy got stricter and they started suspending kids for mediocre things, like having different color earrings. If you like having people yell at your children for not taking their coats off before going upstairs to their lockers or yelling at them because their shirt is not tucked in then this is the school for you.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 16, 2004

I chose Edison because the curriclum is great. The only problem is that if your child didn't start there in kinderagrten or the first grade they may have a hard time adjusting. Edison is very fast paced. If your child falls behind in a subject you'll have a hard time getting the appropriate help to get him/her back up to speed. They need a tutorial program for kids that are new to the school and are having a hard time adjusting to the curriculum. Especially for those students that may have come from a public schoool system, where the curriculum isn't as advanced and faced paced.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2004

This past school year was my daughters first at Edison. It was fast paced and challenging with no time for games, that's what she needed. She is proficient or advanced in all subjects. She also won an all around academics trophy this year. She's going to the fourth grade with straight A's. This school is a competitor.
—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 43% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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40%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
15%

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14%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
35%
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 58% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
21%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 52% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
29%
Writing

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
48%
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 53% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 42% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
33%
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 58% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
32%
Writing

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%
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 65% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
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

Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2011.

435 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2011.

435 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 35% in 2011.

122 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
39%
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 2011.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2011.

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Science

The state average for Science was 41% 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

All Students40%
Black, non-Hispanic40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Students42%
Black, non-Hispanic42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
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 Students77%
Black, non-Hispanic77%
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Black, non-Hispanic55%
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Writing

All Students52%
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 Students25%
Black, non-Hispanic24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Students35%
Black, non-Hispanic34%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Science

All Students24%
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 Students44%
Black, non-Hispanic44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Students23%
Black, non-Hispanic23%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
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 Students54%
Black, non-Hispanic54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Black, non-Hispanic63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Writing

All Students46%
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 Students96%
Black, non-Hispanic96%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Black, non-Hispanic63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Science

All Students43%
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 "Rising".

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
Black 99% 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 60%N/AN/A
Special education 9%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 96%N/AN/A
Female 96%N/AN/A
Male 95%N/AN/A
American Indian/Alaskan Native 95%N/AN/A
Black, not Hispanic 95%N/AN/A
Hispanic 98%N/AN/A
White, not Hispanic 99%N/AN/A
Economically disadvantaged 95%N/AN/A
Not economically disadvantaged 96%N/AN/A
Students with disabilities 95%N/AN/A
General-Education students 96%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 99%N/AN/A
Not limited English proficient 95%N/AN/A
Source: DCPS, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Dance teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Source: Provided by a school official.

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
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

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

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Poetry
Clubs
  • Dance club
  • Drum line
  • Flag girls
  • Marching band
  • Yearbook

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
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Girls on the run

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:45 am
School end time
  • 4:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:30 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Morrise Harbour
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (202) 547-4554

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
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
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

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Concerned Black Men Organization
  • Watch dog
  • Boys and Girls
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Flag football
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Dance club
  • Drum line
  • Flag girls
  • Girls on the run
  • Marching band
  • Robotics club
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

Photos

School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
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 fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School colors
  • Navy blue and white
School leaders can update this information here.

Apply

 

Our records show that the deadline was March 15, 2014, but you should contact the school in case the date has changed.

 
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What are your chances?


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


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
769
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
800
Students typically come from these schools
Varies DC Public/Charter Schools

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Collegiate Academy
Technology Preparatory Academy
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

1345 Potomac Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20002
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Phone: (202) 547-5800

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