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Hospitality Senior High PCS

Charter | 9-12 | 183 students

We are best known for our college preparatory program and Hospitality focus.

 
 
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3 stars

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2014:
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2013:
Based on 4 ratings
2012:
Based on 4 ratings
2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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Posted October 16, 2013

Hospitality Senior High PCS is a great school for students who want to go on to College and achieve their dreams of their future successes. The Principal Mr. McBride is a true leader and really cares about the well being of each an every student at Hospitality Senior High PCS. The staff there really tries to keep a positive atmosphere for students to learn and tries to assistant student to make sure they make the best choices to push them closer to achieving their dreams of success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

This school has really prepared me for the real world and also for my higher learning


Posted July 29, 2013

Hospitaltiy has done well under the direction and care of Mr. McBride. My child/nephew has graduated the class of 2013 and I am thankful for all the dedication they put into his education and for always being their and listening and nuturing him to become a great man today. He wants to go to college and loves learning and knows he can achieve. Thank you HHS
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2013

Hospitality High School is the worst school in the DC area. While the staff is good, the administration is either working for the Marriott Corporation and is not interested in the well being of the students, (they do not interact with students at all) or they are afraid of the behaviors of the students and prefer to hide behind their office doors ( the principal and assistant principal). Teachers are bullied by administration and students (7 left by October 30th and did not return). Programs offered by the Marriott Corporation are wonderful but all students cannot avail themselves of the programs, only ones "liked" by the incompetent administration. I would not recommend that you send any student there.


Posted September 20, 2012

I attended this school a few years ago and the new principal there is just terrible. He shows favoritism to trouble making students and the vice principal sits in her office on fb & watching real housewives of atlanta all day. The executive director that is also in the building sits around and tries to act like she's maintaining some type of control of the students when really she doesn't do a thing. The test scores are terrible...they're constantly getting in new teachers so don't get used to anyones teaching style. There were some very good teachers there but now the principal and vp try to hire all of their friends to work there so they'll have some people to socialize with since no one else in the building likes them. The upperclassmen math teacher is the worst...in no way do they prepare you for college...and the people in charge are disrespectful. The vp used to teach there and although i never took her class my friends have been cursed at by her before.. Worst school ever..they can't even get their own building because their test scores are so bad & they dont have enough students..they had to bring back students they kicked out to get their enrollment up.


Posted September 20, 2012

Those four and five star comments are cleary written by people that work in the building because the school is terrible and has been on a downward spiral since the new principal has gotten there & I have never seen a hospitality student that can write that well..Sorry.


Posted September 20, 2012

From the perspective of a former faculty member, I can tell you that having your child attend this school is a bad idea. For the school to be called Hospitality, the attitudes of the staff, especially the leadership is the exact opposite of that. All they care about is enrollment numbers and bring back students that were previously expelled or "transitioned" out of the school just to meet enrollment goals. Students are suspended for not being in uniform for days, but those who curse out teachers and staff are only taken to a "relief room." Unless they curse at the principal or vp, then they are suspended for a week. The building temperature is controlled by Roosevelt so students often sit in classrooms so cold they can see their breath and can't put on a jacket unless it's a uniform jacket. In the summer, the classrooms are too humid for students to stay awake and learn. Truancy is high, new DC CAS scores are low (26% proficient) and enrollment will decrease. The school is a poorly run, chaotic mess and needs to make serious changes before it is shut down.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 2, 2012

My nephews has been there for the last three years and now the school is under new leadership, since last year, the school is doing great. This being high school, a lot of the academic success fall on students wanting to learn, but Hospitality makes sure they have all the tools needed to succeed in school, college and in their career. Its a relaxed atmosphere of fun and 'hospitality'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2011

This school has not been rated for 6 years but has changed dramatically. Look at test scores, college going scores or historical data. The solid record of the school is clear cut.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 28, 2011

This school's teacher and administration are serious about students getting into and attending college. If you want your students to do well in high school and attend college- this school is a good choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2005

Contrary to what is written above, I love attending Marriott Hospitality High School. I am currently a senior and I feel as though I am challenged everyday with a demanding courseload and pushy teachers. My schedule includes classes ranging from AP English and Honors US Government, to Pre-Calculus and Probablilty and Statistics which I take at the Catholic University of America. The school has truly 360ed and I know that by the end of the year, I will be ready to face the challenges that await me in college! -Okezie Nwoka
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 13, 2005

I attended Marriot when it was no good.Teachers didnt care what you did,they basically handed out A's and B's to the kids.All we did in class ALL day was talk amongst us and basically ALL of the school had left and were skipping by around 11am everyday.I now attend college and can see that I had NO preparation for college.Thank god in my senior year I transfered out of there and I was able to receive some college preparation in another school.I dont now how the school is currently,but I wouldnt be surprised if it is in the same condition.A shame though,there are some very bright intelligent young kids in Marriot,they just dont simply get teached and challenged.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 8, 2005

I attended Marriott and at that time this school was not good at all. We had to much time on our hands and basically did what we wanted. I now attend college and realized that I was not fully prepared for college. One good thing is that I was able to take classes at UDC.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 5, 2005

I ADTEND MARRIOT ITS A GREAT SCHOOL.NEEDS MORE ELECTIVES
—Submitted by a student


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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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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35%

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27%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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31%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
29%
Science

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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24%
Writing

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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51%
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.

10 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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30%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2011.

41 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2011.

40 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
29%
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 Students35%
Black, non-Hispanic33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Students31%
Black, non-Hispanic31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Science

All Students24%

Writing

All Students51%
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 "Focus".

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

78%

ACT/SAT college ready

6%

Graduation rate

50%


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 92% 1%
Hispanic 7% 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 78%N/AN/A
Special education 28%N/A13%
English learners 5%N/A7%
Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education, 2011-2012

Attendance

  This school District averageState average
All Students 87%N/AN/A
Female 87%N/AN/A
Male 87%N/AN/A
Black, not Hispanic 87%N/AN/A
Hispanic 73%N/AN/A
Economically disadvantaged 86%N/AN/A
Not economically disadvantaged 94%N/AN/A
Students with disabilities 87%N/AN/A
General-Education students 87%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 92%N/AN/A
Not limited English proficient 87%N/AN/A
Source: DCPS, 2009-2010

Graduation rate

  This school District averageState average
All Students 69%N/A75%
Female 76%N/A77%
Male 60%N/A71%
Black, not Hispanic 69%N/A77%
Economically disadvantaged 83%N/A96%
Not economically disadvantaged 50%N/A58%
Students with disabilities 33%N/A94%
General-Education students 77%N/A73%
Source: DCPS, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Security personnel
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
Italian
Spanish
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
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)
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
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
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
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00am
School end time
  • 4:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • Jacque Hayden
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
  • wparker@hospitalityhigh.org
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (202) 737-4151

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Hybrid
  • Independent Study
  • Internships
  • Standards-based
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Culinary
  • Hospitality Management

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
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
Transportation options
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • Dance
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer time after school
School colors
  • red, black
School mascot
  • Eagle
More from this school
  • * Historically more students are scoring basic/proficient on state standardized assessment * High graduation rate * High college acceptance rate * Scholarships available to graduates studying business or hospitality in college * High attendance rate * Over 5000 hours of hospitality industry exposure annually * Lodging Management Team has been nationally ranked
School leaders can update this information here.

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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
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
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1851 9th Street, NW
3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20001
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Phone: (202) 737-4150

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