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Perry Street Prep PCS

Charter | PK-12 | 950 students

We are best known for PreK-12 college prep program, diversity and

 
 
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4 stars

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2011:
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Posted September 26, 2013

So far so good. I have four children that attend this school and they are all happy. The teachers and staff are friendly and do what is needed to make sure the kids succeed I wish they were able to communicate more, but no news is good news. I'm happy I decided to transfer my kids here this year!!!! ps3-12th grade. Nothing better than a school.that promotes family unity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2012

I am a student at Perry St Prep and was also here when it was Hyde. When the school was Hyde it was ran smoothly, the students were like family and the staff seemed like they cared. Now that we have moved to a different building and changed the name nothing really seems the same. It is too crowded, the teachers and head of school are all new and careless, and they are completely unorganized. There is alot of drama that takes place in and outside of school where the police had to be called several times. People may believe that the school is ran as if it were still Hyde but its NOT ! Fortunately I am leaving and its only my 10th grade year.


Posted January 25, 2012

It was cool when it was hyde...Now its not. Teachers dont care and constantly have attitudes


Posted May 25, 2010

Head of School, Dr. Cason< has a clear vision as Hyde LPC School moves ahead into a 21st Centurl Learning Environment focusing on rigor in all areas of thier mission....academics, character and family involvement. I love this school and am looking forward to MANY more years of involvement. If you want to be involved with your school and your student in a way that will help your FAMILY be the best it can be....than Hyde PLS School just may be the right place for you! I know is was. is and will continue to be the right choice for me!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 3, 2010

The Hyde process demands the best an individual has to offer. Students profit from the extremely professional and dedicated faculty and staff. A Hyde graduate is a critical thinker challenged to live with integrity, courage, honesty, concern for others and leadership skills. Families benefit from Hyde experience in untold ways. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

Hyde's support to students is incredible. They see every student as an individual with unique and unlimited potential. The faculty, staff and administrators are fully committed to the success of each student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

They develop character that transforms the lives of the students and their immediate family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

Public schools, esp. in D.C. are well below par. Hyde accels in focusing on the individual in its students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 20, 2010

Hyde Leadership really cares about every student and family in the school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 20, 2010

Hyde Leadership PCS is the number leader in charater development and family renewal. It is the only school that believes that the primary classroom is in the home. If a child builds character then academics will follow. Hyde is the best!


Posted April 20, 2010

The Hyde School is doing wonderful work with our intercity youth.


Posted April 20, 2010

This is a great program with excellent opportunity for inner-city youth!


Posted April 20, 2010

this school has many great programs, among them, one of which is the rugby program. Which for many years have transformed young boys and girls into responsible young men, and women
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

A true Character Education School with 100% college acceptance for graduating seniors!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

They are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of their students; not only academically, but in their relationships and goals in life.


Posted April 20, 2010

The school is a whole community of students, parents, and teachers sharing their strengths and their challenges with each other.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

The reason why i love Hyde because it help me to better myself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

They are great advocates for their students and families.


Posted April 19, 2010

A symbiosis of teachers, staff and families for the common good!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

There is so much love at Hyde: staff, students, parents all care about each other as human beings, not just in relation to student performance.
—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 43% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
43%
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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 52% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
29%
Writing

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
37%
Science

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
30%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 42% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
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 58% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
38%
Writing

69 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 65% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
35%
Science

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
31%
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 45% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
43%
Science

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%
Writing

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%
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.

362 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2011.

362 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
36%
Science

The state average for Science was 35% in 2011.

116 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
31%
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.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

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

Math

All Students27%
Black, non-Hispanic28%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Students44%
Black, non-Hispanic46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
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 Students33%
Black, non-Hispanic33%
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Students33%
Black, non-Hispanic33%
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Writing

All Students12%
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 Students46%
Black, non-Hispanic46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Students50%
Black, non-Hispanic50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Science

All Students53%
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 Students61%
Black, non-Hispanic62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Students36%
Black, non-Hispanic38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
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 Students44%
Black, non-Hispanic45%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Students48%
Black, non-Hispanic49%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
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 Students61%
Black, non-Hispanic62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Students48%
Black, non-Hispanic49%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Science

All Students35%
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 Students42%
Black, non-Hispanic42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Students37%
Black, non-Hispanic37%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Science

All Students35%

Writing

All Students54%
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

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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The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the city.

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ACT/SAT participation

75%

ACT/SAT college ready

8%

Graduation rate

75%


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%
Asian 1% N/A
Hispanic 1% 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 75%N/AN/A
Special education 14%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 92%N/AN/A
Female 92%N/AN/A
Male 91%N/AN/A
Asian/Pacific Islander 97%N/AN/A
Black, not Hispanic 92%N/AN/A
Hispanic 90%N/AN/A
Economically disadvantaged 92%N/AN/A
Not economically disadvantaged 91%N/AN/A
Students with disabilities 92%N/AN/A
General-Education students 92%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 92%N/AN/A
Not limited English proficient 92%N/AN/A
Source: DCPS, 2009-2010

College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 4-year college 98% (2011)
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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)
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 French
Spanish
Creole
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by a school official.

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Newsweek's list of Top U.S. High Schools (2008)
  • USNews & World Report's America's Best High Schools (2010)

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
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
Clubs
  • Dance club
  • Step team
  • Student newspaper
  • 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
  • Creole
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Step team

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • AP
  • 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
Clubs
  • Debate
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 a.m.
School end time
  • 4:00 p.m.
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Tenina Reeves (PK-8) and Cordelia Postell (9-12)
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
  • Extended/longer school day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (202) 526-2214

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • Honors track
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
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
  • None

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)
  • 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
  • Creole
  • French
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • AP
  • 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-run shuttle from nearby metro and bus stops
  • Yes. Nearby lines: Fort Totten, Brookland
Transportation options
  • Shuttle to Metro afterschool
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Wrestling
  • rugby
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • rugby

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Chess club
  • Dance club
  • Debate
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Step team
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
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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
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School colors
  • Blue and Gold
School mascot
  • Lion
More from this school
  • We serve a community of diverse learners in Preschool through Grade 12. Our college prep focus immerses all students in a college-bound curriculum and culture. We maintain a safe learning environment through an enforced discipline code and positive behavior reinforcement. Three core values (Respect, Responsibility and Perseverance) are incorporated into our curriculum. We have an active parent program to build relationships with our families.
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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
AP
Students' post-graduation plans in 2011
4 year college - 98%
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1800 Perry Street, NE
Washington, DC 20018
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Phone: (202) 529-4400

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