Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
Black 62% 1%
Hispanic 35% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 57%
White 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
English learners 0% 7%
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 75% 61%
Special education 15% 13%
Female 51% 50%
Male 49% 50%
Source: See notes

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Programs

Classes

Music Band
Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Theory
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Dance
Media arts Computer animation
Technical design and production
Video and film production
Visual arts Ceramics
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Sculpture
Textiles
World languages taught Spanish
Academic themes / Areas of focus Mathematics
Academic themes / Areas of focus (misc.) Reading
Instructional / curriculum models used Standards-based
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered No
Early childhood program offered Yes
Early childhood starting age 3 years old

Support

Extra learning resources Career/college counseling
Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Mentoring
Remediation
Tutoring
Extra learning resources (misc.) Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Level of ESL/ELL programming Intensive - school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of the population
Level of special education programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Autism
Cognitive disability
Emotional behavioral disabilities
Hearing impairments
Multiple disabilities
Orthopedic impairments
Other
Specific learning disabilities
Speech and language impairments
Visual impairments
Significant developmental delay
Facilities Sports Fields
Art room
Audiovisual aids
Auditorium
Cafeteria
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Gym
Internet access
Kitchen
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Parent center
Performance stage
Playground
Science lab

Extracurriculars

Girls sports Basketball
Cheerleading
Flag football
Soccer
Track
Volleyball
Boys sports Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Flag football
Soccer
Track
Clubs Chess club
National Honor Society (NHS)
Step team
Student council / government
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
After school end time 6:00 PM
Before school start time 6:00 AM

Awards

Academic award John Hopkins "Top School" Award
Year received 2009
Academic award FOCUS Award for Closing the Academic Achievement Gap
Year received 2009

Culture

Dress code Uniforms
Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Bullying / cyber bullying policy Yes
School mascot Owl
School colors Blue and Yellow
Students typically continue on to these schools Cesar Chavez High School
  E.L. Haynes High School
  Capital City High School

Teachers

Staff Assistant principal
Art teacher
College counselor
Computer specialist
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide / coach
Librarian / media specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Nurse
Reading specialist
School psychologist
School social worker / counselor
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor
World languages spoken by staff Japanese
Spanish

Highly qualified teachers

Subject Percent of classes taught by highly qualified teachers State average
All subjects 100% 77%
Source: See notes

Neighborhood

Transportation options Transportation provided for special education students
Transportation options (misc.) Passes for homeless students
School-run shuttle from nearby metro and bus stops No
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner DC United
Partner website Http://www.dcunited.com/
Partner Martha's Table
Partner website Www.marthastable.org
Partner American University
Partner website Http://www.american.edu
Partner Howard University
Partner website Http://www.howard.edu/
Partner Department of Parks and Recreation
Partner website Http://dpr.dc.gov/DC/DPR

Enrollment

Apply Now - Learn more Http://meridian-dc.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=173053&type=d&pREC_ID=357132
Application or enrollment process Yes
Type of application deadline Contact the school / Multiple deadlines
# of applications received 489
For the year 2013-2014
# of students accepted 118
For the year 2013-2014

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012
Students by group NCES, 2011-2012
  Office of the State Superintendent of Education, 2011-2012
Highly qualified teachers DCPS, 2009-2010