Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 47% 1%
Black 47% 1%
Two or more races 4% 57%
Hispanic 3% 13%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Student subgroups

  This school State average
English learners 3% 7%
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 31% 61%
Special education 7% 13%
Female 44% 50%
Male 56% 50%
Source: See notes

Programs

Classes

Music None
Performing & written arts None
Media arts None
Visual arts None
World languages taught Spanish
Academic themes / Areas of focus Science
Instructional / curriculum models used Core Knowledge
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 Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Mentoring
Remediation
Tutoring
Level of ESL/ELL programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of special education programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Facilities Art room
Garden / Greenhouse
Learning lab
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Parent center
Playground
Science lab

Extracurriculars

Girls sports None
Boys sports None
Clubs Math club
Chess club
Girls on the Run
Art club
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
After school end time 6:00 PM
Before school start time 7:15 AM

Culture

Dress code Uniforms
Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Monitor the playground
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Tutor
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Bullying / cyber bullying policy Yes
School mascot Cougar
School colors Blue and White
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Teachers

Staff Art teacher
Librarian / media specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Nurse
Reading specialist
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor
World languages spoken by staff French
Spanish

Qualified teachers

Subject Percent of classes taught by highly qualified teachers
All subjects 70%
Source: See notes

Teacher characteristics

  This school State average
Teachers with a valid license 91% 80%
Source: See notes

Neighborhood

Transportation options Transportation provided for special education students
School-run shuttle from nearby metro and bus stops No
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes

Enrollment

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Application or enrollment process Yes
Type of application deadline Rolling

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012
Student subgroups NCES, 2011-2012
  Office of the State Superintendent of Education, 2011-2012
Qualified teachers DCPS, 2009-2010
Teacher characteristics DCPS, 2009-2010