Details overview

Hours 8:40am - 3:15pm
School leader Carolyne E. Albert-Garvey
District District Of Columbia Public Schools
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Uniforms

Academic focus and philosophy

Academic themes / Areas of focus Science
Instructional / curriculum models used Core Knowledge
Standards-based

Classes

5
Visual Arts
including: Printmaking
3
Music
including: Instrumental and theory music lessons
1
Languages
including: Spanish
Music None
Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Performing & written arts None
Media arts None
Visual arts None
Ceramics
Design
Painting
Printmaking
World languages taught Spanish

Support

13
Facilities
including: Learning lab
Facilities Art room
Garden / Greenhouse
Learning lab
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Parent involvement center
Playground
Science lab
Computer lab
Internet access
Outdoor learning lab
Performance stage
Extra learning resources Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Mentoring
Remediation
Tutoring
Level of special education programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of ESL/ELL programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered Yes
Early childhood starting age 3 years old

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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

Students by group

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

Extracurriculars

3
Girls Sports
including: Cheerleading
3
Boys Sports
including: None
4
Clubs
including: Math club
Girls sports None
Cheerleading
Cross country
Boys sports None
Cheerleading
Cross country
Clubs Math club
Chess club
Girls on the Run
Art club
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
Before school start time 7:15 AM
After school end time 6:00 PM

Culture

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
School mascot Cougar
School colors Blue and White
Students typically continue on to these schools Eliot HInes
  Stuart Hobson

Teachers

11
Staff
including: Reading specialist
Staff Art teacher
Librarian / media specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Nurse
Reading specialist
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
World languages spoken by staff French
Spanish

Highly qualified teachers

Percent of classes taught by highly qualified teachers State average
70% 77%
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

Learn more Www.dcps.dc.gov
Type of application deadline Rolling

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
Teacher characteristics DCPS, 2009-2010