Details overview

Hours 08:40 AM - 03:15 PM
School leader Liz Whisnant
District District Of Columbia Public Schools
Transportation options Yes
Preschool capacity 0

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code None
Schedule Traditional
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Coed/Single-gender Coed

Academic focus and philosophy

Academic themes / Areas of focus Performing arts

Classes

3
Visual Arts
including: Painting
1
Music
including: Choir / Chorus
Music Choir / Chorus
Performing & written arts Dance
Visual arts Ceramics
Drawing / Sketching
Painting

Support

13
Facilities
including: Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Facilities Access to farm or natural area
Sports Fields
Art room
Cafeteria
Garden / Greenhouse
Internet access
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Outdoor learning lab
Performance stage
Playground
Science lab
Music room
Extra learning resources Counseling
Differentiated learning programs

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered Yes
Type of center In-school
Early childhood starting age 3 years old
Certified and/or licensed Yes
Accredited Yes
Days open Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Financial aid options None
Preschool meals offered Breakfast
Morning Snack
Lunch
Afternoon Snack
Evening Snack

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 64% 10%
Hispanic 13% 15%
Black 11% 72%
Asian 7% 1%
Two or more races 5% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
Female 51% 50%
Male 49% 50%
Special education 4% 13%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 99% N/A
English Language Learners 9% 7%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

4
Girls Sports
including: Basketball
4
Boys Sports
including: Track
7
Clubs
including: Girls on the Run
Girls sports Basketball
Cross country
Track
Soccer
Boys sports Basketball
Cross country
Track
Soccer
Clubs Girl Scouts
Recycling club
Gardening
Math club
Chess club
Game club
Girls on the Run
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
Before school start time 06:00 AM
After school end time 06:00 PM

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Students typically continue on to these schools Hardy Middle School

Awards

Academic award Blue Ribbon School Award
Year received 2011
Academic award Reward Performance School
Year received 2012

Teachers

18
Staff
including: Librarian / media specialist
Staff Art teacher
Cooking / nutrition teacher
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher
Coach(es)
Librarian / media specialist
Math specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Nurse
Reading specialist
Security personnel
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
School counselor
World languages spoken by staff French
Italian
Korean
Spanish

Highly qualified teachers

Percent of classes taught by highly qualified teachers State average
56% 77%
Source: See notes

Teacher characteristics

  This school State average
Teachers with a valid license 78% 80%
Source: See notes

Neighborhood

Transportation options Paid public transportation
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner American University
  Central Farm Market
  District of Columbia Collaborative for Change
  DC Schoolyard Greening

Enrollment

Application/ enrollment process details Http://dcps.dc.gov/enroll
Learn more Http://dcps.dc.gov/enroll
Ways to enroll/attend this school Live in the attendance zone
Application requirements Application
Application submission begins 12/15/2015
Application deadline 03/01/2016

Sources

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