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Hours 8:40am - 3:15pm
School leader Liz Whisnant
District District Of Columbia Public Schools
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Classes

3
Visual Arts
including: Drawing / Sketching
1
Music
including: Choir / Chorus
Music Choir / Chorus
Performing & written arts Dance
Visual arts Ceramics
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Academic themes / Areas of focus Performing arts
Instructional / curriculum models used Individually guided instruction
Outdoor / Farm-based
Project-based
Reggio Emilia
Standards-based
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered No
Early childhood program offered Yes
Early childhood starting age 3 years old
4 years old

Support

13
Facilities
including: Access to farm or natural area
Level of ESL/ELL programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Level of special education programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
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

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 67% 1%
Hispanic 12% 13%
Black 9% 1%
Two or more races 6% 57%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
English learners 9% 7%
Special education 4% 13%
Female 47% 50%
Male 53% 50%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 5% 61%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

4
Girls Sports
including: Cross country
4
Boys Sports
including: Track
7
Clubs
including: Gardening
Girls sports Basketball
Cross country
Track
Soccer
Boys sports Basketball
Cross country
Track
Soccer
Girls sports (misc.) Girls on the Run
Clubs Girl Scouts
Recycling club
Gardening
Math club
Chess club
Game club
Girls on the Run
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After

Culture

Dress code None
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
Bullying / cyber bullying policy Yes
School mascot Centaur
School colors Blue and white
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: ELL / ESL Coordinator
Staff Art teacher
Cooking / nutrition teacher
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher
Instructional aide / coach
Librarian / media specialist
Math specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Nurse
Reading specialist
Security personnel
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor
School social worker / 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 Passes / tokens provided for public transportation
Transportation options (misc.) N2, N6 (Friendship Heights - Farragut Square), M4 (Tenleytown Station - Sibley Hospital), N8 (Wesley Heights/Van Ness UDC), N3, N4 (Frienship Heights - Federal Triangle/Farragut Square)
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner American University
  Central Farm Market
  District of Columbia Collaborative for Change
  DC Schoolyard Greening

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