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Leckie Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 344 students

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
Based on 4 ratings

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Posted January 29, 2014

I am saddened that the behavior specialist is no longer at leckie elementary. I am a military parent and can honestly say that he showed kids and parents so much love. Now that he is no longer there the kids are unsuppervised in the morning and they are acting out in the school. The two individuals who are supposed to be in charge of behavior are nowhere to be found. No matter leckie is still a great school unfortunately know one can replace the behavior specalist that used to be there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2013

I never new this website existed. I have had 3 kids in this schools for the past four years. No school is perfect. However, one thing I can say is that whenever I have a problem, I can email the principal and he responds immediately and effectively addresses my concern. My children's teachers have been great for the most part. I've only had one negative experience with a teacher but even in that experience my child still excelled academically and the teacher was professional in her dealings with my child despite our differences. Good leadership makes all the difference and Mr. Wright has done a great job of changing the culture of this school. I highly recommend Leckie to any parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2012

Better school than the rating indicates. I've put my kids in here, and I had a choice; I'm glad I did. --Many more military folks have kids in this school in the last few years. The demographics have changed a bit from 2010. Good folks in the community, though. --Key useful point: If your kid is reading at third grade and doing math at second grade, that's the class he or she goes to. No stigma either way; the teaching is to the level appropriate to the student. This is good for advanced students and those who are struggling. --Some support for special needs kids. There are schools in the district with more resources for autistic/etc students, so above a certain level children usually go to a different school nearby. --Drumline and fencing for older students. --New interior renovation summer 2012. Our kids like the new renovation; I like the safety improvements. --Strong principal. Good leadership. --Budget cuts over the last three years have eliminated the library tech, the Spanish teacher, and some other teachers. The core is still good. --Some of the admin staff have poor customer service skills; most are just fine. --Teachers are dedicated and friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2012

By far the worst school I've ever seen! It's been nothing but problems with the teachers and principal since day one. Disorganized and highly unprofessional staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2011

I had my inihibitions about sending my children to this school because of the negative things I've heard about DC Public Schools. Quite the contrary...I am thoroughly impressed with the curriculum for my 3rd grader. He is being challenged to the highest degree!!!! The teachers and parents are very involved an extremely motivated. I dont regret sending my kids here one bit...highly recommended!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2011

This school has gone through some major changes over the last couple of years. It went from a school I was nervous about sending my kids to, too a school that I would recommend to anyone in the area. The teachers are amazing, the staff is always kind and willing to help, and Mr. Wright is also an amazing man that the kids look up to. He's doing a fantastic job; especially with the addition of so many military children. He is meeting every parent, student, and staff members needs to the best of his ability. I'm glad my children are going here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2011

I have two children currently enrolled Kindergarten and 6th grade this was our first year with our children enrolled in this school and it has been a pleasent experience. We are a military family living in Bolling AFB just a few minutes away and we have been pleasently surprised by the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2011

I have two children who attend this school and I have nothing but GREAT and WONDERFUL things to say about my experience these past two years. The teachers are excellent and the principal has done an amazing job restoring order to the school. My son and daughter's teachers communicate with me regularly. I can not be happier with my choice of schools. I hope nothing changes next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2010

I have a child at this school, this is a very good school. My daughter has been there since 1st grade, she is currently in the 6th grade now. She has a wonderful teacher name Ms. Robinson. This teacher is amazing, very good, strick and organized. I really love this school, however last year they got a new principal. The new principal is not parent friendly, does not listen. I am glad this is my daughter's last year. This is the perfect school if you can deal with a principal that does not know what he is doing. However, the teacher make up for him. If you want a good education, send your child to Leckie.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2009

My kids have been in this school for 2 years and im very thankful that we are moving next year! My kids got lucky on having really great teachers for prek, kindergarden, then 1st and second grade. they have a new principal this year who not only does not listen to the parents, but to me is rude. I have had numerous problems with kids hurting my son very badly and the school doing little about it. Im thankful for the good teachers but think this school is very poorly run. the only reason they went to this school a second year is because I knew it would be thier last year (we are military) and the school is very close to our house (bellevue housing). If we were here any longer my kids would not be going there next year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2009

This is probably one of the best elementary schools in DC. I live on Bolling AFB and I am so happy with how my boys are doing at school. My PreK son is reading. In fact, his teacher wanted him to go to reading with the 1st graders, which he did for awhile. He was nervous though so now he stays with his class and his teacher works with him one-on-one with his reading comprehension. My 2nd grader is excelling academically. He has done well on all the standardized tests. The principal is excellent. She cares so much about all the children. All the staff put a lot of time and effort to teaching and caring for the children. They give the children opportunities to excel, be responsible, and be leaders.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2006

This is the last year for my child at Leckie and I must say that the four years my child has attended I have been extremely pleased with the teachers and I think the Principal and Assistant Principal are wonderful caring people. They staff really cares about the children acamedic success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2006

Most of the teachers that taught my children are just amazing. they not only cared but made a difference.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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43%

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34%

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30%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington, D.C. used the District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC-CAS) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8 and 10, science in grades 5, 8, and 10, and composition in grades 4, 7, and 10. The DC-CAS is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the District of Columbia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 52% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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46%

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Writing

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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50%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington, D.C. used the District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC-CAS) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8 and 10, science in grades 5, 8, and 10, and composition in grades 4, 7, and 10. The DC-CAS is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the District of Columbia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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52%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
42%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington, D.C. used the District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC-CAS) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8 and 10, science in grades 5, 8, and 10, and composition in grades 4, 7, and 10. The DC-CAS is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the District of Columbia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2011.

165 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2011.

164 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 35% in 2011.

39 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
42%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington, D.C. used the District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC-CAS) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8 and 10, science in grades 5, 8, and 10, and composition in grades 4, 7, and 10. The DC-CAS is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the District of Columbia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education

Math

All Students43%
Black, non-Hispanic41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Students40%
Black, non-Hispanic38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington, D.C. used the District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC-CAS) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8 and 10, science in grades 5, 8, and 10, and composition in grades 4, 7, and 10. The DC-CAS is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the District of Columbia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education

Math

All Students92%
Black, non-Hispanic91%
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Students46%
Black, non-Hispanic43%
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Writing

All Students50%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington, D.C. used the District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC-CAS) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8 and 10, science in grades 5, 8, and 10, and composition in grades 4, 7, and 10. The DC-CAS is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the District of Columbia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education

Math

All Students52%
Black, non-Hispanic55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Black, non-Hispanic59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Science

All Students25%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington, D.C. used the District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC-CAS) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8 and 10, science in grades 5, 8, and 10, and composition in grades 4, 7, and 10. The DC-CAS is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the District of Columbia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education

In 2012-2013, this school was designated "Rising".

About the tests


The DC school classification system includes multiple measures to evaluate performance and student growth. The possible classifications, from highest to lowest, are Reward, Rising, Developing, Focus and Priority. These measures include the DC CAS, annual growth, graduation rates, attendance rates and participation rates. Under the system, required under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), each school is given a School Index Score based on the performance of its students. Schools receive different levels of support, resources, flexibility and monitoring based on their classification.

Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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1 This rating is based on 2012-13 DC CAS results from the DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE).

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in math and reading from the DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE).

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 80% 1%
White 11% 1%
Hispanic 7% N/A
Two or more races N/A 57%
Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54%N/AN/A
Special education 10%N/A13%
English learners 1%N/A7%
Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education, 2011-2012

Attendance

  This school District averageState average
All Students 96%N/AN/A
Asian/Pacific Islander 99%N/AN/A
Black, not Hispanic 95%N/AN/A
Hispanic 96%N/AN/A
White, not Hispanic 96%N/AN/A
Economically disadvantaged 95%N/AN/A
Students with disabilities 95%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 98%N/AN/A
Source: DCPS, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Computer specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Awards

Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • Fannie Mae Help the Homeless School Community Award (2012)
  • Mentoring Excellence Award (2012)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Technology club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics
Clubs
  • Dance club: African and Modern
  • Drama club
  • Drum line

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Girls on the run

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Clubs
  • Debate
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:45am
School end time
  • 3:15pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Atasha James
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Facebook
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (202) 645-4138

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Direct instruction
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • After School Tutoring
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
Transportation options
  • A4, A5 (DC Village - Anacostia Station), A48, A8, A9 (Livingston - Archives/L'Enfant Plaza/Anacostia Metro), P17, P18, P19 (Fort Washigton - Anacostia Station), W13, W14 (Fort Washington Forest/Friendly - Anacostia Station) A2. A42 (Southern Ave Station - Archives/Anacostia Station)
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Cub scouts
  • Dance club: African and Modern
  • Debate
  • Drama club
  • Drum line
  • Girl scouts
  • Girls on the run
  • Photography
  • Student council/government
  • Technology club
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Front Office Assistance
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School colors
  • Green and White
School mascot
  • Lions
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4201 M.L. King Ave. SW
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