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Music Instrumental and theory music lessons
Performing & written arts None
Media arts None
Visual arts Drawing / Sketching
World languages taught Spanish
Academic themes / Areas of focus None
Instructional / curriculum models used College preparatory
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered No
Special schedule Extended / longer school day
Early childhood program offered Yes
Early childhood starting age 3 years old


Extra learning resources Career/college counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Level of ESL/ELL programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Level of special education programming Intensive - school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs
Facilities Art room
Audiovisual aids
Computer lab
College / career center
Garden / Greenhouse
Internet access
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Outdoor learning lab

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Student diversity

  This school State average
Black 90% 1%
Hispanic 7% 13%
White 3% 1%
Two or more races 3% 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 6% 7%
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 84% 61%
Special education 4% 13%
Female 50% 50%
Male 50% 50%
Source: See notes


Girls sports None
Boys sports None
Clubs Gardening
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After school end time 6:00 PM
Before school start time 7:30 AM


Dress code Uniforms
Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Volunteer time after school
Bullying / cyber bullying policy Yes
School mascot Panther
School colors Blue, Gold
Students typically continue on to these schools DC Prep's Edgewood Middle Campus


Academic award U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon School
Year received 2013
Academic award National Title I Association Distinguished School Award
Year received 2011
Academic award Fight For Children Champion of Quality Award
Year received 2012


Staff Assistant principal
Art teacher
College counselor
Cooking / nutrition teacher
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher
Instructional aide / coach
Librarian / media specialist
Math specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Reading specialist
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker / counselor
Special education coordinator
World languages spoken by staff Spanish

Highly qualified teachers

Subject Percent of classes taught by highly qualified teachers State average
All subjects 94% 77%
Source: See notes


Transportation options None
School-run shuttle from nearby metro and bus stops No
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Reading Partners
Partner website Http://
Partner Washington Tennis & Education Foundation
Partner website Http://
Partner Cooking Matters, Capital Area Food Bank
Partner website Http://
Partner Revolution Foods
Partner website Http://


Learn more Http://
Application or enrollment process Yes
Type of application deadline One deadline
Application deadline 10/05/2014


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