Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 72% 1%
Black 10% 1%
Hispanic 8% 13%
Two or more races 7% 57%
Asian 3% n/a
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Student subgroups

  This school State average
English learners 3% 7%
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 7% 61%
Special education 7% 13%
Female 48% 50%
Male 52% 50%
Source: See notes

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Programs

Classes

Music Band
Choir / Chorus
Orchestra
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Media arts None
Visual arts Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Sculpture
World languages taught None
Academic themes / Areas of focus Arts (all)
Instructional / curriculum models used Standards-based
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered No
Early childhood program offered Yes
Early childhood starting age 4 years old

Support

Extra learning resources Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Remediation
Tutoring
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 Sports Fields
Art room
Auditorium
Cafeteria
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Gym
Internet access
Kitchen
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Performance stage
Playground

Extracurriculars

Girls sports Basketball
Cross country
Track
Boys sports Basketball
Cross country
Flag football
Track
Clubs Girls on the Run
Math club
Step team
Student council / government
Student newspaper
Extended care / Extended programs None

Awards

Academic award OSSE Reward School
Year received 2012

Culture

Dress code None
Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Join PTO / PTA
Organize fundraising events
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Bullying / cyber bullying policy Yes
School mascot Bears
School colors Blue, Gold
Students typically continue on to these schools Alice Deal Middle
  Wilson Senior HIgh

Teachers

Staff Art teacher
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Librarian / media specialist
Math specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Nurse
Reading specialist
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker / counselor
Speech and language therapist
World languages spoken by staff Spanish

Qualified teachers

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

Teacher characteristics

  This school State average
Teachers with a valid license 98% 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
Partner Kennedy Center

Enrollment

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Application or enrollment process Yes
Type of application deadline Rolling
# of applications received 2000
For the year 2013-2014
# of students accepted 100
For the year 2013-2014

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012
Student subgroups NCES, 2011-2012
  Office of the State Superintendent of Education, 2011-2012
Qualified teachers DCPS, 2009-2010
Teacher characteristics DCPS, 2009-2010