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Hours 8:30am - 3:15 pm
School leader David Pinder
District District Of Columbia Public Schools
Transportation options None

Programs

Classes

6
Visual Arts
including: Printmaking
3
Music
including: Choir / Chorus
2
Languages
including: Chinese - Mandarin
Music Band
Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Dance
Drama
Poetry
Media arts Computer animation
Graphics
Technical design and production
Video and film production
Visual arts Design
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Photography
Printmaking
Sculpture
World languages taught Chinese - Mandarin
Spanish
Academic themes / Areas of focus Mathematics
Science
Technology
Academic themes / Areas of focus (misc.) Engineering
Instructional / curriculum models used Advanced placement (AP) courses
Core Knowledge
Direct instruction
Gifted / High performing
Honors track
Internships
Project-based
Standards-based
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered No
Early childhood program offered No

Support

18
Facilities
including: Garden / Greenhouse
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Career/college counseling
Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Mentoring
Remediation
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
College preparation resources College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
College preparation resources (misc.) DC CAP Program
Vocational or skills-based training Computer programming
IT support
Engineering
Vocational or skills-based training (misc.) Biotechnology
Facilities Sports Fields
Art room
Audiovisual aids
Auditorium
Cafeteria
Computer lab
College / career center
Garden / Greenhouse
Gym
Internet access
Kitchen
Learning lab
Library
Music room
Outdoor learning lab
Parent center
Performance stage
Science lab

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
Black 92% 1%
Hispanic 5% 13%
Two or more races 2% 57%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
White 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
English learners 1% 7%
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 56% 61%
Special education 2% 13%
Female 52% 50%
Male 48% 50%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

8
Girls Sports
including: Cross country
8
Boys Sports
including: Track
20
Clubs
including: Chess club
Girls sports Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross country
Flag football
Soccer
Tennis
Track
Volleyball
Boys sports Baseball
Basketball
Cross country
Flag football
Football
Soccer
Tennis
Track
Clubs (misc.) Ladies of Science in the City
  The Science Video Club
Clubs - dance Jazz, Hip Hop, Poms
Clubs Chess club
Community service
Dance club
Debate
Drama club
Drill team
Drum line
Flag girls
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
Homework help / Study buddy club
JROTC
Lesbian, gay, transgender club
Math club
Mock trial competition club
Model UN
National Honor Society (NHS)
Robotics club
Science club
Student council / government
Yearbook
Extended care / Extended programs None

Culture

Dress code Uniforms
Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
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 The Phoenix
School colors Gray, Maroon, and White
Students typically come from these schools For school year 2012-13, we have students coming from 70 different middle and high schools.
  Stuart Hobson Middle School
  Paul Public Charter School

Awards

Community service award Healthy Schools - Bronze Award
Year received 2011
Academic award National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence
Year received 2013
Academic award DCPS Principal of the Year
Year received 2013

Teachers

20
Staff
including: Special education coordinator
Staff Assistant principal
Art teacher
College counselor
Computer specialist
Gifted Specialist
Instructional aide / coach
Librarian / media specialist
Math specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Nurse
Poetry / Creative writing teacher
Robotics / Technology specialist
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker / counselor
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor
World languages spoken by staff Mandarin
French
Spanish

Highly qualified teachers

Subject Percent of classes taught by highly qualified teachers State average
All subjects 69% 77%
Source: See notes

Teacher characteristics

  This school State average
Teachers with a valid license 75% 80%
Source: See notes

Neighborhood

Transportation options None
Transportation options (misc.) 80 (North Capitol Street Line), G8 (Rhode Island Avenue Line), M31 (McKinley High School Line), P6 (Anacostia-Eckington Line)
School-run shuttle from nearby metro and bus stops No
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Armed Forces Communication & Electronics Association (AFCEA DC)
Partner website Http://www.afceadc.org
Partner Area Coalition of Education-Excellence (ACE-E)
Partner website Http://www.ace-e.org
Partner Itslearning
Partner website Http://mths.itslearning.com
Partner Gale@Cengage Learning
Partner website Http://www.cengage.com
Partner Aero Club of Washington and the Smithsonian Institute, National Air & Space Museum
Partner website Http://www.aeroclub.org/education.htm

Enrollment

Learn more The DCPS Common Application is online; www.dcps.org, and will be due December 2012 for 2013-14.
Application or enrollment process Yes
Type of application deadline One deadline
Application deadline 12/13/2013
# of applications received 656
For the year 2012-2013
# of students accepted 225
For the year 2012-2013

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