Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
Black 93% 1%
Hispanic 4% 13%
Two or more races 1% 57%
White 0% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
English learners 2% 7%
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 79% 61%
Special education 12% 13%
Female 44% 50%
Male 56% 50%
Source: See notes

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Programs

Classes

Music Band
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Media arts Graphics
Visual arts Architecture
Painting
World languages taught Chinese - Mandarin
Spanish
Academic themes / Areas of focus Special Education
Technology
Engineering
Academic themes / Areas of focus (misc.) Construction
Instructional / curriculum models used Advanced placement (AP) courses
College preparatory
Internships
Multi-aged classrooms
Project-based
Standards-based
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered No
Special schedule Block scheduling
Early childhood program offered No

Support

Extra learning resources Career/college counseling
Counseling
Mentoring
Remediation
Tutoring
Extra learning resources (misc.) Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Level of ESL/ELL programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of special education programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
College preparation resources College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Vocational or skills-based training Computer programming
Construction / Building
Electrical
HVAC
Industrial / Graphic Design
Plumbing
Welding certification
Engineering
Facilities Sports Fields
Art room
Auditorium
Cafeteria
Computer lab
College / career center
Garden / Greenhouse
Gym
Industrial shop
Internet access
Learning lab
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Outdoor learning lab
Science lab

Extracurriculars

Girls sports Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross country
Ski
Softball
Track
Volleyball
Boys sports Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross country
Football
Skiing
Track
Clubs Art club
Book / reading club
Chess club
Community service
Dance club
Forensics club
National Honor Society (NHS)
Robotics club
Science club
Step team
Student council / government
Yearbook
Extended care / Extended programs After
After school end time 5:45 PM

Culture

Parent involvement (misc.) Parent Teacher Student Association
Dress code Uniforms
Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Organize fundraising events
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Bullying / cyber bullying policy Yes
School mascot Panther
School colors Blue, White, Silver, Black
Students typically come from these schools Deal Middle School
  Stuart Hobson Middle School
  Hardy Middle School

Teachers

Staff Assistant principal
Art teacher
College counselor
Librarian / media specialist
PE instructor
Nurse
Robotics / Technology specialist
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker / counselor
World languages spoken by staff Mandarin
Spanish

Highly qualified teachers

Subject Percent of classes taught by highly qualified teachers State average
All subjects 76% 77%
Source: See notes

Teacher characteristics

  This school State average
Teachers with a valid license 90% 80%
Source: See notes

Neighborhood

Transportation options Transportation provided for special education students
School-run shuttle from nearby metro and bus stops Yes
Metro / Bus lines Minnesota Avenue Metro
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Associated General Contractors of Metropolitan DC
  American Institute of Architects of DC
  Architect of the Capitol
  Truland Systems Corporation
  Cisco

Enrollment

Application or enrollment process Yes
Type of application deadline Contact the school / Multiple deadlines
# of applications received 220
For the year 2013-2014
# of students accepted 150
For the year 2013-2014

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