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Stoddert Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 368 students

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Posted December 23, 2011

I love the school, the teachers, principle are great,i was so suprise to see how they know every child name,they listern to your complian and try to work with you and your kid
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2010

Stoddert completed its LEED Gold facility with geothermal powered heating and cooling, a full-sized gym and wonderful technology amenities. Now it has a world-class facility to augment its world class educators. This school is raising the bar for public education in Washington DC!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

I love Stoddert as it gives the community's children the chance to go to school in their neighborhood without having to go to a private school or for parents to move out of the neighborhood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

Every teacher -- even those that did not have my children -- knows every student. There is an entire community looking out for the kids' best interests.


Posted November 3, 2009

We really love Stoddert. It is a community of caring teachers, parents and students. The school nurtures the child both academically and emotionally. I really get the sense that my kids are being encouraged by the whole community surrounding the school and that they are learning to be good citizens as well as successful learners.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2009

A neighborhood gem. A quality education, a diverse student body, a beautiful new facility under construction and a group of parents who care about making sure that their kids learn and that they develop a sense of responsibility for their community. What's not to love.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2009

I love Stoddert because of its diversity and being rich in many cultures. I also admire the effort from the staff, parents, and the community to make sure that the students are getting the best educuation and the best environment to thrive in. Stoddert is not only a school, Stoddert is family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2009

It is a safe, warm, welcoming place for our children to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2009

Stoddert Elementary School is as warm and genuine as a family. Our child is nurtured, well-cared for and loved. What a great place to start off our child's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2009

Stoddert is a DC public school that breaks all the sterotypes that people assume about the DCPS system. Everyone from the staff, to kids, to the parents and community all are involved and working to make it a top notch school. We are proud to be part of such a wonderful school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

This is our first year at Stoddert. We applied to the out of boundary lottery and luckily won a spot! What a differenct a couple of miles makes. In my home school this past year, my child was constantly put down by a his science and homeroom teachers. The principal blamed my son for lack of motivation and laziness. The ELL teacher was not allowed to do any pull outs. Even when he scored advanced on the DC BAS, his homeroom teacher said it probably by sheer luck. During the entire year the teachers taught only to the test and no more. Here we are 4 weeks into the year and my son has a creative homeroom teacher, very supportive ELL teacher and a principal who listens to what the parent has to say. Thank you Stoddert for making school a positive experience for my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

Stoddert is an good school as compared to the other DC Public Schools, which are currently ranked 51st in the nation. When compared to the local county schools, such as, Montgomery, Fairfax, Loudon, Howard and others, DC schools fair very poorly. There are number of private schools in and around the DC area which are excellent. The DC public schools lack the necessary extracurricular activities such as art, music, and physical education. I believe the children attend these activities once a week. How sad!! The students, teachers and principal are very nice and work hard. The school can only accomplish so much on a fixed budget and without the full support of the DC Public School System. Classes are large and the school seems to be short staffed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2007

Excellent school! Very challenging academics that my children thorougly enjoyed. The administration is very cooperative and supportive of military families. Overall, the teachers were very organized and kept parents informed. However, I did find one teacher to lack the ability to manage the behavior in her class. The school has a safety patrol and a student government for the older students. The opportunity for learning the arts is quite impressive. The children go to Fillmore Arts Center every Friday. My kids learned so much and they loved it. After four years at Stoddert, my kids were sad to leave.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2007

Stoddert is an excellent school and they are doing great work with the kids. It is a very small school (less than 250 kids I think) so everyone knows each other. The new Principal Dr. K is wonderful and highly experienced. She has a great personal touch with the kids and so far, the teachers are great. There is a great librarian and computer lab teacher and solid services for non-native English speakers. Special ed services are uneven (as they are in all of DC). There is also a great before and after care program run by the PTA and staffed by current and former Stoddert parents as well as some of the teaching staff. They offer a homework club and extra activities like basketball, languages, knitting, etc. There is also a highly active PTA. The parents are in the school all the time and take an very active role.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2006

great neighborhood school, strnegth in its small size, teachers and involved community
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2004

As a parent of a kindergarten student at Stoddert, I have been very impressed with the quality of education she has recieved. Beyond the solid foundation of age apropirate curriculum, she has benefited from the benefits associtated walking to school, friendships with students from all grade levels, and meeting students from all over the world. The principal is excellent and the teachers that I have gotten to know are outstanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2004

This is a small, cozy school that seems content to be good rather than great. The quality of teaching varies from great to so-so, and because of its small size the school doesn't offer much in the way of enhanced learning opportunities. The arts program is strong; science and math instruction are very uneven. There is a before and after school program run by the PTA -- reasonably priced and a great support for working parents. A very interesting and diverse parent community with many foreign students.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

37 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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 52% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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83%

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92%
Writing

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%
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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

135 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2011.

128 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 35% in 2011.

39 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
98%
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 Students89%
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Economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Students89%
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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

All Students93%
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Economically disadvantagedn/a
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Reading

All Students83%
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Economically disadvantagedn/a
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Limited or not English proficientn/a

Writing

All Students81%
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 Students86%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Science

All Students82%
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 "Reward".

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

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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
White 65% 1%
Black 15% 1%
Hispanic 11% N/A
Two or more races 5% 57%
Asian 4% N/A
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 13%N/AN/A
Special education 6%N/A13%
English learners 24%N/A7%
Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education, 2011-2012

Attendance

  This school District averageState average
All Students 98%N/AN/A
Asian/Pacific Islander 98%N/AN/A
Black, not Hispanic 98%N/AN/A
Hispanic 97%N/AN/A
White, not Hispanic 98%N/AN/A
Economically disadvantaged 96%N/AN/A
Students with disabilities 98%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 97%N/AN/A
Source: DCPS, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Arabic languages
French
Russian
Spanish
Turkish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Granted Autonomy Status (2010)
  • LEEDS Gold Standard (2011)
  • Green Ribbon School (2012)
Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • Pennies for Patients (2011)
  • Pennies for Patients (2012)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Outdoor learning lab
Clubs
  • Gardening
  • Recycling club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
Clubs
  • Student newspaper

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Other
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Arabic languages
  • French
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Turkish
Clubs
  • Foreign language club: Spanish (PTA)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
Clubs
  • Gardening
  • Girls on the run

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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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 7:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Donald Bryant
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (202) 282-0145

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • 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
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Other

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Arabic languages
  • French
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Turkish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
Transportation options
  • D1, D2 (Glover Park - Federal Triangle), 31, 32, 36 (Friendship Heights - Potomac Park/Southern Ave/Naylor Rd), N8 ( Wesley Heights/Van Ness UDC)
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Gymnastics
  • Through DPR
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Gymnastics
  • Softball
  • Through DPR

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Technical design and production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Foreign language club: Spanish (PTA)
  • Gardening
  • Girls on the run
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Model UN
  • Recycling club
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • 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
School colors
  • blue, gold
School mascot
  • Wolf
More from this school
  • The school thrives on parental involvement. It is the first DC Public School to win the Green Ribbon Award.
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