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Early Childhood Academy PCS - Johenning

Charter | PK-3 | 248 students

We provide a comprehensive instructional program for young learners.
 
 

 
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Posted March 11, 2014

I absolutely love this school, my kids have been there for 2 years now and they strive for the best. The staff is wonderful its like we are a huge family. They help so much, they are warm and welcoming.. The kids get taught all they can learn and if they can learn more they teach more... Hopefully soon they will add a few more grades for their great teaching..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2013

Early Childhood Academy is a good school in DC focusing on early childhood. I feel they should be in a regular school building to maximize their potential


Posted March 20, 2012

The fact that all of these rave reviews were posted on the same days or within days of each other is suspicious.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2011

I am so in love with this school. My daughter is currently enrolled here and she loves it. She loves the teachers and staff as well as the children. She has made friends not only on her level but in upper grades as well. What I love is that they provide before and after care for a very reasonable rate. I love the fact that you know what your child is working on for the entire because of the homework assignment sheets. They take their time and patiently help the children in areas they need improvement on. When my daughter started she could not write her name yet a lone spell it when she started in August. By early October she was able to both. I am so proud of my daughter because she is eager to learn and loves to read books. Without the help of the teachers and staff at this school my daughter would not be on the pre-reading stage. They encourage her everyday to do her best and it makes me feel really good to know she wants to do her best. I love this school and would not take her from there unless forced to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

I love my students and teachers and the wonderful ECA parents! We are growing and thriving as an early childhood program!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2010

I love this school, my son started when the school opened. The school has developed in so many ways, and they take learning serious. The teachers make learning fun in and outside of the classroom. The principal have an open door policy and they give attention to the parent's concerns. The field trips and in-school field trips provide hands-on learning. It's like one big happy family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2010

I love ECA because the entire staff is very compassionate and caring and is very interested in the children inside and outside of the school. Their goal is for every child to be the best that they can be and strive to challege themselves. I am the mother of one child and she feel like ECA is a big family she enjoy learning and growing with.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2010

Because of the love of the teachers for learning and teaching our very young learners. They keep learning interesting and interactive, stressing literacy, and early analytical and critical thinking skills.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

ECA has teachers that care and work hard. Without the care and effort that ECA's teachers have the students, I believe would not thrive as they do. When children feel out of place and disliked they tend to withdraw, but ECA teachers make students feel welcome and help the students accept and respect their peers. In addition, ECA teachers take the time to adapt to each students learning style.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

This school has shown my children and other children how to develop and grow. There are many teachers, parents, and faculty that show the love for these children, like there very own. My children have been in this school since the school has open and they are very pleased with the schools learning development, education, friends, and the guidance of the teachers have one on one with the children as well as with the families. I feel that this school is a excellent school even thought it's a fairly new school that has been in exisitng for 2 years or more. As a parent we wish that they could of added more grades, at least K-8. We will truly miss this school. This is my sons last year at ECA, and it has been a great sucess and great joy!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

I love ECA. As a parent and a teacher, the staff is dedicated to making the learning experience genuine for each child.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

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45%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

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55%

2010

 
 
35%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
19%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2011.

38 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 35% in 2011.

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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

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Reading

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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

This school did not receive a designation in 2012-2013.

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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 97% 1%
Two or more races N/A 57%
White N/A 1%
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 93%N/AN/A
Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education, 2011-2012

Attendance

  This school District averageState average
All Students 93%N/AN/A
Female 93%N/AN/A
Male 92%N/AN/A
Black, not Hispanic 93%N/AN/A
White, not Hispanic 99%N/AN/A
Economically disadvantaged 93%N/AN/A
Not economically disadvantaged 92%N/AN/A
Students with disabilities 91%N/AN/A
General-Education students 93%N/AN/A
Not limited English proficient 93%N/AN/A
Source: DCPS, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • STARS Award (2011)

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
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Music
Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:05 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 a.m.
School Leader's name
  • Wendy Edwards
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (202) 373-5586

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Direct instruction
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Writing
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
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Walmart WAY Program
  • Reading is Fundamental
  • Colgate Dental Screening
  • Metropolitan Therapeutic Services
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Gymnastics
  • Kickball
  • None offered at this time.
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Gymnastics
  • Kickball
  • None offered at this time.
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • None
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
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 fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
School colors
  • blue, yellow
School mascot
  • dolphin
More from this school
  • ECA is a southeast DC gem - a small public charter school with a solid academic record designed exclusively for the young child, prekgn - grade 3.
School leaders can update this information here.

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8 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
250
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
297
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4025 9th Street, SE
Washington, DC 20032
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Phone: (202) 373-0035

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