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Miner Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 469 students

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Posted July 12, 2012

i am a former student at Miner i went there sense i was about 3 years old and graduate about 3 years ago the teachers are great and fun and attending there made me experience alot of fun and interesting things : )


Posted September 30, 2009

Miner has improved drastically over the past three years. I am a former student at Miner and I really appreciated the direction that the new principal has taken the school. Academically, the pricnipal has put good teachers in place to really teach our children. the school has really changed for the better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2009

The turn over rate is high. However the activities and academics are still challenging for most kids. Some teachers are new but show great promise. My kids cry when they have to stay home on sick days.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2008

Miner have change since Mrs,Tilman left.I have 4 kids attending Miner now and we need it all.New princpal and some new teacher.The parents make Miner education fun to the kids.


Posted October 25, 2006

The academic program at the school has fallen tremendously since the retirement of the former principal, Mrs. Tillman. Although the level of parent evolvement remains the same this isn't the same school in which I enrolled my child in last year. The grounds were extremely secured and monitored at all times and there was a 100% security check upon entering the school.Recently I have walked on the premises several times and wasn't required or asked to present and ID. I am very disappointed in the new methods and the lax behavior of the faculty. Hopefully this is just an adjustment process.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2005

I have been dealing with Miner ES since 1992 when my son attending and now I have a daughter entering 6th grade. I absolutely love the school and the principal is a fair, no-nonsense administrator who provides so many outlets to improve learning. I really wish some of the parents who have children there would appreciate the school and what she has accomplished over the years a little more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

My children have not been at miner long, but so far they really like going to school in the morning. The teachers at this school have only the childs best interest in mind, and so they encourage the parents to get involved in their children's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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32%

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20%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
22%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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25%

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20%

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19%
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 58% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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17%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 52% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
29%
Writing

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
36%
Science

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
29%
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.

156 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2011.

156 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
27%
Science

The state average for Science was 35% in 2011.

56 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
29%
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 Students32%
Black, non-Hispanic32%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Students25%
Black, non-Hispanic25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a
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 Students17%
Black, non-Hispanic18%
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Students24%
Black, non-Hispanic25%
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Writing

All Students21%
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 Students20%
Black, non-Hispanic19%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Students28%
Black, non-Hispanic27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Science

All Students18%
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 "Focus".

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
Black 97% 1%
Hispanic 2% N/A
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 76%N/AN/A
Special education 15%N/A13%
English learners 1%N/A7%
Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education, 2011-2012

Attendance

  This school District averageState average
All Students 95%N/AN/A
Black, not Hispanic 95%N/AN/A
Hispanic 99%N/AN/A
Economically disadvantaged 95%N/AN/A
Students with disabilities 96%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 99%N/AN/A
Source: DCPS, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Technology
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Gardening

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Dance club: Glee Club
  • Step team

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • 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
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Gardening
  • Step team
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:15am
School end time
  • 3:15pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Lavonne Taliaferro Bunch
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • 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

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Special education
  • Technology
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
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • 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
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • B2 (Mt Rainier - Anacostia), X1, X2, X3 (Minnesota Ave Station - Potomac Park/Lafayette Sq/McLean Gardens), X8 (Carver Terrace - Union Station), D6 (Stadium Armory Station - Sibley Hospital), D3, D4 (Ivy City - Dupont Circle/Franklin Sq), D8 (Washington Hospital)
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • American University/ Brigham Young University
  • University of the District of Columbia Cooperative Extension Program
  • US Forestry Services
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
  • US State Department
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Boy scouts
  • Dance club: Glee Club
  • Gardening
  • Girl scouts
  • Photography
  • Step team
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
School colors
  • light blue and blue
School mascot
  • Miner Bear
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