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Programs

Classes

Music Choir / Chorus
Orchestra
Band
Performing & written arts Dance
Poetry
Drama
Media arts Video and film production
Visual arts Ceramics
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
World languages taught French
Spanish
Academic themes / Areas of focus Mathematics
Instructional / curriculum models used Accelerated credit learning
Honors track
Advanced placement (AP) courses
College preparatory
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered Yes
Bi-lingual or language immersion languages Spanish

Support

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 Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Facilities Art room
Auditorium
Computer lab
Gym
Music room
Outdoor learning lab
Science lab

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
Hispanic 63% 13%
Black 33% 1%
Asian 2% n/a
White 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 57%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
English learners 36% 7%
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 41% 61%
Special education 9% 13%
Female 51% 50%
Male 49% 50%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

Girls sports Cheerleading
Cross country
Golf
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track
Volleyball
Basketball
Soccer
Boys sports Baseball
Cross country
Football
Golf
Swimming
Tennis
Track
Wrestling
Basketball
Soccer
Clubs Math club
Robotics club
Debate
Chess club
National Honor Society (NHS)
Extended care / Extended programs After

Culture

Dress code Uniforms
Parent involvement Parents are involved through a Parent Association, representation on the Local School Restructuring Team, and the non-profit Board of Directors. Parents are welcome to visit the school and classes. There is a full time parent coordinator. We have partnerships with many organizations and businesses, through which we provide internships and other opportunities for our students.
Join PTO / PTA
Students typically come from these schools Bancroft
  Tubman
  Cooke

Awards

Academic award Quality School Initiative Award (Fight for Children)
Year received 2009
Academic award Newsweek Top 100 High Schools
Year received 2008
Academic award Newsweek Top 100 High Schools
Year received 2007

Teachers

Staff None
World languages spoken by staff Cantonese
Mandarin
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Spanish
World languages spoken by staff (misc.) Igbo, Swahili, Vietnamese

Highly qualified teachers

Subject Percent of classes taught by highly qualified teachers State average
All subjects 67% 77%
Source: See notes

Teacher characteristics

  This school State average
Teachers with a valid license 68% 80%
Source: See notes

Neighborhood

Transportation options (misc.) 52, 53, 54 (14th Street Line), 70, 71 (Georgia Ave-7th Street Line), 79 (Georgia Ave Extra Line), H1 (Brookland-Potomac Park Line), H2, H3, H4 (Crosstown Line), H8 (Park Road-Brookland Line), W47 (Wilson High School Line), DC Circulator (Woodley Park-Adams Morgan-McPherson Square Metro)

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