Details overview

Hours 08:45 AM - 03:15 PM
School leader Heidi Haggerty
District District Of Columbia Public Schools
Transportation options None
Preschool capacity 0

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Uniforms
Schedule Block scheduling
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Coed/Single-gender Coed

Academic focus and philosophy

Academic themes / Areas of focus World languages
Writing
Instructional / curriculum models used Gifted / High performing

Classes

3
Visual Arts
including: Photography
4
Music
including: Band
1
Languages
including: French
Music Band
Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing & written arts Dance
Drama
Poetry
Media arts Technical design and production
Visual arts Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Photography
World languages taught French

Support

14
Facilities
including: Playground
Facilities Sports Fields
Art room
Cafeteria
Computer lab
Gym
Internet access
Kitchen
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Outdoor learning lab
Parent involvement center
Performance stage
Playground
Extra learning resources (misc.) Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Extra learning resources Mentoring
Tutoring
Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Multiple disabilities
Level of special education programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Level of ESL/ELL programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered Yes
Type of center In-school
Early childhood starting age 3 years old
Certified and/or licensed Yes
Accredited Yes
Days open Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Financial aid options None
Preschool meals offered Breakfast
Morning Snack
Lunch
Afternoon Snack
Evening Snack

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
Black 91% 1%
Hispanic 4% 13%
White 3% 1%
Two or more races 2% 57%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
Female 50% 50%
Male 50% 50%
Special education 12% 13%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 60% 61%
English Language Learners 3% 7%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

6
Girls Sports
including: Soccer
5
Boys Sports
including: Kickball
14
Clubs
including: Dance club
Girls sports Basketball
Cheerleading
Flag football
Kickball
Soccer
Tennis
Girls sports (misc.) Girls on the Run
Boys sports Basketball
Flag football
Kickball
Soccer
Tennis
Clubs Boy Scouts
Chess club
Dance club
Debate
Drama club
Gardening
Girl Scouts
Girls on the Run
Homework help / Study buddy club
Recycling club
Special Olympics
Step team
Student council / government
Yearbook
Clubs (misc.) Geo Plunge Club
  Scrabble Club
Clubs - dance Modern
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
Before school start time 07:00 AM
After school end time 06:00 PM

Culture

Parent involvement (misc.) Classroom Parent
Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Monitor the playground
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
School mascot Cardinal
School colors Red and White
Students typically continue on to these schools Stuart Hobson Middle School
  Washington Jesuit Academy
  Center City PCS

Awards

Community service award Geo Plunge Champs
Year received 2009
Community service award Geo Plunge Champs
Year received 2010
Community service award National scrabble compettion
Year received 2013
Academic award National Distinguish Principal
Year received 2009
Academic award Washington Post Principal of the Year
Year received 2011
Academic award Adequate yearly progress
Year received 2009

Teachers

20
Staff
including: Dance teacher
Staff Assistant principal
Art teacher
Computer specialist
Dance teacher
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher
Gifted Specialist
Coach(es)
Librarian / media specialist
Math specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Nurse
Poetry / Creative writing teacher
Security personnel
School psychologist
School counselor
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
World languages spoken by staff French
Italian
Spanish
Vietnamese

Highly qualified teachers

Percent of classes taught by highly qualified teachers State average
72% 77%
Source: See notes

Teacher characteristics

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

Neighborhood

Transportation options None
Transportation options (misc.) D3 (Ivy City-Dupont Circle Line), D4 (Ivy City-Franklin Square Line), D8 (Hospital Center Line), 90, 92, 93 (U Street-Garfield Line), X1, X2, X3 (Benning Road Line)
School-run shuttle from nearby metro and bus stops No
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Federal Burea of Investigation(FBI)
  United States Court of Appeals
  Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
  Friends of J.O. Wilson
  National Art Gallery

Enrollment

Application/ enrollment process details Http://dcps.dc.gov/enroll
Learn more Www.dcps.dc.gov
Ways to enroll/attend this school Live in the attendance zone
Application requirements Application
Type of application deadline One deadline
Application submission begins 12/01/2015
Application deadline 03/01/2016
# of applications received 380
For the year 2013-2014
# of students accepted 80
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