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West Education Campus

Public | PK-8 | 243 students

 
 

 

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Posted December 19, 2013

The Principal has instilled a strong system of discipline that rewards good behavior and creates a productive learning environment. The teachers are very involved and concerned with every child's development. Our child is in preschool which has been known for its excellence for several years now. Its excellence is attested to by the fact that an increasing number of out of boundary families are choosing to send their students here. West is one of the quiet success stories of DCPS. Overall the schools relative strength is in the earlier grades, but the academic achievement in the upper grades should naturally improve as more families chose to keep their children there into the middle school grades. One positive distinction is that West offers more extracurricular activities and opportunities than may other schools. West is a neighborhood school in 16th Street Heights which is itself rapidly changing into a younger, more family-oriented place and these families are sending their children here. Greater city-wide recognition and more parental involvement are two factors that can accelerate the already positive trends. Consider choosing this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2013

I am an 8th grader here at West and I started here when I was in the 5th grade. I personally believe that this school is better than my old school. It feels like I'm learning more. Even though the teachers can have a rude attitude with the students, I'm still learning. The other middle graders are rude but very off track with their work and they're an "okay" influence towards younger children. While the younger children are no different. ~Thanks for reading :P


Posted June 11, 2012

My son is in Kindergarten at West and has been attending for three years, since preschool. My son's preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten teachers have all been fantastic. As kindergarten is finishing he is almost a year ahead in reading, and I am particularly happy with the art program he has had this year. The principal and staff all seem very dedicated and focused, and they are working hard to provide a world-class education. It seems the DC-wide adoption of the national curriculum has really helped provide a foundation for them to work with, and (from what I see) the principal is continuing to support her teachers and generate a cycle of improvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2005

I am currently a parent, PTA President, and LSRT Chairman. Students at West continue to excell in the areas of reading and math. Test scores continues to rise for several reasons. The Administrative leadership has set the tone and has lead the school community with high expectation, high standards, high quality teaching and learning. Parental involvement is welcomed, parents are engaged, and encouraged to be involved in the child's education. Computer technology is infused in academic programs, and teachers continue to stay engaged, informed and educated as technolgy evolves. School climate is a clean in immaculate condition from the interior to the exterior. Students are expected and encouraged to be high learners and achievers. As a result West was the recipient of the 2003 No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon School award. The students test scores continues to climb and the school continues to meet AYP. West is one of DCPS jewels.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2004

So far I am happy with West. My daughter is in the Kindergarten there and she can already identify words. I believe she will be reading before the end of this school year on her own. The only thing that bothers me is there is not a library in the school. I was told it was previously but due to funding, it was removed. I also would like to see a music program and a science lab at the school. With all of us parents and staff pulling together we can make that happen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2004

This is my daughter's first year at the school. Thus far, I am happy with her teachers and the involvement of the faculty and staff. My only complaint is that they do not have arts or music on a regular basis. The Arts are very important and needed to be reintroduct to the curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

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The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

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54%
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.

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67%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 52% in 2013.

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71%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
42%
Writing

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%
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.

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n/a

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35%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
45%
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 53% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 42% in 2013.

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
39%

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 58% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
50%
Writing

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%
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 65% in 2013.

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n/a

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
25%
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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2011.

119 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 35% in 2011.

37 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
38%
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 2011.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2011.

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Science

The state average for Science was 41% 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

Math

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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

Math

All Studentsn/a
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Reading

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Limited or not English proficientn/a

Writing

All Students50%
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

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Reading

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Science

All Students64%
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 Studentsn/a
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Asiann/a
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Economically disadvantagedn/a
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Reading

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

Reading

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Writing

All Students75%
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 Studentsn/a
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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Reading

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Science

All Students65%
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 "Rising".

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 56% 1%
Hispanic 33% N/A
White 6% 1%
Two or more races 5% 57%
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 10%N/A13%
English learners 9%N/A7%
Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education, 2011-2012

Attendance

  This school District averageState average
All Students 97%N/AN/A
Asian/Pacific Islander 100%N/AN/A
Black, not Hispanic 97%N/AN/A
Hispanic 97%N/AN/A
White, not Hispanic 100%N/AN/A
Economically disadvantaged 97%N/AN/A
Students with disabilities 96%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 98%N/AN/A
Source: DCPS, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students ELL/ESL Coordinator
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Special education / special needs

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
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

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
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:45am
School end time
  • 3:15pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Andria.Caruthers
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Fax number
  • (202) 541-6087

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
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
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
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
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • 60, 64 (Fort Totten-Petworth Line), E2, E4 (Military Road-Crosstown Line), K2 (Takoma-Fort Totten Line), K6 (New Hampshire Ave-Maryland Line), H8 (Park Road-Brookland Line)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Goodwin Procter, LLP
  • Y.O.U.R Community Org. Afterschool Program
  • Parent Staff Community Organization (PSCO)
  • Project L.E.A.D. (Attorney General's Office)
  • Sixteenth Street Interscholastic Athletic Competition (SIAC)
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Track
  • flag football. kickball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • flag football, kickball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
School colors
  • Blue and White
School mascot
  • Tigers
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1338 Farragut St. NW
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