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Programs

Classes

0
Visual Arts
2
Music
including: Band
1
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Band
Choir / Chorus
Performing & written arts Dance
Media arts None
Visual arts None
World languages taught Spanish
Academic themes / Areas of focus Mathematics
Science
Special Education
Technology
Instructional / curriculum models used STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered No
Early childhood program offered Yes
Early childhood starting age 3 years old

Support

3
Facilities
including: Gym
Extra learning resources Tutoring
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 Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Facilities Cafeteria
Gym
Playground

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
Black 99% 1%
Hispanic 1% 13%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 57%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
White 0% 1%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
English learners 0% 7%
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 70% 61%
Special education 12% 13%
Female 51% 50%
Male 49% 50%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

5
Girls Sports
including: Basketball
7
Boys Sports
including: Soccer
2
Clubs
including: Step team
Girls sports Basketball
Cheerleading
Soccer
Tennis
Track
Boys sports Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Football
Soccer
Tennis
Track
Clubs Dance club
Step team
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
After school end time 6:30 PM
Before school start time 7:00 AM

Culture

Parent involvement (misc.) Parent Advisory Council
Dress code Uniforms
Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Join PTO / PTA
Volunteer in the classroom
Bullying / cyber bullying policy Yes
School mascot Knights
School colors Blue and White
Students typically come from these schools Miner Elementary
  Brown Education Center
  River Terrace Elementary
Students typically continue on to these schools Friendship Collegiate Academy

Teachers

10
Staff
including: Speech and language therapist
Staff Assistant principal
Dance teacher
Instructional aide / coach
PE instructor
Nurse
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker / counselor
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist
World languages spoken by staff Spanish

Highly qualified teachers

Subject Percent of classes taught by highly qualified teachers State average
All subjects 96% 77%
Source: See notes

Neighborhood

Transportation options None
School-run shuttle from nearby metro and bus stops Yes
Metro / Bus lines X2

Enrollment

Learn more Http://blowpierce.friendshipschools.org
Application or enrollment process Yes
Type of application deadline Contact the school / Multiple deadlines
Application deadline 03/15/2013

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