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Community Academy PCS - Amos I

Charter | PK-5 | 470 students

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Posted May 17, 2012

My son has progressed tremendously over the 8 months he has attended this school. They make every attempt to meet his individual needs at all time. He is so happy there. He absolutely loves his school some Saturday mornings he asks Mommy can I go to school today? This is a school full of dedicated staff who genuinely care. :)
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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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 52% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
50%
Writing

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
28%
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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2011.

132 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 35% in 2011.

40 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
28%
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 Students44%
Black, non-Hispanic48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Students42%
Black, non-Hispanic52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
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 Students58%
Black, non-Hispanic55%
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Black, non-Hispanic55%
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Writing

All Students53%
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 Students39%
Black, non-Hispanic40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Students42%
Black, non-Hispanic40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Science

All Students23%
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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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 66% 1%
Hispanic 32% 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 43%N/AN/A
Special education 11%N/A13%
English learners 0%N/A7%
Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education, 2011-2012

Attendance

  This school District averageState average
All Students 91%N/AN/A
Female 91%N/AN/A
Male 92%N/AN/A
American Indian/Alaskan Native 86%N/AN/A
Asian/Pacific Islander 94%N/AN/A
Black, not Hispanic 91%N/AN/A
Hispanic 92%N/AN/A
Economically disadvantaged 91%N/AN/A
Not economically disadvantaged 91%N/AN/A
Students with disabilities 91%N/AN/A
General-Education students 91%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 93%N/AN/A
Not limited English proficient 91%N/AN/A
Source: DCPS, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Amharic
Arabic languages
French
Italian
Spanish
Tagalog
Portugese
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • Walk for the Homeless (2012)
  • Pennies for Patients (2012)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
Clubs
  • Gardening

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Other
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Amharic
  • Arabic languages
  • French
  • Italian
  • Portugese
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Gardening

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 4:00pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:30 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Dr. Bryan Lewallen
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (202) 723-6867

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Core knowledge
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Humanities
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Other
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Amharic
  • Arabic languages
  • French
  • Italian
  • Portugese
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Tennis
  • soccer

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Gardening
  • Leadership
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Work in the Reading Room
School colors
  • Red and White
School mascot
  • Eagles
More from this school
  • CAPCS cares by offering programs and services that meet the needs of our families and promote school and community involvement. Kids House provides a safe, caring, and structured environment in the after/out of school time hours. A robust, multi-faceted program operated by our outside partner Champions engages children in lively activities that promote exploration and discovery. The professional staff offers homework assistance and helps children expand their academic and social skills. CAPCS views parents as partners and encourages active parental involvement through parent organizations at each campus and through school-wide and campus-specific programs and services of the Parent Center branches. Finally, CAPCS partners with a number of community organizations in providing opportunities for community service that help students experience the joy of helping and giving. CAPCS students have consistently been the top local school fundraiser for the Leukemia's Society's Pennies for Patients Drive over the past three years.
School leaders can update this information here.

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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Paul Public Charter School
Howard University Middle School
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1300 Allison Street, NW
Washington, DC 20011
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