Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
Hispanic 54% 13%
Black 42% 1%
Asian 4% n/a
White 1% 1%
Two or more races 0% 57%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
English learners 35% 7%
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 65% 61%
Special education 12% 13%
Female 47% 50%
Male 53% 50%
Source: See notes

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Programs

Classes

Music Choir / Chorus
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Drama
Poetry
Media arts None
Visual arts Painting
Photography
World languages taught None
Spanish
Instructional / curriculum models used Project-based
Standards-based
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered No
Special schedule Block scheduling
Early childhood program offered Yes
Early childhood starting age 3 years old

Support

Extra learning resources Acceleration
Counseling
Mentoring
Remediation
Tutoring
Extra learning resources (misc.) Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Level of ESL/ELL programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Level of special education programming Intensive - school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Multiple disabilities
Other
Specific learning disabilities
Speech and language impairments
Visual impairments
Significant developmental delay
Facilities Sports Fields
Art room
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Parent center
Playground
Science lab
Outdoor learning lab
Auditorium
Garden / Greenhouse

Extracurriculars

Girls sports Basketball
Cheerleading
Soccer
Boys sports Basketball
Soccer
Clubs Art club
Gardening
Extended care / Extended programs After
After school end time 6:00 PM

Culture

Dress code Uniforms
Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Join PTO / PTA
Monitor the playground
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Tutor
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Bullying / cyber bullying policy Yes
School mascot Toads
School colors Green and Yellow
Students typically continue on to these schools Cesar Chavez
  Columbia Heights Educational Campus

Teachers

Staff Assistant principal
Art teacher
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher
Instructional aide / coach
Math specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
School psychologist
School social worker / counselor
Special education coordinator
Tutor
World languages spoken by staff Spanish

Qualified teachers

Subject Percent of classes taught by highly qualified teachers State average
All subjects 60% 77%
Source: See notes

Teacher characteristics

  This school State average
Teachers with a valid license 94% 80%
Source: See notes

Neighborhood

Transportation options Passes / tokens provided for public transportation
Transportation provided for special education students
Transportation options (misc.) H1, H2, H3, H4 (Brookland - Potomac Park/Van Ness/Tenleytown), 64 (Fort Totten - Federal Triangle), 54, 53, 54 (L'Enfant Plaza/McPherson Sq - Takoma), H8 (Mt Pleasant - Rhode Island Ave), 62, 63 (Takoma - Federal Triangle), 70, 71 (Buzzard Point/9th & Maine - Silver Spring), S1, S2, S4, S9 (Silver Spring/16th & Colorado - Federal Triangle), 42 (Mt Pleasant - Metro Center)
School-run shuttle from nearby metro and bus stops No
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner DC Scores
  For the Love of Children
  Kid Power
  826
  Grassroots Education Project

Enrollment

Application or enrollment process Yes
Type of application deadline Rolling

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012
Students by group NCES, 2011-2012
  Office of the State Superintendent of Education, 2011-2012
Qualified teachers DCPS, 2009-2010
Teacher characteristics DCPS, 2009-2010