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Cesar Chavez PCS - Parkside Middle

Charter | 6-8 | 318 students

 
 
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2011:
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Posted October 12, 2013

I think the HS for Cesar Chavez Public Charter School Parkside Campus is great. This is my daugther first year and so far she love it, no bully or anything. This is the first school i place daughter that she did not come home complaining about the students trying to bully her or want to start a fight with her. I have moved my daughter from school to school because i bully and now i am comfortable having her here at Chavez.. She is happy and i am happy. Chavez keep the good work up. I see with my own eyes how the whole staff work hard to keep a smooth daily rountine everyday. How do I this is because i always popping up unexpected. Love the school and Staff. Mrs. B. Richardson
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2013

This school is a complete disaster both middle and high school. These children are enclosed in a classroom the entire day, except lunch. There are little to no field trips. There are no activities ( phys. Ed , music , art etc. ) < a chance for kids to show there talent instead of working all day.


Posted July 21, 2012

Chaves Middle School is terrible. The rules are unnecessary, the kids are out of control and the administration is weak. As a former student I can now say that I was not prepared for high school after attending this school. In my 8th grade year alone I had 3 different English teachers and 2 different Science teachers. Some teachers are great but they are often stressed out due to the weak and unorganized administration and the kids who are often disrespectful. In an attempt to "control" students this school is like a jail.. I was not able to experience switching classes until high school. Kids are forced to stay in one classroom all day.. Lunch is eaten in the classroom and while attending there we would only get to leave the classroom to go to gym class. There are very few if any extracurriculars here and kids are not encouraged to express themselves beyond the academic setting. I would not recommend this school to anyone who wants a quality education and a great learning experience.


Posted February 14, 2012

This school is not for a child with a disability. They are not equipped with the staff to handle kids with certain disabilities.


Posted July 5, 2011

This school is one of the best i have sent my daughter to attend her high school years
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2010

This school is unique and gives me a great education but has some flaws.It have rules that ,ay upset parents and give a bad example to your child.Some of the kids here are not quit fit to be around.
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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 53% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 42% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
30%

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 58% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
50%
Writing

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
42%

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 52% in 2011.

395 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2011.

395 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2011.

104 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
42%

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

All Students30%
Black, non-Hispanic30%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Students30%
Black, non-Hispanic28%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
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 Students62%
Black, non-Hispanic63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Students43%
Black, non-Hispanic43%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Writing

All Students61%
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 Students63%
Black, non-Hispanic62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Black, non-Hispanic52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Science

All Students43%
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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ACT/SAT participation

100%

ACT/SAT college ready

9%


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).

3 This rating is based on composite ACT scores, ACT participation (% of 11th graders taking the ACT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 95% 1%
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 61%N/AN/A
Special education 13%N/A13%
English learners 1%N/A7%
Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education, 2011-2012

Attendance

  This school District averageState average
All Students 88%N/AN/A
Female 89%N/AN/A
Male 88%N/AN/A
Asian/Pacific Islander 96%N/AN/A
Black, not Hispanic 88%N/AN/A
Hispanic 87%N/AN/A
White, not Hispanic 90%N/AN/A
Economically disadvantaged 89%N/AN/A
Not economically disadvantaged 87%N/AN/A
Students with disabilities 47%N/AN/A
General-Education students 89%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 44%N/AN/A
Not limited English proficient 89%N/AN/A
Source: DCPS, 2009-2010

Graduation rate

  This school District averageState average
All Students 59%N/A75%
Female 48%N/A77%
Male 78%N/A71%
Black, not Hispanic 69%N/A77%
Economically disadvantaged 85%N/A96%
Not economically disadvantaged 27%N/A58%
Students with disabilities 100%N/A94%
General-Education students 53%N/A73%
Source: DCPS, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Science club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
Clubs
  • Dance club

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
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Clubs
  • Debate
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:20 am
School end time
  • 4:00pm
School Leader's name
  • Yvonne Waller
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
  • Extended/longer school day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (202) 398-2535

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Social justice
  • Special education
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
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
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Pre-law

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Transportation options
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Chess club
  • Dance club
  • Debate
  • Science club
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
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School colors
  • Red, Black
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3701 Hayes Street, NE
Washington, DC 20019
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Phone: (202) 398-2230

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