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Hours 8:00am - 4:00pm
School leader Shavonne Gibson
District Center City Pcs
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Classes

5
Visual Arts
including: Sculpture
4
Music
including: Band
1
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Band
Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Theory
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Dance
Drama
Poetry
Media arts None
Visual arts Architecture
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Sculpture
Textiles
World languages taught Spanish
Academic themes / Areas of focus Service learning
Instructional / curriculum models used Direct instruction
Project-based
Standards-based
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered No
Special schedule Extended / longer school day
Early childhood program offered Yes
Early childhood starting age 4 years old

Support

12
Facilities
including: Sports Fields
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Career/college counseling
Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Remediation
Tutoring
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 Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Facilities Sports Fields
Art room
Audiovisual aids
Auditorium
Garden / Greenhouse
Internet access
Kitchen
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Outdoor learning lab
Performance stage
Science lab

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
Hispanic 55% 13%
Black 44% 1%
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 39% 7%
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 95% 61%
Special education 6% 13%
Female 50% 50%
Male 50% 50%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

5
Girls Sports
including: Flag football
5
Boys Sports
including: Soccer
12
Clubs
including: Recycling club
Girls sports Basketball
Flag football
Lacrosse
Soccer
Volleyball
Boys sports Basketball
Flag football
Lacrosse
Soccer
Volleyball
Clubs (misc.) Girls on the Run
Clubs - dance Jazz, Ballet, Modern
Clubs Book / reading club
Chess club
Community service
Dance club
Foreign language and culture club
Gardening
Girls on the Run
Literary magazine
Recycling club
Student council / government
Student newspaper
Yearbook
Clubs - language Spanish
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
After school end time 6:00 PM
Before school start time 7:00 AM

Culture

Dress code Uniforms
Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Organize fundraising events
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Bullying / cyber bullying policy Yes
School colors Red, White
Students typically continue on to these schools McKinley Technological Senior High School
  Benjamin Banneker Senior High School
  Duke Ellington School of the Arts

Awards

Academic award DCPSCB Tier 1 School
Year received 2012

Teachers

14
Staff
including: ELL / ESL Coordinator
Staff Assistant principal
Art teacher
Dance teacher
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide / coach
Music teacher
PE instructor
Nurse
Reading specialist
School social worker / counselor
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor
World languages spoken by staff Amharic
Spanish

Highly qualified teachers

Subject Percent of classes taught by highly qualified teachers State average
All subjects 61% 77%
Source: See notes

Neighborhood

Transportation options Transportation provided for special education students
School-run shuttle from nearby metro and bus stops No
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Champions Science Adventures
Partner website Http://www.discoverchampions.com/
Partner US Chess Center
Partner website Http://www.chessctr.org
Partner Higher Achievement
  Dance 4 Peace
Partner website Http://www.dance4peace.org
Partner Adventure Theater
Partner website Http://www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

Enrollment

Learn more Http://www.centercitypcs.org/how-to-enroll/application/
Application or enrollment process Yes
Type of application deadline One deadline
Application deadline 03/14/2014
# of applications received 300
For the year 2012-2013
# of students accepted 75
For the year 2012-2013

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