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Programs

Classes

Music Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Theory
Performing & written arts Dance
Drama
Poetry
Media arts None
Visual arts Architecture
Ceramics
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Photography
Sculpture
Textiles
World languages taught Spanish
Academic themes / Areas of focus None
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

Extra learning resources Acceleration
Career/college counseling
Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Remediation
Tutoring
Level of ESL/ELL programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Level of special education programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Facilities Art room
Auditorium
Cafeteria
Computer lab
Internet access
Kitchen
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Science lab

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
Hispanic 48% 13%
Black 48% 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 40% 7%
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 74% 61%
Special education 13% 13%
Female 53% 50%
Male 47% 50%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

Girls sports Basketball
Flag football
Soccer
Boys sports Basketball
Flag football
Soccer
Clubs Book / reading club
Community service
Literary magazine
Student council / government
Yearbook
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 mascot Panther
School colors Red & White
Students typically continue on to these schools Don Bosco Cristo Rey Catholic High School
  Benjamin Banneker Academic High School
  Other local Catholic and private high schools

Awards

Academic award DCPCSB Tier 1 School
Year received 2012
Academic award DCPCSB Tier 1 School
Year received 2011

Teachers

Staff Assistant principal
Art teacher
College counselor
Dance teacher
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide / coach
Math specialist
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 Japanese
Spanish

Highly qualified teachers

Subject Percent of classes taught by highly qualified teachers State average
All subjects 81% 77%
Source: See notes

Neighborhood

Transportation options None
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 YoKid
Partner website Http://yokid.org
Partner Dance4Peace
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