Details overview

Hours 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
School leader Lakeala Jones
District Center City Pcs
Transportation options None
Preschool capacity 0

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Uniforms
Schedule Extended / longer school day
Coed/Single-gender Coed

Academic focus and philosophy

Educational philosophy and approach to learning Center City PCS teaches a broad liberal arts and humanities curriculum to students in PreKindergarten-Eighth Grade. We believe, teach, and live Character, Excellence, and Service. We commit to the intellectual, physical, moral and emotional well-being of each scholar and believe every child can learn, lead and serve. Center City PCS’s academic model is built in a disciplined environment that encourages students to strive for excellence in education and their community.
Academic themes / Areas of focus General - school does not emphasize one particular subject

Classes

7
Visual Arts
including: Textiles
3
Music
including: Instrumental and theory music lessons
1
Languages
including: Spanish
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
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered None

Support

10
Facilities
including: Art room
Facilities Art room
Auditorium
Cafeteria
Computer lab
Internet access
Kitchen
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Science lab
College / career center
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Remediation
Tutoring

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered Yes
Early childhood starting age 4 years old
Certified and/or licensed Yes
Accredited Yes
Days open Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Financial aid options None
Preschool meals offered Breakfast
Morning Snack
Lunch
Afternoon Snack

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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
Female 53% 50%
Male 47% 50%
Special education 13% 13%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 74% 61%
English Language Learners 40% 7%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

3
Girls Sports
including: Flag football
3
Boys Sports
including: Soccer
5
Clubs
including: Book / reading club
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
Before school start time 07:00 AM
After school end time 06:00 PM

Culture

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
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

16
Staff
including: Coach(es)
Staff Assistant principal
Art teacher
College counselor
Dance teacher
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Coach(es)
Math specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Nurse
Reading specialist
School counselor
Special education coordinator
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
World languages spoken by staff Japanese
Spanish

Highly qualified teachers

Percent of classes taught by highly qualified teachers State average
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 requirements Application
Type of application deadline One deadline
Application submission begins 12/14/2015
Application deadline 03/14/2016
# 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