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701 Edgewood Street
Washington, DC 20017

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March 02, 2015
I would recommend DC Prep to anyone looking for a quality education where your student will have the skills to compete with the best once in highest school and college. We no longer attend, because we moved. However, if we were still in the area, my daughter would be graduating from the 8th grade. Every teacher makes it their goal to engage and challenge the students, and push them to places that they thought they couldn't go. The school is strict, but this philosophy removes foolishness, and allows every moment of the day to be used for learning. Though we no longer attend, I tell all of my friends in DC that DC Prep is the place to choose if you want the best in education.

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March 01, 2015
DC Prep is a wonderful school! The organization is supportive of its students, families, teachers, and administrators. DC Prep teachers work incredibly hard with the organization's supportive systems to help our students be successful not only at our school but BEYOND! It develops good hearts and good minds in its students. I currently teach there and will definitely be sending my own children there one day.

- submitted by a teacher

March 01, 2015
I enjoy working at DC Prep. When I first visited DC Prep I was very impressed. The student ambassador who took me on a tour of the school was very well spoken and really took a lot of pride in the school. When I began working for DC Prep in the fall of 2012, it was no different than what I saw when I had visited the school the first time. The students were very focused in their classes, the school culture was phenomenal, and the teachers were professionals and extremely knowledgeable. After 2 1/2 years, DC Prep continues to be the same school with even more improvements that I had experienced before. I love working at DC Prep from the students I serve everyday to their parents and my coworkers. DC Prep is truly the professional learning community they exude when you visit. This is an awesome place to work.

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January 06, 2014
DC Prep Edgewood Middle provides a phenomenal foundation in character and academic education--providing students with the opportunity to develop pertinent skills, needed throughout their lives, during each aspect of the school day. The teachers go above and beyond to create a fun, engaging and rewarding environment for the students. The teachers and staff members genuinely care about each student's development, in and out of the classroom--making DC Prep an amazing place for everyone.

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December 18, 2013
I am continuously inspired by my colleagues to improve my instruction. DC Prep shares my belief that character education is key to academic success.

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December 15, 2013
Some things I love about working here: - Continued professional development and feedback for teachers, no matter how long you've been in the classroom. - Staff members who are all incredibly dedicated and hardworking, and who like working together. - Families who are involved in what is going on in their child's education. Our Parent Action Team is an amazing resource for our school, and they do so much to support the work of our teachers.

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December 12, 2013
DC Prep is an excellent school. The teachers are extremely dedicated and hard-working and are passionate about their students. The curriculum is rigorous and requires students to work very hard. Students who enjoy being challenged academically will thrive at DC Prep. The school has a very proactive school culture with high expectations for students. There are a lot of incentives for students who are on time, focused in class, completing homework and working hard. It is a terrific school all around!

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December 05, 2013
DC Prep is committed to building the educational divide in Washington, DC and I am honored to be a part of such an amazing school with dedicated educators and students with an immeasurable desire to learn. Outsiders may see us as having unrealistic expectations for our preppies, but we don't want to create a world of mediocrity, but greatness. And to those people, i say, raise your expectations! Our preppies are students who will one day become presidents, doctors, educators, and leaders! I hope to one day send my own children to DC Prep. Thank you DC Prep for providing Washington, DC with a Decade of Raising the Bar!

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November 12, 2013
My daughter is in the fourth grade at DC Prep EMC. She is the highest scoring student in her grade, as she was last year and the year before at DC Prep EEC. She loved EEC. She HATES EMC. It is not the curriculum or homework, which are great, or the dedication of the staff, which is considerable. It is the intense disciplinary environment. There are assigned seats at lunch. Talking is prohibited almost anywhere, including lunch at times. There are routine detentions for minor infractions, which would not even be infractions at any other school,and for things which the student has no control over, such as being tardy, as a way to punish the parents. This kind of pointless, unfair discipline does nothing but make her angry, as it would anyone. She thinks the teachers are picking on her and trying to find anything to punish her for because she is so well behaved. I tend to agree, especially since the Principal said at the beginning of the year that everyone would get consequences, so that they would learn to accept them and move on. The only moving on we will be doing is to another school. ASAP

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October 31, 2013
DC Prep is doing really well with my neighbors kid. I think that schools such as DC Prep should have more campus.

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October 08, 2013
My son has graduated from DC Prep and now attends McKinley Technology. The DC Prep teachers and their determination to reveal the excellence in each student is the reason I would recommend this school to anyone....

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May 16, 2013
DC Prep is committed to academic excellence. Teachers care unconditionally about student success and leadership works hard to support and create lifelong teachers and learners. The school focuses on collaboration among teachers and works hard to create rigorous, engaging material and lessons that meet the needs of all students. It is an honor to work at such a school where parents, staff, and students care so deeply and are all invested in meeting the same goals.

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May 09, 2013
DC Prep has one goal, to have its students succeed at the best area high schools and successfuly complete college. The teachers at the school pursue this goal relentlessly, most working 60 hours or more per week crafting the curriculum to ensure this is possible for every student. The result of this pursuit is an outstanding curriculum and results for students. In math, students achieve high test scores, but more importantly delve deeply into the process of math understanding. In reading and writing, students explore literature using supports that allow them to first meet and then exceed grade level expectations. In both reading and math, Prep Session classes allow students to work up to grade level or accelerate depending on their needs. In social studies, science, and specials, students receive hands-on instruction that allow students to really experience these subjects. This instruction, supported by an intense character education model allows all students to be ready for great high schools. DC Prep's only shortcoming is its singular focus on great high school success. Strict dedication to academic success is their focus. There is room for little else.

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May 08, 2013
My school is unapologetically focused on improving the odds for DC Public School students. The teachers are determined to partner with families and motivate and influence students to develop strong academics and character. DC Prep provides a structured, loving environment that sets the stage for students to engage in high level learning. DC Prep has small group instruction so that students who are behind can catch up, and students who are ahead can increase their lead. As a teacher, I like that I am treated as a professional and pushed to constantly improve my instruction and the results of my students. My school could improve by continuing to share best practices so that more schools in the city can improve the future of their students.

- submitted by a teacher

May 23, 2012
DC PREP EMC is one of the best all around schools in this region. They have great leadership, very strong academics (as proven by the test scores), great staff and a group of students who are always eager to learn. DC PREP is a very challenging school. However, this is the type of school that can offer your child greater opportunities when the time comes to apply to high school. Also, by being encouraged to always Do The Right Thing, they build on very key social elements,such as character, integrity, values, respect for others as well as self. Love it! Love it! Love it!!!!

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May 02, 2012
DC PREP is awesome. Yes its a lot of hard work academically, but in the end, you will appreciate the work and success of your child!

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March 12, 2011
My friend use to go to this school and she gives nothing but great compliments about it. I am thinking about transferring here.

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October 17, 2010
I am a former teacher, and I found the leadership strong, the teachers smart and committed, and the organization in the school supportive and student centered.

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Founded in 2003, DC Prep is bridging the educational divide in Washington by increasing the number of students from underserved communities with the academic preparation and personal character to succeed in competitive high schools and colleges. Edgewood Middle Campus students/families have access to PrepNext - DC Prep's alumni support program that assists students to and through high school, and on into college. For more information, visit www.dcprep.org.

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DC Prep - Edgewood Middle Campus
701 Edgewood Street, Washington, DC  20017
(202) 832-5700
Last modified DC Prep - Edgewood Middle Campus is a Charter school that serves grades 4-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
DC Prep - Edgewood Middle Campus Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top