Details overview

Hours 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
School leader Cassie Pergament
District D.C. Preparatory Academy Pcs
Transportation options None


Basic school information

Dress code Uniforms
Schedule Traditional
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Type of school College preparatory
Coed/Single-gender Coed

Academic focus and philosophy

Educational philosophy and approach to learning DC Prep is the highest-performing network of public charter schools in the nation's capital, committed to bridging the educational divide by increasing the number of students from traditionally underserved communities with the academic preparation and personal character to succeed in competitive high schools and colleges. DC Prep places a dual focus on rigorous academics and character education. For more information about DC Prep's award-winning educational model, visit
Academic themes / Areas of focus General - school does not emphasize one particular subject
Instructional / curriculum models used College preparatory


Visual Arts
including: Drawing / Sketching
including: Instrumental and theory music lessons
Music Instrumental and theory music lessons
Performing & written arts Dance
Media arts None
Visual arts Drawing / Sketching
World languages taught None


including: Garden / Greenhouse
Facilities Art room
College / career center
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Science lab
Extra learning resources Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Special education programs Inclusive classroom
Level of special education programming Intensive - school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs
Level of ESL/ELL programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered No

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Student diversity

  This school State average
Black 92% 1%
Hispanic 5% 13%
White 3% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 57%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
Female 50% 50%
Male 50% 50%
Special education 16% 13%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 80% 61%
English Language Learners 1% 7%
Source: See notes


Girls Sports
including: Basketball
Boys Sports
including: Basketball
including: Drum line
Girls sports Basketball
Boys sports Basketball
Clubs Book / reading club
Drum line
Girls on the Run
Student newspaper
Extended care / Extended programs After
After school end time 06:00 PM


Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Volunteer time after school
School mascot Panther
School colors Blue, Gold
Students typically come from these schools DC Prep's Edgewood Elementary Campus
  DC Prep's Benning Elementary Campus
  DC Prep - Anacostia Elementary Campus (Opening Fall 2015)
Students typically continue on to these schools Independent, Private, or Parochial Schools
  Selective Public Magnet High Schools
  High Performing Public Charter High Schools
Parent involvement details DC Prep places an emphasis on cultivating a strong home-school relationship that fosters shared aspirations and responsibility for Preppies’ success. Teachers and school leaders are in continuous communication with families about student progress and growth, and parents have ample opportunities to engage with the campus community (namely, through Parent Action Team involvement at each campus as well as periodic Parent-Teacher Conferences). For more information, visit
Approach to addressing and preventing bullying DC Prep is committed to having a positive learning and working environment for all students and employees. Any conduct that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work, learning, or social environment is not acceptable. DC Prep will not tolerate harassment on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or age. This includes bullying behavior and sexual harassment of any nature.


Academic award OSSE "Reward" School
Year received 2014
Academic award Highest-Performing Public Charter School on DC CAS CItywide
Year received 2014
Academic award Top-performing Tier 1 School on PCSB PMF Citywide
Year received 2014


including: Assistant principal
Staff Assistant principal
College counselor
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Librarian / media specialist
Reading specialist
School counselor
School psychologist
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Speech therapist(s)
World languages spoken by staff Spanish
Staff details At DC Prep we recruit, attract, and work hard to retain the most talented and uncompromising educators who share the fundamental belief that every child can succeed at the highest levels, and who work diligently every day to make that a reality. And we give our carefully selected and highly trained faculty the ongoing professional development they need to deepen and improve their craft. For more information, visit

Highly qualified teachers

Percent of classes taught by highly qualified teachers State average
100% 77%
Source: See notes


Transportation details DC Prep's Edgewood Middle Campus is Metro-accessible (via the Red Line at Brookland/CUA and Rhode Island) and Metro-bus accessible (via D8 and G8).
Transportation options None
School-run shuttle from nearby metro and bus stops No
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Girls on the Run
Partner website Http://
Partner Cooking Matters, Capital Area Food Bank
Partner website Http://
Partner Revolution Foods
Partner website Http://


Application/ enrollment process details DC Prep campuses proudly participate in the "My School DC" common application and lottery system. For more information, visit
Learn more Http://
Application requirements Application
Type of application deadline One deadline
Application deadline 03/02/2015


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