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2917 8th Street Northeast
Washington, DC 20017

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(202) 832-7370
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Map of Hope Community PCS - Tolson address.

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September 03, 2013
This is my fourth year at Imagine Hope Community Charter School and I have two children who love the school. As a DC resident, I choose this school for many reasons. The staff is really connected and they encourage parents to get involved. I am active parent and volunteer often. All schools have things that they should work on but this school is moving in the right direction. The principal greets us most mornings and my children love the individualized help. Because this is a community based school, I am in it to win for my children. I give this school a high rating because of teacher commitment. There are a several parents who believe in the school. I really wish more parents would get involved. After all, it takes a village to raise a child.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2013
This school was a bad choice for a middle school student. My child education was neglected, The teacher turnover was tremendous and your child will only receive acknowledgement if they are already above average. The prinicpal does not strive to allow the below average children to improve however, all students get good grades (which doesnt make sense) when time come to apply for high school they will be overlooked. This school is a Joke!

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2013
Imagine Hope Community Charter Tolson Campus. Please don't delete my post. I want to be informative to our community with my experience. I am a parent of a child who is no longer attending the school. At first you think this is such a great school because everyone seems so happy. You will soon find out that the school is filled with a lot of unhappy teachers & staff. Also the lack of teaching experience really shows. If it weren't for their curriculum which is very parent involved, the school would be worse. You should ask to see what kind of qualifications every teacher/assistant is required to have. There are good teachers and staff at Imagine that do really, really care about making a difference but from my experience the school as a whole is dissatisfactory and needs new leadership.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2011
There was a post on here just recently and appeared that it was removed. While I don't agree with listing the teachers name, I will agree with the review. The school's administration is poor, there is a lack of communication. The teacher reported was a very poor reflection of the school. It's unfortunate that as a parent we make a review, and instead eliminating the names, the entire rating is removed. The fact is that the third grade teacher mentioned turned alot of parents away from the school. My child is no longer there(due to an incident reported that she hit a child in the mouth), and again she stayed in the classroom. The funny thing is that my child was not in her class, and how the administration handled the situation(as a parent) sealed the deal for me. Every parent should be aware of the good and the bad. Sometimes the bad outweighs the good, but it should still be reported so parents can make an informed decision.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2011
The administration is poor. My son has been at HOPE for two years and requires Speech and Language Svcs. It took a whole year for him to receive the svcs. because of the bureaucracy there. This summer, he was supposed to be enrolled in the half-day summer program (to include 1 hr speech and language) and maybe 2 weeks in the program, we were told that due to some changes, he wasnt eligible for the half day program, just the 1 hour a week speech. I wanted an explanation, but couldnt get a concrete answer as if this was some mystery. I will be looking at other options in the coming year.

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2011
what a great school! the teachers are rigorous with their teaching! This school demands excellence in behavior and academics. The teachers in this school are hired because of their talent and the passion they bring to the classroom. The community that is seen in this school is real.

- submitted by a community member
October 27, 2010
I am going to give both positives and negatives about how I feel about this school. They definitely get the message across if there is an event coming up. I get flyers, classroom reminders & automated phone calls. They get progress reports every month. I can see that my child is progressing through our conversations. She is excited! The homework is not overwhelming but seems to be enough to reiterate what is done in class as well as let me know what they are learning right now. I can talk to her teacher at anytime she has always made herself available. There have been typos in some of the handouts that have been brought home. They don't double check to make sure my child has her coat on or lunch box when the after school program comes to get her. Over all, I think this is a good school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 06, 2009
It is extremely well-run and the staff are great!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2009
HOPE has embraced with full and open arms the since of family, respect, values, guidance and the ability to learn.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2009
Since being a parent at the school I've notice the care and respect that the staff gives to our children and the academic curriculum is awesome the children has a chance to understand the purpose of education and want to learn and they also have a positive attitude about school as they say we want to go to college. Thank you HOPE for caring about our children because they are our future.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 02, 2009
The school is respectful, caring and they make it fun to learn new ideas for the children great teachers and administration is owesome. Hope makes the children want to come to school.You go Hope

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 02, 2009
The school focuses on core values,ideas, creativity and compassion. All of these items are the foundation for learning and producing the future of our great nation.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 29, 2009
The faculty and staff are very caring.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 23, 2009
The family style atmosphere that gives your child the sense of security in a learning environment. The Principal and Staff have an upbeat attitude and commitment that each child can and will be successful this school year.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 23, 2009
I love hope communtiy charter school because of the diversity of the kids as well as the parent every at the school greets up in the morning and when picking the children up form the school they aslo have an excellent learning process the all the kids there is no word for me to express how I feel about this school

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 22, 2009
My daughter loves hope, everybody knows her and she knows them feels like a second family.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2009
My grandson is learning so much at Hope and I am watching him grow not only academically astute but socially conscientious. Its so hard to find a school that is well rounded and focused on the whole child. Great Work Hope!!

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 02, 2009
My children have great teachers and they are learning so much. In just six weeks my daughter has learned Spanish, Arabic and French in addition to her core subjects! The character education program is wonderful! The morals and values that we teach at home are being reinforced at school. Hope is a great school that puts student learning first! Keep up the great work HOPE!

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2009
Great school!! An asset to the Brookland community!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
I love Hope Community Charter School because we have great teachers, a great administration and great families!

- submitted by a parent
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Hope Community PCS - Tolson
2917 8th Street Northeast, Washington, DC  20017
(202) 832-7370
Last modified Hope Community PCS - Tolson is a Charter school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Hope Community PCS - Tolson Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top