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Coolidge High School

Public | 9-12 | 490 students

 
 

 

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Posted March 12, 2010

this school could use more programs for the youth to become envolve in to keep them off the street and to keep down risky behaviors
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2010

Coolidge can be a good school at times but they do too much. The people that are there trying to reconstruct Coolidge are trying to make it somethng its not, they think that they can just come and make huge changes and that people will get used to the new rules overnight. I dont like Calvin Coolidge SHS anymore. I want Mr.Burton (former principal) back!


Posted August 31, 2009

Uniforms were one of the best idea for the school. The students look like they are going some where to learn. I can't wait to see the progress with the new school system that lies ahead for a better education for our students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2009

the school is good but the only problem i have is with the uniforms i really dont like them and i think that the school should just drop them all together
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 21, 2008

Coolidge is like that.....its my neigborhood school. I give a 100% surness that your child will get the best education ever.


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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27%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%
Writing

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington, D.C. used the District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC-CAS) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8 and 10, science in grades 5, 8, and 10, and composition in grades 4, 7, and 10. The DC-CAS is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the District of Columbia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 45% in 2011.

124 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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35%

2010

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2011.

139 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2011.

138 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2011.

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n/a

2010

 
 
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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington, D.C. used the District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC-CAS) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8 and 10, science in grades 5, 8, and 10, and composition in grades 4, 7, and 10. The DC-CAS is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the District of Columbia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education

Math

All Students27%
Black, non-Hispanic28%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Disabled9%
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Students35%
Black, non-Hispanic32%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Disabled8%
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Science

All Students15%

Writing

All Students37%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington, D.C. used the District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC-CAS) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8 and 10, science in grades 5, 8, and 10, and composition in grades 4, 7, and 10. The DC-CAS is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the District of Columbia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education

In 2012-2013, this school was designated "Developing".

About the tests


The DC school classification system includes multiple measures to evaluate performance and student growth. The possible classifications, from highest to lowest, are Reward, Rising, Developing, Focus and Priority. These measures include the DC CAS, annual growth, graduation rates, attendance rates and participation rates. Under the system, required under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), each school is given a School Index Score based on the performance of its students. Schools receive different levels of support, resources, flexibility and monitoring based on their classification.

Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education

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ACT/SAT participation

93%

ACT/SAT college ready

3%

Graduation rate

59%


1 This rating is based on 2012-13 DC CAS results from the DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE).

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in math and reading from the DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE).

3 This rating is based on composite ACT scores, ACT participation (% of 11th graders taking the ACT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 87% 1%
Hispanic 12% N/A
Two or more races N/A 57%
White N/A 1%
Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57%N/AN/A
Special education 25%N/A13%
English learners 8%N/A7%
Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education, 2011-2012

Attendance

  This school District averageState average
All Students 82%N/AN/A
Asian/Pacific Islander 94%N/AN/A
Black, not Hispanic 83%N/AN/A
Hispanic 77%N/AN/A
Economically disadvantaged 82%N/AN/A
Students with disabilities 74%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 83%N/AN/A
Source: DCPS, 2009-2010

Graduation rate

  This school District averageState average
All Students 89%N/A75%
Female 91%N/A77%
Male 88%N/A71%
Asian/Pacific Islander 100%N/A79%
Black, not Hispanic 89%N/A77%
Hispanic 91%N/A62%
Economically disadvantaged 100%N/A96%
Not economically disadvantaged 77%N/A58%
Students with disabilities 100%N/A94%
General-Education students 87%N/A73%
Source: DCPS, 2009-2010

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Lasalle Backus Education Campus
Takoma Education Campus
Whittier Education Campus
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Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
Spanish
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Robotics club

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Drama club
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • French
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00am
School end time
  • 4:30pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Richard Lawrence
Fax number
  • (202) 576-3147

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • 62 (Takoma/Fort Totten - Petworth/Georgia Ave/Federal Triangle)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Takoma Collaborative
  • Georgia Avenue Collaborative
  • Alpha Leadership Project
  • Coolidge Alumni Association
  • Teen Women in Action
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Skiing
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Drama club
  • National Honor Society
  • Robotics club
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
School leaders can update this information here.

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Students typically come from these schools
Lasalle Backus Education Campus
Takoma Education Campus
Whittier Education Campus
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6315 5th St. NW
Washington, DC 20011
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Phone: (202) 671-6080

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