Details overview

Hours 7:00AM - 6:00PM
School leader Tanya Roane
District District Of Columbia Public Schools
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Uniforms
Dress code
Schedule Block scheduling
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Coed/Single-gender Coed

Academic focus and philosophy

Academic themes / Areas of focus Music
Science
Service learning
Special Education
Technology
Visual arts
Career and Tech (vocational)

Classes

3
Visual Arts
including: Design
2
Music
including: Choir / Chorus
2
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Choir / Chorus
Band
Performing & written arts Drama
Poetry
Career and Tech programs Construction / Building
Electrical
HVAC
Plumbing
Engineering
Visual arts Design
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
World languages taught French
Spanish

Support

11
Facilities
including: Art room
Facilities Sports Fields
Auditorium
Cafeteria
Gym
Library
Art room
Science lab
Music room
Computer lab
Outdoor learning lab
College / career center
Extra learning resources Remediation
Mentoring
Career/college counseling
Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
College preparation resources College information sessions/fairs
SAT/ACT prep classes
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Autism
Multiple disabilities
Specific learning disabilities

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
Black 68% 1%
Hispanic 30% 13%
White 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 57%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
Female 45% 50%
Male 55% 50%
Special education 25% 13%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 53% 61%
English Language Learners 25% 7%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

7
Girls Sports
including: Tennis
8
Boys Sports
including: Cheerleading
15
Clubs
including: Literary magazine
Girls sports Softball
Cheerleading
Basketball
Track
Tennis
Volleyball
Soccer
Boys sports Cheerleading
Baseball
Track
Volleyball
Soccer
Football
Basketball
Tennis
Clubs Drama club
Flag girls
JROTC
Lesbian, gay, transgender club
Literary magazine
Marching band
National Honor Society (NHS)
Science club
Step team
Student council / government
Student newspaper
Robotics club
Yearbook
Chess club
Art club

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Join PTO / PTA
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Students typically come from these schools Shaw/Garnett- Patterson JHS
  Raymond Educational Campus
  Francis-Stevens Educational Campus
Students typically continue on to these schools University of the District of Columbia

Teachers

18
Staff
including: School psychologist
Staff Assistant principal
Art teacher
College counselor
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Coach(es)
Music teacher
PE instructor
Nurse
Poetry / Creative writing teacher
Reading specialist
Robotics / Technology specialist
Security personnel
School psychologist
School counselor
Special education coordinator
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
World languages spoken by staff French
Spanish

Highly qualified teachers

Percent of classes taught by highly qualified teachers State average
74% 77%
Source: See notes

Teacher characteristics

  This school State average
Teachers with a valid license 85% 80%
Source: See notes

Neighborhood

Transportation options Transportation provided for special education students
School-run shuttle from nearby metro and bus stops No
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Latin American Youth Center
  Columbia Heights Collaborative

Enrollment

Ways to enroll/attend this school Live in the attendance zone

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
Teacher characteristics DCPS, 2009-2010