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
Schedule Block scheduling

Academic focus and philosophy

Academic themes / Areas of focus Music
Science
Service learning
Special Education
Technology
Visual arts
Career and Tech (vocational)
Instructional / curriculum models used Core Knowledge
Standards-based
Advanced placement (AP) courses

Classes

3
Visual Arts
including: Design
2
Music
including: Band
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

10
Facilities
including: Music room
Facilities Sports Fields
Auditorium
Cafeteria
Gym
Library
Art room
Science lab
Music room
Computer lab
Outdoor learning lab
Extra learning resources (misc.) Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Extra learning resources Remediation
Mentoring
Counseling
Career/college counseling
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
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

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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
English learners 25% 7%
Special education 25% 13%
Female 45% 50%
N/A 55% 50%
Male 55% 50%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 53% 61%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

7
Girls Sports
including: Basketball
8
Boys Sports
including: Volleyball
15
Clubs
including: Student newspaper
Girls sports Softball
Cheerleading
Basketball
Track
Tennis
Volleyball
Soccer
Boys sports Cheerleading
Baseball
Track
Volleyball
Soccer
Football
Basketball
Tennis
Boys sports (misc.) Men of Strength Club
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
School mascot Clerk
School colors Purple and White
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: Special education coordinator
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
World languages spoken by staff (misc.) Americ

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
Transportation options (misc.) 52, 53, 54 (14th Street Line), 63 (Takoma-Petworth Line), 64 (Fort Totten-Petworth Line), 90, 92, 93 (U Street-Garfield Line), 96 (East Capitol Street-Cardozo Line), X3 (Benning Road-Potomac Park Line), DC Circulator (Woodley Park-Adams Morgan-McPherson Square Metro)
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

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