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H.D. Cooke Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 388 students

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2011:
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Posted October 30, 2013

H.D.Cooke is not serious about educated their student please home school before you make this mistake
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2012

My daughter is in her second year at HD Cooke. She's in PreK now and absolutely loves it! She has made a lot of wonderful friends. Her teachers are very attentive, involved, and dedicated. They are all genuinely excited about the children and their learning experience. The school has lots of events, and strives to create a strong healthy community among the parents and teachers. Love love love the new LEED certified building! Areas of improvement: Parents could be more involved and communication and involvement of the upper level staff could be improved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2011

What really impressed me most about this school is the candor and can-do attitude of the staff, along with tremendously engaged teachers who really care for the children. My son went here last year for PreK and had a fantastic experience. Why? The teachers, aids, heck, even Mr. Broadtree, the janitor demonstrated pride in their work and reach out to families, regardless. Special shout out to Ms. Miller + Ms. Vives!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2011

I AM A FORMER PARENT RATING HD.COOKE IS A GREAT SCHOOL BUT THE PRINCIPAL IS SO UNPROFFESIONAL UNPLEASENT AND TALK.LIKE SHE IS A HOOD GIRL... OTHER THAN PRINCIPAL ALL STAFF ARE GREAT.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2010

H.D. Cooke is an up and coming school. Just moved into a totally rehabbed beautiful, LEED certified building. Lots of energy in the neighborhood around this school. One of the 4 IB elementary schools in DC. Dynamic principal, great facility, warm and caring teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 43% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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22%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
21%
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

The state average for Math was 58% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 52% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
41%
Writing

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%
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

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
33%
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

The state average for Math was 43% in 2011.

124 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2011.

120 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 35% in 2011.

40 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
33%
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 Students22%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Students22%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a
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 Students31%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Students31%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Writing

All Students18%
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 Students47%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Science

All Students41%
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 "Focus".

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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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).

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 63% N/A
Black 28% 1%
White 4% 1%
Asian 3% N/A
Two or more races N/A 57%
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 56%N/AN/A
Special education 9%N/A13%
English learners 42%N/A7%
Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education, 2011-2012

Attendance

  This school District averageState average
All Students 98%N/AN/A
Asian/Pacific Islander 99%N/AN/A
Black, not Hispanic 97%N/AN/A
Hispanic 98%N/AN/A
White, not Hispanic 100%N/AN/A
Economically disadvantaged 98%N/AN/A
Students with disabilities 98%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 99%N/AN/A
Source: DCPS, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students None
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • IB Candidate School (2008)
  • IB World School Authorization (2011)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Outdoor learning lab
Clubs
  • Recycling club

Arts & music

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

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
Clubs
  • Girls on the run

Gifted & talented

College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00am
School end time
  • 3:30pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Kathleen Black
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
  • 4 years old
Fax number
  • (202) 671-2757

Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
Transportation options
  • 42 (Metro Center - Mt Pleasant), 43 (Farragut Square - Mt Pleasant), S1, S2, S4, S9 (16th & Colorado/16th & Eastern/SIlver Spring - McPherson Sq/Federal Triangle), DC98 (Woodley Park/Adams Morgan), 90, 92, 93, 96 (Ellington Bridge/McLean Gardens - Anacostia Metro/Congress Heights Station/Stadium Armory), L2 (McPherson Square), X3 (Minnesota Ave), H2, H3, H4, H8 (Brookland Station/Rhode Island Ave - Van Ness UDC/Tenleytown/Tenley Circle), H8 (Mt Pleasant), 52, 53, 54 (Takoma - L'Enfant Plaza/McPherson Sq.)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Skiing
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Poetry

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Boy scouts
  • Girl scouts
  • Girls on the run
  • Recycling club
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
School colors
  • Blue and White
School mascot
  • Bull
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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Columbia Heights Educational Campus
Deal Middle School
College preparation / awareness offered
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2525 17th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
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Phone: (202) 939-5390

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