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Cleveland Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 301 students

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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Posted October 7, 2013

I'm so pleased with the achievements of my son. Thanks to the teachers and guidance he receives at school, his academic level is of an advance grade. WELL DONE CLEVELAND!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2013

A great school. The staff all get to know the students and families on an individual level. Excellent teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2013

Cleveland has a very well recognized bi-lingual program. When we enrolled our 3 year old 2 years ago we were told he'd be fluent in spanish by the beginning of his entry into first grade and it has come to fruition. The staff is attentive and accurately keeps us abreast of our child's progress. My only wish is that other programs around the city could use what Principal Mair has constructed as a model for all elementary schools in the city.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2012

Based upon an earlier reviewer, I thought I would just pick up the telephone and get some background on the school. And best of all, I got answers! I found the staff to be extremely helpful and personable. I pay a LOT of money for day care, and I could hold my breath and turn blue waiting to get someone on the phone or a call back. Just based upon this initial conversation, my experience was a big positive.


Posted March 13, 2012

The school is not what I thought it was. The staff constantly yells/barks at the children, in all grade levels-PreS-5th grades, to shut up, sit down, come here, etc. They are not allowed to talk in the restaurant. The Home School Association needs work and a audit of the funds. The school is segregated -bilingual track verses English track. Problem children are moved out of classrooms when a tour is going on so that prospective parents won t see them in action. Teacher moral is down and it shows. There have been a few fights this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2011

This school has a strong principal that really loves the school. The teaching staff is consistant and committed to teaching. I love that the some of the same teachers that taught my older son who is now at an excellent public high school in the District are the same teachers that are teaching my youngest son. I also love the special education staff that are committed to what is best for the child and not arguing with the parent like my past experience at another DC Public School. This school is simply excellent and has been a wondeful school choice for two of my children. They are committed to providing an excellent education and they truly love and are committed to meet the needs of each student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2011

I have an third grader and Kgn in the Bi-Lang program. The teacher quality is great they actually care and love their job of teaching. As a involved parent in my children education they are not intimidated but welcome it and we work together for the "common good" which is my children education
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2010

I am researching elementary schools for my child. I have called numerous schools, including a few of the more well known public and charter schools in DC. While I cannot yet speak to teacher quality and academic programs, I can say it is the only school where the assistant principal called me back one day after I left a message, and arranged for a parent of a child in the school to call me the following day. At other schools I was told to monitor their webs site for notice of an open house and in some cases the person answering the phone was less than polite. Cleveland does not have a website but if they are willing to give a non-parent a bit of time and attention, it leads me to believe that they are doing the same, if not more, for current parents and children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2008

I am a new parent of a first grader and my daughter is in Head Start at Cleveland. So far I am happy of the caring, responsible staff also the enviornment is wonderful w/ the 2 computer labs, library, music room, and gym
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2008

I am a parent of a kindergarten and very pleased with the out come of my childs learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

I am a parent of a first grader at Cleveland Elementary school and I rate the school a 9 out of 10. I am very pleased with the teachers and leaders of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

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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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 52% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
43%
Writing

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%
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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2011.

107 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 35% in 2011.

35 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
96%
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 Students53%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
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 Students82%
Black, non-Hispanic85%
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Black, non-Hispanic74%
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Writing

All Students77%
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 Students68%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Science

All Students54%
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 "Rising".

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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

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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
Black 67% 1%
Hispanic 29% 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 9%N/A13%
English learners 24%N/A7%
Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education, 2011-2012

Attendance

  This school District averageState average
All Students 96%N/AN/A
Black, not Hispanic 96%N/AN/A
Hispanic 97%N/AN/A
White, not Hispanic 97%N/AN/A
Economically disadvantaged 96%N/AN/A
Students with disabilities 96%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 97%N/AN/A
Source: DCPS, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

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

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Drama club
  • Step team
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
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
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
Clubs
  • Cooking club
  • Gardening
  • Step team

Gifted & talented

Clubs
  • Debate
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:40am
School end time
  • 3:15pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Dawn Feltman
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (202) 673-6461

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Direct instruction
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities
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
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Transportation options
  • 70 (9th & Maine St - Silver Spring Station), 71 (Buzzard Point - Silver Spring Station) 79 (Archives - Silver Spring Station), 90, 92 (Anacostia Metro/Congress Heights - Ellington Bridge), 96 (Capitol Heights Station - McLean Gardens), X3 (McLean Gardens - Minnesota Ave), G8 (Avondale - Farragut Sq.), 63, 64 (Federal Triangle - Takoma Station/Fort Totten), G2 (Howard University - Georgetown University), DC Circulator
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • McDonald's
  • United States Tennis Association
  • Heart of America
  • American Airlines
  • New Bethel Baptist Church
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Table Tennis/Step Team
  • Tennis
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Table Tennis/Step Team
  • Tennis

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Boy scouts
  • Challenger 10
  • Chess club
  • Cooking club
  • Cub scouts
  • Debate
  • Drama club
  • Gardening
  • GeoPlunger
  • Science club
  • Step team
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Young Gentlemen/Young Ladies
School leaders can update this information here.

Photos

School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
School colors
  • Navy blue, white
School mascot
  • Lion
School leaders can update this information here.
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1825 8th St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
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Phone: (202) 939-4380

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