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Burrville Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 368 students

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Posted May 11, 2013

Burrville has made a dramatic change in the last two years under Principal Roper. I have three children and I have been a Burrville parent for over 6 years. I can honestly say that Principal Roper treats every student like they are her own children. Everyone calls the children "Scholars" and they talk about going to college. My 3rd grader talks about his data and reaching his academic goals. Its great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2012

The school is awful so is the new principal. Last school year half of the staff starting quitting in the middle of the school year. This school year hardly none of the old teachers returned. Also if you have any concerns and try to talk to the principal Ms. Roper she will give you the run around she'll tell you to go speak to her side kick Ms. Raynor and she'll do the same. The only way to get results is to go over both of their heads and call the school board. Please stay away from this schol.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2011

Although the the school is one of the best schools in DC, they have (DCPS) removed the historical legacy successive principals last week.....with no communication with parents! Amazing... The school is great now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2009

My child has attended Burrville for the first time this past school year (PS). I must say he's learned a lot in a year. Keep up the great work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2008

The Montessori program is very well organized and my child is continuing to blossom under the guidance of her teacher, Ms. Underwood. This unique style of educating children has proven to be successful for my 4 year old kindergartner who has been reading since she was 3 years old.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2008

Burrville is the best school for a child to attend as they begin their educational journey. The teachers are dedicated and the children are enthusiatic about learning.


Posted December 6, 2007

Burrville is a good school, I love sending my kids there, they really care about the kids, and they operate as a family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2007

I am a 26 year old former Burrville student and my daughter is currently attending Burrville. My son will be joining her in the fall. I have nothing but praise for Burrville School and my daughter's teacher. She has shown remarkable progress in the one year that she's been enrolled there and is advanced for beyond most 3 year olds that I know. My child is in the Montessori program and takes Spanish and computer classes. Burrville has a solid reputation as an excellent school and has even been selected to introduce the International Baccalaureate curriculum, they have also been selected to participate in the Chinese teacher exchange program. Participation in such prestigious programs isn't given to just any 2nd rate school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2007

Burville is a great school. It is very family orienated. The teacher really care and take pleasure in helping children to achieve success.
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Posted March 8, 2007

I use to attend Burrville Elementary school when the principal was Mr Henry. It was an excellent school with great teachers.I am now 26 years old and my daughter now attends Burville. Although they have some good teachers they don't have available all the resources in place to ensure everyone's success. A school should have tutoring, extra curricular activities for all grades, foreign language teachers, etc. Instead they just have the basic curriculum and nothing in play to expand and motivate children throughout the whole learning process. I must say i'm very disappointed in Burrville these days. It would be nice if the money that's allotted for each child be spent on them to ensure a productive and promising future for the children or at least a foundation.
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Posted December 20, 2005

Burrville is an excellent school that truly cares about the 'whole' studentand their families. All of my children and their children have come through Burrville and gone on to do great things. It's just big enough to offer children the best in education and just small enough where 'everybody knows your name'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2003

This school is excellent, my daughters first year in Pre-K, they have many events to include both parents and students. I am very pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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24%

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27%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 52% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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45%

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32%

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54%

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45%
Writing

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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20%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
49%
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.

135 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2011.

135 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 35% in 2011.

49 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
49%
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 Students18%
Black, non-Hispanic18%
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White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Students27%
Black, non-Hispanic27%
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Economically disadvantaged27%
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 Students24%
Black, non-Hispanic24%
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Economically disadvantaged24%
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Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Students45%
Black, non-Hispanic45%
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White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Writing

All Students60%
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-Hispanic47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Students42%
Black, non-Hispanic42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Science

All Students20%
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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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 99% 1%
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 62%N/AN/A
Special education 11%N/A13%
English learners 1%N/A7%
Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education, 2011-2012

Attendance

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

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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
School facilities
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Science club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Dance club: Glee Club
  • Drama club

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
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
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
Clubs
  • Girls on the run
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:15 am
School end time
  • 3:15pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Tui Roper
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (202) 724-5578

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Common Core State Standards
  • Core knowledge
  • Montessori
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Foreign languages
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Science
  • Service learning
  • Technology
  • Visual arts
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
  • W4 (Deanwood - Anacostia), U8 (Capitol/Benning Heights), U4 (Minnesota Ave), U5, U6 (Mayfair/Marshall Heights)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Tabernacle Baptist Church
  • Capital Fitness and Health Education
  • Contee A.M.E. Zion Church
  • Washington Performing Arts Society
  • Life Pieces to Master Pieces
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Track

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Boy scouts
  • Dance club: Glee Club
  • Drama club
  • Girls on the run
  • Science club
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