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E.L. Haynes PCS - Kansas Avenue (PK-3, High School)

Charter | PK-3, 9-10 | 554 students

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2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted April 2, 2014

I absolutely LOVE Haynes!! My child has been at Haynes for 4 years now; since the 1st grade and she will graduate from Haynes when she is a HS senior. A big Thank You to all staff, parents and students for making this school as awesome as it is!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2014

We are enjoying PK3 at Haynes and look forward to next year. I wish there was more emphasis on language, currently they have Spanish twice a week, but other than that we are very happy. We may venture to private school for Middle and/or High School but to be able to get 7 years of good free elementary education is very encouraging.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2014

I dont want to discredit EL Haynes and the amazing staff there... I only chose to write a review for this school because I think there are some things that parents should be clear on before choosing this school. My child has attended E.L. Haynes for PK3 and PK4 2012-2014. My child's first year was great! He excelled quickly and reached new milestones early even. However upon the second year, I felt the effects of having a mixed PK3 and PK4 classroom. I dont feel like my child had the same progression educationally as the previous year. Students attending PK3 are allowed to enroll as long as they turn 3 by September - and of course PK4 with children approaching 5. I find it difficult to be able to teach ALL children on each individual academic level (as they say they do) with ONE certified teacher and 2 aids in the classroom and children whom are 2 mixed with those who are 4-5. In my opinion that gap between age is too broad to group them together under the same curriculum umbrella. In my opinion the school is out entirely too much during the year (for staff development days) in addition to "intersessions".
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2013

E. L. Haynes is an outstanding school. The leadership, teachers, and support staff all work from the focal point of what is best for the student. They have teachers who are implementing cutting edge evidenced based techniques and strategies in their classrooms that keep students engaged, require students to think critically, self reflect, and take shared ownership over their learning process. My child is eager to get to Haynes everyday to BE KIND, WORK HARD and GET SMART!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2012

Although our local elementary school is a "10" according to this ranking, we desperately wanted (and miraculously got) a spot for our child to attend Haynes. We couldn't be happier. The teachers are tireless, working so each child gets what they need. We have one child who is not up to the standards and one who is above them, and both of them get the individualized support they need. The physical plant of the building is lovey, and the expansion and renovation of the outside area is going to make this a gem of a place competing with the private schools in the area. I wish class sizes were smaller (22-24 now) but there are aides in each class. The founder/principal is an impressive person who remains committed to innovation and excellence. I hope we can stay here through high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2011

Amazing teacher/student ratio and dedicated staff make this the best school in the district by far!! Their test scores are above the district average and I have heard nothing but praise from other parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2011

The school provides outstanding teacher for every student, every year. Thay have extensive educational programming outside of school hours, they really go above and beyond.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2011

The quality of education is far and away the best DC has to offer. I was so happy the day my daughter got in as I knew she was going to get the absolute best teachers and school there was.
—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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

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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 45% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92 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 43% in 2011.

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The state average for Reading was 44% in 2011.

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The state average for Science was 35% in 2011.

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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

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 45% in 2011.

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The state average for Math was 52% in 2011.

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The state average for Reading was 48% in 2011.

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The state average for Science was 41% in 2011.

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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 Students38%
Black, non-Hispanic23%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Black, non-Hispanic53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
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 Students60%
Black, non-Hispanic56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Black, non-Hispanic57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a

Writing

All Students67%
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

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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 52% 1%
Hispanic 33% N/A
White 10% 1%
Two or more races 4% 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 67%N/AN/A
Special education 19%N/A13%
English learners 9%N/A7%
Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(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 Arabic languages
Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Tier One Status: DC Public Charter School (2013)
  • Tier One Status: DC Public Charter School Board (2012)
  • CityBridge Foundation's Strong Schools Award (2011)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Gardening
  • Robotics club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Arabic languages
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Arabic languages
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Arabic languages
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Gardening
  • Girls on the run

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:30
School end time
  • 3:30
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Jennifer C. Niles
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Is there an application process?
  • Yes

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Hybrid
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Arabic languages
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Arabic languages
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(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
  • Arabic languages
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Gardening
  • Girls on the run
  • Robotics club
  • Student council/government
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
School colors
  • blue, green and yellow
School leaders can update this information here.

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College presentations or information sessions
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
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4501 Kansas Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20011
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Phone: (202) 706-5828

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