Student diversity

  This school State average
Hispanic 45% 13%
White 27% 1%
Black 19% 1%
Two or more races 5% 57%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
English learners 27% 7%
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 33% 61%
Female 44% 50%
Male 56% 50%
Source: See notes

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Music None
Performing & written arts None
Media arts None
Visual arts Drawing / Sketching
World languages taught Spanish
Academic themes / Areas of focus Environmental
Foreign languages
Multiculturalism / Global
Instructional / curriculum models used Project-based
Instructional / curriculum models used (misc.) Expeditionary Learning
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered Yes
Bi-lingual or language immersion languages Spanish
Early childhood program offered Yes
Early childhood starting age 3 years old


Level of ESL/ELL programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of special education programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Facilities Access to farm or natural area
Sports Fields
Art room
Garden / Greenhouse
Internet access
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Performance stage


Girls sports Soccer
Boys sports Soccer
Clubs None
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After school end time 6:30 PM
Before school start time 7:30 AM


Community service award Ashoka Changemaker School
Year received 2013
Academic award U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School
Year received 2013


Dress code Uniforms
Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Bullying / cyber bullying policy Yes


Staff Art teacher
Cooking / nutrition teacher
Gardening teacher
Instructional aide / coach
Music teacher
PE instructor
Reading specialist
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
World languages spoken by staff Mandarin
World languages spoken by staff (misc.) Portuguese, Bengali


Transportation options None
School-run shuttle from nearby metro and bus stops No
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner City Blossoms
Partner website
Partner Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library
Partner website
Partner Meridian Hill Pictures
Partner website
Partner DC Greens
Partner website
Partner Rock Creek Park
Partner website


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Application or enrollment process Yes
Type of application deadline Contact the school / Multiple deadlines
Application deadline 03/15/2013
# of applications received 1200
For the year 2013-2014
# of students accepted 30
For the year 2013-2014


Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012
Students by group NCES, 2011-2012