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Music None
Performing & written arts Dance
Media arts None
Visual arts Painting
World languages taught Spanish
Academic themes / Areas of focus Mathematics
Arts (all)
Academic themes / Areas of focus (misc.) Bilingual, Special Education Focus
Instructional / curriculum models used Gifted / High performing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered Yes
Bi-lingual or language immersion languages Spanish
Special schedule Extended / longer school day
Early childhood program offered Yes
Early childhood starting age 3 years old


Extra learning resources Remediation
Extra learning resources (misc.) Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Level of ESL/ELL programming Intensive - school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of the population
Level of special education programming Intensive - school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Autism
Speech and language impairments
Specific learning disabilities
Orthopedic impairments
Multiple disabilities
Facilities Sports Fields
Art room
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Internet access
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Outdoor learning lab
Science lab

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Student diversity

  This school State average
Black 52% 1%
Hispanic 41% 13%
Two or more races 3% 57%
White 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
English learners 30% 7%
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 52% 61%
Special education 15% 13%
Female 52% 50%
Male 48% 50%
Source: See notes


Girls sports Basketball
Boys sports Basketball
Clubs Gardening
Student newspaper
Step team
Game club
Girls on the Run
Extended care / Extended programs After
After school end time 6:00 PM


Dress code Uniforms
Parent involvement Join PTO / PTA
School mascot Bear
School colors Navy Blue and White
Students typically continue on to these schools MacFarland Middle School


Academic award First DCPS Team Award for Student Achievement
Year received 2007
Academic award DCPS Team Award for Student Achievement
Year received 2009


Staff Assistant principal
Computer specialist
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Librarian / media specialist
Math specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Reading specialist
School psychologist
School social worker / counselor
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Teacher aide / assistant teacher

Highly qualified teachers

Subject Percent of classes taught by highly qualified teachers State average
All subjects 53% 77%
Source: See notes

Teacher characteristics

  This school State average
Teachers with a valid license 74% 80%
Source: See notes


Transportation options Transportation provided for special education students
Transportation options (misc.) 62 (Takoma - Georgia Ave/Petworth Station), 63 (Takoma - Federal Triangle), 60, 64 (Federal Triangle - Fort Totten), 70 (9th & Maine St - Silver Spring Station), 71 (Buzzard Point - Silver Spring), 79 ( Archives - Silver Spring Station)
School-run shuttle from nearby metro and bus stops No
Partner American Solar Energy Society
  Martha's Table
  Bonneville Environmental Foundation
  Heart of America
  DC Boys Choir


Application or enrollment process Yes


Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012
Students by group NCES, 2011-2012
  Office of the State Superintendent of Education, 2011-2012
Highly qualified teachers DCPS, 2009-2010
Teacher characteristics DCPS, 2009-2010