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Music Choir / Chorus
Performing & written arts Drama
World languages taught Spanish
Academic themes / Areas of focus Foreign languages
Academic themes / Areas of focus (misc.) Dual Language
Instructional / curriculum models used Core Knowledge
Instructional / curriculum models used (misc.) Tools of the Mind
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


Extra learning resources Mentoring
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 Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Speech and language impairments
Facilities Sports Fields
Art room
Audiovisual aids
Computer lab
Internet access
Music room
Outdoor learning lab
Parent center
Performance stage
Garden / Greenhouse

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Student diversity

  This school State average
Hispanic 74% 13%
White 10% 1%
Black 8% 1%
Asian 7% n/a
Two or more races 1% 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 59% 7%
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 75% 61%
Special education 11% 13%
Female 49% 50%
Male 51% 50%
Source: See notes


Girls sports Soccer
Boys sports Soccer
Girls sports (misc.) Girls on the Run
Clubs Chess club
Girls on the Run
Drama club
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After school end time 6:00 PM
Before school start time 7:00 AM


Dress code None
Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Bullying / cyber bullying policy Yes
School mascot Bengal
School colors Blue, gold
Students typically continue on to these schools Deal MS
  Lincoln EC


Academic award TEAM - Together Everyone Achieves More
Year received 2009
Academic award TEAM - Together Everyone Achieves More
Year received 2010


Staff Assistant principal
Art teacher
Computer specialist
Gardening teacher
Instructional aide / coach
Librarian / media specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker / counselor
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
World languages spoken by staff Spanish
World languages spoken by staff (misc.) Vietnamese

Highly qualified teachers

Subject Percent of classes taught by highly qualified teachers State average
All subjects 64% 77%
Source: See notes

Teacher characteristics

  This school State average
Teachers with a valid license 91% 80%
Source: See notes


Transportation options Transportation provided for special education students
Transportation options (misc.) H3 (Brookland - Tenley Circle), H4 (Brookland - Tenleytown), H8 (Rhode Island Ave - Mount Pleasant), S1, S2, S9 (16th & Colorado - McPherson Square), S4 (Silver Spring - Federal Triangle), 42 (Metro Center - Mt Pleasant), H2 (Van Ness UDC - Brookland), 52, 53, 54 (L'Enfant Plaza, McPherson Square)
School-run shuttle from nearby metro and bus stops No
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner FBI
  Archaeology in the Community
  Young Playwrights Theatre


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Application or enrollment process Yes
Type of application deadline Contact the school / Multiple deadlines
# of applications received 870
For the year 2012-2013
# of students accepted 470
For the year 2012-2013


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