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Most Ward 6 Charter Schools Are Exceeding City Standards

by George Altshuler November 14, 2014 at 2:10 pm 0

Richard Wright PCS for Journalism and Media Arts (Photo via Google Maps)

Local public charter schools are meeting and exceeding city standards, according to annual school quality ratings released today (Friday) by the D.C. Public Charter School Board.

Four out of seven Ward 6 charter schools received a Tier 1 rating of “high performing.”

“This is tremendous news and it is evidence that charter school quality is continuing to grow,” Mayor Vincent Gray said in a statement.

Here’s how the schools placed:

High-Performing (Tier 1) Schools

Center City Public Charter Schools – Shaw (711 N St. NW): 68.8 percent in 2014. Tier 2 in 2011, 2012 and 2013

Friendship Public Charter School – Chamberlain (1345 Potomac Ave. SE): 77.1 percent in 2014. Tier 1 in 2013, Tier 2 in 2011 and 2012

KIPP DC – WILL Academy (421 P St. NW): 73.2 percent in 2014. Tier 1 in 2011, 2012 and 2013

Two Rivers Public Charter School (1227 4th St. NE): 67.7 percent in 2014. Tier 1 in 2011, 2012 and 2013

Mid-Performing ( Tier 2) Schools:

  • Center City Public Charter Schools – Capitol Hill (1503 E. Capitol St. SE): 43.5 percent in 2014. Tier 2 in 2011, 2012 and 2013
  • Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools for Public Policy (709 12th St. SE): 57.2 percent in 2014. Tier 2 in 2011, 2012 and 2013
  • Richard Wright School for Journalism and Media Arts Public Charter School (770 M St. SE): 48 percent in 2014. Tier 2 in 2012. Other data not available

The rankings account for students’ math and reading skills, college preparation and other performance metrics, the board’s statement said.

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