We are a data-driven school, which means that teachers use information about student performance to improve their instruction and to meet the needs of every child.

 

Janine Gomez
Former Lower School Principal

Results

2016 PARCC Results

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Beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) became the testing standard for Washington, D.C.

Our High School has been a Tier 1 School since 2013. The Lower and Middle schools received Tier 2 status in the past year and each saw a 10% percentage point increase on their Performance Management Framework in 2016.

At the High School, 56.7% of students were approaching college and career ready and above in ELA and 43.3% in mathematics.

At the Middle School, 58.3% of students were approaching college and career ready and above in ELA and 45.3% in mathematics.

At the Lower School, 46.5% of students were approaching college and career ready and above in ELA and 59.4% in mathematics. Only 3rd and 4th graders are tested at the Lower School.

 

Capital City’s PCSB School Performance Reports for 2016 are available to download:

 

To view our most recent report cards from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), along with the report cards of other schools in D.C., click here.

 

Other Measures of Success

  • Average daily attendance of students exceeded 91% during 2015-2016 school year
  • Our four-year graduation rate in 2016 was 77.9%. The average four-year graduation rate in DC is 69.2%.
  • 100% of courses are taught by Highly Qualified Teachers.
  • Since our first graduating class in 2012, 100% of all graduating seniors have been accepted to college.  We have had a Posse scholar in every graduating class since 2012. In 2016, we had two Posse scholars, a Trachtenberg Scholar, a DC Milken Scholar, and a Conway Scholar.