Compare PARCC Scores for Ward 6

A Look at the 2015 and 2016 Comparisons by School

J.O. Wilson Elementary School. Photo: Christine Rushton

About a quarter of students in DC met or exceeded standards for college or career readiness in the 2015-2016 school year, according to the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test report released Aug. 30.

In its second year, the test showed some gains, but also that roughly 75 percent of DC’s students don’t meet college or career levels in math and English, by the test’s standards. The District-wide average for proficient math scores in 2015-2016 came to 25 percent, and English language arts/literacy to 27 percent.

DC committed to the challenging PARCC test in the 2014-2015 school year knowing fully that the scores may take time to improve, said DC Council Education Committee Chair David Grosso in a statement.

“Data gathered through PARCC builds from year to year so that our educators and school leaders can identify both positive and negative trends,” Grosso said. “This year’s results, for example, show that we are not doing enough to lift up students with disabilities or English language learners.”

He said he hopes that the data gathered in the coming years and building an understanding of where gaps fall in DC’s education programs will help the District improve. Whether it’s a charter school, traditional public school or other program, he said he wants to push innovation in learning.

Seven states administer the PARCC test to students in grades 3 through 11.

The results came amid a transition period for DC Public Schools — Chancellor Kaya Henderson plans to step down from her position on Oct. 1. DC Mayor Muriel Bowser has started conducting public meetings to discuss options for her replacement.

Henderson did speak at the announcement of the latest scores, though, and said the scores are in “no way sufficient” yet.

"If you're a crow, you think you're flying high because you're in a barnyard full of turkeys. But there are eagles that are soaring way above, and that's where we need to get to,” she said. “Even the progress that we're making, we've got to shoot even higher for what we want our kids to accomplish."

Here is a comparison of Ward 6’s PARCC scores in 2016 and in 2015 (in alphabetical order). The percentages show the number of students at each school that met or exceeded standards.

Elementary Schools

Amidon-Bowen Elementary School

  • English Language Arts/Literacy: 2016 — 9%, 2015 — 1.5%
  • Math: 2016 — 12%, 2015 — 5.3%

Brent Elementary School

  • English Language Arts/Literacy: 2016 — 61%, 2015 — 68.2%
  • Math: 2016 — 61%, 2015 — 57%

Capitol Hill Montessori at Logan

  • English Language Arts/Literacy: 2016 — 35%, 2015 — 37.3%
  • Math: 2016 — 34%, 2015 — 20.3%

Center City PCS — Capitol Hill

  • English Language Arts/Literacy: 2016 — 10%, 2015 — 8.2%
  • Math: 2016 — 13%, 2015 — 6.8%

Center City PCS — Shaw

  • English Language Arts/Literacy: 2016 — 25%, 2015 — 16.9%
  • Math: 2016 — 29%, 2015 — 20.4%

Cesar Chavez PCS for Public Policy

  • English Language Arts/Literacy: 2016 — 22%, 2015 — 30.7%
  • Math: 2016 — 0%, 2015 — 0%

Friendship PCS — Chamberlain Elementary

  • English Language Arts/Literacy: 2016 — 23%, 2015 — 5.5%
  • Math: 2016 — 38%, 2015 — 23.3%

J.O. Wilson Elementary School

  • English Language Arts/Literacy: 2016 — 24%, 2015 — 22.6%
  • Math: 2016 — 35%, 2015 — 33.8%

KIPP DC — Lead Academy PCS

  • English Language Arts/Literacy: 2016 — 41%, 2015 — 40.2%
  • Math: 2016 — 64%, 2015 — 69.6%

Ludlow-Taylor Elementary School

  • English Language Arts/Literacy: 2016 — 42%, 2015 — 25.3%
  • Math: 2016 — 40%, 2015 — 40.5%

Maury Elementary School

  • English Language Arts/Literacy: 2016 — 44%, 2015 — 44.4%
  • Math: 2016 — 44%, 2015 — 43.6%

Miner Elementary School

  • English Language Arts/Literacy: 2016 — 9%, 2015 — 10.1%
  • Math: 2016 — 24%, 2015 — 20.5%

Monument Academy PCS

  • English Language Arts/Literacy: 2016 — 3%, 2015 — N/A
  • Math: 2016 — 0%, 2015 — N/A

Payne Elementary School

  • English Language Arts/Literacy: 2016 — 8%, 2015 — 7.2%
  • Math: 2016 — 22%, 2015 — 14.4%

School-Within-School at Goding

  • English Language Arts/Literacy: 2016 — 66%, 2015 — 46.2%
  • Math: 2016 — 63%, 2015 — 56.4%

Seaton Elementary School

  • English Language Arts/Literacy: 2016 — 24%, 2015 — 18.2%
  • Math: 2016 — 41%, 2015 — 28.6%

Two Rivers PCS

  • English Language Arts/Literacy: 2016 — 43%, 2015 — 40.9%
  • Math: 2016 — 40%, 2015 — 35.6%

Tyler Elementary School

  • English Language Arts/Literacy: 2016 — 23%, 2015 — 18.4%
  • Math: 2016 — 19%, 2015 — 26.9%

Van Ness Elementary School

  • English Language Arts/Literacy: N/A
  • Math: N/A

Walker-Jones Education Campus

  • English Language Arts/Literacy: 2016 — 8%, 2015 — 9.4%
  • Math: 2016 — 5%, 2015 — 6.2%

Watkins Elementary School

  • English Language Arts/Literacy: 2016 — 30%, 2015 — 34.2%
  • Math: 2016 — 39%, 2015 — 34.8%

Middle Schools

Eliot Hine Middle School

  • English Language Arts/Literacy: 2016 — 9%, 2015 — 5.5%
  • Math: 2016 — 1%, 2015 — 1%

Friendship PCS — Chamberlain Middle School

  • English Language Arts/Literacy: 2016 — 22%, 2015 — 12.8%
  • Math: 2016 — 29%, 2015 — 29%

Jefferson Middle School Academy

  • English Language Arts/Literacy: 2016 — 17%, 2015 — 16.5%
  • Math: 2016 — 16%, 2015 — 9%

KIPP DC — Will Academy PCS

  • English Language Arts/Literacy: 2016 — 27%, 2015 — 26%
  • Math: 2016 — 26%, 2015 — 26.8%

Stuart Hobson Middle School

  • English Language Arts/Literacy: 2016 — 24%, 2015 — 23.7%
  • Math: 2016 — 11%, 2015 — 10.5%

High Schools

Eastern High School

  • English Language Arts/Literacy: 2016 — 18%, 2015 — 10.8%
  • Math: 2016 — 1%, 2015 — 1.6%

Richard Wright PCS for Journalism and Media Arts

  • English Language Arts/Literacy: 2016 — 17%, 2015 — 20%
  • Math: 2016 — 7%, 2015 — 1.7%