School Details

Anacostia High School

1601 16th St. SE, Washington, DC 20020
(202) 698-2155
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 828 students 12 students/teacher (DC avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

19%
45%
20%
45%
14%
34%

District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC-CAS)

In 2011-2012 Washington, D.C. used the District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC-CAS) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8 and 10. In 2010-2011 students were tested in science in grades 5, 8 and high school. The DC-CAS is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the District of Columbia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • District of Columbia Public Schools average
  • Washington, DC state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Anacostia High School is a public high school in Washington. The principal of Anacostia High School is Ian Roberts, who can be contacted at Ian.Roberts@dc.gov. 828 children attend Anacostia High School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 0% of the Anacostia High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 76% of the 828 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Anacostia High School is 12:1. Cesar Chavez PCS - Capitol Hill is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 100% 75%
Hispanic 0.5% 13%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.07%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Multiracial 0% %
Asian 0% %
White, non-Hispanic 0% 9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76% 70%
Limited English proficiency 0% 9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    I'm a recent graduate of Anacostia (2012) I went on to study at Virginia Commonwealth University's School of Social Work (Ranked #11 in the nation #4 in VA) with a minor in Political Science. I attended Anacostia my entire high school career and it has a huge impact on who I am today. I am not alone I can account for many of my peers older and younger who've went on to go college and actually stay. The parents and disloyal alumni below no nothing about the new Anacostia its staff and our principal. The staff helped me through hard times they were not there just as academic support but also emotional support and I am not alone. They deal everyday with students who come to school uninterested in learning. Students who main focus are being known even if it means havoc. These same individuals were my friends. 1) Before you judge the school look at your child they're not that angel you want to believe they are 2) go meet the staff get involved don't take for truth everything you see on the news and hear around town. Alumni kick rocks you left and never came back you know nothing of the new Anacostia its staff or its students. I'm proud Indian There is so much more to say.

  • (1 year ago)

    I enrolled my child in this school and its a Month later and I will be enrolling het OUT!First I would like to say that thr school has been fixed up nice. It actually looked nice and clean in there. The Teachers do try to teach my child have nothing but good things to say about herTeachers. The students totally disrespect the teachers. Kids bring in Mace and gods know what's else. Its always a fight or police (a lot) after school. I reallly wanted to like the school and have my child attend but I fear for her safety in this school and coming out of this school. I don't know what can be done maybe they could get police to walk around school all day(its a mad house).

  • (1 year ago)

    I am an an alumnus of AHS class of 1965. Our school was one of the best academic High Schools in Washington. We had National Merit winners Westington House Scholars service academy appointees many college scholarship winners. I was in the honors track and received a scholarship for my BA and MA. I also have a doctorate. Many of my classmates are professionals and have achieved much in life. I am so saddened by the decline and failure of my beloved alma mater. I am the Senior Fellow for Ethics and Public Policy for the National Clergy Council Washingtom D. C.

  • (1 year ago)

    i hate this school they need to get shut down because of poor behavior and loud running up and doen the steps its so nasty spit on the walls bugs every were

  • (2 years ago)

    THIS SCHOOL IS AWFUL I WENT TODAY TO WITHDRAWAL MY SON WITH A FRIEND AND HE WAS ATTACKED MY THE PRINCIPAL FOR NOTHING SCHOOL HASNT EVEN STARTED AND THIS MAN WHOS NAME I DONT EVEN KNOW DONT WANT TO KNOW WANTS MY CHILD TO STAY THERE I DONT THINK SO WITH A PRINCIPAL ACTING LIKE THAT I DONT WANT HIM AROUND MY CHILD OR ANYONE ELSES. O AND LET ME NOT FORGET HE PULLED OUT SOME TEETH GUARDS OUT OF HIS POCKETS AND TOLD MY FRIEND HE'LL BEAT HIS A_ _! REAL LOUD OUTSIDE OF THE SCHOOL O YES HE FOLLOWED US ALL THIS BECAUSE I WANTED TO WITHDRAWL MY SON SMH SAD.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have had three children in Anacostia two of which have graduated. The third is a bit of a challenge. Unless your child is pretty compliant and can always go with the flow they will be ok. But if they have any behavorial difficulties or learning styles that do not go along with the cookie cutter program this may not be the school for your child. I think that our children should be given more options when it comes to the way they learn and not just get swept under the rug or put out if they have issues. And...considering every child will not attend college offer at least 1 or 2 vocations in the school. Maybe that's too much to ask with all the budget cuts. There's gotta be a solution to help our children.

  • (4 years ago)

    Applying the new with the old make no sense to for this school structure. Eliminate and reprogram some of the structure within the school we lead to an successful overcome. But sending a brand new person as a principal who does not acknowledge the culture within the school make it very difficult for him to do his job but also make it difficult for the kids at this school to comprehend the message he is trying to bring across. Anacostia needs to start at the begining which is the head get someone who willing to deal with the kids show some type of compassion and trying to understand some of the following kids background. Eighty percent of the students of Anacostia comes from unique background and they need a staff who is qualified to deal with the most unusally circumstances. Not getting rid of them but show them a better way.

  • (5 years ago)

    This place is like a prison. Excuse me prisons have less guards.

  • (5 years ago)

    Anacostia has a vast need for a stronger principal and leadership team as well some long-standing teachers who are willing to be team players. We need a partner that can offer our students a vocational track with various certified positions that they can obtain along with their high school dipolma. Most of all we need our parents to be more actively involved.

  • (7 years ago)

    At Anacostia SHS the glass is 'half full not half empty' as our principal always says. The school is headed in the right direction one of many indicators is that our graduation rate has increased. The staff is focused on teaching and learning not the negative press that is often in the news. Anacostia SHS is an excellent place to teach and a great environment to work.

  • (7 years ago)

    Anacostia Senior High School is extolling itself as 'excellence across the river'. It is truly showing those signs. The teaching staff has more Ph.D.'s than my college did and the quality of instruction is rising with the staff. The new principal is energetic and enthusiastic. I think they are turning the corner and will be soon recognized as one of the better DC High Schools.

  • (9 years ago)

    Im a Former Student at this school and i feel the parents need to get more involved in what goes on at the school. They have numerous programs for students to get involved in like 'It's Academic (Which i was apart of) Football Basketball Baseball Track and Field Chess club and etc. Even the alumni we need to help some of these misleading children.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school does not have the time it takes to care for each individucal student. There are so many students that enter this school that require special needs that are not being met. Those individuals are being overlooked and passed on. My suggestion is to have your child placed in a charter or private school.

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