School Details

Brent Elementary School

301 North Carolina Avenue Southeast, Washington, DC 20003
(202) 698-3363
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 358 students 12 students/teacher (DC avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

74%
47%
74%
44%

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 2014
  • District of Columbia Public Schools average
  • Washington, DC state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
59%
80%
50%

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 2014
  • District of Columbia Public Schools average
  • Washington, DC state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

40%
53%
73%
54%

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 2014
  • District of Columbia Public Schools average
  • Washington, DC state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Brent Elementary School is a public elementary school in Washington. The principal of Brent Elementary School is Peter Young, who can be contacted at peter.young@dc.gov. 358 children attend Brent Elementary School and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 2% of the Brent Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 12% of the 358 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Brent Elementary School is 12:1. St. Peter School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus

Languages Taught

  • Japanese

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 8% 13%
White, non-Hispanic 64% 9%
Multiracial 5% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
Asian 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 22% 75%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.07%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 12% 53%
Limited English proficiency 2% 9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    This school is fantastic. It seems like every adult in the building knew my son already during his first year there (as a 3 year old) and almost as many knew my daughter who tagged along at pick up and drop off time. After several years and now both kids in school there we love this school. Teachers and parents are enormously engaged in the life of the school. Families participate in special theme nights organized by the school faculty Museum Night Publishing Night Planet Viewing Night Science Night Math Night etc etc. It is just amazing.

  • (1 year ago)

    Brent is a top-notch elementary school with a fantastic principal great teachers and strong parent support system. We feel lucky to be there. My oldest is beginning her fourth year at Brent this fall and my youngest is beginning her second year there. Love it.

  • (2 years ago)

    My son is in the PS 3 program at Brent. We have been incredibly impressed with the teachers staff and leadership of the school. They are genuinely interested in ensuring that each student gets the support they need and has the best possible educational experience. We feel lucky to be at such a great school.

  • (2 years ago)

    I've had 2 children who have attended Brent and we've had a very positive experience overall. Great staff very involved parents and a wonderful nurturing environment.

  • (2 years ago)

    This is a great school with teachers who are incredibly caring and committed to teaching using the latestest information about how students learn. My oldest has been attending Brent for 4 years after starting at PreK 3. We feel incredibly lucky to attend this school!!!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    We feel lucky to be in-bounds for the best school on the Hill. We have not been disappointed with our daughter's experience at Brent. The school is beautiful the teachers are amazing and the parental involvement is incredible.

  • (4 years ago)

    As the parent of a student in Brent's pre-K program I cannot say enough about how the faculty have created a welcoming homey environment and brought out the best in our son developmentally and socially in the 4 months he has been there. Based on our friends' and neighbors' experiences at Brent when it came time for our son to start school we never seriously considered any other option for him and we haven't regretted it.

  • (4 years ago)

    An up and coming school undergoing rapid transformation to meet community needs. Enthusiastic and talented teaching staff with commitment to the future development of the school combined with a very active PTA thay is supporting and accompanying the development of this wonderful school.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love Brent because of the great after school activities and the great teachers!!!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    Brent is the complete package. The staff is top notch - there is not a weak link in the teaching staff. The administration (Dr. Wilhoyte) "gets it" and the school is well run. And most importantly the students form a tight knit community and love to learn. Just visit the school and ask the first two parents you run into . . .

  • (5 years ago)

    Brent Elementary School has come a long ways. There have been many challenges with staffing classroom management and test scores. Since Mrs. Wilhoyt has been the principal the many changes and challenges have had a positive outcome. This is the first year that I can say that I am glad that I decided to keep my cildren enrolled at Brent.

  • (5 years ago)

    Brent is a wonderful school - Highly qualified principal and teachers that care about the children. Every effort is made to ensure children excel in reading skills. MY grandaughter loves the school!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    Brent Elementary is the most challenging and rewarding neighborhood school in Washington.

  • (5 years ago)

    It's a state-of-the-art urban museum magnet school with excellent teachers and staff - a wonderful diverse student body - and a committed parent /teacher / community volunteer organization. Take a look at www.brentelementary.org !

  • (5 years ago)

    Brent Elementary School is not a good school for your child. Since my son has attended (the past two years) they have had numerous staff changes extremely large student to teacher ratios (29-1) and underequipped teachers and staff. The staff are more focused on fundraising and making the school look 'pretty' than they are education. Such a disappointing experience for myself and my son.

  • (6 years ago)

    Brent is a very good scool I have been going there sence 1st grade.The kids are so nice and well behaved i just graduated from 6th grade class of 08.

  • (7 years ago)

    We had considered moving to the 'burbs for a better school system but the quality of this school is allowing us to continue living in the city. Our daughter has gone through the Pre-K3 program and is now in Pre-K4. She has had awesome teachers. We look forward to putting our son in when he is old enough. The new principal is awesome and well respected by the Chancellor. There is a hard-core group of parents committed to raising money and improving the infrastructure which is the one area currently lacking. But this should not obscure the great things going on inside.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son has been a student here since the 1st grade. I am so very pleased with Brent. The teachers are very involved the students seem to be full of pride and school spirit! I made a great choice by enrolling him at Brent Elementary.

  • (7 years ago)

    Brent Elementary is a great school for your child.

  • (7 years ago)

    My pre-schooler has had a very good experience at Brent. My husband and I have been very pleased with Brent Elementary School both academically and socially. So much so that we expect to send our upcoming fourth grader there who has been home-schooled for the past two years. The principal has a leadership style that inspires educators parents and students alike. It is a gem of school.

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