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About This School

Center City PCS - Shaw is a charter middle school in Washington. The principal of Center City PCS - Shaw is Demetria Gartrell and can be contacted at dgartrell@centercitypcs.org. 237 students attend Center City PCS - Shaw and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 11% of the Center City PCS - Shaw students have "limited English proficiency." 86% of the 237 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. KIPP DC PCS: WILL Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School
Black, non-Hispanic 74%
Hispanic 26%
Asian 2%
White, non-Hispanic 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0%
Multiracial 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86% 0%
Limited English proficiency 11% 0%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    Administration does not care about parents or student. They do not compromise in any kind of way. I have seen a parent cry while they were acting like they were doing her a favor.

  • (10 months ago)

    My experience with the Shaw campus community has been a roller coaster. My sixth grade year is vaguely remembered by now and my seventh grade year can just be defined as one word confusing. I missed pretty much three months of science due to the teacher abandoning us and the violence there was frequent. This year the teachers there are exceptional. In science we basically covered everything we had to cover plus the three months of information we missed last year. In math we're ending the year off by doing 9th-10th grade mathematics. For social studies and ELA I feel like I am growing in my interpretation skills everyday along with other useful skills I will need in high school and beyond. The school is now very strict in writing so don't be surprised when you find yourself getting graded for over 15 papers. I feel that this school has changed their ways both academically and behaviorally. So to anyone out there I recommend this school if you're looking forward to being challenged in your education.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am a parent of a young child at this campus and was there since the switch from Catholic to public charter. The first principal created a school I thought I wanted to keep my child until graduation and each year things were getting better until he left and now the teachers don't seem happy anymore and the new principal doesn't make himself available to talk. I'm looking at other schools for next year a place with the positive energy and smiling teachers I used to feel and see before the new principal came in.

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