School Details

Cesar Chavez PCS - Capitol Hill

709 12th Street SE, Washington, DC 20003
(202) 547-3424

(out of 10)

Charter Grades 9-12 392 students Unknown students/teacher

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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.
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About this school

Cesar Chavez PCS - Capitol Hill is a charter high school in Washington. The principal of Cesar Chavez PCS - Capitol Hill is Daneen Keaton, who can be contacted at 392 students go to Cesar Chavez PCS - Capitol Hill and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 2% of the Cesar Chavez PCS - Capitol Hill students have "limited English proficiency." 44% of the 392 students here have subsidized lunches. Anacostia High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 85% %
Hispanic 15% %
Multiracial 1.0% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Asian 0.2% %
White, non-Hispanic 0.2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44% 0%
Limited English proficiency 2% 0%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is a great college prep. School. The teachers are great to work with and make time for the students.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am impressed with this school. My daughter is new to the school and the country and the Vice Principal Miss Keaton and her staff have made the transition reaaly smooth. She is excelling as the teachers make an extra effort to ensure that she along with other students leave the building each day with new knowledge. Discipline is good and there is obvious care and concern for each student. I just love this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    I consider Cesar Chavez one of the best schools in Washington DC. For me what makes the school special is the public policy program that allows students to learn about issues of public concern and come up with solutions to them. This is important for me as student because I feel that it gives me thinking and leadership skills. At the same time we help our community. I think Chavez is a very good school and should make the school admissions stricter in order to have a better environment where all students give their best.

  • (8 years ago)

    great teaching needs more arts options and sports. more parents should get involved. excellent public policy program and internships.

  • (9 years ago)

    Cesar Chavez Public charter High school is one of the best schools I have ever attended. I learn so much from this school. This school is preparing me for my future. Not just college but my everyday life. Chavez teacheers are so wonderful they don't hold any information from you if they fill that you should know something then trust me you will know by the end of the school year. This school is just so wonderful. That was for the parents. For the childern don't think that you will come to Chavez with any type of attitude problems because they will nip it in the bud so fast. But you'll still have fun!

  • (10 years ago)

    I value Cesar Chavez school because it has taught my daughter the importance of getting a good education and it pushes her to do her best. The teachers keep her motivated and challenged. The teachers are so involved in her learning and mastering the necessary skills to succeed I will always be in debt to them. When you have a strong leader it trickles down. This is so evident at Cesar Chavez.

  • (10 years ago)

    Cesar Chavez Public Charter High School for Public Policy is a great school because it prepares young students prepare for college. Cesar Chavez PCHS get's the youth involved with the community which is something important. Everyone should be involved to make the community of Washington DC better in many ways. This what a great school does; prepare students for the future for a better life.

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