School Details

Cleveland Elementary School

1825 8th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 939-4380
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 297 students 10 students/teacher (DC avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

72%
47%
58%
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

68%
59%
73%
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

61%
53%
81%
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

Cleveland Elementary School is a public elementary school in Washington. The principal of Cleveland Elementary School is Dawn Feltman, who can be contacted at dawn.feltman@dc.gov. 297 students attend Cleveland Elementary School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 24% of the Cleveland Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 57% of the 297 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Cleveland Elementary School is 10:1. Seaton Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 67% 75%
Hispanic 29% 13%
Asian 0.7% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% 2%
Multiracial 0.3% %
White, non-Hispanic 0.3% 9%
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 57% 53%
Limited English proficiency 24% 9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I'm so pleased with the achievements of my son. Thanks to the teachers and guidance he receives at school his academic level is of an advance grade. WELL DONE CLEVELAND!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    A great school. The staff all get to know the students and families on an individual level. Excellent teachers.

  • (1 year ago)

    Cleveland has a very well recognized bi-lingual program. When we enrolled our 3 year old 2 years ago we were told he'd be fluent in spanish by the beginning of his entry into first grade and it has come to fruition. The staff is attentive and accurately keeps us abreast of our child's progress. My only wish is that other programs around the city could use what Principal Mair has constructed as a model for all elementary schools in the city.

  • (2 years ago)

    Based upon an earlier reviewer I thought I would just pick up the telephone and get some background on the school. And best of all I got answers! I found the staff to be extremely helpful and personable. I pay a LOT of money for day care and I could hold my breath and turn blue waiting to get someone on the phone or a call back. Just based upon this initial conversation my experience was a big positive.

  • (3 years ago)

    The school is not what I thought it was. The staff constantly yells/barks at the children in all grade levels-PreS-5th grades to shut up sit down come here etc. They are not allowed to talk in the restaurant. The Home School Association needs work and a audit of the funds. The school is segregated -bilingual track verses English track. Problem children are moved out of classrooms when a tour is going on so that prospective parents won t see them in action. Teacher moral is down and it shows. There have been a few fights this year.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school has a strong principal that really loves the school. The teaching staff is consistant and committed to teaching. I love that the some of the same teachers that taught my older son who is now at an excellent public high school in the District are the same teachers that are teaching my youngest son. I also love the special education staff that are committed to what is best for the child and not arguing with the parent like my past experience at another DC Public School. This school is simply excellent and has been a wondeful school choice for two of my children. They are committed to providing an excellent education and they truly love and are committed to meet the needs of each student.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have an third grader and Kgn in the Bi-Lang program. The teacher quality is great they actually care and love their job of teaching. As a involved parent in my children education they are not intimidated but welcome it and we work together for the "common good" which is my children education

  • (4 years ago)

    I am researching elementary schools for my child. I have called numerous schools including a few of the more well known public and charter schools in DC. While I cannot yet speak to teacher quality and academic programs I can say it is the only school where the assistant principal called me back one day after I left a message and arranged for a parent of a child in the school to call me the following day. At other schools I was told to monitor their webs site for notice of an open house and in some cases the person answering the phone was less than polite. Cleveland does not have a website but if they are willing to give a non-parent a bit of time and attention it leads me to believe that they are doing the same if not more for current parents and children.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a new parent of a first grader and my daughter is in Head Start at Cleveland. So far I am happy of the caring responsible staff also the enviornment is wonderful w/ the 2 computer labs library music room and gym

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a parent of a kindergarten and very pleased with the out come of my childs learning.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a parent of a first grader at Cleveland Elementary school and I rate the school a 9 out of 10. I am very pleased with the teachers and leaders of this school.

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Overall score

(based on 13 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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