School Details

Columbia Heights Education Campus

3101 16th St. NW, Washington, DC 20010
(202) 939-7700
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-12 1262 students Unknown students/teacher

Test Scores by grade

65%
53%
41%
42%

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

58%
58%
51%
56%
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 2013
  • District of Columbia Public Schools average
  • Washington, DC state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
65%
46%
55%
23%

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

46%
45%
48%
45%
38%
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 2013
  • District of Columbia Public Schools average
  • Washington, DC state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Columbia Heights Education Campus is a public high school in Washington. The principal of Columbia Heights Education Campus is Maria Tukeva, who can be contacted at maria.tukeva@dc.gov. 1,262 students attend Columbia Heights Education Campus and are mostly Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 36% of the Columbia Heights Education Campus students are "limited in English proficiency." 41% of the 1,262 students here get reduced lunch prices. The Next Step/El Proximo Paso PCS is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Photography

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 63% 13%
Black, non-Hispanic 33% 75%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Asian 2% %
White, non-Hispanic 1% 9%
Multiracial 0.5% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.08% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.07%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41% 70%
Limited English proficiency 36% 9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    i'mm a student at Bell and the only thing i can say is I LOVE IT!!

  • (1 year ago)

    I am a Junior at BELL MULTICULTURAL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (C.H.E.C) CLASS OF 2014. The principal MS. T one of the strong principal who stick to her philosophic views how a SCHOOL should be run and how student should be taught. This school has taught me to take a rigorous path that will challenge you to work hard in the future. I like how the school pushes you to take at least 2 AP college board classes and how they make you take capstone to prepare you for college and work one on one with you on essay and how they offer early college to student to get the credits for college. Another thing i like is the college career center where they help you prepare for your career that you want to study and they really stick to that. If parent are considering this school for your child. I really would say do it. The asst. principals are really helpful they can answer your question 9 of 10 times. The counselors try their best to get you to go to college if not a four year at least a community college. And the teachers are really nice and sticks to there subject areas. if people ask I will say security is always present and personally feel safe a C.H.E.C. I will say its a COLLEGE PREPARATORY SCHOOL

  • (1 year ago)

    I am currently a student at bell and I've met some of the best staff on this planet. Bell legitimately cares about where it's students will head after high-school and hold you to nothing short of your best. With great scholarship opportunities and a warm and friendly diverse community Columbia Heights Educational Campus truly proves to be a great high school. Those with negative divergent views on Bell's curriculum were obviously not up to their high standards. @ CHEC Class of 2013 the greatest class on the face of the planet.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am a former student of Bell Multicultural High School. I completed my freshman year and half of my sophomore year there until I was transferred to School Without Walls a much better school. Anyways back to the point Bell is a school where grades and test scores are the most important thing. Forget about how a student feels about anything they do not care. The only thing the staff cares about at Bell is its reputation. They treat all their students like little kids and give them little to no say in anything that goes on in school. I feel as if schools should have a family environment where everyone is free to voice their opinions if it means bettering the school but no at Bell students are nothing more than teenagers that have to listen to the adults and do exactly what they say if not you will be put out and that's the end of it. Overall I think Bell is a reputation hungry close-minded degrading school.

  • (4 years ago)

    THE Best school in DC. The environment is hands down perfect foe teens to hang and do their best in school. )

  • (5 years ago)

    What a great school. The environment is outstanding and love the diversity.

  • (5 years ago)

    i agree with the review under me. im am rite now a freshman at Bell and its true because yes they give educational guidance but the teachers always focus on the kids that are not there to learn and not on the kids who are there too learn something new..plus we barely get to have a non-uniform day....!

  • (5 years ago)

    To whom it may concern I m certainly a senior at Bell Multicultural High School. Through out my years in Bell I have had my ups and downs though that s common for most students. Bell has teach me many thing for example how to write research papers how to collect data and among other educationally things although one thing they have not let me do is express my thoughts and be creative. I won t argue about Bells education is very helpful and rigours because it s gives kids the education the need and disserve. Bell goal and only goal is to give kids the education they need but the staff in bell have only focus on working the mind but not caring about the kids. Through out the years that I have attended DC public schools I have never felt so neglected and disrespected. Bell gives education but that s not the only thing kids need they also need guidance for the future and for the real world Bell treats every kid like they were in kindergarten of course excluding naptime and snake time. I have a few month before I graduate and as a senior every time I walk in the doors of Bell I feel as I m walking in a communist world I understand that kids need boundary but as a senior that is about to walk out of kid world and walking in into adult world I believe that we should be treated as adults and let us make are own choices because if we don t start now then when will we. Bell portray a school that focuses on accomplishing all the education achievement only to get recognition. Bell it giving education it is not give support to the students and it is not letting them grow up as adults. Bell staff seem like they don t want the student to succeed in life the want the school it self to succeed.

  • (5 years ago)

    I'm a student from Bell Multicultural High School and it has changed a lot than how it was back then. I really enjoy this school a lot. The school teaches many things that are really important in life. If anyone moves to DC Bell is the best school you should go.

  • (6 years ago)

    Excellen School I highly recommend it.

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