Coolidge High School

6315 5th St. NW, Washington, DC 20011
(202) 671-6080

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 490 students 13 students/teacher (DC avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade


District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC-CAS)

In 2013-2014 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, science in grades 5, 8, and 10, and composition in grades 4, 7, and 10. Currently GreatSchools is displaying results for reading and math only. 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

Coolidge High School is a public high school in Washington. The principal of Coolidge High School is Richard Lawrence and can be contacted at 490 students go to Coolidge High School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 8% of the Coolidge High School students have "limited English proficiency." 57% of the 490 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Coolidge High School is 13:1. The Nora School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 87% 75%
Hispanic 12% 13%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.07%
White, non-Hispanic 0.1% 9%
Multiracial 0% %
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57% 53%
Limited English proficiency 8% 9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    this school could use more programs for the youth to become envolve in to keep them off the street and to keep down risky behaviors

  • (5 years ago)

    Coolidge can be a good school at times but they do too much. The people that are there trying to reconstruct Coolidge are trying to make it somethng its not they think that they can just come and make huge changes and that people will get used to the new rules overnight. I dont like Calvin Coolidge SHS anymore. I want Mr.Burton (former principal) back!

  • (6 years ago)

    Uniforms were one of the best idea for the school. The students look like they are going some where to learn. I can't wait to see the progress with the new school system that lies ahead for a better education for our students.

  • (6 years ago)

    the school is good but the only problem i have is with the uniforms i really dont like them and i think that the school should just drop them all together

  • (7 years ago)

    Coolidge is like that.....its my neigborhood school. I give a 100% surness that your child will get the best education ever.

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Overall score

(based on 13 ratings & reviews)

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