School Details

DC Bilingual PCS

1420 Columbia Road NW, Washington, DC 20009
(202) 332-4200
7

(out of 10)

Charter Grades PK-5 339 students 10 students/teacher (DC avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

49%
43%
62%
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
  • D.C. Bilingual Pcs average
  • Washington, DC state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

70%
58%
63%
52%
70%

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
  • D.C. Bilingual Pcs average
  • Washington, DC state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
52%
65%
54%
81%

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
  • D.C. Bilingual Pcs average
  • Washington, DC state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

DC Bilingual PCS is a charter elementary school in Washington. The principal of DC Bilingual PCS is Wanda Perez, who can be contacted at wperez@centronia.org. 339 students attend DC Bilingual PCS and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 0% of the DC Bilingual PCS students are "limited in English proficiency." 86% of the 339 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at DC Bilingual PCS is 10:1. E.L. Haynes PCS - Georgia Avenue is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% %
Hispanic 84% %
White, non-Hispanic 5% %
Asian 0.5% %
Multiracial 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 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 0% 0%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Great programs and teacher each year gets better and better. I'm glad to be part as a parent of DCBPCS

  • (4 years ago)

    DC Bilingual is a great bilingual dual immersion program. The literacy focus of teaching students how to read write and communicate in both Spanish and English is top notch. The principal Wanda Perez and her management team and teachers are excellent and held to high standards. Each year gets better and better! The parent community cares about the school and their kids learning and involvement increases each year as well. My kids are very happy at the school!

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a great school. I went to private school growing up and I think that this is a better education and is bilingual.

  • (6 years ago)

    Great dual immersion (Spanish) program which uses the 50/50 model. Excellent director who is always willing and able to respond to concerns about teachers curriculum etc. The population is getting more diverse which is great. Teaching standards vary from classroom to classroom which is true in any school. Our children are happy there. The location can be a pain with so much traffic congestion but they do have traffic directors during drop off and pick up. Parent involvement is increasing every year.

  • (6 years ago)

    Great dual immersion school that is Pre-K 3 - 4th grade. Wanda Perez is excellent. Teachers are getting better and are kept to very high teaching standards. Facility is very nice although a bit cramped.

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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