School Details

DC Prep -- Edgewood Elementary Campus

707 Edgewood Street NE, Washington, DC 20017
(202) 635-4411
NR

(out of 10)

Charter Grades PK-3 410 students Unknown students/teacher

Test Scores by grade

81%
47%
70%
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
  • D.C. Preparatory Academy Pcs average
  • Washington, DC state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

DC Prep -- Edgewood Elementary Campus is a charter elementary school in Washington. The principal of DC Prep -- Edgewood Elementary Campus is Shaunte Edmonds, Principal. 410 students go to DC Prep -- Edgewood Elementary Campus and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 6% of the DC Prep -- Edgewood Elementary Campus students are "limited in English proficiency." 84% of the 410 students here have subsidized lunches. DC Prep - Edgewood Middle Campus is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 90% %
Hispanic 7% %
Multiracial 3% %
Asian 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% %
White, non-Hispanic 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84% 81%
Limited English proficiency 6% 2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    I still believe EEC is an awesome school! The teachers are dedicated. Although there is no extra curricula for th because Academics is number 1.

  • (6 months ago)

    I wrote a review a while back before my 3 year old daughter actually began the school year at DC Prep. I think I understand some of the comments posted below but when I say the routines and discipline taught and encouraged at the school are beneficial I mean it. Now my daughter knew and was able to do quite a bit before attending and she is surely blossoming now. Her math skills are on the kindergarten level and her teachers are great. The staff is obviously committed to ensuring each Preppie receives the attention necessary-they are attentive as soon as you hit the door. Staff that do not teach my child know her by name and greet her as such. I don't have enough space here to rave about her teachers but they are responsive patient yet stern available and understanding. The communications are consistent and deliberate. My daughter will return next year.

  • (6 months ago)

    DC Prep really excels academically but I fear that my child is being prepped for the military more-so than college. The expectations are stifling the consequences are egregious and there is no social factor. I appreciate the fact that my son is excelling in the classroom but I am also concerned that he's becoming a tightly-wound over-achiever with no identity or voice at his school.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is my daughters fifth year at DC Prep EEC and she will NOT be returning next year. They have went from having high exceptions for all the children to now treating them like soldiers and are only concerned about statistics. They set unrealistic expectations and rules. There are a couple of good teachers left but the new administration only cares about keeping up the reputation not the children! I am very disappointed at what the school has become. Another reviewer (teacher from the Benning Campus) said it best "teachers are forced to implement a developmentally inappropriate model of education where creative thinking and individuality suffer at the expense of a high-stakes militaristic atmosphere." If you are willing to sacrifice your child's individuality creativity self-esteem social and emotional development for academics then this school will be perfect. Otherwise look elsewhere as soon as possible!!

  • (1 year ago)

    I heard that this was a great school. My three year old son had been enrolled since the fall. I had high hopes for this year. I have been disappointed because they do not run their ECE program to my expectations. They treat the children like they are teenagers when they are only three and four years old. They do not use DAP. Children this young still need the whole child treatment backed by NAEYC the worlds leading Education Association. I have decided that my child will not return to this school next year.

  • (1 year ago)

    I was in your shoes last year; reading reviews and pouring over all the information I could get when deciding where to apply for my daughter. Fast forward 1 year I have no hesitation in saying that DC Prep should be your #1 choice if academics are where you want your child to excel. Also my daughter had a speech delay that was met with patience and understanding. It's been amazing to hear her quickly catch up to her peers. (Speech therapist on staff had great communication with me everyone worked together.) Each teacher has an extraordinary quality that serves to benefit our children's education. Their website and open house are very informative; there are activities for families throughout the year field trips and if you want to be more involved you can join PAT. (Parent Action Team version of the PTA.) Conveniently Metro is right there. A ramp is being built right now connecting the RI Ave Station to the nearby bike path making the walk from Metro 5 minutes.

  • (1 year ago)

    I really wish the location was better. the school needs better parking options for parents. Over all the school is good.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son started 3rd grade at DC Prep fall of 2012. DC Prep believes that all students can perform on grade level. That is the reason I love DC Prep. My son is intelligent but has ADHD. When he attended DCPS he was not learning because of his behavior. DC Prep found ways to teach my son recognize his disability and still effectively hold him responsible for his behavior. They provide him with services for his ADHD while incorporating ways for him to control his behavior. DC Prep keeps me well informed. I truly believe that my family and the school being on the same page and working together helps my son tremendously. DC Prep doesn't offer sports but I don't mind it because although I feel extra curricular activities are very important I feel that education is even more important. A lot of students that come into DC Prep come in below grade level. This leaves DC Prep with the responsibility to bring their incoming students up to grade level which results in a long school day full of academics and no time for much extracurricular. My son is eager to start 4th grade this fall at the middle school. I love this school so much that my three year old will be starting there this fall.

  • (2 years ago)

    I've worked at DC Prep for two years and have grown tremendously as a teacher because of the coaching and support from the administration. I especially love the teacher community at DC Prep. Every teacher is committed to his or her students and is eager to share best practices in elementary education. I also love working at a school that is committed to academics and character education. Overall DC Prep is a great place to work if want to impact kids in DC.

  • (3 years ago)

    My youngest son has been at this school for 2 years and this as a result of me falling in love with the middle school that my oldest attends. I absolutely love the teachers the environment and most importantly the academics. I have no doubt that he will continue to excel and go beyond his potential as he is continually challenged.

  • (3 years ago)

    DC.PEC should be rated a 10 hands down. I have no complaints about the school academically. My children have become scholars since I have brought them here. Yes its a lot of hard work and dedication but in the end... You wont regret it!!!!! -) I have tried to get all my friends kids to go to this school so that all the children in my kids circle can all be on the same level... BRILLIANT!

  • (3 years ago)

    Love it Love it I have 2 daughters attending one in pre -k and one in 4th middle school. I have been an active parents since my oldest daughter started in the 1st grade and couldn't wait until my youngest started. We have had some tryign times but in the end it all work out for the better. Keep up the good work teachers and parents. Looking forward to many more great achievements. Go Preppeeeeeeees

  • (4 years ago)

    I absolutely love this school! My son has been at DC Prep since they opened. He started in Pre-K and is now in the 2nd grade. This year we have a new principal but I am remaining patient until we all get acclimated to the changes. By the way I love the DC Prep EEC PTO!

  • (4 years ago)

    This is an excellent school. I have four sons that attend. I have seen a great change in them since they began

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