Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom PCS

3700 Oakview Terrace NE, Washington, DC 20017
(202) 265-7237
6

(out of 10)

Charter Grades PK-6 350 students 6 students/teacher (DC avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

73%
47%
80%
44%

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
  • Elsie Whitlow Stokes Communtiy Freedom Pcs average
  • Washington, DC state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
59%
62%
50%

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
  • Elsie Whitlow Stokes Communtiy Freedom Pcs average
  • Washington, DC state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
53%
72%
54%

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
  • Elsie Whitlow Stokes Communtiy Freedom Pcs average
  • Washington, DC state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
51%
40%
45%

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
  • Elsie Whitlow Stokes Communtiy Freedom Pcs average
  • Washington, DC state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom PCS is a charter elementary school in Washington. The principal of Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom PCS is Erika Bryant, whose e-mail is lindam@ewstokes.org. 350 children attend Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom PCS and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 34% of the Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom PCS students have "limited English proficiency." 68% of the 350 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom PCS is 6:1. Sacred Heart School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Golf
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 51% %
Hispanic 34% %
Multiracial 2% %
White, non-Hispanic 13% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% %
Asian 0.6% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68% 75%
Limited English proficiency 34% 28%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    Fabulous school great staff. My child started here in pre-k4 the teachers are excellent. The focus is defiently on the learning and success of your child.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is AMAZING. All of the staff are amazing definitely care about the students. Also if aftercare is provided and there are a number of activities including chess steel drums karate and a number of other amazing activities. PS The lunch there is not only healthy but delicious!

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter attended this school from 3rd through 6th grade. She a grew a lot in those years and she has become such a positive young lady. She has graduated now and we will certainly miss the sense of community at this school. It is truly a special place and I feel that she is both socially and academically prepared for the future.

  • (2 years ago)

    The children are happy to learn in this school the academics are good and everyone is involved. The language immersion here is really good as well.

  • (2 years ago)

    I think this is a great environment for the kids who attend. The physical space is clean; nice playgrounds - 2 separate (for younger and older kids. The teachers my daughter has Pre K French) are great. They are warm and seem really concerned about the welfare of the students. I am really excited that my daughter comes home speaking words from a new language (we speak english at home). She is able to tell me a new word everyday. I do not know the principal... and I cant understand why. I've asked who the principal is and I just have never seen her. Non-the-less the school seems well organized. Special events are handled well. I get letters every week updating me on what is happening at the school and how I can participate Overall I am really satisfied. The one drawback is that the academic challenge seems week. I think there is much more of a focus on languages and the immersion concept. Meeting / stimulating individual needs seems to be on the back burner.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is a mixed bag. Some teachers are superb others not so much. Admin generally does a poor job engaging parents and it can take forever to get an issue resolved assuming it does get resolved. The property is great but the classrooms are tiny which can cause issues among kids. The language immersion program is a key reason why we came but that's mixed too although it does seem to be improving. (Kids who do not speak a second language at home rarely leave bilingual.) Still it is a warm and welcoming place and there is an open door policy for parents which is great. On-site chef is great which means school lunches are excellent. Great playground allows for fantastic parent community to develop. I'd recommend this school for kids who can handle close quarters and who are interested in learning the rudiments of a second language.

  • (2 years ago)

    Great school! Dedicated teachers. Students love being there. I love the fact that all students learn French or Spanish.

  • (3 years ago)

    Great school one drawback....the academics are weak. The environment. Is absolutely wonderful. You can tell everyone pretty much enjoys working and loves children. The school lacks a gifted curriculum as well as attention to providing for rigorous instruction for these special learners. Teachers are skilled with scaffolding but not extending. Such a shame it is truly a jewel.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great School which gets better every year. I love the language immersion program. Faculty and staff are excellent.

  • (5 years ago)

    My family loves this school! The teachers and administration are awesome! It's very family-oriented and everyone goes out of their way to make sure each child succeeds. We have a personal chef who cooks breakfast and lunch using ingredients from our very own garden. Our scholars learn French and Spanish take art and/or music 2 times a week and gym everyday! We have an active parent committee which I'm a part of that you can join to help make the school even better. You couldn't ask for more!

  • (5 years ago)

    The minute you walk in the doors you can feel the warmth and welcoming nature of the school. Amazing teachers administration and scholars. We feel very lucky to be part of this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Stokes is a great school to attend! I am a parent of a 2nd grader and soon a Pr-k scholar. I have been bless for my kids to attend a very educated school. I will recomande it to anyone who will like to attend an international bilingual school. They have French and Spanish as a second langue also many actives during all school year with scholars and parents.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am so grateful that my kids have the opportunity to be at Stokes. The teachers are wonderful the administration is excellent and I'm always impressed by how involved the parents are in making Stokes more than just another school.

  • (5 years ago)

    An international school in an international city!

  • (5 years ago)

    Elsie Stokes is a school that cares about all children. They go over and beyond to ensure the success of their students.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Elsie Whitlow stokes because the school is doing an awesome job with the after school program as well as the eating healthy incentive for the students. The faculty show a lot of interest in students. job

  • (5 years ago)

    Great teachers great values plenty of activities

  • (5 years ago)

    It is one of the most wonderfully run schools I have ever seen. The children are engaged and excited and when you visit there you just want to stay.

  • (5 years ago)

    Wonderful school with its very own vegetable garden sports and arts programs and diverse culture!! Caring Administration great teachers and staff!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    E W Stokes great school - Bilingual school with optionof English/ Spanish or English/French. Arts Music Dance green garden library etc... Happy Children staff and families.

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