Hope Community PCS - Tolson

2917 8th Street Northeast, Washington, DC 20017
(202) 832-7370
4

(out of 10)

Charter Grades PK-8 432 students Unknown students/teacher

Test Scores by grade

57%
47%
54%
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
  • Hope Community Academy Pcs average
  • Washington, DC state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

36%
59%
39%
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
  • Hope Community Academy Pcs average
  • Washington, DC state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

59%
53%
48%
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
  • Hope Community Academy Pcs average
  • Washington, DC state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

38%
51%
42%
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
  • Hope Community Academy Pcs average
  • Washington, DC state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

81%
58%
71%
56%

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
  • Hope Community Academy Pcs average
  • Washington, DC state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
64%
57%
53%

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
  • Hope Community Academy Pcs average
  • Washington, DC state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Hope Community PCS - Tolson is a charter middle school in Washington. The principal of Hope Community PCS - Tolson is Dr. Chloe Marshall, who can be contacted at chloe.marshall@imagineschools.com. 432 students go to Hope Community PCS - Tolson and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 0% of the Hope Community PCS - Tolson students have "limited English proficiency." 83% of the 432 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. Roots Activity Learning Center is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 94% %
Hispanic 5% %
Multiracial 1.0% %
Asian 0.2% %
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 83% 75%
Limited English proficiency 0% 0%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This is my fourth year at Imagine Hope Community Charter School and I have two children who love the school. As a DC resident I choose this school for many reasons. The staff is really connected and they encourage parents to get involved. I am active parent and volunteer often. All schools have things that they should work on but this school is moving in the right direction. The principal greets us most mornings and my children love the individualized help. Because this is a community based school I am in it to win for my children. I give this school a high rating because of teacher commitment. There are a several parents who believe in the school. I really wish more parents would get involved. After all it takes a village to raise a child.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school was a bad choice for a middle school student. My child education was neglected The teacher turnover was tremendous and your child will only receive acknowledgement if they are already above average. The prinicpal does not strive to allow the below average children to improve however all students get good grades (which doesnt make sense) when time come to apply for high school they will be overlooked. This school is a Joke!

  • (2 years ago)

    Imagine Hope Community Charter Tolson Campus. Please don't delete my post. I want to be informative to our community with my experience. I am a parent of a child who is no longer attending the school. At first you think this is such a great school because everyone seems so happy. You will soon find out that the school is filled with a lot of unhappy teachers & staff. Also the lack of teaching experience really shows. If it weren't for their curriculum which is very parent involved the school would be worse. You should ask to see what kind of qualifications every teacher/assistant is required to have. There are good teachers and staff at Imagine that do really really care about making a difference but from my experience the school as a whole is dissatisfactory and needs new leadership.

  • (3 years ago)

    There was a post on here just recently and appeared that it was removed. While I don't agree with listing the teachers name I will agree with the review. The school's administration is poor there is a lack of communication. The teacher reported was a very poor reflection of the school. It's unfortunate that as a parent we make a review and instead eliminating the names the entire rating is removed. The fact is that the third grade teacher mentioned turned alot of parents away from the school. My child is no longer there(due to an incident reported that she hit a child in the mouth) and again she stayed in the classroom. The funny thing is that my child was not in her class and how the administration handled the situation(as a parent) sealed the deal for me. Every parent should be aware of the good and the bad. Sometimes the bad outweighs the good but it should still be reported so parents can make an informed decision.

  • (4 years ago)

    The administration is poor. My son has been at HOPE for two years and requires Speech and Language Svcs. It took a whole year for him to receive the svcs. because of the bureaucracy there. This summer he was supposed to be enrolled in the half-day summer program (to include 1 hr speech and language) and maybe 2 weeks in the program we were told that due to some changes he wasnt eligible for the half day program just the 1 hour a week speech. I wanted an explanation but couldnt get a concrete answer as if this was some mystery. I will be looking at other options in the coming year.

  • (4 years ago)

    what a great school! the teachers are rigorous with their teaching! This school demands excellence in behavior and academics. The teachers in this school are hired because of their talent and the passion they bring to the classroom. The community that is seen in this school is real.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am going to give both positives and negatives about how I feel about this school. They definitely get the message across if there is an event coming up. I get flyers classroom reminders & automated phone calls. They get progress reports every month. I can see that my child is progressing through our conversations. She is excited! The homework is not overwhelming but seems to be enough to reiterate what is done in class as well as let me know what they are learning right now. I can talk to her teacher at anytime she has always made herself available. There have been typos in some of the handouts that have been brought home. They don't double check to make sure my child has her coat on or lunch box when the after school program comes to get her. Over all I think this is a good school.

  • (5 years ago)

    It is extremely well-run and the staff are great!

  • (5 years ago)

    Since being a parent at the school I've notice the care and respect that the staff gives to our children and the academic curriculum is awesome the children has a chance to understand the purpose of education and want to learn and they also have a positive attitude about school as they say we want to go to college. Thank you HOPE for caring about our children because they are our future.

  • (5 years ago)

    HOPE has embraced with full and open arms the since of family respect values guidance and the ability to learn.

  • (5 years ago)

    The school is respectful caring and they make it fun to learn new ideas for the children great teachers and administration is owesome. Hope makes the children want to come to school.You go Hope

  • (5 years ago)

    The school focuses on core values ideas creativity and compassion. All of these items are the foundation for learning and producing the future of our great nation.

  • (5 years ago)

    The faculty and staff are very caring.

  • (5 years ago)

    The family style atmosphere that gives your child the sense of security in a learning environment. The Principal and Staff have an upbeat attitude and commitment that each child can and will be successful this school year.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love hope communtiy charter school because of the diversity of the kids as well as the parent every at the school greets up in the morning and when picking the children up form the school they aslo have an excellent learning process the all the kids there is no word for me to express how I feel about this school

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter loves hope everybody knows her and she knows them feels like a second family.

  • (5 years ago)

    My grandson is learning so much at Hope and I am watching him grow not only academically astute but socially conscientious. Its so hard to find a school that is well rounded and focused on the whole child. Great Work Hope!!

  • (5 years ago)

    My children have great teachers and they are learning so much. In just six weeks my daughter has learned Spanish Arabic and French in addition to her core subjects! The character education program is wonderful! The morals and values that we teach at home are being reinforced at school. Hope is a great school that puts student learning first! Keep up the great work HOPE!

  • (5 years ago)

    Great school!! An asset to the Brookland community!!

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Hope Community Charter School because we have great teachers a great administration and great families!

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