School Details

J.O. Wilson Elementary School

660 K St. NE, Washington, DC 20002
(202) 698-4733
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 430 students 12 students/teacher (DC avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

63%
43%
57%
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
  • District of Columbia Public Schools average
  • Washington, DC state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
58%
45%
52%
49%

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
  • District of Columbia Public Schools average
  • Washington, DC state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
52%
58%
54%
39%

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
  • District of Columbia Public Schools average
  • Washington, DC state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

J.O. Wilson Elementary School is a public elementary school in Washington. The principal of J.O. Wilson Elementary School is Heidi Haggerty, who can be contacted at Heidi.haggerty@dc.gov. 430 children attend J.O. Wilson Elementary School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 3% of the J.O. Wilson Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 60% of the 430 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at J.O. Wilson Elementary School is 12:1. Ludlow-Taylor Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 91% 75%
Hispanic 4% 13%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 9%
Multiracial 0.5% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% 2%
Asian 0.3% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.07%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 60% 70%
Limited English proficiency 3% 9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I'm am a huge fan of this school! Initially I was just passing though and expected to move my child to another school after PK based on one of the reviews but it has grown so much since that time and continues to be an interactive fun community-based environment for me and a place where my child thrives and loves learning! I have had great experiences since we've been here; child is in K now. Love Ms. Moore and Ms. Casper!

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter has attended J.O. Wilson since she was 3 years old. She is now a rising second grader with an insatiable curiosity that is encouraged and supported by the teachers and staff at her school. The teachers she has had have taken an adaptive learning approach rather than sticking with the curriculum as proscribed. For my child and many in her class this has resulted in reading 2 or more grade levels above and an interest in the next concept to be tackled.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son has been a student at J.O. WIlson since he was 3 years old and he is now 7. I love that Wilson has teachers who are willing to go above and beyond to push the students to strive for excellence. My son is in the first grade reading at a third reading level. They have an excellent afterschool program where they have to start or complete part of the homework assignments extra curricular activities such as soccer cheerleading drama club etc. I love the parent teacher staff and community partnership we have at J.O. Wilson. We are like a family here. I am excited about my 3 year old attending school here in August. I am sure it will a great experience as it is with my oldest.

  • (1 year ago)

    Two of my children attend this school. My 5 year old is doing well with reading and math...he enjoys his teacher and class. My daughter is in the TAG 2nd grade program she is being pushed (positively) and the results are good. It is a 8 out of 10 when rating other school experiences I have had previously in this area. (Maury ES and Ludlow-Taylor ES)

  • (1 year ago)

    We have been very impressed with J.O. Wilson's early childhood program. The Tools of the Mind Curriculum a play based approach is so much more then just play. Our son adores his teacher and we are very pleasantly surprised with his experience so far.

  • (2 years ago)

    School is just ok!!!! Son is in pre-school and I had high hopes at the begining of the year but the teacher principal curriculum and paental involvement have left a lot to be desired and extinguished my excitement. In all fariness I have seen some growth in my son's language skills and sense of independence but just I'm not sure how much can be attributed to JO. In short it's fine for pre-school and pre k but i wouldn't keep my child there there beyond that point.

  • (2 years ago)

    J. O. Wilson is a WONDERFUL school! Just WONDERFUL! My children are blossoming. They are self assured and proud. The staff are amazing. J.O. Wilson is a fantastic choice.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son is in his second year at JO. There have been ups and downs but I see demonstrated growth in him and his friends.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have been a volunteer at J.O. Wilson for at least 10 years. It has always been a good school. Now it's great--with dedicated teachers a wonderful principal energetic volunteers. And it has just been beautifully renovated! What a source of pride for everyone.

  • (4 years ago)

    In a city where you re constantly inundated with horror stories about its public schools JO Wilson has been a great surprise for my family. It is a great school! From the principal down to the teachers in the classroom it is a cohesive community that works together in a friendly and positive environment. The school s principal Ms. Warley is always working hard to improve the school and is accessible at all times. This school under the leadership of the principal is providing a great place to learn. I rate this school 10 out of 10!

  • (4 years ago)

    JO Wilson Has the best teachers in DC. My son goes there and they really care about every student. We love Ms. Smith that teaches 3rd grade. She treats every student like they are hers...

  • (4 years ago)

    I rate this school a 10. Excellent academic program. Outstanding teachers.

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Overall score

(based on 14 ratings & reviews)

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