School Details

KIPP DC PCS: KEY Academy

4801 Benning Road SE, Washington, DC 20019
(202) 582-5477
9

(out of 10)

Charter Grades 5-8 330 students Unknown students/teacher

Test Scores by grade

73%
52%
67%
54%
79%

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
  • Kipp Academy Pcs average
  • Washington, DC state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
53%
66%
42%

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
  • Kipp Academy Pcs average
  • Washington, DC state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

92%
58%
86%
56%
82%

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
  • Kipp Academy Pcs average
  • Washington, DC state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

92%
65%
91%
55%
86%

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
  • Kipp Academy Pcs average
  • Washington, DC state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

KIPP DC PCS: KEY Academy is a charter middle school in Washington. The principal of KIPP DC PCS: KEY Academy is David Ayala, whose e-mail is david.ayala@kippdc.org. 330 students attend KIPP DC PCS: KEY Academy and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 0% of the KIPP DC PCS: KEY Academy students have "limited English proficiency." 76% of the 330 students here get reduced lunch prices. Kelly Miller Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 96% %
White, non-Hispanic 0.5% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% %
Multiracial 0% %
Hispanic 0% %
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76% 0%
Limited English proficiency 0% 0%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    The teachers and staff are impressive. The children are learning great note taking and study habits for college.

  • (4 years ago)

    Kipp Key is they best Middle School in the City but don't just take my word for it check out their scores. My son is a 8th grade student and has been at Kipp since 5th grade and the educational component can't be matched. He's testing on HS and Post HS level and they really are preparing these kids for college. There are to Shortcuts & No Excuses and they teach by that motto.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school has no tolerance for excuses. In fact that's part of it's moto. The children are taught to be accountable for their actions at all times and behavioral issues are dealt with immediately to avoid disruption in the classroom. My son has transferred from a school with a great curriculum but over the years has lost control of the kids. This school is a great change. My son is also excited already about college. That is the focus of the school don't focus on high school this is a given focus on preparation for college. So far we are extremely pleased. I recommend this school to any middle schooler in the DC Area. This charter school provides a private school education with a public school 'fee' (zero!)

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