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About This School

Mary McLeod Bethune Day Academy PCS is a charter middle school in Washington. The principal of Mary McLeod Bethune Day Academy PCS is 'Mr. Jubria A. Lewis, ES Principal & Mr. C. Maurice Porter, MS Principal', who can be contacted at j.lewis@mmbethune.org. 366 students go to Mary McLeod Bethune Day Academy PCS and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 0% of the Mary McLeod Bethune Day Academy PCS students have "limited English proficiency." 95% of the 366 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Mary McLeod Bethune Day Academy PCS is 9:1. Kingsbury Day School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School
Black, non-Hispanic 94%
Hispanic 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 0%
Asian 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 95% 0%
Limited English proficiency 0% 0%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 months ago)

    This school is incapable of professionalism. Do not send your child here. There's a serious bullying issue against the children that want to excel and the children that don't (which is 90% of the school population). I don't see great things for this school its unfortunate because I had such high hopes for this school. My child will be leaving at the end of this year.

  • (3 months ago)

    My son has attended MMBDA for the past three years and my younger son will start in the fall of 2014. Even though my kids hear Spanish at home I noticed a definite uptick in their spoken Spanish after my oldest entered the school and my oldest is reading at least two grade levels above his current grade. I'm thrilled with the diversity of the teachers and I've been very pleased with the commitment and responsiveness of the administration. My hope is that more parents will become involved with the school as they enroll their children adding their time and talent to the mix for the benefit of all the students and our community.

  • (5 months ago)

    It is so obvious that the great reviews are written by the school administration more than likely the Executive Director. This school is one of the worst in the city. I don't understand how they remain open. Grades are NOT earned the children are bad there are no books and the building is cold during the winter. MY child has told me stories of classmates being extremely disrespectful to teachers cursing and trying to fight them and nothing was done about it. Bullying is a serious issue and it never gets addressed. Students are just socially promoted without grasping everything throughout the school year. The test scores are horrible too. Do not send your child to this school. the neighborhood is pretty and that's it. I would never enroll my child here again!

  • (6 months ago)

    My children attend MMB Day Academy for over 5 years. My daughter graduated from MMB 2009. I love this school. My kids hate it because they force them to work hard. Grades are EARNED not GIVEN. Uniform strong required. Only thing I don't like are simple little things can get you suspended. Some parents can be tough on the teachers about their children but sometimes we need to accept that are kids act different from home than at school.

  • (8 months ago)

    Several parents from this school continually park in front of the alley ensuring that neighbors can't get into or out of their homes. Neighbors have been cursed at threatened and verbally abused as a result. E mails to the principal have gone unanswered. In the end the neighbors have had to get the police involved and a police car/bike now regularly circulates during the morning drop off to try and catch the offenders. The school's interaction with its neighbors is at an all-time low.

  • (8 months ago)

    This is a great school. My neighbor absolutely raves about her children attending I am considering this school for my children.

  • (11 months ago)

    This will be my granddaughters third year in MMBDA and she is thriving. I really like the teachers and believe she couldn't do any better anywhere else. She looks forward to going back at the end of summer and can't wait to see her teachers and friends again. I am thankful for the before/after care which really helps me since I work.

  • (1 year ago)

    I do not care for this school anymore. In the past it seemed to be a school of high praise but I'm not seeing a connection between students & teachers no connection between parents & teachers or any connection between the principal & the school staff. Bullying is a constant at this school & the issue is being neglected. This past school year there were teachers that quit in the middle of the school year which raises red flags. When asked about why the teachers quit they dismiss the subject. There is just too much going on in this school with no communication between the staff. Dr. Wyche has been diverting all subject matters toward others or she avoids it all together. I wish to remove my child from this school promptly. I do not wish for my child to attend another year at this school here. I am frantically trying to find a new school because I cannot suffer through another year of this. All In All DO NOT ENROLL YOUR CHILDREN HERE UNLESS YOU JUST HAVE NO OTHER CHOICE.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son started PK3 at Bethune in the Fall of 2012. We have been very happy with the commitment and level of caring of the teachers. We continue to be impressed by the level of warmth of all of the staff members. My son's Spanish language skills have grown tremendously.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am very happy with MMB. My son started in PK3 in Fall 2011 and is now in PK4. We continue to have a great experience at MMB with the principal and teachers educational and extracurricular activites and are especially pleased with the spanish emersion program. My son enjoys going to school everyday and the I feel staff is enthusatic responsive and caring to our family.

  • (1 year ago)

    So far- I am very pleased with school. This would be the first year that my three children would be attending. I have met a few of the fall teachers that are teaching the summer program. The staff has been very welcoming pleasant and helpful. My children are enrolled in the before and aftercare prgrams for the summer as well. They love it. The before/ aftercare program is like no other that I've been exposed to. I've learned that all three of my children are learning about similiar things but of course on different levels. I can't wait to see what the fall brings but I will be back to tell about it!!

  • (3 years ago)

    This school has excellent teachers. When I walked through the building I took note of the care the staff has for the children. The graffiti was not on the school building as some one mistakenly stated earlier on this site. The ANC building had the graffiti. As a matter of fact Long and Foster and the school painted the surrounding wall to ensure there was no graffiti on the wall. The custodians clean outside daily. There is no trash outside the building. There is a wonderful garden.

  • (3 years ago)

    The principal and administration are attentive and come with a can-do attitude. I am looking forward to working closely with the educators there in the upcoming year!

  • (3 years ago)

    School has a diverse student and staff population also one of the best curriculum.

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