School Details

Patterson Elementary School

4399 South Capitol Terrace Southwest, Washington, DC 20032
(202) 939-5280
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 330 students Unknown students/teacher

Test Scores by grade

3%
47%
9%
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 2014
  • District of Columbia Public Schools average
  • Washington, DC state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

19%
59%
21%
50%

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 2014
  • District of Columbia Public Schools average
  • Washington, DC state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

19%
53%
29%
54%

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 2014
  • District of Columbia Public Schools average
  • Washington, DC state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Patterson Elementary School is a public elementary school in Washington. The principal of Patterson Elementary School is Dr. Victorie Thomas, whose e-mail is Victorie.thomas@dc.gov. 330 students attend Patterson Elementary School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 0.3% of the Patterson Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 84% of the 330 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. Leckie Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 98% 75%
Hispanic 0.5% 13%
White, non-Hispanic 0.5% 9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.07%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Multiracial 0% %
Asian 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84% 53%
Limited English proficiency 0.3% 9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    Patterson is a great school over all . This was my son's first year there. I love the principal Dr. Thomas. When there is a concern with myself or other parents she doesn't waste time getting the situation resolved. I had a major concern about my son's reading and once I took my concern to her she helped me my giving my son the help he needed as a first grader...

  • (12 months ago)

    This school is just a waste of time. The teacher there only help the kids they want to help. They are very disrespectful.

  • (1 year ago)

    Patterson Elementary school and i HATE IT! the staff is very unprofessional rude and GHETTO!

  • (1 year ago)

    Patterson is a great school and my child is doing excellent in his classes.. Send your kids to Patterson its a wonderful school in Southwest DC.

  • (4 years ago)

    Pattereson elementary is a overcrowded elementary school. My sons have special education needs whiich at the beginning of last year were met but now have dissapated into nothing. The principal/school leadership is Iffy would be best to describe them. Long office waits no straight answers unresolved issues below par teachers constant confusion. Special education program is non-existent Some teachers do not have a grip of their classes. Hiring of substitutes that are not qualified for the specific grade. If a issue occurs in the school with your child no calls notifications or nothing. They do have a great auto-notification system when it comes to attendance. There are only two teachers that go above and beyond to help the kids but everyone else is just getting a paycheck at the expense of the childrens education. I will my children as soon as I find a suitable school.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have a daughter in the school who is struggling with the consolidation that took place this school term. Patterson is a receiving school for the closed P.R. Harris. Now all of these discipline challenges are at Patterson wrecking havoc! My daughter is in an overcrowded classroom with about 30 students. The principal resigned and the assistant principal Ms. Gibson is now the principal. She is better than the previous principal is cares about the students and actually listens to parental concerns but she has no help from DCPS. In a school that size there should be two assistant principals. I ve seen no one since December except her! And she's dealing with misbehaving kids every time I'm there! Ridiculous! Teachers are not teaching because no one is watching! I'm writing to the US Department of Education and contacting the media. Someone has to care!

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