School Details

Plummer Elementary School

4601 Texas Avenue Southeast, Washington, DC 20019
(202) 939-4360
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 263 students 13 students/teacher (DC avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

32%
47%
30%
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
  • District of Columbia Public Schools average
  • Washington, DC state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

43%
59%
36%
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
  • District of Columbia Public Schools average
  • Washington, DC state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

30%
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
  • District of Columbia Public Schools average
  • Washington, DC state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Plummer Elementary School is a public elementary school in Washington. The principal of Plummer Elementary School is Christopher Gray and can be contacted at christopher.gray@dc.gov. 263 children attend Plummer Elementary School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 6% of the Plummer Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 82% of the 263 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Plummer Elementary School is 13:1. Smothers Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 89% 75%
Hispanic 11% 13%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.07%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Multiracial 0% %
Asian 0% %
White, non-Hispanic 0% 9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82% 53%
Limited English proficiency 6% 9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Plummer is an awesome school. The principal and staff are working hard to see that no child is left behind. Since the consolidation of Davis and Plummer we were graced with a wonderful Vice Principal to whom has added more vibrate ideas and concerns to our family. So don't give up on Plummer! We are not giving up on our students and the community! GO...................! PLUMMER!!! GO..................! PANTHERS!!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    Plummer Elementary took the time to have a nice website at least. Some of the schools don't have websites like that and we don't know what is going on. At least they have a website with news and pictures.

  • (2 years ago)

    You can't always tell how good a school is by the rating system used. Each and every teacher and child make their own ratings. I am the grandparent of two students at Plummber Elementary. My grand children say this is a good school because they have good teachers and a principal that loves them. There mother LeAnne Huff is also in agreement with her children. Keep doing a great job Plummer. We support you!

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is wonderful! I have just recently started here but here is what I have observed so far Principal Gray is a hands-on principal and you see how intricately involved he is in the running of the school on a daily basis. He is passionate about his students' academics and their overall well-being; he's knowledgable and quick on his feet! You see him everywhere! The teachers I have met are outstanding and very creative. Imagine making peace doves out of paper plates! These teachers are simply incredible and are willing to share and collaborate. Instructional specialists are always coming by and sharing ideas and observing best practices. The afterschool tutoring programs are preparing the students for higher level challenges. They even have piano lessons! And if you can find a cleaner building let me know because the floors are shinny and spotless as those building engineers obviously care about the appearance of their school. Security is on serious duty and nothing gets by her! I understand that the cheerleading team members are in an exciting competition now. So If you are looking for a great school you should check Plummer out for yourself! It is really very nice.

  • (4 years ago)

    The staff is below average including principal school psychologist They are known for making threats.

  • (6 years ago)

    I loved Plummer Elementary school the staff teachers everyone there just are so happy and excited about the children. I really enjoy the students that attend that school.

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

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