D
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    D
  2. Diversity
    D+
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    D-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Address
1601 16th St Se
Washington, DC 20020
Telephone
(202) 698-2155

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
5%
Percent Proficient - Math
5%
Average Graduation Rate
46%
Average SAT
830
34 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
8%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
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Students

Diversity
D+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
661
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
32.8%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$30,944/ year
National
$12,239
60%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.10 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses
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Anacostia High School Reviews

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I've recently graduated the Valedictorian of my class from Anacostia Senior High School. I was a member of the National Honor Society, a tutor, and the captain of the cheer leading team. I also interned at a local elementary school in the Anacostia community, shadowing kindergarten teachers. Although Anacostia isn't one of the strongest Academic wise high schools in Washington D.C. I must say the students and I there made a way to become successful, to graduate, and become prepared for college the most effective way we could. Of course with the help of teachers, administrators, coaches, and so on to help us along the way. Anacostia is stereotyped in numerous of ways. However, the students there or I did not let those "rumors" hinder us from becoming the best that we know we can be. I now attend NCA&T State Univ. majoring in Elementary Education, I want people to know that anything is possible to accomplish despite the negativity that tries to hinder us from accomplishing our goals.
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It has changed over the years . The school is getting more strict. Academics are getting better and teachers are now getting student college ready . The teachers care about the students. So that's good because not all students have parents who care. Anacostia really got better in 2010 when principal Ian Roberts came . He is no longer there but I do know before 2010 it was a lot of fights, violence and drug dealers selling inside the school.
The experience I'm having at Anacostia High School is excellent. The resources I have as a Senior to help me with college applications and scholarships is very useful. I always can go to my counselor, any of my teachers, principal etc. I been attending Anacostia High School since I was a freshmen. When I first came It was so strict because I was a freshmen and their goal was to get me ready for the real world. As a senior I set examples for the lower classes and tell them how I came a long way and work hard to get where I am.