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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
BASIS Washington, D.C. is a highly rated, public, charter school located in Washington, DC. It has 598 students in grades 5-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 59% of students are at least proficient in math and 58% in reading.

BASIS Washington, D.C. Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
58%
Percent Proficient - Math
59%
Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1280
66 responses
Average ACT
29
9 responses
AP Enrollment
100%
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$136,176
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,544
National
$949
Median Home Value
$561,632
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
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Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
598
Free or Reduced Lunch
7%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
100%
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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
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BASIS Washington, D.C. Reviews

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This school is very good for academics, and I loved my time here! The teachers are supportive, and there are systems established so that anyone can succeed here, if they want to. You have to love learning to succeed here because of the rigorous curriculum. The school is also rather small, but it's location makes it easily accessible by metro and the D6, so most kids living in the city should not have a hard time getting there. The community is small yet very caring in my opinion, as the senior class this year is a tight knit community. I do not know about the other grades. Overall, this school is very good, and very deserving of its ratings.
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I've been going to BASIS since 5th grade and so much has changed, from the teachers and faculty, to the food, to building itself. In 2012, I was excited to start a new chapter full of challenges. We've had new teachers and administrators. We got the building renovated a few years back. The administration is very weird in that they allow anyone to apply for Head of School and Dean position. Student voices aren't heard as much as they should, but the school says they're "working on it." Being in an office building, there aren't any opportunities for the big sports students play, like football and basketball. There were a couple investigations done on my school for discrimination of minorities that haven't really been brought to parents' attentions. If a student wants to have a traditional high school experience, BASIS isn't the school for them.
Basis is a good school for those who care deeply about their academics and are willing to invest a lot of time and effort into them, but outside of academics there's much that is lacking. The building is very small and is shared with kids in 5th grade all the way up to kids in 12th grade. The athletics programs are rather underdeveloped and the school has no athletic facilities. There are very few aspects of a traditional high school in basis, and the teacher turnover rate is extremely high. If you care exclussively about academics, Basis is great, but otherwise it's lacking in most other categories.