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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Columbia Heights Education Campus is an above average, public, magnet school located in Washington, DC. It has 1,336 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 14% of students are at least proficient in math and 24% in reading.
Address
3101 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20010
Telephone
(202) 939-7700
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Columbia Heights Education Campus Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
24%
Percent Proficient - Math
14%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
940
203 responses
Average ACT
21
18 responses
AP Enrollment
50%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$85,506
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,498
National
$949
Median Home Value
$511,082
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.29 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.29 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 64 responses
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  • Pep rally
    28%
  • Field day
    27%
  • Spirit week
    27%
  • Basketball Games
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    5%
  • Homecoming
    3%
  • Pep rallies
    3%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,336
Free or Reduced Lunch
32%
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.38 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.38 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.38 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$85,549
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.7%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.43 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.43 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.43 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$31,162/ year
National
$12,239
65%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.48 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.48 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.48 responses
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Columbia heights educational campus is a great school. As long as you stay on track and be prepared every day, you will be good for the amount of time you will be attending Columbia heights educational campus. The teachers understand that not everybody learns one way so they all have a different ways on teaching students. The staff administrators also make every student feel welcomed from the beginning of the school day all the way towards the end. The school is also diverse. You see different types of cultures and everyone is excepted for who they are. The lunch at the school also has a variety of things, if you are not in the mood for pizza, you have nachos, if you don’t want nachos, you have a sandwich, chicken, burger, whatever you want. In conclusion Columbia heights educational campus is a great school to attend. From all the different opportunities, to programs, to making everyone feel welcomed and a great learning experience.
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Columbia Heights Education Campus is an application based school that is strictly dedicated to their students and their college readiness. From frequent academic presentations and college level essays required for graduation, the school is overall such an amazing place to ensure that you are ready for college. Aside from rigorous work , CHEC is a social justice focused school and push their students to engage in their communities as much as possible. For this reason, another graduation requirement is to obtain a minimum of 100 community service hours and 80 internship hours.

In summary, the rich learning experience offered in CHEC is one that I suggest that you must not pass on. They offer many resources and provide you with the support you need in order to ensure that you are ready for the world after high school
My high school years were wonderful because there is a great sense of community and respect towards other cultures. I liked that they celebrate different cultures with events like international dinner that celebrate other countries. The resources seniors have in order to get ready for college are also great. Seniors are constantly being told about different scholarships they should apply for, they help seniors throughout the college application process and the financial aid process. They provide emotional support and advice to students who are overwhelmed or are unsure of what they want to do in the future. However, a few places of improvement is racial diversity because there are predominantly minorities. There is a bit of unfairness between sports because more financial support is given to certain sports such as football, basketball, and volleyball and sports like tennis are a bit forgotten. The technology like the computers need to be updated because they are a bit old.