B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Readiness
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Address
1200 First Street Ne
Washington, DC 20002
Telephone
(202) 442-5885
  • K-8 Schools
  • High Schools

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
25%
Percent Proficient - Math
21%
Average Graduation Rate
58%
Average SAT
1010
1,464 responses
Average ACT
24
202 responses

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
46,155
Free or Reduced Lunch
99.8%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$112,374
Teachers in First/Second Year
Data not available

Finances

Total Expenses
$1,258,826,000
Expenses Per Student
$28,494/ student
National
$11,890
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    4%

District of Columbia Public Schools Reviews

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From age 4-13 I attended The Bridges Academy Private School. At bridges, I was able to conquer a new environment with only a small amount of students. I was able to develop, discover new content and skills, excel, and brought diversity and strength in my work. I graduated from The Bridges Academy in 2014 and was accepted to Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter High School. I am now a junior at Thurgood and still by far, I do not regret attending the school because there you have multiple opportunities to show your strengths and ability to adjust to new subjects and after-school activities that make you stand out. At Thurgood, the goals you set for yourself, tend to be accomplished by just a small amount of time due to teachers, office hours, tutors, etc. Overall, I feel safe, confident, and proud to be a Warrior!
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I've been at the school for a minute now, a little over 7 years. I have seen the school grow tremendously considering the fact that It started off as a boys and girls club. From better principles to more activities and clubs. Although we still need work on the sports because we still don't have a football team and everyone loves football, the teachers and staff are great! I wish my school had more student involvement and it would be way past great.
My experience at Paul Laurence Senior Dunbar High School very undemanding, and very fraught, but yet enjoyable. It has been undemanding due to the fact that you do not have anyone pushing you to go to college, sign up for scholarships, however some of the staff members pick out the kids they have confident in and stay focus on them leaving the other kids out. Fraught because you fell a lot of anxiety because your trying to do everything, scholarships, talk to teachers about it, homework, your job, or sports is on the side, basically you feel overwhelmed because your doing it by your self. It has also been enjoyable since they have programs, like the study abroad program I participated in, and many others that make you open your mind