A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Address
2130 G St Nw
Washington, DC 20037
Telephone
(202) 645-9690
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The School Without Walls High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1250
250 responses
Average ACT
28
53 responses
AP Enrollment
68%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.34 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.34 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 95 responses
Report
  • Pep-Rally at the Smith Center
    33%
  • Spirit Week
    32%
  • Thanksgiving Feast
    19%
  • International Night
    8%
  • Assemblies
    5%
  • Homecoming
    3%
  • Homecoming
    0%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
590
Free or Reduced Lunch
99%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.37 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.37 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.37 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.8%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.52 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.52 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.52 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$30,944/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.57 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.56 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.57 responses
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The School Without Walls High School Reviews

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This was my first year at Walls. I was a transfer student going into my sophomore year and I can honestly say this year wasn't bad. The school has a really strong Humanities and History department. The math curriculum isn't so stellar, at least for the more introductory classes, such as Geometry; it was incredibly easy, not at all challenging. The languages department is rather frustrating, as we have non-native speakers teaching the upper-level classes (including AP). The science courses, after Biology, are intense; the material is pretty hard, and the teachers aren't great at teaching. The elective classes are great though, except for anything with Mr. Cunningham (avoid him at all costs).Regardless, many of this year's seniors got into Ivy Leagues and other top-tier colleges! The school is rather small, we only have approximately 150-175 kids per grade. The building is recently renovated though and one of the best things though is that we get off-campus lunch!
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Overall, the teachers at Walls are great! Most of them are friendly and approachable, and you can tell which ones are genuinely excited about teaching. It says a lot when teachers make learning enjoyable. They have great flexibility when it comes to giving students extra help before/after school, or during lunch. The teachers cater to diferent student learning styles such as those who prefer visual, audio, or kinesthetic learning. All of them offer good academic advice, but the exceptional ones care about our personal situations, too.
School Without Walls is a great school because it is rigorous, it is has an accepting environment, and because students can develop good relationships with their peers, teachers, and counselors. The school offers a wide variety of clubs, sports and other extra-curricular activities to get involved in. Plus, we get off-campus lunch! The only downside is that there is incredible pressure to succeed; the workload and expectations can be overwhelming.