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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
The School Without Walls High School is a top rated, public, magnet school located in Washington, DC. It has 585 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 67% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.
About The School Without Walls High School...
Address
2130 G St NW
Washington, DC 20037
Telephone
(202) 645-9690
Website
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The School Without Walls High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
67%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1260
353 responses
Average ACT
29
71 responses
AP Enrollment
67%
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    NG
  2. Good for Families
    NG
  3. Housing
    NG
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Median Household Income
$60,217
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,375
National
$949
Median Home Value
$124,646
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.
Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.50 responses
Poll
66%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.50 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 164 responses
Report
  • Pep-Rally at the Smith Center
    26%
  • Spirit Week
    24%
  • Thanksgiving Feast
    18%
  • Assemblies
    7%
  • International Night
    7%
  • School Dances
    5%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
585
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.53 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.53 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.53 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$85,549
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.1%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.68 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.68 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.68 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$31,162/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.73 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.72 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.73 responses
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The School Without Walls High School Reviews

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People have always said that Walls was a challenging school and they are right. The collegiate environment, the rigorous course load, and the opportunities that arise at Walls are nearly unmatched in the city. The culture of Walls allows students from all corners of DC to break down any educational barriers and succeed. The school is a refreshing pool of intellectuals, leaders, and talented individuals. The orchestra/Jazz band, art department, and sports teams are on the rise. There are a ton of clubs to match any teen's varying interest. I will not lie and say that Walls doesn't come without its fair share of struggles. However, the stress, tears, and sleepless nights definitely prepare students for college, which (if you ask most Walls alum) is almost a breeze. Walls is definitely demanding, but it is well worth it in the end. Go Penguins!
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It was a good high experience in terms of the quality of education. The teachers, faculty, and counselors were very supportive and helpful when it came to specific student needs or issues. Also I felt that the school had many good opportunities for students and it opened a lot of doors for underprivileged people. However a major problem was the segregation and the apparent differences between the students and their own groups. Everyone seemed to be inclusive only within their groups and respecting other people’s beliefs or background or skin color didn’t exist at all. Furthermore the action taken by the administration was lacking severely and the justice wasn’t served in many of these situations. Overall the education and opportunities in this school is great but it is the lack of community or respect for students and their differences that made high school a let down in many ways.
School Without Walls is an academically challenging high school with a variety of sports and extracurricular activities to choose from, as well as opportunities for volunteerism and community involvement. The school year is also marked by many fun events, such as dances and picnics. Many colleges visit the school, which is located on the campus of GWU, so there's a solid college focus. I love Walls!