Duke Ellington School Of The Arts

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3500 R St Nw

Washington, DC 20007

(202) 282-0123

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public, Magnet

Student Enrollment: 500

Students Per Teacher: 6

Parent Reviews

15 Parent Reviews for Duke Ellington School Of The Arts

Kudos to Ellington! As a parent of two graduates I'm so excited about the latest news: DESA had a 99% senior on-time graduation rate, Those seniors earned over $5 million in scholarships(!), Ellington achieved the highest proficiency level in the DC CAS standardized testing, Reward level - ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/02/13

The audition process is unorganized and all about who you know at at this school. It's sad because the children with the skills to continue studying are overlooked for the children that live out of state, know someone behind the scenes or look a certain way.

Posted by a student on 08/29/13

The education here is so bad, that I felt like I hadn't gone to school the years that I had been there. Only certain departments work hard and some kids learned. I feel unprepared for college and there was no strong college counseling. This school may have a somewhat good graduation rate but I doubt ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 06/13/13

THIS is a great school! Kids actually like to go to school here. There are always those who are bitter because they got kicked out or couldn't adjust. But it is the best thing that can happen to the right student.

Posted by a other on 02/04/13

I as a child always had a dream to go to Duke Ellington Scol Of The Arts..... But now i see that 3 out of every 10 people get accepted into this chool of my choice.... So now all i can do is TRY and TRY my hardest to get accepte in t this school.

Posted by a other on 11/01/12

I came to this school hoping for a good arts and academic education. The arts education was good aside from teachers who don't grade based on valid evidence. The academics were so horrible I am most definitely transferring as well as possibly moving to Virginia. The academic level was the same in history ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 05/28/12

There is no shortage of talented kids at Ellington, but the school does not require nor hold the kids to high standards. The kids should shine on stage as well as off - sadly that is not the case. When the performances are over and the lights are off, the schools interest in making these kids better, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/12/11

Duke Ellington School of the Arts is full of many talented, lively students. I am a student myself and I love the people like a family. However, Ellington ceases to provide me with a good education. I would say that my arts classes are good and the education I have received in math and english is so-so ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 01/07/10

As a parent of the Ellington School of the Arts, I have to say that this institution is really a competitive one. I absolutely love it and it is evident that the students love it as well. The principal is dynamite!!!What makes him dynamite is the fact that he shows unconditional love for his students ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/14/08

As an alumna, I can say I graduated as a well rounded visual artist. My talents were nourished by my instructors from the 1st day of 9th grade all the way to the last day of 12th. The teachers at Duke Ellington take their jobs seriously and appreciate students who take what they do seriously also. I ...  Read more

Posted by a former student on 07/07/06

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DC-CAS* Test Scores

Grade Level: 10

Test Year: 2012
Duke Ellington School Of The Arts
District Of Columbia Public Schools
District Of Columbia
* In 2011-2012 Washington, D.C. used the District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC-CAS) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8 and 10. In 2010-2011 students were tested in science in grades 5, 8 and high school. The DC-CAS is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the District of Columbia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

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Washington schools — Duke Ellington School Of The Arts is located at 3500 R St Nw, Washington DC 20007. 3500 R St Nw is in the 20007 ZIP code in Washington, DC The school district for Duke Ellington School Of The Arts is the District Of Columbia Public Schools. Duke Ellington School Of The Arts is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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