Shepherd Elementary School

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7800 14th St Nw

Washington, DC 20012

(202) 576-6140

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Grades: PK - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 321

Students Per Teacher: 16

Parent Reviews

47 Parent Reviews for Shepherd Elementary School

Having been at Shephard ES for 5 years now, the school continues to grow into its IB program and parent engagement. I love the way the school teaches and encourages critical as well as creative thinking to prepare our children for the global economy. My oldest is currently in Middle School and has thrived ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/24/14

My family is now in our second year at Shepherd ES. Both of DC's teachers have been friendly, but very firm, regarding their academic expectations and classroom management styles. They created an environment where hard work and success were rewarded and they even allowed a little scholarly competitiveness ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/24/14

We did a TON of research into schools last year. Although our child was accepted at a nearby private, we decided to try Shepherd--we reasoned that the test scores were good and rising, the IB model was innately appealing, the feeders were some of the best in the city (Deal Middle and Wilson H.S.), and ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/23/14

My son is in the first class of PK3 at Shepherd, and he could not be happier. He was happy in preschool before, and he is notoriously resistant to transitions, but he immediately fit in at Shepherd. The mornings are a cheerful walk to school; in the afternoons he comes running to tell me about his ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/21/14

Shepherd Elementary has meet or exceed all of our expectations for our son. The school is wonderfully renovated, and still has one more phase of improvement to go before the $20 million renovation is complete. Shepherd is also one of three schools in the city to use the acclaimed International Baccalaureate ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/21/14

I'm a neighborhood parent, kid in Pre-K 4 and we love Shepherd. We were at a great public charter last year, but the resources at Shepherd dwarf that of our last school. I'm in constant awe at all the cool things my four year old is exposed to. The kid takes violin lessons (at school!), gets Spanish ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/15/14

I attended Shepherd a long time ago, I have had one child graduate and two currently attending. No school is perfect but looking at other public school options in the city, I am happy with Shepherd. They could use some improvement but who does not need to improve. With the jobs and resources that the ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/26/13

Shepherd school was an excellent school until all of the outstanding teachers left last year, total of five teachers leaving all at the same time. this to me points fingers at the way the principal manages her staff. Some changes need to be made, in order to bring this school in good standing like it ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/25/13

Shepherd Elementary has progressively declined over the years. My child has attended the school for 5 years. Instruction from teachers is severely lacking leaving parents to reteach fundamentals of math and language arts at home. Instruction is often replaced by websites meant to be a supplement such ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/18/13

Shepherd tries very hard but is a bit overwhelmed with trying to be an IB school.Academics are average at best. I was not impressed with teacher my child had. She had no up to date training and was not interested n teaching the whole child. The PTA is overwhelmingly the best thing about the school however ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/06/12

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Test scores for Shepherd Elementary School

DC-CAS* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Shepherd Elementary School
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* 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 — Shepherd Elementary School is located at 7800 14th St Nw, Washington DC 20012. 7800 14th St Nw is in the 20012 ZIP code in Washington, DC The school district for Shepherd Elementary School is the District Of Columbia Public Schools. Shepherd Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 5.
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