We are honored to be 1 out of 3 schools finalists for the 2019 Standing Ovation Equity Award! This award recognizes and applauds a DCPS school that defines, understands, and promotes equity by striving to eliminate opportunity gaps and systematically interrupt institutional bias.The winner will be announced during the ceremony at Standing Ovation on February 7, 2019.
In December 2018, the Office of the State Superintendent (OSSE) released a new citywide School Report Card that includes information about how every public school in DC performed in the 2017-2018 school year. We are proud to share that for the 2017-2018 school year, our school received a 5 STAR Rating! Click here to see our school report card. In many ways, the hard work of our students and educators has paid off! We’re proud of the high-quality education we provide our students and the great things happening in our school. Still, we are always reaching higher to ensure excellence for every one of our students, and we need to reflect on the areas we can grow and take targeted steps to do so. Please click the link for more details about the 5 STAR (School Transparency and Reporting) Framework.
In 2018 Marie Reed has been named a Bold School Award Winner by Empower K12. Bold Performance award-winning schools are open enrollment schools that serve a high at-risk student population and have combined math and English language arts proficiency rates dramatically higher than similar schools.Marie Reed is one of 17 traditional and charter schools to receive the honor in 2018, and one of just four DCPS schools (out of 110)! You can read more about this award, the schools, and the statistics in the linked press release: https://empowerk12.org/bold-performance-schools
In 2017, 95% of Marie Reed teachers were rated Effective or Highly Effective according to the IMPACT performance evaluation system used by DCPS.
In 2016 and 2017, 95% of Marie Reed teachers returned each year. Studies have shown that teacher retention is important for student achievement and also an indicator of teacher morale.
Marie Reed’s guidance counselor, Ms. Jessica Silva won a 2018 Standing Ovation award for excellence from the DCPS Chancellor’s office! Ms. Silva has worked for DCPS for 16 years and Marie Reed for six. In addition to providing individual counseling and support to students and families, she led Kindness Week, Career Day, Anti-Bullying Awareness Month, Middle School Night, Panthers Care mentoring program, middle school preparation sessions with 5th graders, advisory awards ceremonies, and much more. She built trusting relationships with students, families, and staff in addition to leadership around educating the whole child.
In 2017, Marie Reed ES was cited as one of eleven public and public charter schools that have grown more than 15 points in the percent of at-risk students demonstrating proficiency in English Language Arts (ELA) and math combined since 2014-2015. At-risk students are our most vulnerable students who are homeless, receiving social services (including SNAP and TANF), over age and under-credited, or in foster care – and receive additional funding on a per-student basis. Citywide, 14.9% of at-risk students are proficient. http://www.empowerk12.org/2017-dc-parcc-dashboard.html