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 the last six. In addition to providing individual counseling and support to students and families, she is responsible for 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 builds trusting relationships with students, families, and staff in addition to leadership around educating the whole child. We are so proud of her!
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