Washington Latin PCS - Middle School

Summary:

Washington Latin PCS - Middle School is a highly-rated public charter school in Washington, DC that serves grades 5-8 with an enrollment of 383 students. This school consistently ranks among the top middle schools in the District of Columbia, earning a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Washington Latin PCS - Middle School significantly outperforms the District of Columbia in standardized test scores, with 84% of students proficient or better in PARCC/Geometry compared to just 12.78% for the district. The school's student population is also more racially diverse than many surrounding schools, with 51.96% White, 23.76% African American, 12.79% Hispanic, and 3.66% Asian students. Despite this diversity, the school maintains exceptional academic performance across all racial subgroups, suggesting effective strategies for supporting diverse learners. When compared to nearby schools like Brookland Middle School and Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science PCS, Washington Latin PCS - Middle School stands out as a high-performing institution.

The school's consistent high rankings, low student-teacher ratio of 13.1, and relatively high spending of $22,625 per student may be contributing factors to its exceptional academic performance and student outcomes. Overall, Washington Latin PCS - Middle School is a shining example of a public charter school that is providing a high-quality education to its diverse student population and consistently ranking among the best middle schools in the District of Columbia.


Detail:

Public, Charter 5-8

 5200 2nd Street NW
       Washington, DC  20011


(202) 223-1111

District: Washington Latin PCS

SchoolDigger Rank:
6th of 69 District Of Columbia Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $23,334 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  13.1 Help
Number of students:  383

Racial breakdown:

White:
52.0%
African American:
23.8%
Hispanic:
12.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  14.4% Help


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Compare Details Washington Latin PCS - Middle School ranks better than 91.3% of middle schools in District Of Columbia. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 91.07. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Washington Latin PCS - Middle School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (52%), African American (23.8%), Hispanic (12.8%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Washington Latin PCS - Middle School is 13.1. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Washington Latin PCS - Middle School is $23,334.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Washington Latin PCS - Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Washington Latin PCS - Middle School 6th of 69 District Of Columbia public middle schools. (See Washington Latin PCS - Middle School in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Washington Latin PCS 2nd of 47 District Of Columbia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Washington Latin PCS - Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Washington Latin PCS - Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 94.11 3rd 56 94.6%
2011 93.63 4th 57 93.0%
2012 91.06 7th 57 87.7%
2014 87.65 8th 57 86.0%
2015 97.88 3rd 49 93.9%
2016 99.01 1st 48 97.9%
2017 98.10 1st 56 98.2%
2018 92.29 6th 72 91.7%
2019 91.75 6th 75 92.0%
2022 97.79 3rd 59 94.9%
2023 91.07 6th 69 91.3%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Washington Latin PCS - Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 71.69 1st 6 83.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Washington Latin PCS - Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 89.50 6th 53 88.7%
2019 89.63 6th 52 88.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Washington Latin PCS - Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 96.38 3rd 49 93.9%
2019 93.22 5th 53 90.6%
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Rank History for African American students at Washington Latin PCS - Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 76.60 10th 55 81.8%
2019 78.87 8th 55 85.5%
2022 84.66 4th 27 85.2%
2023 89.05 4th 36 88.9%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Washington Latin PCS - Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 64.01 6th 14 57.1%
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Rank History for White students at Washington Latin PCS - Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.25 5th 7 28.6%
2019 28.65 7th 7 0.0%
2022 41.96 7th 9 22.2%
2023 38.72 5th 8 37.5%
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Data source: test scores: OSSE DC Office of the State Superindendent of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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by a student
Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Open Quote not a good building, the teachers are too young, the school is too poor. I've gone there since 5th grade, so anyone one reading this can trust me because of my firsthand experience. There are some good teachers, and I stress the some, but the rest are barely decent if you ask me. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Open Quote My son attends Washington Latin Public Charter School, and I have taught in District of Columbia Public Schools (I now teach in an independent school). I can say wholeheartedly that a bright child CAN get a challenging, supportive and free education in the District. However, it takes a bit of rooting about, proactive parents, and it will be different than the school experience in our greater metro suburbs. (And it will be no thanks to the number-crunching policies of Michelle Rhee that are sadly depleting the life spark from the current public schools in good standing in the District). For a quality, free middle school education in the District I would recommend Washington Latin or Deal (thanks to good internal management). Deal is the larger public school, where the motivated student can succeed. Washington Latin is the smaller, quirky charter school--where the motivated child can also succeed (and begin studying Latin in 5th Grade to boot!). In honesty, Washington Latin is capacity building, and there are some instances (such as the physical plant) that have room for growth. However, the teachers tend to be 'the best and the brightest'--completely passionate about what they teach, and the school administration and leadership are smart, experienced and methodically growing the school in an intelligent way. I attended many excellent private schools growing up on the government's dime (foreign service brat). Our family has options other than Latin. Our son loves it there, it is a determined, diverse, hopeful community staffed by smart professionals who care, and populated by families not ready to 'give up on the District', (and who value the choice option presented to all families by the Charter movement). Check Washington Latin out; you will be welcomed! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Washington Latin PCS - Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2007 65 76 21 13 3 n/a n/a 0 178
2008 110 136 32 27 2 n/a n/a 0 307
2009 105 185 29 33 2 n/a n/a 0 354
2010 124 142 16 28 0 n/a n/a 0 310
2011 130 170 16 33 0 0 0 0 349
2012 126 172 20 33 0 0 0 0 351
2013 136 163 14 31 0 0 9 0 353
2014 152 165 14 25 0 0 10 0 366
2015 201 137 14 0 2 0 12 0 366
2016 169 132 17 32 0 0 12 0 362
2017 160 136 24 36 0 0 6 0 362
2018 161 147 12 32 0 0 15 0 367
2019 158 147 11 34 0 0 20 0 370
2020 170 139 9 34 0 0 29 0 381
2021 178 122 10 41 0 0 30 0 381
2022 187 106 14 38 0 0 33 0 378
2023 199 91 14 49 0 0 30 0 383

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Washington Latin PCS - Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 178 31.0 5.7 n/a
2008 307 27.0 11.4 n/a
2009 354 31.0 11.4 n/a
2010 310 31.0 10.0 n/a
2011 349 24.5 14.2 0
2012 351 27.6 12.7 22.2
2013 353 25.6 13.7 21.5
2014 366 27.9 13.1 99.2
2015 366 15.0 24.4 14.8
2016 362 28.0 12.9 14.4
2017 362 n/a n/a n/a
2018 367 28.7 12.7 n/a
2019 370 29.7 12.4 n/a
2020 381 29.2 13.0 n/a
2021 381 31.0 12.2 n/a
2022 378 31.5 12.0 n/a
2023 383 29.1 13.1 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Washington Latin PCS - Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 178 31.0 5.7 n/a
2008 307 27.0 11.4 n/a
2009 354 31.0 11.4 n/a
2010 310 31.0 10.0 n/a
2011 349 24.5 14.2 0
2012 351 27.6 12.7 22.2
2013 353 25.6 13.7 21.5
2014 366 27.9 13.1 99.2
2015 366 15.0 24.4 14.8
2016 362 28.0 12.9 14.4
2017 362 n/a n/a n/a
2018 367 28.7 12.7 n/a
2019 370 29.7 12.4 n/a
2020 381 29.2 13.0 n/a
2021 381 31.0 12.2 n/a
2022 378 31.5 12.0 n/a
2023 383 29.1 13.1 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Washington Latin PCS - Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $426 (2.5%) $16,404 (97.5%) $16,829
2020 $541 (2.9%) $18,123 (97.1%) $18,664
2021 $560 (2.8%) $19,099 (97.2%) $19,659
2022 $1,550 (6.9%) $21,075 (93.1%) $22,625
2023 $1,364 (5.8%) $21,969 (94.2%) $23,334

Data source: District Of Columbia Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Washington Latin PCS - Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 6th of 75 Middle schoolsRanks 6th of 69 Middle schools
 0.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
5th Grade Mathematics (Washington Latin PCS - Middle School)47.957.6
 9.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Washington Latin PCS)47.954.9
 7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (District Of Columbia)32.425.4
 7%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Washington Latin PCS - Middle School)54.468.7
 14.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Washington Latin PCS)54.465.4
 11%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (District Of Columbia)35.533.7
 1.8%
6th Grade Mathematics (Washington Latin PCS - Middle School)50.640.2
 10.4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Washington Latin PCS)50.643.8
 6.8%
   6th Grade Mathematics (District Of Columbia)23.320.2
 3.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Washington Latin PCS - Middle School)63.447.8
 15.6%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Washington Latin PCS)63.456.2
 7.2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (District Of Columbia)36.531.4
 5.1%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Washington Latin PCS - Middle School)67.481.1
 13.7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Washington Latin PCS)67.481.1
 13.7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (District Of Columbia)4439
 5%
8th Grade Geometry (Washington Latin PCS - Middle School)58.884
 25.2%
   8th Grade Geometry (Washington Latin PCS)58.884
 25.2%
   8th Grade Geometry (District Of Columbia)88.188
 0.1%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Washington Latin PCS - Middle School)68.574.7
 6.2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Washington Latin PCS)68.574.7
 6.2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (District Of Columbia)39.638.7
 0.9%
End of Course Geometry (Washington Latin PCS - Middle School)58.884
 25.2%
   End of Course Geometry (Washington Latin PCS)35.844
 8.2%
   End of Course Geometry (District Of Columbia)17.212.8
 4.4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students370383
 3.5%
African American14791
 38.1%
American Indian00
Asian1114
 27.3%
Hispanic3449
 44.1%
Pacific Islander00
White158199
 25.9%
Two or More Races2030
 50%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Washington Latin PCS - Middle School

Students at Washington Latin PCS - Middle School are 52% White, 24% African American, 13% Hispanic, 8% Two or more races, 4% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 383 students attended Washington Latin PCS - Middle School.

Yes. Washington Latin PCS - Middle School ranks in the top 8.7% of District Of Columbia middle schools.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the OSSE DC Office of the State Superindendent of Education.

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