Takoma Elementary School

Summary:

Takoma Elementary School is a public elementary school in Washington, DC, serving 417 students in grades PK-5. The school is part of the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) district, which is ranked 27 out of 47 districts in DC and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Takoma Elementary has a more diverse student population compared to nearby schools, with a higher percentage of Hispanic students (37.89%) and a lower percentage of White students (11.51%). The school's ranking and rating have fluctuated over the years, ranging from a high of 3 stars to a low of 1 star. In the most recent year, Takoma Elementary ranked 53 out of 128 DC elementary schools and received a 3-star rating. The school's academic performance, as measured by PARCC proficiency rates, is generally below the district and state averages in both mathematics and English Language Arts across all grade levels. However, Takoma Elementary ranks higher for its Hispanic and English Language Learner (ELL) students compared to other DC elementary schools, but lower for its African American and female students.

Nearby schools, such as Whittier Elementary, Shepherd Elementary, and Brightwood Elementary, show a wide range of academic performance and school rankings. Notably, Shepherd Elementary stands out with significantly higher PARCC proficiency rates compared to Takoma Elementary and the district/state averages. Despite the increased per-student spending at Takoma Elementary, from $20,777 in 2018-2019 to $29,377 in 2021-2022, the school's academic outcomes have not seen a corresponding improvement, indicating the need for targeted interventions and support to address the specific challenges facing the school.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 7010 Piney Branch Rd. NW
       Washington, DC  20012


(202) 671-6050

District: District of Columbia Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
53rd of 128 District Of Columbia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $29,377 Help


Students who attend Takoma Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Ida B. Wells Middle School
High:    Coolidge High School

Student/teacher ratio:  9.6 Help
Number of students:  417

Racial breakdown:

African American:
47.0%
Hispanic:
37.9%
White:
11.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  100% Help


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Compare Details Takoma Elementary School ranks better than 58.6% of elementary schools in District Of Columbia. It also ranks 35th among 76 ranked elementary schools in the District of Columbia Public Schools. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 47.02. (See more...)
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Compare Details Takoma Elementary School is not ranked due for the most recent year due to insufficient test score data. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 26.75. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (47%), Hispanic (37.9%), White (11.5%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Takoma Elementary School is 9.6, which is the 31st best among 76 elementary schools in the District of Columbia Public Schools. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Takoma Elementary School is $29,377, which is the 14th highest among 76 elementary schools in the District of Columbia Public Schools.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Takoma Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Takoma Elementary School 53rd of 128 District Of Columbia public elementary schools. (See Takoma Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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District of Columbia Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks District of Columbia Public Schools 27th of 47 District Of Columbia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Takoma Elementary School

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Takoma Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 49.70 50th 111 55.0%
2011 53.61 36th 111 67.6%
2012 30.93 80th 112 28.6%
2014 27.90 77th 109 29.4%
2015 36.12 50th 97 48.5%
2016 30.04 66th 99 33.3%
2017 37.56 59th 108 45.4%
2018 26.31 88th 120 26.7%
2019 34.25 73rd 122 40.2%
2022 31.88 63rd 97 35.1%
2023 47.02 53rd 128 58.6%
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Rank History for elementary school English Language Learner students at Takoma Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.82 17th 25 32.0%
2019 32.46 20th 25 20.0%
2022 31.95 16th 21 23.8%
2023 65.58 4th 19 78.9%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Takoma Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 53.71 17th 53 67.9%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Takoma Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 21.00 91st 110 17.3%
2019 32.31 77th 117 34.2%
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Rank History for elementary school At Risk students at Takoma Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.33 64th 90 28.9%
2019 39.35 55th 91 39.6%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Takoma Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.99 74th 113 34.5%
2019 37.17 66th 113 41.6%
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Rank History for elementary school African American students at Takoma Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.38 63rd 100 37.0%
2019 40.36 61st 106 42.5%
2023 52.38 25th 60 58.3%
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Rank History for elementary school Hispanic students at Takoma Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 17.26 28th 29 3.4%
2019 24.55 28th 30 6.7%
2023 47.51 7th 22 68.2%
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Data source: test scores: OSSE DC Office of the State Superindendent of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Takoma Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 60.20 21st 56 62.5%
2011 52.16 26th 57 54.4%
2012 39.45 37th 57 35.1%
2014 38.34 38th 57 33.3%
2015 45.41 20th 49 59.2%
2016 37.73 27th 48 43.8%
2017 44.85 25th 56 55.4%
2018 35.03 47th 72 34.7%
2019 26.75 57th 75 24.0%
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Data source: test scores: OSSE DC Office of the State Superindendent of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: OSSE DC Office of the State Superindendent of Education

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Enrollment information for Takoma Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 0 532 6 10 0 n/a n/a 0 548
1989 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 523 523
1990 0 487 1 6 0 n/a n/a 0 494
1991 1 491 4 9 0 n/a n/a 0 505
1992 3 496 1 14 1 n/a n/a 0 515
1993 1 494 2 16 1 n/a n/a 0 514
1994 1 535 0 15 0 n/a n/a 0 551
1995 0 521 0 21 0 n/a n/a 0 542
1996 0 521 0 21 0 n/a n/a 0 542
1997 1 550 0 19 0 n/a n/a 0 570
1998 3 562 0 27 0 n/a n/a 0 592
1999 6 498 0 30 0 n/a n/a 0 534
2000 2 413 0 31 0 n/a n/a 0 446
2001 3 365 4 57 0 n/a n/a 0 429
2002 4 358 4 79 0 n/a n/a 0 445
2003 4 358 4 79 0 n/a n/a 0 445
2004 4 346 4 71 1 n/a n/a 0 426
2005 3 326 3 67 1 n/a n/a 0 400
2006 3 334 4 78 1 n/a n/a 0 420
2007 3 301 1 69 2 n/a n/a 0 376
2008 2 250 2 64 2 n/a n/a 0 320
2009 2 243 2 59 2 n/a n/a 0 308
2010 4 227 0 71 1 n/a n/a 0 303
2011 10 216 0 89 0 0 5 0 320
2012 6 198 0 96 0 1 7 0 308
2013 6 250 1 103 0 1 5 0 366
2014 11 288 1 127 0 2 13 0 442
2015 15 267 1 133 0 1 25 0 442
2016 21 280 3 141 0 0 23 0 468
2017 23 279 4 148 0 0 14 0 468
2018 24 279 4 150 0 0 16 0 473
2019 29 283 0 179 0 0 17 0 508
2020 39 272 1 205 0 0 15 0 532
2021 40 249 1 173 0 0 14 0 477
2022 41 201 2 133 0 0 11 0 388
2023 48 196 3 158 0 0 12 0 417

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

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Takoma Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 548 34.0 16.1 24.5
1989 523 39.0 13.4 25.6
1990 494 24.0 20.5 14.8
1991 505 21.0 24.0 4.6
1992 515 25.0 20.6 26.4
1993 514 30.0 17.1 47.9
1994 551 25.0 22.0 52.8
1995 542 25.0 21.7 58.5
1996 542 25.0 21.7 58.5
1997 570 25.0 22.8 52.6
1998 592 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 534 35.0 15.3 n/a
2000 446 32.0 13.9 54.7
2001 429 36.0 11.9 66.9
2002 445 n/a n/a 45.2
2003 445 n/a n/a 45.2
2004 426 26.0 16.4 42.7
2005 400 7.0 57.1 46.5
2006 420 26.0 16.2 54.5
2007 376 14.0 26.9 60.6
2008 320 17.0 18.8 54.4
2009 308 23.9 12.9 67.9
2010 303 30.0 10.1 78.5
2011 320 30.5 10.4 99.1
2012 308 28.5 10.8 81.2
2013 366 26.5 13.8 45.6
2014 442 37.0 11.9 99.3
2015 442 42.0 10.5 100
2016 468 41.0 11.4 100
2017 468 47.0 9.9 n/a
2018 473 41.0 11.5 n/a
2019 508 47.5 10.6 n/a
2020 532 48.5 10.9 n/a
2021 477 51.6 9.2 n/a
2022 388 37.4 10.3 n/a
2023 417 43.0 9.6 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 Takoma Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 548 34.0 16.1 24.5
1989 523 39.0 13.4 25.6
1990 494 24.0 20.5 14.8
1991 505 21.0 24.0 4.6
1992 515 25.0 20.6 26.4
1993 514 30.0 17.1 47.9
1994 551 25.0 22.0 52.8
1995 542 25.0 21.7 58.5
1996 542 25.0 21.7 58.5
1997 570 25.0 22.8 52.6
1998 592 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 534 35.0 15.3 n/a
2000 446 32.0 13.9 54.7
2001 429 36.0 11.9 66.9
2002 445 n/a n/a 45.2
2003 445 n/a n/a 45.2
2004 426 26.0 16.4 42.7
2005 400 7.0 57.1 46.5
2006 420 26.0 16.2 54.5
2007 376 14.0 26.9 60.6
2008 320 17.0 18.8 54.4
2009 308 23.9 12.9 67.9
2010 303 30.0 10.1 78.5
2011 320 30.5 10.4 99.1
2012 308 28.5 10.8 81.2
2013 366 26.5 13.8 45.6
2014 442 37.0 11.9 99.3
2015 442 42.0 10.5 100
2016 468 41.0 11.4 100
2017 468 47.0 9.9 n/a
2018 473 41.0 11.5 n/a
2019 508 47.5 10.6 n/a
2020 532 48.5 10.9 n/a
2021 477 51.6 9.2 n/a
2022 388 37.4 10.3 n/a
2023 417 43.0 9.6 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 Takoma Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $2,257 (10.9%) $18,520 (89.1%) $20,777
2020 $2,382 (11.0%) $19,299 (89.0%) $21,681
2021 $3,016 (12.7%) $20,728 (87.3%) $23,744
2022 $4,915 (16.7%) $24,463 (83.3%) $29,377

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Takoma Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 73rd of 122 Elementary schoolsRanks 53rd of 128 Elementary schools
 18.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Takoma Elementary School)45.539
 6.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (District of Columbia Public Schools)43.237.4
 5.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (District Of Columbia)41.830.6
 11.2%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Takoma Elementary School)24.434.1
 9.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (District of Columbia Public Schools)35.832.3
 3.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (District Of Columbia)33.126.1
 7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Takoma Elementary School)24.421.6
 2.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (District of Columbia Public Schools)39.734.8
 4.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (District Of Columbia)38.529.2
 9.3%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Takoma Elementary School)2032.4
 12.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (District of Columbia Public Schools)41.441.3
 0.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (District Of Columbia)38.234.7
 3.5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Takoma Elementary School)33.310.8
 22.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (District of Columbia Public Schools)33.428.8
 4.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (District Of Columbia)32.425.4
 7%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Takoma Elementary School)30.621.6
 9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (District of Columbia Public Schools)36.438.1
 1.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (District Of Columbia)35.533.7
 1.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students508417
 17.9%
African American283196
 30.7%
American Indian00
Asian03
Hispanic179158
 11.7%
Pacific Islander00
White2948
 65.5%
Two or More Races1712
 29.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Takoma Elementary School

In the 2022-23 school year, 417 students attended Takoma Elementary School.

Students at Takoma Elementary School are 47% African American, 38% Hispanic, 12% White, 3% Two or more races.

Students who attend Takoma Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Ida B. Wells Middle School
High : Coolidge High School

Takoma Elementary School ranks 53rd of 128 District Of Columbia elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.


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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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