Center City PCS - Trinidad

Summary:

Center City PCS - Trinidad is a public charter elementary school serving 189 students in grades PK-8 in Washington, DC. The school has a predominantly African American student population, making up 92.59% of the student body in the 2022-2023 school year.

While Center City PCS - Trinidad has seen a steady increase in its per-student spending, rising from $21,089 in 2018-2019 to $30,656 in 2021-2022, the school has consistently underperformed compared to the District of Columbia Public Schools and state averages in both math and English language arts (ELA) proficiency on the PARCC assessments. For example, in 2022-2023, only 8.34% of 3rd graders were proficient or better in math, compared to 15.17% for the Center City PCS district and 30.64% for the state of DC. The school's statewide ranking has also fluctuated, ranging from 40th out of 111 DC elementary schools in 2010-2011 to 101st out of 120 in 2017-2018.

Interestingly, Center City PCS - Trinidad has a significantly higher percentage of African American students (92.59%) compared to nearby schools like Ludlow-Taylor Elementary (33.95% African American) and Capitol Hill Montessori School at Logan (62.03% African American). The school also maintains a relatively low student-teacher ratio, ranging from 9.4 to 11.3 over the past few years, which is lower than the ratios at some nearby schools, such as Maury Elementary (14.0) and Capitol Hill Montessori School at Logan (14.6).


Detail:

Public, Charter PK, KG-8

 1217 West Virginia Avenue NE
       Washington, DC  20002


(202) 397-1614

District: Center City PCS

SchoolDigger Rank:
54th of 128 District Of Columbia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $31,151 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  9.4 Help
Number of students:  189

Racial breakdown:

African American:
92.6%
Two or more races:
4.2%
Hispanic:
2.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  57.8% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Center City PCS - Trinidad ranks better than 57.8% of elementary schools in District Of Columbia. It also ranks 3rd among 6 ranked elementary schools in the Center City PCS School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 46.14. (See more...)
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Compare Details Center City PCS - Trinidad ranks better than 63.8% of middle schools in District Of Columbia. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 53.87. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Center City PCS - Trinidad has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Center City PCS School District. Racial makeup is: African American (92.6%), two or more races (4.2%), Hispanic (2.6%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Center City PCS - Trinidad is 9.4, which is the lowest among 6 elementary schools in the Center City PCS School District! (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Center City PCS - Trinidad is $31,151, which is the highest among 6 elementary schools in the Center City PCS School District!
Schooldigger Rankings:

Center City PCS - Trinidad was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Center City PCS - Trinidad 25th of 69 District Of Columbia public middle schools. (See Center City PCS - Trinidad in the ranking list.)

Center City PCS:

SchoolDigger ranks Center City PCS 17th of 47 District Of Columbia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Center City PCS - Trinidad

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Center City PCS - Trinidad

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 25.82 89th 111 19.8%
2011 51.04 40th 111 64.0%
2012 37.10 69th 112 38.4%
2014 29.78 76th 109 30.3%
2015 21.77 81st 97 16.5%
2018 20.20 101st 120 15.8%
2019 32.51 77th 122 36.9%
2022 28.66 67th 97 30.9%
2023 46.14 54th 128 57.8%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Center City PCS - Trinidad

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 14.69 103rd 110 6.4%
2019 30.82 83rd 117 29.1%
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Rank History for elementary school At Risk students at Center City PCS - Trinidad

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.74 60th 90 33.3%
2019 48.16 43rd 91 52.7%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Center City PCS - Trinidad

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 23.21 92nd 113 18.6%
2019 38.84 63rd 113 44.2%
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Rank History for elementary school African American students at Center City PCS - Trinidad

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 25.89 77th 100 23.0%
2019 43.03 56th 106 47.2%
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Data source: test scores: OSSE DC Office of the State Superindendent of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Center City PCS - Trinidad

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Rank History for all middle school students at Center City PCS - Trinidad

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 65.17 18th 56 67.9%
2011 60.12 21st 57 63.2%
2012 65.97 19th 57 66.7%
2014 33.27 41st 57 28.1%
2015 26.21 39th 49 20.4%
2018 25.13 57th 72 20.8%
2019 25.29 59th 75 21.3%
2022 36.75 34th 59 42.4%
2023 53.87 25th 69 63.8%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Center City PCS - Trinidad

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 28.03 41st 52 21.2%
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Rank History for middle school At Risk students at Center City PCS - Trinidad

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 20.37 40th 46 13.0%
2019 36.40 33rd 50 34.0%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Center City PCS - Trinidad

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.01 34th 49 30.6%
2019 15.84 51st 53 3.8%
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Rank History for middle school African American students at Center City PCS - Trinidad

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 29.80 42nd 55 23.6%
2019 28.73 43rd 55 21.8%
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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 parent
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Open Quote This school has been the worst experience ever and it’s so sad they are very unprofessional even the principal assistant. She screams and yell at the students and always telling the teachers business to students VERY UNPROFESSIONAL. Also I felt uncomfortable there every time I entered the building it was a negative vibe. And the turn over rate is horrible every other week there’s a new teacher or a sub so crazy it’s no GROWTH at that place at all. I would never send my child there ever. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Center City PCS - Trinidad

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2009 2 213 0 4 0 n/a n/a 0 219
2010 0 195 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 198
2011 0 223 0 4 1 0 0 0 228
2012 0 209 1 5 0 0 1 0 216
2013 0 226 0 3 0 0 1 0 230
2014 0 222 0 3 0 0 1 0 226
2015 0 231 0 4 0 0 1 0 236
2016 0 205 0 6 0 0 0 0 211
2017 0 173 0 11 0 0 0 0 184
2018 0 179 0 16 0 0 7 0 202
2019 1 180 0 13 0 0 13 0 207
2020 1 192 0 10 0 0 16 0 219
2021 1 189 0 11 0 0 14 0 215
2022 1 173 0 5 0 0 14 0 193
2023 1 175 0 5 0 0 8 0 189

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 Center City PCS - Trinidad

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 219 n/a n/a 58.9
2010 198 18.0 11.0 19.7
2011 228 15.5 14.7 98.7
2012 216 13.0 16.6 75.9
2013 230 14.5 15.8 67.4
2014 226 17.0 13.2 98.7
2015 236 18.0 13.1 100
2016 211 13.0 16.2 57.8
2017 184 18.5 9.9 n/a
2018 202 16.7 12.0 n/a
2019 207 18.0 11.5 n/a
2020 219 20.9 10.4 n/a
2021 215 19.0 11.3 n/a
2022 193 20.0 9.6 n/a
2023 189 20.0 9.4 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 Center City PCS - Trinidad

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 219 n/a n/a 58.9
2010 198 18.0 11.0 19.7
2011 228 15.5 14.7 98.7
2012 216 13.0 16.6 75.9
2013 230 14.5 15.8 67.4
2014 226 17.0 13.2 98.7
2015 236 18.0 13.1 100
2016 211 13.0 16.2 57.8
2017 184 18.5 9.9 n/a
2018 202 16.7 12.0 n/a
2019 207 18.0 11.5 n/a
2020 219 20.9 10.4 n/a
2021 215 19.0 11.3 n/a
2022 193 20.0 9.6 n/a
2023 189 20.0 9.4 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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Center City PCS - Trinidad

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,906 (9.0%) $19,184 (91.0%) $21,089
2020 $1,230 (5.5%) $21,140 (94.5%) $22,370
2021 $2,246 (10.1%) $20,095 (89.9%) $22,341
2022 $6,029 (19.7%) $24,627 (80.3%) $30,656
2023 $3,323 (10.7%) $27,828 (89.3%) $31,151

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Center City PCS - Trinidad

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 77th of 122 Elementary schoolsRanks 54th of 128 Elementary schools
 20.9%
Ranks 59th of 75 Middle schoolsRanks 25th of 69 Middle schools
 42.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Center City PCS - Trinidad)27.28.3
 18.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Center City PCS)4015.2
 24.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (District Of Columbia)41.830.6
 11.2%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Center City PCS - Trinidad)27.325
 2.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Center City PCS)30.917.9
 13.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (District Of Columbia)33.126.1
 7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Center City PCS - Trinidad)33.314.3
 19%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Center City PCS)34.919.9
 15.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (District Of Columbia)38.529.2
 9.3%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Center City PCS - Trinidad)377.2
 29.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Center City PCS)30.921.2
 9.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (District Of Columbia)38.234.7
 3.5%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Center City PCS - Trinidad)1522.7
 7.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Center City PCS)29.919.7
 10.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (District Of Columbia)35.530.5
 5%
6th Grade Mathematics (Center City PCS - Trinidad)015.4
 15.4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Center City PCS)15.117
 1.9%
   6th Grade Mathematics (District Of Columbia)23.320.2
 3.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Center City PCS - Trinidad)20.826.9
 6.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Center City PCS)2326.5
 3.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (District Of Columbia)36.531.4
 5.1%
7th Grade Mathematics (Center City PCS - Trinidad)59.1
 4.1%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Center City PCS)23.214.4
 8.8%
   7th Grade Mathematics (District Of Columbia)26.220
 6.2%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Center City PCS - Trinidad)1521.7
 6.7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Center City PCS)41.627.9
 13.8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (District Of Columbia)4439
 5%
8th Grade Mathematics (Center City PCS - Trinidad)019.2
 19.2%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Center City PCS)29.121.6
 7.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (District Of Columbia)1711.4
 5.6%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Center City PCS - Trinidad)38.157.7
 19.6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Center City PCS)39.639.6
 0%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (District Of Columbia)39.638.7
 0.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students207189
 8.7%
African American180175
 2.8%
American Indian00
Asian00
Hispanic135
 61.5%
Pacific Islander00
White11
Two or More Races138
 38.5%


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Students at Center City PCS - Trinidad are 93% African American, 4% Two or more races, 3% Hispanic.

In the 2022-23 school year, 189 students attended Center City PCS - Trinidad.

Center City PCS - Trinidad ranks 54th of 128 District Of Columbia elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.


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