Center City PCS - Shaw

Summary:

Center City PCS - Shaw is an elementary public charter school in Washington, DC, serving grades PK-8 with a total enrollment of 217 students. This diverse school is part of the District of Columbia Public Schools district, which is ranked 17 out of 47 districts in DC and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Center City PCS - Shaw has a more diverse student population compared to nearby schools, with 64.06% African American, 31.34% Hispanic, and smaller percentages of other races. Academically, the school's proficiency rates on the PARCC exam are generally lower than the district and state averages, though it has shown strengths in supporting specific subgroups like African American and English Language Learner students. The school has seen a steady increase in per-student spending, from $18,951 in 2018-2019 to $26,721 in 2021-2022, and maintains a relatively low student-teacher ratio of 8.8 to 9.4.

While Center City PCS - Shaw's overall performance is lower than nearby schools like Walker-Jones Education Campus and Friendship PCS - Armstrong Elementary, the school has maintained a consistent 3-star rating from SchoolDigger. However, the declining math proficiency rates, from 26.09% in 2021-2022 to 12.52% in 2022-2023 for 4th grade, are a concerning trend that the school may need to address through targeted interventions and strategies.


Detail:

Public, Charter PK, KG-8

 711 N Street NW
       Washington, DC  20001


(202) 234-1093

District: Center City PCS

SchoolDigger Rank:
58th of 128 District Of Columbia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $25,994 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  9.4 Help
Number of students:  217

Racial breakdown:

African American:
64.1%
Hispanic:
31.3%
Two or more races:
2.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  84% Help


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Compare Details Center City PCS - Shaw ranks better than 54.7% of elementary schools in District Of Columbia. It also ranks 4th 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 43.8. (See more...)
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Compare Details Center City PCS - Shaw ranks worse than 52.2% of middle schools in District Of Columbia. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 42.83. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (64.1%), Hispanic (31.3%), two or more races (2.3%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Center City PCS - Shaw is 9.4, which is the lowest among 6 elementary schools in the Center City PCS School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Center City PCS - Shaw is $25,994, which is the 2nd highest among 6 elementary schools in the Center City PCS School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Center City PCS - Shaw:

SchoolDigger ranks Center City PCS - Shaw 58th of 128 District Of Columbia public elementary schools. (See Center City PCS - Shaw in the ranking list.)

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African American students:

SchoolDigger ranks Center City PCS - Shaw 36th of 69 District Of Columbia public middle schools. (See Center City PCS - Shaw in the ranking list.)

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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 - Shaw

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

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 29.53 82nd 111 26.1%
2011 29.03 83rd 111 25.2%
2012 32.64 76th 112 32.1%
2014 55.63 46th 109 57.8%
2015 28.83 63rd 97 35.1%
2016 50.58 41st 99 58.6%
2018 46.95 56th 120 53.3%
2019 43.73 61st 122 50.0%
2022 55.21 32nd 97 67.0%
2023 43.80 58th 128 54.7%
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Rank History for elementary school English Language Learner students at Center City PCS - Shaw

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 57.47 7th 21 66.7%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Center City PCS - Shaw

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.16 64th 110 41.8%
2019 39.11 69th 117 41.0%
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Rank History for elementary school At Risk students at Center City PCS - Shaw

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.48 18th 90 80.0%
2019 69.48 18th 91 80.2%
2022 71.71 5th 27 81.5%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Center City PCS - Shaw

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.37 64th 113 43.4%
2019 36.47 68th 113 39.8%
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Rank History for elementary school African American students at Center City PCS - Shaw

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 48.92 48th 100 52.0%
2019 49.05 50th 106 52.8%
2022 84.21 3rd 35 91.4%
2023 51.03 27th 60 55.0%
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Rank History for elementary school Hispanic students at Center City PCS - Shaw

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.84 11th 29 62.1%
2019 54.50 8th 30 73.3%
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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 - Shaw

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

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 27.02 42nd 56 25.0%
2011 41.70 32nd 57 43.9%
2012 44.65 31st 57 45.6%
2014 51.86 31st 57 45.6%
2016 73.55 8th 48 83.3%
2018 67.23 17th 72 76.4%
2019 55.12 26th 75 65.3%
2022 57.45 16th 59 72.9%
2023 42.83 36th 69 47.8%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Center City PCS - Shaw

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 66.21 14th 53 73.6%
2019 53.74 24th 52 53.8%
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Rank History for middle school At Risk students at Center City PCS - Shaw

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.89 8th 46 82.6%
2019 65.31 14th 50 72.0%
2022 60.31 9th 34 73.5%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Center City PCS - Shaw

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.28 13th 49 73.5%
2019 56.16 19th 53 64.2%
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Rank History for middle school African American students at Center City PCS - Shaw

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 59.60 22nd 55 60.0%
2019 50.83 25th 55 54.5%
2022 93.66 2nd 27 92.6%
2023 63.50 10th 36 72.2%
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Rank History for middle school Hispanic students at Center City PCS - Shaw

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 60.60 6th 14 57.1%
2019 43.26 8th 15 46.7%
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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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Enrollment information for Center City PCS - Shaw

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2009 3 239 2 8 0 n/a n/a 0 252
2010 3 189 2 12 0 n/a n/a 0 206
2011 4 189 4 24 0 0 0 0 221
2012 4 189 3 41 0 0 0 0 237
2013 1 161 0 56 0 0 0 0 218
2014 1 163 5 68 2 0 0 0 239
2015 0 162 6 57 16 0 0 0 241
2016 0 161 3 66 7 0 0 0 237
2017 2 147 3 75 6 1 0 0 234
2018 1 143 4 77 2 0 9 0 236
2019 1 140 1 78 1 0 9 0 230
2020 2 139 2 76 1 0 11 0 231
2021 3 136 2 65 1 0 8 0 215
2022 2 130 2 72 1 0 6 0 213
2023 3 139 1 68 1 0 5 0 217

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

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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 - Shaw

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 252 n/a n/a 67.9
2010 206 16.0 12.8 85
2011 221 17.0 13.0 85.5
2012 237 14.0 16.9 86.5
2013 218 18.9 11.4 67.9
2014 239 19.0 12.5 98.7
2015 241 17.0 14.1 98.8
2016 237 18.0 13.1 84
2017 234 23.5 9.9 n/a
2018 236 21.5 10.9 n/a
2019 230 19.0 12.1 n/a
2020 231 22.0 10.5 n/a
2021 215 23.0 9.3 n/a
2022 213 24.0 8.8 n/a
2023 217 23.0 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 - Shaw

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 252 n/a n/a 67.9
2010 206 16.0 12.8 85
2011 221 17.0 13.0 85.5
2012 237 14.0 16.9 86.5
2013 218 18.9 11.4 67.9
2014 239 19.0 12.5 98.7
2015 241 17.0 14.1 98.8
2016 237 18.0 13.1 84
2017 234 23.5 9.9 n/a
2018 236 21.5 10.9 n/a
2019 230 19.0 12.1 n/a
2020 231 22.0 10.5 n/a
2021 215 23.0 9.3 n/a
2022 213 24.0 8.8 n/a
2023 217 23.0 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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Center City PCS - Shaw

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,718 (9.1%) $17,233 (90.9%) $18,951
2020 $1,230 (5.9%) $19,622 (94.1%) $20,852
2021 $1,784 (7.8%) $21,066 (92.2%) $22,851
2022 $5,145 (19.3%) $21,576 (80.7%) $26,721
2023 $3,323 (12.8%) $22,671 (87.2%) $25,994

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Center City PCS - Shaw

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 61st of 122 Elementary schoolsRanks 58th of 128 Elementary schools
 4.7%
Ranks 26th of 75 Middle schoolsRanks 36th of 69 Middle schools
 17.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
4th Grade Mathematics (Center City PCS - Shaw)37.512.5
 25%
   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 - Shaw)12.526.1
 13.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Center City PCS)30.921.2
 9.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (District Of Columbia)38.230.4
 7.8%
5th Grade Mathematics (Center City PCS - Shaw)38.416.7
 21.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Center City PCS)26.411.6
 14.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (District Of Columbia)32.425.4
 7%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Center City PCS - Shaw)38.429.2
 9.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Center City PCS)29.920.3
 9.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (District Of Columbia)35.533.7
 1.8%
6th Grade Mathematics (Center City PCS - Shaw)20.913.6
 7.3%
   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 - Shaw)12.527.3
 14.8%
   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 - Shaw)16.711.5
 5.2%
   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 - Shaw)45.826.9
 18.9%
   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 - Shaw)43.512
 31.5%
   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 - Shaw)39.116
 23.1%
   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 Students230217
 5.7%
African American140139
 0.7%
American Indian11
Asian11
Hispanic7868
 12.8%
Pacific Islander00
White13
 200%
Two or More Races95
 44.4%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 217 students attended Center City PCS - Shaw.

Center City PCS - Shaw ranks 58th of 128 District Of Columbia elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students at Center City PCS - Shaw are 64% African American, 31% Hispanic, 2% Two or more races, 1% White.


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