This PK3-8 school serves predominantly African American and economically disadvantaged students. TenSquare’s partnership began in 2015 after the school was granted a charter contingent on meeting conditions throughout the next charter review cycle.
School year 2015-16 was the first year of TenSquare’s turnaround model implementation. Throughout the year, TenSquare provided leadership coaching, strategic planning, instructional coaching, professional development, academic intervention support, and talent sourcing. After just one year, the percent of students meeting “college and career ready” benchmarks on the PARCC assessment increased more than two-fold in ELA and over five times in math, massively outpacing the DC charter and state growth in the same year.
In school year 2015-16, 97% of this school’s students identified as African American, and 73% identified as economically disadvantaged. Growth for students in these major demographic groups also far outpaced the growth of these groups at the state and charter sector levels.