Backus Middle School (Closed 2009)

5171 S. Dakota Ave. Ne

Washington, DC 20017

  • Backus Middle School served 159 students in grades 6-8.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 was higher than the DC average of 12:1.
  • Backus Middle School operated within the District Of Columbia School District.

School Overview

Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students159 students
Backus Middle School Total Students (1988-2008)
Gender %Backus Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers8 teachers
Backus Middle School Total Teachers (1988-2008)
Students by GradeBackus Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(DC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio20:112:1
Backus Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2008)
Hispanic
5%
14%
Backus Middle School Black Students (1993-2008)
Black
95%
68%
Backus Middle School Black Students (1990-2008)
All Ethnic GroupsBackus Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownDC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.100.51
Backus Middle School Diversity Score (1993-2008)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
62%
86%
Backus Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2008)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
2%
2%
Backus Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2008)

District Comparison

School District NameDistrict Of Columbia School District
Number of Schools
Managed
118
1
Number of Students Managed47,895358
 Of Columbia School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
District Total Revenue$1,196 MM$6 MM
 Of Columbia School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$1,290 MM$6 MM
 Of Columbia School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$27,070$19,103
 Of Columbia School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$29,200$17,991
 Of Columbia School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2009 (latest year available) NCES, DC Dept. of Education

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