Backus Middle School (Closed 2009)

5171 S. Dakota Ave. Ne

Washington, DC 20017

Grades 6-8
159 students
Backus Middle School served 159 students in grades 6 - 8.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 was higher than the DC average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment was 100% of the student body (majority Black), which was more than the state average of 91%.
Backus Middle School operated within the Of Columbia School District.

School Overview

Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 159 students
Backus Middle School Total Students (1988-2008)
Gender % Backus Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 8 teachers
Backus Middle School Total Teachers (1987-2008)
Students by Grade Backus Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School (DC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1 13:1
Backus Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2008)
Hispanic
5%
14%
Backus Middle School Black Students (1993-2008)
Black
95%
74%
Backus Middle School Black Students (1990-2008)
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.
0.10 0.25
Backus Middle School Diversity Score (1989-2009)
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%
97%
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 Name Of Columbia School District
Number of Schools
Managed
129
1
Number of Students Managed 44,942 373
 Of Columbia School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $1,196 MM $6 MM
 Of Columbia School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $1,290 MM $6 MM
 Of Columbia School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $27,263 $19,103
 Of Columbia School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $29,409 $17,991
 Of Columbia School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2008 (latest year available) NCES, DC Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Paul Pcs International High School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Paul Pcs International High School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Paul Pcs International High School (0.3 miles away)
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  • WashingtonPaul Pcs International High SchoolCharter School
    Grades: 9-10 | 253 students
    0.3 miles
    5800 8th St Nw
    WashingtonDC 20011
    (202)291-7499
    0.39-10253
  • WashingtonPaul Pcs Middle SchoolCharter School
    Grades: 6-8 | 416 students
    0.3 miles
    5800 8th St Nw
    WashingtonDC 20011
    (202)291-7499
    0.36-8416
  • WashingtonLasalle Backus Ec Elementary School
    Grades: PK-8 | 342 students
    0.5 miles
    501 Riggs Rd Ne
    WashingtonDC 20011
    (202)671-6340
    0.5PK-8342
  • WashingtonCommunity Academy Amos IiCharter School
    Grades: PK-KG | 288 students
    0.6 miles
    33 Rigs Rd Ne
    WashingtonDC 20011
    (202)723-5136
    0.6PK-KG288
  • WashingtonMamie D Lee SchoolSpecial Education School
    Grades: KG-12 | 54 students
    0.6 miles
    100 Gallatin St Ne
    WashingtonDC 20011
    (202)576-6090
    0.6KG-1254
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