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 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 District 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 (1988-2008)
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%
68%
Backus Middle School Black Students (1990-2008)
All Ethnic Groups Backus Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown DC 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.
0.10 0.24
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%
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 Name District Of Columbia School District
Number of Schools
Managed
118
1
Number of Students Managed 47,895 358
 Of Columbia School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $1,342 MM $8 MM
 Of Columbia School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $1,391 MM $7 MM
 Of Columbia School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $29,866 $21,226
 Of Columbia School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $30,944 $20,416
 Of Columbia School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2009 (latest year available) NCES, DC Dept. of Education

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