Deal Middle School

3815 Fort Dr Nw
Washington, DC 20016
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
10/
10
Top 10%
3.25 5 1 (4 reviews)
Deal Middle School serves 1,475 students in grades 6-8.
Deal Middle School placed in the top 10% of all schools in District Of Columbia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 63% (which is higher than the District Of Columbia state average of 32%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 76% (which is higher than the District Of Columbia state average of 34%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the District Of Columbia state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the District Of Columbia state average of 89% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Deal Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in District Of Columbia for:

School Overview

Deal Middle School's student population of 1,475 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 95 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Awards Blue Ribbon School (2019)
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,475 students
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Total Classroom Teachers95 teachers
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School Comparison

Deal Middle School is ranked within the top 10% of all 208 schools in District Of Columbia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Deal Middle School is 0.67, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.50. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (DC)
Overall Testing Rank
#13 out of 208 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
76%
34%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:113:1
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American Indian
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Asian
4%
2%
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Hispanic
15%
16%
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Black
28%
69%
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White
48%
11%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.670.50
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Eligible for Free Lunch
11%
60%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDistrict Of Columbia School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, DC Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Deal Middle School is Woodrow Wilson High School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Mary Mcleod Bethune Day Academy Pcs (2.0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Murch Elementary School At Udc (0.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Washington Murch Elementary School At Udc Math: 62% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: PK-5 | 573 students
    0.2 miles
    3373 Van Ness St Nw
    Washington, DC 20008
    (202) 282-0130
    0.2 PK-5 573
  • Washington Woodrow Wilson High School Math: 30% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,829 student
    0.2 miles
    3950 Chesapeake St Nw
    Washington, DC 20016
    (202) 282-0120
    0.2 9-12 1,829
  • Washington Janney Elementary School Math: 81% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Grades: PK-5 | 737 students
    0.5 miles
    4130 Albemarle St Nw
    Washington, DC 20016
    (202) 282-0110
    0.5 PK-5 737
  • Washington Hearst Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: PK-5 | 312 students
    0.8 miles
    3950 37th St Nw
    Washington, DC 20008
    (202) 282-0106
    0.8 PK-5 312
  • Washington Lafayette Elementary School Math: 79% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: PK-5 | 816 students
    1.0 miles
    5701 Broad Branch Rd Nw
    Washington, DC 20015
    (202) 282-0116
    1 PK-5 816

School Reviews

  3.25 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
My son is a 6th grader at Deal and I couldn't be happier with the school. Students, Teachers, and administrators are smart and caring. Everything is well organized and students excel academically. I couldn''t ask for a better school for my son.
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5  
Deal is not good, Deal is AWESOME!!! I`m a veteran teacher with 20+years under my belt and have never seen more gifted and/or better behaved group of kids anywhere. It`s a pleasure to walk everyday in the quiet and orderly hallways where children are engaged and excited about their lessons. This is my experience with Deal, and next year my son will enroll as a 6th grader. It will be hard for him to leave his friends at a private school, but we feel that Deal`s education is the best in DC.
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1  
My 14 year old started here last year and it has been one bullying incident after another. Assaulted on school grounds on several occasions and all I hear about from the students is how many fights go on every single day. Its insane that our children have to fear going to school because nothing is done about the fighting. It seems that no one cares....maybe its time to get the local news channels to go in unannounced and get an inside look at the REAL DEAL. Our children have the right to be safe in school and go to school without being afraid of who's going to bully them next!
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2  
Kaya Henderson needs to pay an unannounced visit to this school. I agree that the special education program at Deal is the worst that I've ever seen!! The minority students at this school are treated horribly. Dare to complain to the administrators about your displeasure with their staff and your child will become a target. There are fights everyday! The classes and halls are very overcrowded. Please do your homework before enrolling your Child at Deal. My child has been robbed in the hall, beat up while using the restroom, bullied and mistreated by teachers who are supposed to protect the students. Parents please do your homework about this school. Im not a disgruntled parent making false accusations. I have pictures of my child's bruises, medical documents, complaints to DCPS and the list goes on. My child is trapped in this war zone until June before we can transfer. Be smart about Deal,
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