Deal MiddleSchool

3815 Fort Dr. Nw
Washington, DC 20016
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 10%
Serving 1,396 students in grades 6-8, Deal MiddleSchool ranks 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 10%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 59% (which is higher than the District Of Columbia state average of 19%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 71% (which is higher than the District Of Columbia state average of 31%).
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the District Of Columbia state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the District Of Columbia state average of 87% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 1,396 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 53%
  • : Top 10% in DC
  • : 59% (Top 10%)
  • : 71% (Top 5%)
  • : 30% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DC Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Deal MiddleSchool ranks among the top 20% of public schools in District Of Columbia for:

School Overview

Deal MiddleSchool's student population of 1,396 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 110 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
1,396 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
110 teachers
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School Rankings

Deal MiddleSchool ranks within the top 10% of all 220 schools in District Of Columbia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Deal MiddleSchool is 0.68, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (DC)
#13 out of 220 schools
(Top 10%)
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59%
19%
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71%
31%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Deal MiddleSchool and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of District Of Columbia by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
30%
10%
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
11:1
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American Indian
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Asian
4%
2%
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Hispanic
17%
17%
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Black
26%
65%
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White
47%
13%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.68
This chart display the diversity score of Deal MiddleSchool and the public school average diversity score of District Of Columbia by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
12%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Deal MiddleSchool and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in District Of Columbia by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DC Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Deal MiddleSchool's ranking?
Deal MiddleSchool is ranked #13 out of 220 schools, which ranks it among the top 10% of public schools in District Of Columbia.
What schools are Deal MiddleSchool often compared to?
Deal MiddleSchoolis often viewed alongside schools like Hardy MiddleSchool by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
59% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 19% DC state average), while 71% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 31% DC state average).
How many students attend Deal MiddleSchool?
1,396 students attend Deal MiddleSchool.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
47% of Deal MiddleSchool students are White, 26% of students are Black, 17% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Two or more races, and 4% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Deal MiddleSchool?
Deal MiddleSchool has a student ration of 13:1, which is higher than the District Of Columbia state average of 11:1.
What grades does Deal MiddleSchool offer ?
Deal MiddleSchool offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Deal MiddleSchool part of?
In what neighborhood is Deal MiddleSchool located?
Deal MiddleSchool is located in the Northwest Washington neighborhood of Washington, DC. There are 74 other public schools located in Northwest Washington.

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School Reviews

5   8/13/2019
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.
- Posted by Parent - Prouddealdad
5   6/30/2018
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.
- Posted by Teacher - Speechless
1   12/6/2016
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!
- Posted by Parent - fedupwithteenbullies
2   1/17/2015
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,
- Posted by Parent - qtsml

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 1,396 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 53%
  • : Top 10%
  • : 59% (Top 10%)
  • : 71% (Top 5%)
  • : 30% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DC Dept. of Education

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