Dorothy I Height Elementary School

  • Dorothy I Height Elementary School serves 479 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-34% (which is higher than the District of Columbia state average of 29%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25-29% (which is lower than the District of Columbia state average of 31%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Dorothy I Height Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in District of Columbia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the District of Columbia state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the District of Columbia state average of 89%.

School Overview

  • Dorothy I Height Elementary School's student population of 479 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 44 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students479 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Dorothy I Height Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers44 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Dorothy I Height Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 204 schools in District of Columbia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Dorothy I Height Elementary School is 0.50, which is equal to 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 School Rank (16-17)#68 out of 204 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)30-34%
29%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Dorothy I Height Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in District of Columbia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)25-29%
31%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Dorothy I Height Elementary School 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 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio11:113:1
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Hispanic
38%
16%
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Black
60%
69%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Dorothy I Height Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in District of Columbia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
2%
11%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Dorothy I Height Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in District of Columbia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Dorothy I Height Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in DC.
Diversity Score0.500.50
This chart display the diversity score of Dorothy I Height Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of District of Columbia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
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

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