Hearst Elementary School

3950 37th St Nw
Washington, DC 20008
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Hearst Elementary School serves 312 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60-64% (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 55-59% (which is higher than the District Of Columbia state average of 34%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Hearst Elementary 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 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the District Of Columbia state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the District Of Columbia state average of 89% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Hearst Elementary School's student population of 312 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 27 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students312 students
This chart display total students of Hearst Elementary School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Gender % This chart display gender of Hearst Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Hearst Elementary School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Students by Grade This chart display the students of Hearst Elementary School by grade.

School Comparison

Hearst Elementary 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 Hearst Elementary School is 0.70, 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
#20 out of 208 schools
(Top 10%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Hearst Elementary School, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
32%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Hearst 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 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
34%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Hearst 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 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio12:113:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Hearst Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of District Of Columbia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
8%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Hearst Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in District Of Columbia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
8%
16%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Hearst Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in District Of Columbia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
27%
69%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Hearst 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
46%
11%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Hearst Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in District Of Columbia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
11%
2%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Hearst Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races 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 Hearst Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in DC.
Diversity Score
0.700.50
This chart display the diversity score of Hearst Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of District Of Columbia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
14%
60%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Hearst Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in District Of Columbia by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
9%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Hearst Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in District Of Columbia by year, with the latest 2015-16 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

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Hearst Elementary School is Woodrow Wilson High School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Deal Middle School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Eaton Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
Show me:

School Reviews

Review Hearst Elementary School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
Learn about why technical public high schools are earning attention for their unique career-training opportunities.
In light of an upcoming study on Montessori education in South Carolina, as well as the growing popularity of the Montessori Method in public charter schools, we’ll take a look at the principles behind Montessori education and whether it is an effective method for preparing some students for the professional world or higher education.
Some educators and community leaders are pushing for more math and science at the high school level. Is the move really necessary and if so, how do schools get students more interested in these STEM subjects?