2917 8th Street Ne
Washington, DC 20017
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Hope Community Pcs - Tolson serves 365 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Hope Community Pcs - Tolson placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in District Of Columbia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15% (which is lower than the District Of Columbia state average of 32%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 21% (which is lower than the District Of Columbia state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the District Of Columbia state level of 12:1.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 365 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in DC
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 21% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DC Dept. of Education

School Overview

Hope Community Pcs - Tolson's student population of 365 students has declined by 34% over five school years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has declined by 37% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students
365 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
23 teachers
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School Rankings

Hope Community Pcs - Tolson is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 212 schools in District Of Columbia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Hope Community Pcs - Tolson is 0.23, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (DC)
Overall Testing Rank
#152 out of 212 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
15%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
12%
16%
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Black
87%
66%
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White
n/a
13%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.23
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
90%
54%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
8%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DC Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

15% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 32% DC state average), while 21% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 38% DC state average).

How many students attend Hope Community Pcs - Tolson?

365 students attend Hope Community Pcs - Tolson.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

87% of Hope Community Pcs - Tolson students are Black, 12% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Hope Community Pcs - Tolson?

Hope Community Pcs - Tolson has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the District Of Columbia state average of 12:1.

What grades does Hope Community Pcs - Tolson offer ?

Hope Community Pcs - Tolson offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-8

What school district is Hope Community Pcs - Tolson part of?

Hope Community Pcs - Tolson is part of HOPE Community Public Charter School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 365 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 21% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DC Dept. of Education

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