Powell Elementary School

  • Powell Elementary School serves 548 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35-39% (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 15-19% (which is lower than the District of Columbia state average of 31%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Powell Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in District of Columbia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the District of Columbia state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the District of Columbia state average of 89%.

School Overview

  • Powell Elementary School's student population of 548 students has grown by 22% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 47 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students548 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Powell Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers47 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Powell 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 12:1 has increased from 10:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Powell Elementary School is 0.38, which is less 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 School Rank (16-17)#93 out of 204 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)35-39%
29%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Powell 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)15-19%
31%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Powell 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 Ratio12:113:1
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
78%
16%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Powell 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
12%
69%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Powell 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
7%
11%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Powell Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in District of Columbia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Two or more races
3%
2%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Powell 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 Powell Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in DC.
Diversity Score0.380.50
This chart display the diversity score of Powell 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 Lunchn/an/a
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Powell 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 Lunchn/an/a
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Powell Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in District of Columbia by year, with the latest 2010-11 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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