Spingarn Senior High School (Closed 2014)

  • Spingarn Senior High School served 374 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math was 15-19% (which was lower than the District of Columbia state average of 53%) for the 2012-13 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts was 20-24% (which was lower than the District of Columbia state average of 49%) for the 2012-13 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 was lower than the District of Columbia state level of 11:1.

School Overview

Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students374 students
This chart display total students of Spingarn Senior High School by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
Total Classroom Teachers36 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Spingarn Senior High School by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Spingarn Senior High School by grade.

School Comparison

Definition of Terms 2013-2014 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (DC)
Overall School Rank--
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)15-19%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Spingarn Senior High 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 2012-13 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)20-24%
49%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Spingarn Senior High 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 2012-13 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio10:111:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Spingarn Senior High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of District of Columbia by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
Hispanic
n/a
16%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Spingarn Senior High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in District of Columbia by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
Black
100%
70%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Spingarn Senior High School and the percentage of Black public school students in District of Columbia by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Spingarn Senior High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in DC.
Diversity Scoren/a0.47
This chart display the diversity score of Spingarn Senior High School and the public school average diversity score of District of Columbia by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
Graduation Rate50-54%
63%
This chart display graduation rate of Spingarn Senior High School and public school graduation rate of District of Columbia by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
59%
n/a
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Spingarn Senior High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in District of Columbia by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/an/a
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Spingarn Senior High 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 Name of Columbia Public s School District
Source: 2013-2014 (latest school year available) NCES, DC Dept. of Education

School Notes

  • Joel Elias Spingarn High School is a public high school located in the District of Columbia. The school is named after Joel Elias Spingarn (1875–1939) an American educator and literary critic who established (1913) the Spingarn Medal, awarded annually for outstanding achievement by an African American.
  • Springarn Senior High School is located at 2500 Benning Road, NE, Washington, DC.
  • It is operated by District of Columbia Public Schools. Its mascot is the Mighty GreenWave.

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