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Duke Ellington School of the Arts

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School Profiles, Graduation Rates, College Enrollment Rates, and Educator and Health Staff have been updated with 2020 data. All other metrics display historical data from prior years as labeled. Click here for additional information about the Accountability and Assessment waiver and other COVID-19 educational resources.

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Principal

Sandi Logan

School Overview

Grades Served

Grade 9 - Grade 12

2020 - 2021

Title I Status

No

A Title I school is a school that receives federal funds to support students from low-income backgrounds in learning and achieving at high levels.

Local Education Agency

District of Columbia Public Schools

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2019 Star Rating

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Message from the School

Duke Ellington School of the Arts is the only high school in the District of Columbia that combines a full college-preparatory curriculum with intensive pre-professional arts training. With the support of its partners, Ellington serves diverse and talented students from all wards of the city. Students are admitted through an audition and interview process into one of eight majors.

Parent Organization and Contact Information

Parent organizations provide opportunities for parents and families to directly interact with the school on a variety of issues. Parent Organization Representative contact and school policy information is linked below.

Parent Organization Representative

Amber Golden

SHADE@ellingtonarts.org

Parent Organization

Yes

Link to website

Student Population

The enrollment on each school's profile reflects the number of students ever-enrolled in the school throughout the prior school year, which is validated by each school at the close of the school year. This data may be different from the point in time count taken in October called the annual enrollment audit.

Total Student Enrollment


563

Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity


American Indian/Alaskan

0%

Asian

2%

Black/African-American

70%

Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Hispanic/Latino, any race

11%

Two or more races

5%

White

12%

Enrollment by Grade Level


Enrollment by Student Groups


School Offerings

School Program Information


  • Advanced Placement
  • Arts Integration
  • Dual College Enrollment
  • Extended Day

Extracurricular Activities


This list is provided by the school and represents activities highlighted by the school, not a comprehensive list of all activities

  • Model UN
  • Debate Team
  • National Honor Society
  • Show Choir
  • AP & Honors Courses

Physical Activity time


Physical activity time reflects the school’s average minutes per week of student physical activity within both the physical education class and recess. This data is reported by the school as required through the Healthy Schools Act School Health Profile.

Grades 9-12:

45 Minutes/week

Logistics

School hours

Monday

08:30am - 04:55pm

Tuesday

08:30am - 04:55pm

Wednesday

08:30am - 04:55pm

Thursday

08:30am - 04:55pm

Friday

08:30am - 04:55pm

Before/After School Care

If before/after school care is offered the options for costs are: Free, Sliding Scale/Voucher, or Fee. Contact the school for more information.

Before School care

Offered?

No

After School care

Offered?

No

School Uniforms Required

No

Metro Bus

30N, 30S, 31, 33, 37, D1, D2, D6, G2

Finance

2019 Per-pupil expenditures


$16,176

Per-pupil expenditures represent the average amount of money spent on educating each student. In other words, this value represents the total amount of actual school expenditures divided by the number of students in the school. Information is provided to show the school, the LEA, and the DC average for per-pupil expenditures.

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2019 Per-pupil expenditures by entity


View the Local Education Agency Report for this school or the DC Report.