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Paul PCS - Middle School

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Lanette Bacchus

School Overview

Grades Served

Grade 6 - Grade 8

2019 - 2020

Title I Status


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

Paul PCS

A local education agency (LEA) is an organization that operates publicly funded schools. In DC, our LEAs include DC Public Schools (DCPS) and more than 60 charter organizations.

Star Rating

The School Transparency and Reporting (STAR) Framework is DC's school accountability system. Each school receives a rating of 1 to 5 stars, with 5 being the highest, based on its performance across multiple metrics. Not Applicable means the school did not meet the minimum population size to generate a score or was not in operation during the previous school year.

Message from the School

Paul PCS is the home of the “M.E.R.I.T." Scholars (Motivated, Educated, Responsible, Independent Thinkers). Our middle and high school students are exposed to college preparatory curriculum, along with art and athletic opportunities that develop a firm foundation for college and beyond. Paul strives to cultivate in our students the ability to think critically through the implementation of rigorous academic programming, co-curricular opportunities, and our global citizenship program.

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

Jackie Beatty

Parent Organization


Link to website

Parent Communication Policy

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


Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

American Indian/Alaskan






Hawaiian/Pacific Islander


Hispanic/Latino, any race


Two or more races




Enrollment by Grade Level

Enrollment by Student Groups

School Offerings

School Program Information

  • Extended Day
  • Interscholastic Sports

Physical Activity time


Grades 6-8:

180 Minutes/week


School hours


8:15 am - 3:43 pm


8:15 am - 3:43 pm


8:15 am - 3:43 pm


8:15 am - 1:30 pm


8:15 am - 3:43 pm

School Uniforms Required


Before/After School Care

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

Before School care


After School care


Metro Bus

70, 79

Metro Rail

Fort Totten, Georgia Ave. - Petworth


Per-pupil expenditures


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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Per-pupil expenditures by entity

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