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Richard Wright PCS for Journalism and Media Arts

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Principal

Marco Clark

School Overview

Grades Served

Grade 8 - Grade 12

2019 - 2020

Star Rating

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Title I Status

Yes

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.

Message from the School

Richard Wright fortifies its students with the resounding impact of education, transforming lives in a highly creative, engaging, and student-centered environment with a caring, highly qualified staff of professionals to develop students for college and beyond. With its unique focus on journalism, media, creative and performing arts, RWPCS offers a myriad of opportunities, both on and off campus, for all students to thrive and achieve.

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

Kesha Biscoe

kyhsa0623@gmail.com

Parent Organization

Yes

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


303

Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity


American Indian/Alaskan

0%

Asian

0%

Black/African-American

98%

Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Hispanic/Latino, any race

1%

Two or more races

0%

White

1%

Enrollment by Grade Level


Enrollment by Student Groups


School Offerings

School Program Information


  • Advanced Placement
  • Arts Integration
  • Blended Learning
  • Online Learning
  • Interscholastic Sports

Extracurricular Activities


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

  • Photography
  • Visual Art
  • Graphic Design
  • Wide range of interscholastic sports & clubs
  • Afterschool Study Hall
  • Journalism - Broadcast and Print
  • Dance - Modern & Ballet
  • SAT Prep
  • Media Arts - Film
  • Music Production
  • Music - Choral and Instrumental
  • Jazz

Physical Activity time


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Grades 6-8:

135 Minutes/week

Grades 9-12:

135 Minutes/week

Logistics

School Uniforms Required

Yes

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

No

After School care

No

Metro Bus

90, 92, 93, A42, A46, A48, P6, V7, V8, V9

Metro Rail

Eastern Market; Navy Yard-Ballpark

Finance

Per-pupil expenditures


$20,592

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Per-pupil expenditures by entity


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