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October 29, 2019
Eagle Academy PCS’s Test Scores Soar
Schools Ranked Among Best DC Public Charters
WASHINGTON, DC (October 29, 2019) – Eagle Academy Public Charter School announced today that its Congress Heights and Capitol Riverfront campuses achieved high scores in both English language arts (ELA) and math last spring, earning recognition from the DC Public Charter School Board (DC PCSB) as Tier 1 schools. Each year DC PCSB evaluates schools’ performance and ranks them in tiers, with Tier 1 being the highest.
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness in College and Careers (PARCC) test is given annually in DC public schools to assess academic performance. PARCC ELA scores at Eagle’s Congress Heights campus improved by 17.1 percentage points, while math scores rose by 8.1 points. The Capitol Riverfront location saw ELA and math results increase by 11.7 and 21.7 points respectively.
“In the past year, Eagle’s staff have broadened their roles beyond their individual classrooms and taken greater ownership over educating every child who comes through our doors,” said Royston “Max” Lyttle, Eagle’s director of education and former principal of Eagle’s Congress Heights school. “We also incorporated more support services, including behavioral counseling, and emphasized to our students the importance of learning and academic achievement. I am thrilled that our efforts to raise our standards were reflected in our 2019 PARCC scores.”
“Eagle credits our success on this year’s PARCC test to grouping students according to their academic strengths and weaknesses, providing extra instruction to students that have fallen below grade level, and offering more support and resources to our teachers,” said Sabrina O’Gilvie, principal of Eagle’s Fairlawn school and former principal of Eagle’s Capitol Riverfront school. “Our staff, parents, and students should be proud of what we have accomplished.”
Eagle was one of only seven charters awarded the “Most Improved” accolade, which is given to schools that improved in both ELA and math by at least five points.
When Eagle’s Fairlawn campus opens in 2020, Eagle will have three locations and serve over 900 DC students between PK-3 and third grade each year.
To view all PARCC test scores, please visit www.dcpcsb.org. For more information on Eagle, please visit www.eagleacademypcs.org.