The elementary, middle and high schools of Friendship Public Charter School (FPCS) have been awarded Tier 1 distinction, which is the highest performance rating given by the D.C. Public Charter School Board (DCPCSB).
The announcement was made by DCPCSB while unveiling the results of the 2018 Performance Management Framework (PMF), a tool which assesses and monitors the performance of public charter schools in D.C.
Patricia A. Brantley, the CEO of FPCS congratulated the scholars, parents, teachers and staff at Friendship Blow Pierce Elementary, Friendship Chamberlain Elementary, Friendship Woodridge International Elementary and Middle, and Friendship Tech Prep High school. “Your commitment to great teaching and learning inspires us all,” said Brantley.
All D.C. public charter schools are evaluated by PMF on factors like academic growth and achievement, attendance and re-enrollment.
FPCS’s Chamberlain Elementary, which is ranked among D.C. Top 10 charter schools, also won a 2018 Bold Performance Award for its exceptional academic performance. Blow Pierce Elementary got highest performance scores on the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) among charters that serve more than 70 percent at-risk students in Ward 7. Blow Pierce elementary and middle schools also have the distinction of being 2018 Bold Performance Award Winners.
Tech Prep High, also a 2018 Bold Performance Award Winner, got double-digit gains in PARCC ELA and math assessments proficiency. The school also scored highly in SAT, PSAT, dual enrollment and other college readiness measures.
Woodridge Elementary and Middle school is ranked among Top 10 charters of the city. Woodridge also got the second highest Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) organizational score of all D.C. pre-K to 8 schools. The school also got double-digit gains in proficiency on PARCC ELA and math assessments.
“Getting to Tier 1 and improving outcomes for all requires passion, perseverance and a belief that every scholar can achieve to the highest standards,” said Brantley. “These attributes drive school culture, academic growth, college readiness, graduation rates and college acceptance rates across our schools educating students from grades pre-K to 12.”