The following is a letter to Stoddert families from Principal Bryant…
August 18, 2017
Dear Stoddert Families,
Welcome to SY17/18! My purpose in writing this message is two-fold: to provide a high-level overview of our 2017 PARCC scores, and to provide some logistical information for the first day of school on Monday, August 21.
As you may know, 2017 PARCC scores were released yesterday. The PARCC assessment is given annually to students in grades 3-5 in two subjects: English Language Arts, and Mathematics. There are 5 scoring levels on the PARCC assessment, with Levels 4 and 5 indicating proficiency (college and career readiness).
I’m very pleased to announce that 82.7% of Stoddert students scored in Levels 4 and 5 on the English Language Arts PARCC assessment, which is an increase of 11% over our 2016 scores. And, I’m also pleased to announce that 83.8% of Stoddert students scored in Levels 4 and 5 on the Mathematics PARCC assessment, which is an increase of 7.9% over our 2016 scores.
To put those results in perspective:
- Out of all schools in DC (including charter schools), only one elementary school had a higher percentage of students scoring in Levels 4 and 5 on the English Language Arts assessment.
- And, out of all schools in DC (including charter schools), only one elementary school had a higher percentage of students scoring in Levels 4 and 5 on the Mathematics assessment.
Even more impressive:
- Out of all schools in DC (including charter schools and middle and high schools), Stoddert had the highest percentage of students scoring in Level 5 on the Mathematic assessment.
- Out of all schools in DC (including charter schools and middle and high schools), only two schools had higher percentages of students scoring in Level 5 on the English Language Arts assessment.
So, thank you for all you do to support your children’s education!
Opening Day Information
Now, here’s some logistical information for Monday morning:
- The best time for your child to arrive at school will be between 8:35-8:40 a.m.
- Kindergarten students will line up on the concrete lower playground area near the “kindergarten porch.”
- Students in grades 1-3 will line up in the courtyard area in front of the main entrance.
- Students in grades 4-5 will line up in the gym.
Teachers will be at each of those areas, holding up flags with their name on them. So, when your child arrives, s/he needs to find their teacher, and follow the teacher’s directions about morning entrance.
Dismissal will occur at 3:15 Monday afternoon. At that time, kindergarten parents may meet their children in the kindergarten porch area, and parents of students in grades 1-5 may meet their children in the courtyard area outside of the school building. All students in all grade levels will be escorted by classroom teachers to their dismissal area areas.
On Monday afternoon we will offer students several different ways to view the solar eclipse, including a live outdoor viewing, and an indoor video feed from NASA. Information is posted here on this website about opting your child out of the live outdoor viewing.