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Thurgood Marshall is the highest performing non-selective high school in D.C.

We did it again! For the second year in a row, Thurgood Marshall Academy is the highest performing non-selective high school in the District of Columbia based on scores from the 2013 DC Comprehensive Assessment System (DC CAS) as well as the highest performing high school in ward 8 among both District of Columbia Public Schools and Public Charter Schools.

With an Accountability Score of 81.6 – a composite of the school’s math, reading, and composition scores – Thurgood Marshall Academy earned the status of Reward school this year. Schools that reach 80.0 points on their Accountability Score or are in the top 5% of growth citywide are considered Reward schools. Thurgood Marshall Academy earned the highest composite score of all non-selective high schools and was only one of two non-selective high schools to earn Reward status. Thurgood Marshall Academy’s Accountability score averaged 56% higher than neighboring DCPS schools in ward 8, an indication of the significant need for high performing high schools for youth in this community.

Thurgood Marshall Academy’s results showcase the tremendous effort of the school’s students, faculty, and staff this year. This year, Thurgood Marshall Academy had the highest math proficiency score of all non-selective high schools in the District and ranked 4th city-wide behind three magnet schools (Banneker, Walls, and McKinley) – all of which require students to go through a rigorous selection process prior to admission. Thurgood Marshall Academy also had the 4th highest reading proficiency score of all non-selective high schools.

As a non-selective high school, Thurgood Marshall Academy works with students who enter 9th grade representing over 60 different middle schools; students come to Thurgood Marshall Academy with a wide range of proficiency levels and a disparate range of pedagogical experiences. As the highest performing non-selective high school for the third year in a row, Thurgood Marshall Academy has, year after year, proven its capacity to provide all students with the academic support they need to meet local and national proficiency standards.