Recent Accomplishments

Thurgood Marshall Academy’s successes are measured by student outcomes. Over the past four years, the school has been among the highest performing high schools in the District of Columbia on state standardized tests outperforming neighborhood high schools by a margin of three to one. Citywide growth measures on reading and math metrics have indicated that students’ growth is unparalleled, with the highest Median Growth Percentile (MGP) in the District. Students have outperformed District averages for the SAT and Advanced Placement assessments, as well. Across multiple standardized measures, students at Thurgood Marshall Academy have proven they can and will achieve.

Based on our 2014 DC CAS test scores, Thurgood Marshall Academy remains one of the highest-performing non-selective high school in the District of Columbia. Thurgood Marshall Academy students, nearly 80% of whom live in Wards 7 and 8 scored over fifty percentage points higher than neighboring DCPSschools.

100% of the Class of 2014 received scholarships and financial aid

100% College Acceptance since 2005

92% of graduates of the Class of 2013 enrolled in college within one year of graduation

85% of alumni from 2008-2013 are still enrolled in college and projected to graduate as of Spring 2014

4 Stephen J. Trachtenberg Scholarship recipients to the George Washington University; each scholarship is valued at $250,000

POSSE Scholarship Recipients, with each award valued at $175,000

2 Gates Millennium Scholarships recipients – a last dollar award covering both undergraduate tuition costs, and graduate tuition in select fields.

In total, the Class of 2014 received over $5.6 million in scholarship money

See graphs of the 2012 DC CAS and other tests here

In May 2014, the National Center for Urban School Transformation (NCUST) selected Thurgood Marshall Academy to receive its National Excellence in Urban Education (NEUE) Silver Award in recognition of the school’s success in providing a high quality education for students from low-income and minority communities. Thurgood Marshall Academy was one of 16 schools nationwide, one of only three high schools, and the sole school in Washington, DC to be recognized as a NEUE award winner.

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US News & World Report ranked Thurgood Marshall Academy as the 3rd highest performing high school in the District of Columbia. Thurgood Marshall Academy placed behind two highly-selective magnet schools, and was the only charter school in the District to be included on the national ranking list. US News & World Report ranks schools based on academic indicators including college readiness, reading and math proficiency, and student-teacher ratio.