According to results from the 2012 District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC CAS), Thurgood Marshall Academy is the highest performing open-enrollment high school in the District among all charter and DC Public Schools. 72.5% of students are proficient in reading and 79.1% are proficient in math, representing an increase of 5.5% and 4.1%, respectively. Thurgood Marshall Academy tested 100% of its 91 tenth-graders. Thurgood Marshall Academy’s scores demonstrated the second highest overall growth by any high school, charter or traditional public, in the District.
The following graph shows Thurgood Marshall Academy’s scores in comparison to the average of all public high schools in the District, including charter and magnet schools, and the average of all high schools in Ward 8.
Thurgood Marshall Academy students, of whom over 90% are from Wards 7 and 8, scored two times higher than the average scores of all six Ward 8 high schools. Additionally, 75% of students tested are below the poverty line. These statistics combined show Thurgood Marshall Academy’s commitment to the effectiveness of high standards and to closing the achievement gap in DC.
TMA’s scores are a testament to the hard work of teachers, students, and the entire community. Congratulations to all!