Friendship Public Charter School (FPCS) is proud to announce that all of its pre-K-3 schools and two of its middle schools have earned the distinction of Tier 1 – the highest performance rating given by the D.C. Public Charter School Board (DCPCSB). The DCPCS today unveiled the results of the 2017 Performance Management Framework (PMF), an evaluation tool created to assess and monitor public charter school performance.
“Congratulations to our scholars, teachers, parents and school leaders at Friendship Blow Pierce Elementary and Middle, Friendship Chamberlain Elementary and Middle, and Friendship Woodridge Elementary. Your commitment to great teaching and learning inspires us all,” said FPCS CEO Patricia A. Brantley.
The PMF evaluates all D.C. public charter schools based on various factors, including academic growth outcomes and achievement, attendance and re-enrollment. Here are some highlights about Friendship Blow Pierce, Chamberlain and Woodridge:
· Chamberlain Elementary and Middle is among the District’s Top 10 charter schools and a 2017 Bold Performance Award-Winning School for its exceptional academic performance across subject areas;
· Blow Pierce Elementary and Middle achieved the highest performance scores on the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment among charters serving more than 70 percent at-risk students in Ward 7. Additionally, Blow Pierce increased by 15 percentage points students who met or exceeded college readiness expectations on the PMF in 8th grade math “gateway” indicator.
· Woodridge Elementary, also one of the city’s Top 10 charters and an International Baccalaureate school (IB), increased its PMF score by 20 percentage points.
“Getting to Tier 1 requires nothing short of great passion and perseverance. And not just from the schools we recognize today,” said CEO Brantley. “Tier 1 practices are driving growth and achievement across all 12 Friendship campuses in the form of core subject mastery, college readiness, graduation rates, and college acceptance rates.”
To see the full PMF ratings and reports, please visit www.dcpcsb.org.
Congratulations Friendship students and community!