Today, we are excited to announce our third new partnership for the 2016 – 2017 academic year. Starting this fall, we will begin work at E.L. Haynes Public Charter School, our first site in Ward 4. Since 2004, E.L. Haynes has been serving elementary school students. The high school did not open until the fall of 2011. And, though the high school shares a campus with the school’s early grades, their profiles are actually somewhat different.
At the elementary school 45.5% of 3rd graders are “Approaching college and career ready or above,” according to the 2015 DC Public Charter School Board School Report. This at a school where 30% of the elementary school students are English Language Learners, a much higher percentage than at any of our other partner schools. At the high school, only 22% of readers are on track or college readiness and the most recent data available lists a graduation rate of just under 60%. Approximately 15% of the teens are English Language Learners.
E.L. Haynes is a strong organization with a strong reputation. And, due to the unique combination of students at the Kansas Avenue campus, this partnership with Reach could prove uniquely beneficial as the school includes both our teen tutors and their elementary school students. In partnership with the school’s leadership, we hope to contribute to improved outcomes, increased engagement, and the development of an even more caring school community. We are looking forward to getting started.
Growth Goal: Reach currently serves 250 participants at 5 DC sites in Wards 5, 6, and 8. During the 2016 – 2017 academic year, Reach expects to serve approximately 360 participants – 180 teen tutors and 180 elementary school students – at 8 sites in DC’s Wards 4 – 8.