The W is published weekly throughout the school year and several times over the summer.
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West’s Weekly Wednesday Newsletter (The W)
First Grade, on average, grew 39 points from beginning-of-year (BOY) to MOY on the math iReady test.
This is more than one year’s growth in only half a year!
70 percent of second-graders are on or above grade level in reading. And, 77 percent of second-graders met their goal of showing a half-year or more growth in math. (37 percent of second-graders grew a full year.)
Third-grade scholars beat the DCPS average by 5 percentage points on the last ELA ANet test.
81 percent of fourth-grade scholars met their i-Ready math goal.
Fifth-grade scholars beat the DCPS average by 8 percentage points on the last ELA ANet test.
Student's rated their satisfaction with West at 93 percent.
West has seen a 38 percent increase in My School DC lottery applications.
In 2017-2018, West had a staff retention rate of more than 80 percent. (DCPS average: 60 percent)