Two Rivers Public Charter School

1227 4th St Ne, Washington, DC 20002 | (202) 546-4477
  • Grades: PK-5
  • Student Enrollment: 346
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4 out of 5 | 5 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
  • Enrolls 346 preschool and elementary school students from grades PK-5
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
  • Charter School
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 346
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 33.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 10.5
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 189 (54.6%)
  • Females: 157 (45.4%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 25 (7.2%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 73 (21.1%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 98 (28.3%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Two Rivers Public Charter School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Two Rivers Public Charter School
  Number Percent
1st Grade4813.9%
2nd Grade4813.9%
3rd Grade4914.2%
4th Grade4813.9%
5th Grade4613.3%
Source: DC Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 4

4 out of 5 | 5 Reviews
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5 reviews for Two Rivers Public Charter School

  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on February 23, 2011
  • Rating: 2 (2 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I loved TR until my daughter began to experience academic
    problems at grade 3/4. TR puts a very heavy emphasis on standardized
    tests. Once your child is identified as having low test scores, you are asked to meet with your teacher and other staff. At those meetings, I felt that the teachers were left to defend themselves by throwing my child under the bus. The staff humiliated me by attacking my daughter who is a hardworking, highly engaged student! They made
    negative assessments (which were poorly supported), in an
    attempt to justify my child's poor performance. There was no support
    staff available (reading and math specialists), so the teachers were on their own
    to try to work with my child to help her improve. This takes up precious resources and causes resentment from the parents of the students who are testing well. I believe that due to limited resources in the 3rd and 4th grade teachers recommend a lot of students for cognitive testing.
    Many are AA.
    We left Two Rivers and my daughter is EXCELLING at her new school. There is absolutely nothing wrong with her cognitive abilities and she gets glowing remarks each quarter from her current teachers.
    We could NOT be HAPPIER that we got her out of TR when we did! If you are
    having a poor experience, know that you are not alone. Get out and
    move on. There are better schools in the city. Washington Latin and KIPP come to mind as better performing schools with great student bodies and are stronger academically.
  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on February 23, 2011
  • Rating: 3 (3 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • My child attended this school since pre-K and left in 4th grade. I agree with the other parent that the earlier grades were pretty good, and the expeditions (project based learning modules) for social studies and science are great. The kids learn a lot, and have lots of fun on various field trips (4th graders have an yearly overnight trip to Jamestown).

    I think the break down, though, happens in the classroom where differential learning is still a BIG challenge. Kids that are doing above average there don't necessarily receive the push and challenging curriculum they need to thrive. There are other problems. Though there are two teachers in most classes, there's still bullying that goes unaddressed, class disruptions, and an inordinate amount of time spent on kids that have learning disabilities w/behavioral problems or kids that have average cognitive skills.

    By 5th/6th grades many kids leave to go onto Washington Latin, Deal, or other charter/private schools, so the mix of kids and parents changes significantly by middle school.

    Summary: Great arts program: music, drama, visual arts. Great expeditions: 2 per year, 6 weeks each, and each class will put on a showcase for parents. If you have a child that learns more through the arts, this could be a great school through 8th grade. However, if you have a child that's gifted or advanced and needs a challenging education, this might not be your best bet.

    I think this school has great potential. It's got two awesome buildings, and some good parents that are really involved, but something else has to happen to make it shine. It needs to challenge each child to be his/her very best, and make what goes on in the classroom as interesting as what happens outside of it.
  • Reviewed by Staff Member on August 28, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • one of the best charter schools
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on June 02, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Two Rivers is a outstanding school option in the District of Columbia. I have two sons, one in second grade and the other in pre-k, who are thriving in the nurturing, challenging environment. The school actually serves children through 8th grade, with the middle school located across the street from the elementary school. The students participate in art or drama, music, gym, and Spanish weekly. There are two teachers per classroom through 6th grade. In my second grader's class, his two full-time teachers BOTH have master's degrees. The school curriculum utilizes project-based learning, which has helped my sons learn about topics such as the Physics of Flight, Construction, the Life Cycle, and Government in depth, while remaining excited about learning. The student and faculty body are diverse, and parents are actively involved.

    If you can make it off the waiting list, I enthusiastically recommend Two Rivers without any reservations. It can rival any private school in the area in terms of opportunities for students, and most importantly, my children love their school.
  • Reviewed by Student on December 24, 2009
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • As a member of the first graduating class, I feel like I can give a good inside view of Two Rivers. For a while, I was worried that this school was not going to prepare me for high school. But after careful planning by the administrators, and the building of a new middle school across the street, I know that Two Rivers is really trying to pull through all struggles. Besides the just recently improved middle school, Two Rivers is a good place for people to build relationships with teachers, and other students, and also make everyday activities a learning experience. No other school that I know of that students have as much fun learning as the students in Two Rivers. This is a close community where every is accepted.

    Alumni of Two Rivers come June,
    Mason Loots

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