November 3, 2011

NEWS RELEASE: Hospitality High PCS Honored by Mayor Gray for 2011 DC CAS Results


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Washington, D.C. ‘” Today, Mayor Vincent C. Gray and State Superintendent Hosanna Mahaley announced the preliminary results of the 2011 District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC CAS), the District’s annual student achievement assessment system.

Mayor Gray highlighted the achievement of Hospitality High School (HHS), as the Local Education Agency (LEA) that had the largest gains in both reading and math in all of Washington, DC. Hospitality High had gains of 21% in Reading Proficiency and 26% in Math Proficiency over the 2010 DC CAS scores.

Hospitality High Principal Rodney McBride expressed great pride about the results, ‘We are extremely proud of the efforts of the Class of 2013. The dedication of the teachers was evidenced by the results of the DC CAS. Hospitality High was honored to be recognized by Mayor Gray.’

HHS students, administrators and Board members attended today’s recognition event and cheered at the announcement of the results. Hospitality High Board Chair Michael Durso stated, ‘Today is a great day for the students and staff of Hospitality High School. The Board of Trustees is very proud of their accomplishment.’

Public Charter School Board member Darren Woodruff spoke about the overall improvement in test performance by a majority of the city’s public charter schools. ‘The Board is pleased to see the continued progress among charter schools that administered the DC CAS,’ said Darren Woodruff, PCSB Board Member and Chair of the Schools Committee. ‘While there is still more progress to be made, we are seeing higher levels of school-wide proficiency and continued progress moving students from below grade level toward grade-level proficiency.’


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