OSSE Releases Star Ratings for 2018-2019

Dear Lafayette Families,

The Office of the State Superintendent (OSSE) recently released the second annual citywide School Report Card that includes information about how every public school in DC performed in School Year 2018-2019. At Lafayette we are focused on ensuring every student receives a rigorous and joyful education. This letter provides an overview of our results this year and background information on the Report Card and STAR Framework.

For the 2018-2019 school year, our school received a rating of 5 Stars, which is a one star improvement over our rating from last year. You can see details of how the rating system works here and here and details of Lafayette’s scores here. Our rating of 5 Stars reflects our dedication to joyful and rigorous learning opportunities, our incredibly talented teachers and staff, our strong connections with the community, and our focus on our most vulnerable students. We are incredibly proud of the work we do every day with our students.   With your partnership, we look forward to continuing our daily successes with students to ensure that they are all loved, challenged and prepared to succeed at high levels.

Our team works hard each and every day to create joyful and rigorous academic and social emotional learning outcomes for all of our students. To understand more about our focus areas as a school, please review our Comprehensive School Plan (CSP) Snapshots available online here . This snapshot shares our strategies for improvement and student success.  Thank you to our LSAT who has been heavily engaged in this process and guiding the work we do with our CSP and our budget allocations.

If you have additional questions about the STAR Rating Framework, please visit this link. In addition, please join us at our next HSA General meeting on Monday, December 9th at 6:30 pm where I will be available to answer questions and will be sharing more detailed information of our successes and our areas of growth. If you cannot attend, or if there are any questions our team of educators can answer, please let me know by calling 202-604-8473 or emailing me at .

With pride,

Dr. B