#1 Middle School in DC

Deal Middle School

3815 Fort Dr Nw, Washington, DC 20016

How Good is Deal Middle School?

Report Card

A+ Academic Results
B- Learning Enviroment
A School Safety
A+ Overall Grade

Deal Middle School is located in Washington, District Of Columbia. The school reports an enrollment of 1477 students in grades 6-8 and a student–teacher ratio of 14 students per teacher.

When compared to other schools in District Of Columbia it is significantly above average and has received and a grade of A+ from The School Review. Of middle schools, Deal Middle School ranks 1 in the state and 1 for its county.

The school data used in our grading is collected by the U.S. Department of Education and state boards of education. Grades for safety, academics and learning environment are calculated with these data. The school's overall grade is then computed through a weighted aggregation of those scores. Our methodology page has details on our grading system.


A number of factors, including District Of Columbia standardized test scores, are used to find a school’s academics score. Deal Middle School earned a grade of A+ for academics. For this measure, this school is significantly above average when compared to other middle schools in District Of Columbia.

Source: DC Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A+
Test Performance Excellent
Algebra 1 Passed Excellent

Learning Enviroment

To evaluate the learning environment at a school we look at a variety of factors like teacher certifications, experience and chronic absenteeism. For learning environment, Deal Middle School performs average when compared to other middle schools in District Of Columbia and earned the grade of B- for this measure.

Students : Teacher
DC Avg. 11
Uncertified Teachers
DC Avg. 24%
New Teachers
DC Avg. 18%
Learning Enviroment Grade B-
Student–Teacher Ratio Very Good
Student Absenteeism Good
Teacher Absenteeism Excellent
Teacher Certifications Very Good
Teacher Experience Fair


Suspension and physical altercation rates are used to determine a school’s safety score. For safety, Deal Middle School performs above average when compared to other middle schools in District Of Columbia and earned the grade of A for this measure.

Safety Grade A
In-School Suspensions Excellent
Out-of-School Suspensions Very Good
Physical Altercations Very Good


The demographics of the student body at Deal Middle School are summarized below. A school’s demographics play no part in calculating its score.

Students w/ Disablities
DC Avg. 16%
Free Lunch
DC Avg. 54%
Econ. Disadvantaged
DC Avg. 73%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 1,477
Minority Students 780
Diversity Index 53
Students with Disablities 116
Economically Disadvantaged 13%
Limited English Proficiency 7%
Gifted Students N/A


A+ School - Only the top 5% of schools are awarded the distinction of being an A+ School. Schools that receive this grade excel in academics and cultivate a safe and effectual environment for learning. They represent the top schools in the nation and are eligible to display our award badge on their homepage. You can download your award here.

High Diversity - This award indicates that the student body at a school is among the most racially and ethnically diverse in the nation. Less than 10% of schools qualify for this badge. Read more about how this metric was calculated and why TheSchoolReview feels it is important to recognize those schools with highly diverse student populations.

Compare Nearby Schools

A few of the closest middle schools to Deal Middle School are included below. The School Review's grade for each school is shown to provide easy comparison. All Washington schools can be viewed on the Washington, District Of Columbia schools listing page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Westland Middle School A+ A+ B+ A+
2 Oyster Adams Bilingual School A+ A+ A A
3 West Educational Campus B+ A- B B
4 Brightwood Educational Campus B- B C+ B-
5 District of Columbia International School A- A- B+ B

Deal Middle School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students are at Deal Middle School? 1477 students.
  • Is Deal Middle School a good school? The school received an overall grade of A+, which means it is significantly above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Deal Middle School in? The school is located in District Of Columbia.
  • How can I contact Deal Middle School? The school's number is (202) 939-2010. You can visit their website at http://www.dcps.dc.gov.
  • Where is Deal Middle School? 3815 Fort Dr NW, Washington, District Of Columbia 20016

How we rate schools?

We rank middle schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics primarily using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of middle schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics from the percent of students who passed Algebra I in 8th grade, which indicates a college academic track. Next, we evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure Safety from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.

Nearby Schools
Westland Middle School
5511 Massachusetts Ave Bethesda, MD 20816
Oyster Adams Bilingual School
2801 Calvert St Nw Washington, DC 20008
West Educational Campus
1338 Farragut St Nw Washington, DC 20011
Brightwood Educational Campus
1300 Nicholson St Nw Washington, DC 20011
District of Columbia International School
3220 16th St Nw Washington, DC 20010