180 Days: A Year Inside an American High School

180 Days: A Year Inside an American High School

  • 2013
  • Documentary
A yearlong journey follows the lives of teachers and school leaders struggling to keep students on track to graduation at Washington (D.C.) Metropolitan High School, a public school where just 7 percent of students are considered proficient in math and only 19 percent in reading. Principal Tanishia Williams Minor expresses hope that her students can succeed, despite low test scores and a number of other problems. The five students who are profiled give viewers a rare glimpse beyond the test scores and statistics.