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Q: Neighborhoods in Washington, D.C. ( Answered,   1 Comment )
Subject: Neighborhoods in Washington, D.C.
Category: Reference, Education and News > Education
Asked by: gyrlout-ga
List Price: $75.00
Posted: 25 Apr 2006 15:42 PDT
Expires: 25 May 2006 15:42 PDT
Question ID: 722777
I would like to know the names of all public elementary schools,
middle schools, and high schools that serve the following D.C.
neighborhoods:  (please present results grouped by neighborhood)

Tenleytown/AU Park
Cleveland Park
Woodley Park
Adams Morgan
Dupont Circle
Logan Circle
U Street Corridor
Columbia Heights
Capitol Hill
Gallery Place
Penn Quarter
Mt. Vernon Triangle

Children who live in Tenleytown attend the following public schools--
Janney Elementary School, Wilson High School, etc.

Request for Question Clarification by rainbow-ga on 25 Apr 2006 16:18 PDT
I am researching your question but would like to clarify one thing.
Taking the neighborhood of Cleveland Park as an example, Cleveland
Park includes the District of Columbia School District. Therefore,
would public schools located within the school district of the
respective neighborhood suffice as an answer for that neighborhood?

Best regards,

Request for Question Clarification by rainbow-ga on 26 Apr 2006 04:56 PDT
Please disregard my previous clarification. I have located several
databases and have begun compiling a list of all public schools
located within the requested neighborhoods. I hope to have this
completed for you by the end of the day.

If I run into any obstacles, I will let you know via clarification.

Best regards,
Subject: Re: Neighborhoods in Washington, D.C.
Answered By: rainbow-ga on 26 Apr 2006 12:43 PDT
Hi gyrlout,

The following is the result of my research for Washington DC public
schools located in the requested neighborhoods. Please note, there are
a few neighborhoods where no listings of schools are available. Also,
since Shaw neighborhood was included in both Logan Circle and Cardozo
neighborhoods, I listed them both.

Tenleytown/AU Park 
Wilson High School (grades: 9 - 12)
DC Alternative Learning Academy/West (grades: 7 - 9) 
Deal Junior High School (grades: 7 - 9) 
Janney Elementary School (grades: PK - 6)  

Cleveland Park  
Eaton Elementary School (grades: PK - 6)  
Murch Elementary School (grades: PK - 6)  
Hearst Elementary School (grades: PK - 3)  

Woodley Park  
Oyster Elementary School (grades: PK - 6)  

Adams Morgan  
Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School (grades: 9 - 12)
Adams Elementary School (grades: PK - 6)   
Cooke Elementary School (grades: PK - 6)  
Reed Elementary School (grades: PK - 6)  

Hardy Middle School (grades: 6 - 8) 
Hyde Elementary School (grades: PK - 5)

Dupont Circle  
Ross Elementary School (grades: PK - 6)  

Logan Circle/Shaw 
Pre-engineering Swsc Dunbar (grades: 9 - 12) 
Shaw Junior High School (grades: 7 - 9) 
Garrison Elementary School (grades: PK - 6)   
Scott Montgomery Elementary School (grades: PK - 6)  
Seaton Elementary School (grades: PK - 6)  

Booker T. Washington Public Charter School (grades: 9 - 12) 
Cesar Chevaz Public Charter School (grades: 9 - 12) 
Maya Angelou Public Charter School (grades: 9 - 12) 
Garnet-Patterson Middle School (grades: 6 - 8) 
Meridian Public Charter School (grades: PK - 7) 
Children Studio Public Charter School (grades: PK - 6) 
Cleveland Elementary School (grades: PK - 5)

Columbia Heights  
Cardozo Senior High School (grades: 9 - 12) 
Bell High School (grades: 9 - 12) 
Benjamin Banneker High School (grades: 9 - 12) 
Lincoln Middle School (grades: 6 - 8) 
Capital City Public Charter School (grades: PK - 8) 
Tubman Elementary School (grades: PK - 6) 
Meyer Elementary School (grades: PK - 5)

Luke Moore Senior High School (grades: 9 - 12) 
Choice Middle Program (grades: 6 - 8) 
Burroughs Elementary School (grades: PK - 6) 
Noyes Elementary School (grades: PK - 6)  
Slowe Elementary School (grades: PK - 6) 

Capitol Hill  
Brent Elementary School (grades: PK - 6)  
Tyler Elementary School (grades: PK - 6)  
Sasha Bruce Public Charter School (grades: 6 - 9) 

Penn Quarter
Marriott Hospitality Public Charter School (grades: 9 - 12) 


Sources of Reference:

National Center for Education Statistics

DC Guide

DC School Search

District Of Columbia Public Schools

Neighborhood Info: Neighborhood Profiles

I hope the information provided is helpful. If you have any questions
regarding my answer please don?t hesitate to ask before rating.

Best regards,

Request for Answer Clarification by gyrlout-ga on 22 May 2006 10:46 PDT
Thank you for your research.  For some reason, I did not receive an
email from google advising that in fact my question was answered.  It
was only when I say the charge on my credit card bill that I found

I would like to request a clarification of your answer in light of my
question regarding feeder-patterns.  Your answer focuses on schools
located in particular neighborhoods.  Although this information is
helpful, what I need to know is to what schools a child living in a
particular neighborhood would go....for example, there are some
neighborhoods that do not have a highschool located within its
borders--where then does a child living in that neighborhood go to
high school?

Thank you.

Clarification of Answer by rainbow-ga on 22 May 2006 12:53 PDT
Please let me know if there is anything more you need beyond the
comment my colleague pafalafa kindly offered.

Thank you pafalafa. 

Best regards,
Subject: Re: Neighborhoods in Washington, D.C.
From: pafalafa-ga on 22 May 2006 12:34 PDT

I hope you and rainbow-ga don't mind if I add my two cents here.  I
live in Washington DC, and as sensible as your question is, it's a
tough one to get a clear-cut answer to.

The areas served by any given school don't pay much attention to
neighborhoods, but are more closely aligned to the boundaries of the
city's political eight wards.

For instance, I live in the Tenleytown neighborhood, but there are
three elementary schools here, none of which serve all of Tenleytown,
nor is there any that serves only Tenleytown.  The high school in
Tenleytown (Wilson) serves all of Ward 3, I think.

Fortunately, there are some tools that can help:

This Wikipedia site lists the neighborhoods in each ward:
List of neighborhoods of the District of Columbia by ward
(isn't Wikipedia wonderful!).

The DC Public School System lists all schools in each ward, here:

Use the "Find a School" feature to list schools by ward (either all
schools, or a given level, like elementary schools).  For instance,
here are the ward 3 schools:

Lastly, you can find out the school for any given address in the city
by using the search tool here:
DC School Boundaries System

but you need to use a full address, rather just a set of streets, or a

Even though I've lived here almost 20 years, I still haven't gotten a
straight answer from anyone as to where, exactly, the school district
boundaries are for the schools in my area...I think the tools and
information above are probably the most anyone can hope for.

Hope that helps.


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