Building on Momentum: Ward 6 Middle Schools 

Let us share our ideas on how we propose to strengthen our middle schools in Ward 6

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Building on Momentum

Middle school is critical to preparing students for college. Ensuring that families have quality middle school options is one of our top priorities. 

In an effort to build on the momentum of the increased demand in Ward 6 elementary schools, the opening of a new Eastern High School, the extensive work of proactive parent communities, and the interest of all parents, we are focusing on how to best support and strengthen our middle schools in Ward 6.

April 26, 2010: Building on Momentum Community Meeting

Ward 6 elementary schools are experiencing a steady increase in enrollment, accompanied by a range of new program offerings. Let’s build on this momentum to strengthen and support the middle schools.

We want to hear from you about what works and what we can do better at Jefferson, Eliot-Hine and Stuart-Hobson middle schools.

Download the slide presentation from the April 26th community meeting.

Download the notes from the April 26th community meeting.

May 19, 2010: A Proposal for Ward 6 Middle Schools

Let us share our ideas on how we propose to strengthen our middle schools in Ward 6. Some parents have already weighed in. DCPS needs all parents to weigh in!

Attend, learn, tell us what you think about our draft plan--and share your ideas about how best to move forward.

Download the presentation from the May 19 community meeting. [UPDATED: May 21, 2010]

Download more information about the International Baccalaureate program.

We Want to Hear from Every One of You!

Over the past few months, we have engaged parents and the school community to identify how to best support and strengthen our middle schools in Ward 6.

Your feedback will inform the development of our final plan. Please find your child's school below and complete the survey by Tuesday, June 22, 2010.

Survey Forms for Ward 6 Schools
Amidon-Bowen ES Miner ES
Brent ES Payne ES
Eliot-Hine MS Peabody ES
Jefferson MS Stuart-Hobson MS
J.O. Wilson ES Thomson ES
Ludlow-Taylor ES Tyler ES
Maury ES Watkins ES

Ward 6 Middle Schools Comprehensive Summary of Feedback

This document summarizes the feedback DCPS collected on the plan for middle schools in Ward 6, and how DCPS has addressed the feedback in the final plan.

Download the Ward 6 Middle Schools Comprehensive Summary of Feedback.


Reopening of Van Ness

District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) has heard from several parents about their interest in DCPS, including the re-opening of Van Ness Elementary School. DCPS is committed to exploring this option. 

Complete the Capitol Riverfront Parent Survey

Van Ness Summary 12/8/2010

Van Ness Decision 2/28/2011

Collaboration Teams

Collaboration teams are opportunities for parents and staff from Ward 6 middle schools and their feeder elementary schools to work together towards a common vision for the middle schools. Each team will facilitate communication across school communities and support a middle school culture that embraces diversity and engenders academic excellence.

Find out more information about each of the following teams:

Contact Us

For more information about this meeting, please send us a message or call Claudia Lujan at 202.719.6598.

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