E.L. Haynes High School Opens in NW


E.L. Haynes High School opened March 7 at 4501 Kansas Ave., NW, and a ceremony included remarks from Mayor Vincent Gray, Councilmember Muriel Bowser and a keynote from Maria Gomez, founder and president of social services non-profit Mary’s Center. Founded in 2004 and designated a Tier One High-Performing School by the DC Public Charter School Board, E.L. Haynes Public Charter School currently serves 950 students from grades pre-school through ten and is recognized locally and nationally for advancing student achievement. E.L. Haynes High School now fulfills the school’s college preparation promise and is a non-selective public high school designed so that every student will successfully complete a college-prep program. The 33,000-square-foot addition adjoins 12,000 existing square feet of space, adding 400 students. The facility includes science labs, a gymnasium, specialized spaces for the arts, a technology lab for video game design and programming courses and an indoor/outdoor cafeteria. The project team included architects Shinberg Levinas and general contractor Forrester Construction. Grants from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education, Qualified School Construction Bond, and support from The Campaign for E.L. Haynes Public Charter School funded the project.

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