Watkins Elementary School

Watkins Elementary School

DCPS School

420 12th St. SE 202-698-3355

8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Before and after care available

7:00 a.m.-8:05 a.m.
3:15 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Contact school for details.

Not required
Watkins Elementary School

Watkins develops well-rounded students who recognize their role as community members. Our teachers use multiple methods to teach each skill and encourage students to explain their approach to solving problems. Watkins employs Responsive Classroom which encourages cooperation, empathy, responsibility, self-control and collaborative problem solving.

Interscholastic Sports

First in Math, Edlab Smithsonian Museum, Spanish, Engineering is Elementary

•Watkins Elementary made significant academic gains on the 2017 PARCC
•Watkins offers many extracurricular programs, athletic programs, and outside partnerships for our students
•Watkins also partners with Playworks for recess programming and FoodPrints to bring gardening and cooking experiences to our students


Student Proficiency Levels


Student Proficiency Levels

  • Did not yet meet expectations

  • Partially met expectations

  • Approached expectations

  • Met expectations

  • Exceeded expectations

  • 65%  Black, non-Hispanic
  • 5%  Hispanic / Latino
  • 25%  White non-Hispanic
  • 4%  Multiracial
Lottery Seats
Matches on Results Day
Waitlist offers made by October 2019
Federal and District law require equal access to services for students with special education needs and English Language Learners. For additional information, please contact the Office of the State Superintendent of Education at (202) 727-6436 or at [email protected].

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420 12th St. SE

Ward 6

Ward 6
30N, 30S, 32, 34, 36, 39, 96, 97, B2, M6, V1, V4, DCCirculator
Potomac Ave