Dorothy I. Height Elementary School

Dorothy I. Height Elementary School

DCPS School

1300 ALLISON STREET NW 202-723-4100

Chante Ford
[email protected]

Dorothy I. Height will offer Equitable Access designated seats for PK3 & PK4 applicants in the lottery. The school will be temporarily located at 4300 13TH STREET NW for SY23-24.

8:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m.

Before and after care availableFee-basedContact school for details

Dorothy I. Height Elementary School

Dorothy I. Height Elementary School is a Title I, citywide school in the Petworth section of Washington, DC. Currently, we are housed in the Sharpe Health swing space adjacent to our historic Dorothy I. Height Elementary School campus on Allison Street. Our new building will open in SY 2024-2025 and will boast 93,000 square feet of modernized learning space for grades PK3-5. We serve students in prekindergarten through fifth grade. At DHES, we celebrate our community's diversity and foster an appreciation for all cultures and perspectives in a nurturing environment.

MacFarland Middle School

Blended Learning
Extended Day
Restorative Justice Program

Reggilio Emilia Inspired in PK, Fundations, Girls on the Run, Chess Club, Stem Club, Flag football, Baskbetall

• PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Strategy) & Responsive Classroom School
• Active participant in DCPS Recycling and Environmental Programs
• Dorothy Height offers after school programming such as: cooking, art, music, track, cheerleading, dance, basketball, flag football, chess, etc.


Student Proficiency Levels

  • 28.2%
  • 25.5%
  • 20.0%
  • 24.8%
  • 1.37%

Student Proficiency Levels

  • 27.5%
  • 19.3%
  • 25.5%
  • 24.1%
  • 3.44%
  • Level 1: Did Not Yet Meet Expectations

  • Level 2: Partially Met Expectations

  • Level 3: Approached Expectations

  • Level 4: Met Expectations

  • Level 5: Exceeded Expectations

  • 50.2%  Black/African-American
  • 3.8%  Asian
  • 38.7%  Hispanic / Latino
  • <1%  Native American / Alaska Native
  • <1%  Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander
  • 5.9%  White non-Hispanic
  • <1%  Multiracial

This school has multiple lottery options, please visit the historic waitlist page HERE for detailed data.
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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