Van Ness Elementary School

Van Ness Elementary School

DCPS School

1150 5TH STREET SE 202-727-4314

Magen Barnett
[email protected]

Van Ness will offer Equitable Access designated seats for in-boundary PK3 & PK4 applicants in the lottery.

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

7:00 a.m.-8:25 a.m.
3:15 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Before and after care availableFee-basedContact school for details

Van Ness Elementary School

Children, families, and educators come together at Van Ness to create an inclusive community that provides authentic experiences and engages the whole child. Our aim is to cultivate critical thinkers and develop a generation of confident, curious, and compassionate members of society.

Jefferson Middle School Academy

Arts Integration
Blended Learning
Online Learning

Maker Space, DC Scores, Girls on the Run, Project Lead the Way, Yoga instruction, Art Therapy

• Our classrooms all have 'maker spaces' - places where students can practice their creative problem-solving skills as they respond to challenges
• Van Ness focuses on student well-being and was the 2018 recipient of the Standing Ovation Innovation award for our socio-emotional learning approach.
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Student Proficiency Levels

  • 47.9%
  • 26.3%
  • 8.33%
  • 15.9%
  • 1.38%

Student Proficiency Levels

  • 31.9%
  • 22.9%
  • 15.9%
  • 27.0%
  • 2.08%
  • Level 1: Did Not Yet Meet Expectations

  • Level 2: Partially Met Expectations

  • Level 3: Approached Expectations

  • Level 4: Met Expectations

  • Level 5: Exceeded Expectations

  • 63.7%  Black/African-American
  • <1%  Asian
  • 5.1%  Hispanic / Latino
  • <1%  Native American / Alaska Native
  • <1%  Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander
  • 20.7%  White non-Hispanic
  • 9.4%  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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