Friday, February 1, 2013

Learn more about Tubman Elementary: open houses coming up

If you have kids and are looking for a school for them, here's an opportunity to check out Tubman Elementary School at 13th and Kenyon, which looks like it's one of the top-rated in the ward. Here's more from ANC commish Laina Aquiline:
Tubman Elementary School (3101 13th St NW, bt Irving & Kenyon) had a great open house on Jan. 17. This DCPS rising star is an educational gem of Columbia Heights and Ward 1. Under the strong leadership of Principal Harry Hughes, reading and math scores have consistently and solidly risen over the last several years.  GreatSchools has just rated Tubman an impressive 9 out of 10, the best rating of Ward 1 elementary schools, along with Adams Morgan's Marie Reed ES and U St. Corridor's Meridian Hill PCS.

Please attend our open houses to see the school in action and learn more about the promising things going on there.  With the continued investment from community families and stakeholders, Tubman is well on its way to becoming the premier DC elementary school east of Rock Creek Park.  Join us in the effort.

Tu. Feb. 12, 9:30am
Th. Mar. 14, 9:30am
Th. Apr. 11, 9:30am
Th. May 9, 9:30am

Attend our Early Child Education forum with Principal Hughes and PS3/PK4 Tubman teachers to learn about the Tools of the Mind curriculum - a played-based hands-on approach that teaches children self-regulation and more about the neighborhood and world around them:  Wed. Feb. 6, 5:30pm

The DCPS lottery - all preschool (3) and pre-K (4) candidates must enter - opens Mon. Jan. 28 and closes Mon. Feb. 25.

Please contact Principal Harry Hughes (he's very responsive), Vice Principal Maggie Slye, PTA President Matt Aquiline; or me with any questions.

Hope to see you at Tubman!


  1. This is great news. I don't know these rankings but i looked up their scores and was surprised to learn they had only 50% pass on math. I am surprised that they got a 9 out of 10. Or maybe 50% isn't as low as it appears to me to be?

  2. I have a pre-school aged child and we live near Tubman. I looked up their test scores and they are apalling. The percentages are the % of children who are at their grade level for reading or math. So, yes, 50% is as bad as it seems. Whatever criteria Great Schools uses, apparently actual learning isn't one of them. If this is the "best" ward 1 has to offer, we are going to have to move to the suburbs. It's sad.


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