Janney Elementary School, a D.C. public school, is located near Tenley Circle in northwest Washington, D.C. and serves the community of American University Park and part of Friendship Heights. When possible, the school tries to accept as many out-of-boundary children as possible.
The school building was completed in 1925 and opened its doors in September of that year to 585 students in grades three through eight. Children in kindergarten through second grade attended the nearby Tenley School. In 1932, when the second phase of Janney's construction was completed and Alice Deal Junior High School opened, kindergarten through sixth grade were taught at Janney.
Today, Janney School has 31 classes for grades pre-kindergarten through fifth and enrolls approximately 700 students with over 80 faculty and staff. We welcome you to visit the school and learn more about our program. See the calendar for a schedule of open houses.
Janney School Facts
Community: The Janney community is strong, loving and committed, with a very high degree of parental involvement. Our student population is diverse and international - over 30 languages are represented. Janney is a leader in inclusionary Special Education practices (with 8% special education students).
Awards: Janney is a Blue Ribbon School, having been one of the first DCPS elementary schools to receive the honor in 2004, and is seen as a model in Washington, DC in terms of instructional practices.
Academics: Janney’s overall performance in the DC Comprehensive Assessment System Test (CAS) places it among top schools in the city. Janney is one of only three DCPS schools fully implementing a Balanced Literacy program using both Readers’ and Writer’s Workshop. Janney utilizes a combination of approaches to teaching math, all within a workshop model. Visit www.janneyschool.org to find out more about the school.