Founded in 2004, the award-winning E.L. Haynes Public Charter School currently serves 950 students from grades Pre-K through ten and will continue to grow to serve more than 1,100 students through grade 12. E.L. Haynes is named for Dr. Euphemia Lofton Haynes - the first African-American woman to receive a doctorate in mathematics and a DC public school teacher for 47 years.
The diversity of our student body reflects the demographics of our city: 66% of E.L. Haynes students are economically disadvantaged and 21% are English Language Learners; E.L. Haynes' student body is 52% African-American, 28% Latino, 12% Caucasian and 8% Asian and Native American/Pacific Islander.
Leadership and Staff
Founded by education reform leader and Head of School Jennifer C. Niles, E.L. Haynes is led by a dedicated board of trustees that makes critical decisions pertaining to management, facilities, finance and fundraising and serves in the role of School Board. E.L. Haynes attracts and retains the best and brightest teachers in the city, many of whom have won distinguished honors for their work. Our teachers are committed to excellence, supported by a strong network of passionate colleagues and receive extensive professional development opportunities to advance their knowledge and techniques. For a leadership and staff list, click here.
The Kansas Avenue Campus, located in the Petworth neighborhood of Washington, DC, and situated on 5 acres of land, is home to our early childhood program and high school program. Formerly Clark Elementary (a DCPS school), the building was fully renovated by E.L. Haynes in 2010. In 2011, E.L. Haynes broke ground on a 33,000-square-foot addition to build a state-of-the-art high school featuring laboratory spaces for science and technology classes, bright classrooms for AP courses, a regulation-size gymnasium and outdoor athletic fields. To see photos of the construction project, click here. The Georgia Avenue Campus is home to our upper elementary and middle school programs. The building was designed and constructed by E.L. Haynes in 2004 and is centrally located in the vibrant Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC, just two blocks from the Petworth Metro Station and accessible by several major bus routes.