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Our Mission

Welcome to E.L. Haynes

We are a learning community where every student—of every race, socioeconomic status, home language, and ability—prepares to thrive in college, career, and life. Together, we create a more just and kind world.

At E.L. Haynes, our diversity is our greatest strength.

Every member of our community strives to act with urgency to build a just and equitable school and city.

Be Kind.

Work Hard.

Get Smart.

Be Kind.

We build meaningful relationships across our similarities and differences—affirming and celebrating every member of our community.

Work Hard.

We challenge ourselves and each other to interrupt inequities and build equitable alternatives.

Get Smart.

We hold ourselves and each other to high standards, knowing that our paths to achieve them will vary. We reflect on our experiences and learn from our mistakes.

We provide a first-class education to every student, every day.

Our students are challenged with rigorous and relevant content in every classroom, every day. We anchor all of our work with students in trusting and loving relationships.

Our Next Chapter

Adopted in Spring 2020, our comprehensive strategic plan outlines our path forward, and our road map for the shifts we will make to our academic, talent, and organizational development strategy over the next five years.

E.L. Haynes 2004-2020

Our History

E.L. Haynes is an award-winning Pre-K-12th grade school named for Dr. Euphemia Lofton Haynes, the first African-American woman to receive a doctorate in mathematics and a DCPS teacher for nearly 50 years. Founded in 2004, the school began serving 139 students and has grown to now serve more than 1,100 across two campuses in the Park View and Petworth neighborhoods of Washington, DC.

Our team leads for equity.

From our Board of Trustees to our leadership team to our teachers and staff, our team strives to build a more just and equitable school and city for our students and families.

Help us create a more just and kind world.