School Details

E.L. Haynes PCS - Kansas Avenue (PK-3, High School)

4501 Kansas Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20011
(202) 706-5828

(out of 10)

Charter Grades PK-3, 9-10 554 students Unknown students/teacher

Test Scores by grade


District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC-CAS)

In 2013-2014 Washington, D.C. used the District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC-CAS) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8 and 10, science in grades 5, 8, and 10, and composition in grades 4, 7, and 10. Currently GreatSchools is displaying results for reading and math only. The DC-CAS is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the District of Columbia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2014
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  • Washington, DC state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

E.L. Haynes PCS - Kansas Avenue (PK-3, High School) is a charter high school in Washington. The principal of E.L. Haynes PCS - Kansas Avenue (PK-3, High School) is Jennifer C. Niles, who can be contacted at 554 students attend E.L. Haynes PCS - Kansas Avenue (PK-3, High School) and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 9% of the E.L. Haynes PCS - Kansas Avenue (PK-3, High School) students have "limited English proficiency." 67% of the 554 students here have subsidized lunches. Hospitality Senior High PCS is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 52% %
Multiracial 4% %
Hispanic 33% %
White, non-Hispanic 10% %
Asian 0.4% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67% 55%
Limited English proficiency 9% 16%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I absolutely LOVE Haynes!! My child has been at Haynes for 4 years now; since the 1st grade and she will graduate from Haynes when she is a HS senior. A big Thank You to all staff parents and students for making this school as awesome as it is!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    We are enjoying PK3 at Haynes and look forward to next year. I wish there was more emphasis on language currently they have Spanish twice a week but other than that we are very happy. We may venture to private school for Middle and/or High School but to be able to get 7 years of good free elementary education is very encouraging.

  • (1 year ago)

    I dont want to discredit EL Haynes and the amazing staff there... I only chose to write a review for this school because I think there are some things that parents should be clear on before choosing this school. My child has attended E.L. Haynes for PK3 and PK4 2012-2014. My child's first year was great! He excelled quickly and reached new milestones early even. However upon the second year I felt the effects of having a mixed PK3 and PK4 classroom. I dont feel like my child had the same progression educationally as the previous year. Students attending PK3 are allowed to enroll as long as they turn 3 by September - and of course PK4 with children approaching 5. I find it difficult to be able to teach ALL children on each individual academic level (as they say they do) with ONE certified teacher and 2 aids in the classroom and children whom are 2 mixed with those who are 4-5. In my opinion that gap between age is too broad to group them together under the same curriculum umbrella. In my opinion the school is out entirely too much during the year (for staff development days) in addition to "intersessions".

  • (1 year ago)

    E. L. Haynes is an outstanding school. The leadership teachers and support staff all work from the focal point of what is best for the student. They have teachers who are implementing cutting edge evidenced based techniques and strategies in their classrooms that keep students engaged require students to think critically self reflect and take shared ownership over their learning process. My child is eager to get to Haynes everyday to BE KIND WORK HARD and GET SMART!

  • (3 years ago)

    Although our local elementary school is a "10" according to this ranking we desperately wanted (and miraculously got) a spot for our child to attend Haynes. We couldn't be happier. The teachers are tireless working so each child gets what they need. We have one child who is not up to the standards and one who is above them and both of them get the individualized support they need. The physical plant of the building is lovey and the expansion and renovation of the outside area is going to make this a gem of a place competing with the private schools in the area. I wish class sizes were smaller (22-24 now) but there are aides in each class. The founder/principal is an impressive person who remains committed to innovation and excellence. I hope we can stay here through high school.

  • (3 years ago)

    Amazing teacher/student ratio and dedicated staff make this the best school in the district by far!! Their test scores are above the district average and I have heard nothing but praise from other parents.

  • (3 years ago)

    The quality of education is far and away the best DC has to offer. I was so happy the day my daughter got in as I knew she was going to get the absolute best teachers and school there was.

  • (3 years ago)

    The school provides outstanding teacher for every student every year. Thay have extensive educational programming outside of school hours they really go above and beyond.

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(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

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