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About This School

Janney Elementary School is a public elementary school in Washington. The principal of Janney Elementary School is Norah Lycknell, who can be contacted at 598 students attend Janney Elementary School and identify mostly as Multiracial; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 5% of the Janney Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 4% of the 598 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Janney Elementary School is 13:1. St. Ann's Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Mandarin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Field hockey
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Track
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 8% %
Hispanic 8% 13%
White, non-Hispanic 74% 9%
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 75%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 2%
Asian 3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.07%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 4% 70%
Limited English proficiency 5% 9%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    Janney is great. My Son is a fourth grader that hated going to school before Janney. The teachers and students welcomed my Son making his school day fulfilled with a well balaned education and social environment. The teachers are dedicated to ensuring the success of every Student academic involvement. The Principal make certain that all students are safe and well taught.

  • (11 months ago)

    The principal has a laser-like focus on fostering a professional community based on quality instruction. The teachers care about good teaching and they have a shared sense of what it looks like. The principal is level-headed strong communicator community-minded---doesn't always do what the parents want but does always have the children's Education in mind with every decision. The reason for the positive tone in this learning community starts with the Principal.

  • (1 year ago)

    Our 2nd and 4th graders attend and we feel fortunate to be in a school where parent involvement makes it tick. There are some special teachers there who aren't "burnt out" and are excited to be at a school like Janney. They have a beautiful library gym art room and music. There is even a full time recess coordinator who gets the kids moving. Most are made possible through PTA funds (i.e. voluntary parent contributions) so as long as parents keep contributing it certainly beats private school tuition.

  • (2 years ago)

    We are completing our first year with a child at Janney and have been delighted with the school. They just completed a full renovation--the facility is gorgeous. The grounds are now being filled in with fruit trees a science garden an outdoor classroom and more. The teachers and parents have always been very involved and caring but under the leadership of Principal Lycknell this school rivals any you could hope to send your child to. Library science lab art room music room glass-enclosed gym--it is a joy.

  • (4 years ago)

    The parents and faculty are so involved you just now things will always be taken care of well.

  • (4 years ago)

    Janney has been a wonderful place for my children to learn and play. The school and the staff are wonderful.

  • (4 years ago)

    The Janney community is amazing. My kids are thriving in an educationally challenging and socially nurturing environment. As parents we are encouraged to be centrally involved in the school. And our teachers -- as educators and people -- are as good or better than any I have seen at any other school private or public.

  • (4 years ago)

    Janney is a school where there is a spirit of love of learning and and having fun doing it! Children haave many options for learning due to high parent and community involvment.

  • (4 years ago)

    Never was there a better community a more dedicated staff or more exciting students!

  • (4 years ago)

    Janney is one of if not the best public elementary school in DC. Kudos to our new principal and our many fantastic teachers!!

  • (4 years ago)

    Janney has a warm comfortable feeling with happy children in the classrooms and hallways. Our teachers and administrators really care about our kids working to provide extra help to those who need it and additional challenges for those who are ready. My son is blossoming under their care. And we have an incredible PTA!

  • (4 years ago)

    Janney has a fantastic sense of community. It is truly a neighborhood school with groups of kids and parents trooping up the street each morning a schoolwide morning meeting and lots of local community involvement.

  • (4 years ago)

    Dedicated staff and parents make this a great place to send your kids.

  • (4 years ago)

    My children love their school! They love and respect their teachers who show them how to have fun while learning.

  • (4 years ago)

    We came to Dc 5 years ago my kid was 5 when he entered the school without any english language skill the staff at Janney were wonderfull they help him learn express and feel at home from day one. My younger daughter is now a kindergarten student she attended janney as a pk too and loves it. At Janney the team of teachers administrative staff aids and specialist are loving and wonderfull people. Janney's communnity the parents and kid are also fantastic this is a school were you don't only come to learn the curriculim but also come to learn about respect caring about others and love .

  • (4 years ago)

    Everyone from the administrators teachers and staff to the parents kids and surrounding community are involved in the success of the school. It's a wonderful community!

  • (4 years ago)

    Excellent teachers caring staff supportive parents and strong community involvement make this the best neighborhood school!

  • (4 years ago)

    Best school in DC with the best teacher Lauren Rockwell!

  • (4 years ago)

    I have had two children at Janney over the past seven years. It is a wonderful school great teachers and an incredible community of active and informed parents.

  • (4 years ago)

    Excellent teachers wonderful community happy and positive learning atmosphere!

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