School Details

J.O. Wilson Elementary School

660 K Street Northeast, Washington, DC 20002
(202) 698-4733
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 408 students 12 students/teacher (DC avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

34%
47%
41%
44%

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
  • District of Columbia Public Schools average
  • Washington, DC state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

70%
59%
57%
50%

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
  • District of Columbia Public Schools average
  • Washington, DC state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

63%
53%
58%
54%

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
  • District of Columbia Public Schools average
  • Washington, DC state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

J.O. Wilson Elementary School is a public elementary school in Washington. The principal of J.O. Wilson Elementary School is Heidi Haggerty and can be contacted at Heidi.haggerty@dc.gov. 408 students go to J.O. Wilson Elementary School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 3% of the J.O. Wilson Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 60% of the 408 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at J.O. Wilson Elementary School is 12:1. Ludlow-Taylor Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 91% 75%
Hispanic 4% 13%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 9%
Multiracial 0.5% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% 2%
Asian 0.3% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.07%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 60% 53%
Limited English proficiency 3% 9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    If you're looking for a great school then its JO Wilson for its diversity warm environment and education. They have countless programs and clubs for my children and the teachers and staff are awesome. They go above and beyond for their students and families. I love JO!

  • (1 year ago)

    My child loves this school! She loves going to school and has made solid friendships and admires her teacher. She has excelled in her reading and has developed in her arts and crafts. The school is great and the new principal is a amazing and is really focused on each student's success. Once you meet her you will understand...Go Cardinals!

  • (1 year ago)

    Every year we are more pleased with JO Wilson. The new Principle is wonderful and the sense of community is unmatched. New enhancements to the curriculum and after school opportunities continue to expand. making JO Wilson a truly exceptional choice for our children.

  • (1 year ago)

    JO Wilson is the hidden gem of Capitol Hill elementary schools. With faculty who are focused on the success of every child and a positive focus on learning students excel. My second grader is reading well above her grade level and continues to thrive in math. Teachers have actively worked to keep her challenged and engaged providing her (and her classmates) with new and innovative opportunities to learn more.

  • (1 year ago)

    When I put my two children in JO Wilson 3 years ago I knew instantly that there was something magical about that school. My kids moved to JO from a private international school and transitioned easily into the JO community. There are so many teachers there for whom teaching is a calling and not a job. They love our kids profoundly and give them much more than just classroom instruction. Our kids feel safe loved and cherished as they move through the halls state of the art dance studio after school yoga and karate classes world class playground and French after school club. JO continues to improve exponentially and I am increasingly satisfied with the educational opportunities my children are receiving.

  • (1 year ago)

    J. O. WILSON IS AN EXCELLENT SCHOOL WHERE CHILDREN ARE ALWAYS FIRST. A GREAT PLACE TO LEARN.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have been a parent of the school for the last three years and I have nothing but great things to say. The teachers are motivated and exceptional and the parents are involved in every aspect of the school. I have seen much growth in the school as each years passes. I am excited to see what lies ahead. Great teachers make great students which make great communities.

  • (1 year ago)

    We've been at J O Wilson since my son entered the PS-3 class and now he's in first grade. With each year it seemed to get better. The parents that are involved in the PTA continues to build a community in support of the children and families at the school. The teachers at the school are exceptional and I have seen such growth in my child.

  • (1 year ago)

    I'm am a huge fan of this school! Initially I was just passing though and expected to move my child to another school after PK based on one of the reviews but it has grown so much since that time and continues to be an interactive fun community-based environment for me and a place where my child thrives and loves learning! I have had great experiences since we've been here; child is in K now. Love Ms. Moore and Ms. Casper!

  • (2 years ago)

    My son has been a student at J.O. WIlson since he was 3 years old and he is now 7. I love that Wilson has teachers who are willing to go above and beyond to push the students to strive for excellence. My son is in the first grade reading at a third reading level. They have an excellent afterschool program where they have to start or complete part of the homework assignments extra curricular activities such as soccer cheerleading drama club etc. I love the parent teacher staff and community partnership we have at J.O. Wilson. We are like a family here. I am excited about my 3 year old attending school here in August. I am sure it will a great experience as it is with my oldest.

  • (2 years ago)

    Two of my children attend this school. My 5 year old is doing well with reading and math...he enjoys his teacher and class. My daughter is in the TAG 2nd grade program she is being pushed (positively) and the results are good. It is a 8 out of 10 when rating other school experiences I have had previously in this area. (Maury ES and Ludlow-Taylor ES)

  • (2 years ago)

    We have been very impressed with J.O. Wilson's early childhood program. The Tools of the Mind Curriculum a play based approach is so much more then just play. Our son adores his teacher and we are very pleasantly surprised with his experience so far.

  • (3 years ago)

    School is just ok!!!! Son is in pre-school and I had high hopes at the begining of the year but the teacher principal curriculum and paental involvement have left a lot to be desired and extinguished my excitement. In all fariness I have seen some growth in my son's language skills and sense of independence but just I'm not sure how much can be attributed to JO. In short it's fine for pre-school and pre k but i wouldn't keep my child there there beyond that point.

  • (3 years ago)

    J. O. Wilson is a WONDERFUL school! Just WONDERFUL! My children are blossoming. They are self assured and proud. The staff are amazing. J.O. Wilson is a fantastic choice.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son is in his second year at JO. There have been ups and downs but I see demonstrated growth in him and his friends.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have been a volunteer at J.O. Wilson for at least 10 years. It has always been a good school. Now it's great--with dedicated teachers a wonderful principal energetic volunteers. And it has just been beautifully renovated! What a source of pride for everyone.

  • (5 years ago)

    In a city where you re constantly inundated with horror stories about its public schools JO Wilson has been a great surprise for my family. It is a great school! From the principal down to the teachers in the classroom it is a cohesive community that works together in a friendly and positive environment. The school s principal Ms. Warley is always working hard to improve the school and is accessible at all times. This school under the leadership of the principal is providing a great place to learn. I rate this school 10 out of 10!

  • (5 years ago)

    JO Wilson Has the best teachers in DC. My son goes there and they really care about every student. We love Ms. Smith that teaches 3rd grade. She treats every student like they are hers...

  • (5 years ago)

    I rate this school a 10. Excellent academic program. Outstanding teachers.

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(based on 21 ratings & reviews)

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