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School leader:  Rory Pullens
3500 R St. NW
Washington, DC 20007

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(202) 282-0123
(202) 337-7847
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Best known for
"We are best known for pre-professional arts program."

BASIC INFORMATION

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PROGRAMS & CULTURE

  • Academic focus
    Arts (all), Music, Performing arts, Visual arts, Writing
  • Arts
    Graphics, Technical design and production...
  • World languages
    French, Italian, Spanish
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16 reviews

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Overall:
Submitted by a student · January 05, 2016
If you want your kid to have a good grasp on sciety and what is going on the world now, SEND THEM TO THIS SCHOOL. Duke Ellington's teachers are not only dedicated in making sure their kids get the best education DCPS has to offer but also teaching... more

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Submitted by a student · January 05, 2016
When pursuing an Art career there will ALWAYS be homework. Whether it's assigned or not.

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Submitted by a parent · September 02, 2013
Kudos to Ellington! As a parent of two graduates I'm so excited about the latest news: DESA had a 99% senior on-time graduation rate, Those seniors earned over $5 million in scholarships(!), Ellington achieved the highest proficiency... more

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Submitted by a student · August 29, 2013
The audition process is unorganized and all about who you know at at this school. It's sad because the children with the skills to continue studying are overlooked for the children that live out of state, know someone behind the scenes or look a... more

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About this school

Ellington is known for its highly talented staff and its rigorous dual curriculum for arts and academics. That experience is greatly enriched by the school's active partnerships with the Kennedy Center, George Washington University, the Ellington Fund and DCPS. Finally, the Duke Ellington environment is welcoming, safe and supportive - a real jewel of urban education.

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Last modified: January 5, 2016
Last modified Duke Ellington School of the Arts is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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