"We are best known for positive school culture."
Students enrolled 599
Hours 8:35 AM - 3:15pm
School leader Norah Lycknell
Transportation options None
District District Of Columbia Public Schools
Preschool capacity no info
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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4130 Albemarle Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20016

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(202) 282-0110
(202) 282-0112
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5 stars
Based on 17 ratings

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July 23, 2014
This school has a very diverse population that makes up a strong student body of 700 students. With an awesome principal at it's helm, education strategies continue to evolve to meet the needs of the students. The PTA is very involved with promoting these strategies through financial support from the Janney community. Janney also has an after care program until 6:30pm, and after school enrichment activities, such as robotics, piano, flag football, and cooking. Note: This is one of the top performing schools in north west D.C..

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2013
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.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2013
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.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2013
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.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2012
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.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 02, 2009
The parents and faculty are so involved you just now things will always be taken care of well.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2009
Janney has been a wonderful place for my children to learn and play. The school and the staff are wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 18, 2009
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.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 09, 2009
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.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 07, 2009
Never was there a better community, a more dedicated staff, or more exciting students!

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2009
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 .

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2009
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.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
Janney is one of, if not the best, public elementary school in DC. Kudos to our new principal and our many fantastic teachers!!

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2009
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!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
Excellent teachers, caring staff, supportive parents and strong community involvement make this the best neighborhood school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
Dedicated staff and parents make this a great place to send your kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
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!

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2009
My children love their school! They love and respect their teachers who show them how to have fun while learning.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 01, 2009
Best school in DC with the best teacher, Lauren Rockwell!

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2009
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.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
Janney is an all-around awesome place for kids! There isn't a better school around!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
Janney has a WONDERFUL group of Teachers, Students, Parents and Administrators. We are an active part of the DC3 Collaborative and Janney is very active in the community.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 21, 2009
Excellent teachers, wonderful community, happy and positive learning atmosphere!

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2007
I am a parent now and living in Vermont but I was a teacher for 2 years at Janney and cannot say enough what a wonderful school it is. If we were ever to move back, this is the neighborhood we would move to because of the principal, the families and the top notch teachers.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2007
Have two children there, grades 2 and 5, both since they were in pre-K. Strong faculty, very engaged and active principal, fantastic and energetic parent community. Our children are thriving and we only wish it went to grade 8! Safe, nurturing, challenging, with a very strong atmosphere of tolerance and respect. The mentoring is built in (such programs as 'book buddies') that develop strong bonds between older and younger students, and the general atmosphere is very supportive and antithetical to cliques and bullying. So popular that it goes against the grain in this town where too many people opt out of public education for private schools; in contrast, Janney has very little space available for kids not in the neighborhood. Wonderful traditions, too, and many opportunities used to explore Washington's cultural setting.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2006
We moved into AU park in November 2005 and my daughter started kindergarten at Janney. Understanding that being a latecomer can be difficult, the teachers and principal went out of their way to make a smooth transition for my daughter and for me. My daughter is thriving and I'm very pleased with the teacher, the principal and the unbelievably active parents.

- submitted by a teacher
August 09, 2005
Parent involvement is greater than any place I've seen. Fantastic new principal in 2004-05. Strong teachers, warm community feel. Parents committed to funding extracuric. despite DC Public School's weak support for these programs. Overwhelming at first to both parents and kids, if you can spare a little time to get involved in the school, you'll quickly meet interesting folks from all walks who care about their kids, their city, and education in general.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2004
I have been stationed all over the world and my kids have been in several schools; this is far the best one they have enjoyed. He enjoys the teachers and is learning quite a bit. The interaction is great--I would recommend.

- submitted by a parent
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Janney Elementary School
4130 Albemarle Street Northwest, Washington, DC  20016
(202) 282-0110
Last modified Janney Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Janney Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 29 reviews.