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School leader:  Dawn Clemens
420 12th St SE
Washington, DC 20003

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(202) 698-3355
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"Our school is best known for our diverse community and high academic excellence."

BASIC INFORMATION

  • Before / After care
    Before, After
  • Dress policy
    Dress code
  • Transportation
    Paid public transportation
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PROGRAMS & CULTURE

  • Arts
    Video and film production, Band, Choir / Chorus...
  • World languages
    Spanish
  • Sports
    Baseball, Basketball, Flag football, Football, Soccer...
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22 reviews

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Recent Reviews


Overall:
Submitted by a parent · July 27, 2014
Watkins has so much potential, and a reputation for great teachers. Unfortunately it has seen a very large teacher turn-over rate in the 13-14 school year, with at least 18 teachers exiting in one year alone. There appears to be chaos in the... more

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Submitted by a parent · August 27, 2013
A fantastic school on Capitol Hill in the heart of Washington DC, Watkins offers something for every child and we have happily sent all 3 of our daughters here since they were in first grade. The school is one of the larger elementary schools in... more

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Submitted by a parent · August 27, 2013
Watkins Elementary is the 1st-5th grade program for the Capitol Hill Cluster School (pre-K through 8th grades). My son & daughter have been in the Cluster since pre-K (now in 6th & 8th grades) & I can say that our overall experience at Watkins... more

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Submitted by a parent · August 26, 2013
Watkins ES has a history of high standards in terms of educating it's students. My children have grown and flourished at Watkins over the last 3 years. I love the fact that it's not a cookie cutter school. My children have had teachers that... more

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Last modified: July 27, 2014
Last modified Watkins Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades 1-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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