E.L. Haynes Public Charter School E.L. Haynes Public Charter School

E.L. Haynes Public Charter School

Located in Washington, D.C., the internationally recognized pre-K-12th-grade school is committed to equity in education. 

Modeling an Equitable Approach to Education

E.L. Haynes Public Charter School

Founded in 2004, E.L. Haynes Public Charter School is named for Dr. Euphemia Lofton Haynes, the first African-American woman to receive a doctorate in mathematics and a DCPS teacher for almost 50 years. E.L. Haynes currently serves more than 1,100 students from every ward in the city, with its two campuses in Washington's Columbia Heights and Petworth neighborhoods.

E.L. Haynes holds diversity to be its greatest strength, and the institution strives for every community member to act with urgency to build a just and equitable school and city. Driven by the belief that our nation's history of racial, economic, and social injustice still persist in our education systems, E.L. Haynes aims to help students become adept at mathematical reasoning and use scientific methods effectively to frame and solve problems, so they can develop the lifelong skills needed to be a successful individual, active community member, and responsible citizen. The school encourages all of its students to "be kind, work hard, and get smart."

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