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

E.L. Haynes Public Charter School

The Washington, D.C. school teaches pre-K to 12th-grade students and 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 District of Columbia Public Schools 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 believes that every community member to act with urgency to build a just and equitable school and city. The school 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. 

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