Janney Elementary School is a Pre-K through 5th grade school located in the District of Columbia. For the 2012-13 school year there are approximately 580 students enrolled at Janney who speak over thirty different languages. The academic program consists of English, Math, Social Studies, and Science at each grade level. In addition, our students receive instruction in the areas of Art, PE, and Music. We have an extended day program (JED) and we offer many after school enrichment courses, including foreign language options.
The staff at Janney are committed to providing a rigorous curriculum that meets the needs of each individual student. We are fortunate to have a Math Coach and a Literacy Coach who work with teachers to develop innovative and challenging instructional materials. The staff takes advantage of professional development opportunities regularly and views themselves as life-long learners.
Students at Janney are provided with a caring and nurturing environment that stimulates intellectual curiosity, and encourages them to enjoy the learning process. Parents, students, and staff are committed to creating a safe, learning environment where students are given the skills to become successful citizens.
Parents at Janney are partners in the educational program. Parents are welcome to visit the school, consult with staff, and participate in school programs and events. The PTA (Parent-Teacher-Association) is a highly respected organization that is actively involved in our school.
The Janney program is built on the foundation of a remarkable academic and social program by looking more closely at teaching practices and their connection to individual student learning, refining systems and procedures, working to create an even more inclusive environment, planning for a modernized facility, and fostering collaboration among all of the critical participants in our community. The school has designed an observation and feedback cycle to talk about best practices in the classroom, held data and action conferences to discuss the skill-level needs of students, refined a new morning routine in the form of Jamboree, and are near the final stages of the modernization design process, just to name a few things. All of these accomplishments are evidence of progress towards the goal of creating a community of learners who consistently enjoy the values of achievement, inquiry, reflection, experimentation, collaboration and equity.