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Eaton Elementary School

Eaton Elementary School

Project Update: Biweekly Update 5/22/2020 / DGS Monthly Construction Update May 2020 

Upcoming Meetings: Eaton Modernization End of SY2019-20 Virtual SIT+Community Meeting - May 27 @ 6pm via Microsoft Teams (visit Calendars page for access information )

Project Materials:

Click here for: Previous Project Updates

Questions/Concerns about the modernization process? Please email Oni.Hinton@k12.dc.gov

Project Overview 

The John Eaton Elementary School is located at 3301 Lowell St NW, and consists of three historic buildings with an adjoining connection in the middle, totaling approximately 52,560 square feet.  The original school building was constructed in 1910, with a similar facility erected in 1922 and a multipurpose room built in 1930.  The connecting corridor was later constructed around 1980.   

The Eaton school is severely undersized for its growing population.  The modernization will seek to right-size the building for the elementary school program, improve ADA accessibility, and preserve green space for students. Although faced with potential historic constraints, this project seeks to present the best design for students, and the Cleveland Park Historic District.  If a new addition is proposed, it will be large enough to house academic program while maintaining, and potentially increasing available green space.  

An off-site swing plan is required during the renovation of the building.  Eaton will swing off-site to the modular trailers located on the University of District of Columbia (UDC) Van Ness campus. Once completed, the modernized facility will host approximately 490 students. The building will meet or exceed sustainability guidelines for LEED - Gold Certification.    


Project Details

Location: 3301 Lowell St NW, Washington, DC 20008

Ward: 3

Project Budget Estimate: $55M (proposed addition $12.75M for Council approval)

Feasibility Study Design Architects: R. McGhee & Associates

Modernization Project Design Architects: cox graee + spack architects

Modernization General Contractor: GCS|Sigal-Grunley (Joint Venture)

DGS Project Manager: Patrick Moloney

Project Start (Feasibility): January 2018

Project Start (Design): Fall 2018

Project Completion: August 2021

Project Status: Construction (Year 1)

DCPS Contact: Oni Hinton