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Houston Elementary School

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Project Update: Houston ES Project Update 08-16-19  

Please email Joi.Ruffin@k12.dc.gov to receive project updates!



Project Overview

Houston Elementary School, located at 1100 50th Place, NE in Ward 7 currently offers a dual language program and serves students in Prek through grade 5. The Houston ES modernization will receive a full modernization, aligning with the District-wide Educational Specifications (Ed Specs), to increase an enrollment capacity of 336 students to 400 students by SY 2025-2026.  The modernization will right-size classrooms, include new and enhanced outdoor spaces, as well as a new addition to provide a welcoming entrance, new Welcome Center, and a multipurpose room.  Houston ES, built in 1977, is 54,057sq ft and will increase to 82,457sq ft after the modernization is completed and will achieve LEED BD+C Schools - Gold certification.  

During the modernization, the school will swing on-site in modulars for 1 year (SY2018-19) and move into Phase 1 (renovation) of the modernized building for SY2019-20.  The addition (Phase 2) will be completed for SY2020-21. During the modernization, large trailer spaces (Cafeteria, Kitchen/Gym) will be utilized.  Project construction will begin in Summer 2018 and will be completed for SY2020.

Project Details

Project Location: 1100 50th Pl NE, Washington, DC 20019

Ward: 7
Grades Served: PK - 5
Project Status: Design / Construction
Start Date:  Fall 2017 (Project Kick-Off)
Completion Date: July 2020
DGS Project Manager: Doug Dorner/Jeff Fusick
Design-Build Team: MCN Build / Cox Graae + Spack Architects
DCPS Contact: Joi Ruffin 



Education Specification (EdSpec): Houston ES Educational Specifications