55 out of 10GreatSchools

Ketcham Elementary School

Washington, DC
  • Public
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  • Grades PK-5
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  • Enrollment: 310

Overview

Ketcham Elementary School
1919 15th Street Southeast
Washington, DC 20020
(202) 698-1122
Ketcham Elementary School is located in Washington, DC and serves grades PK-5.It received a GreatSchool rating of 5 out of 10
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Student Diversity

Race

Percentage

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%
Two or more races
2%
Hispanic
3%
Black
95%

Reviews14 Reviews

4.5
parent
I have had three grandchildren graduate from pre-K thru grade 5. 5 more still attend and will graduate from this school all are academically above grade level
parent
I think my son is learning a lot and has made great friends. The staff is very kind to him and the other children. Ketcham feels like a big family. We have just started getting more white and Latino students and they have been welcomed. I urge any family who is serious about education to send their child to Ketcham.
parent
This school is a gem. We are fortunate to have such a wonderful school nearby. When we moved to the area three years ago we entered the lottery to find another school , as most "gentrifiers" would. We weren't successful getting into our choice schools and we only got into our neighborhood school. Coming from Capital Hill we weren't sure about Ketcham at the time because we made assumptions and had no knowledge to go on except for out of date test scores. But my husband and I met with the principal and were impressed. Classrooms are bright and organized. The teachers are hardworking and dedicated to every child reaching his or her potential. Now, two years later we want our child to stay at Ketcham because he is learning and ahead of his age group and grade. He's also made lots of friends, I see them smile, wave and hug him on the way out of school. They've always had an amazing school garden which they incorporate into lessons in the outdoor classroom. And bonus...they also just added Before care so I can finally be on time for work. Overall this is a great school don't hesitate to send your child here like I did at first.
parent
The school is great. The Principal is energetic and effective. It is well kept and has caring faculty and administration. My son's classroom, part of the renovated portion of the school, is bright and airy. His teachers are amazing and he as learning so much. For next year, I would like to see a stronger PTO and before care. And please don't judge the school by the immediate neighborhood which is sketchy. I encourage parents in the neighborhood to check out this diamond in the rough, you will be pleasantly surprised.
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