Award Year: 2016

Ludlow-Taylor Elementary School

659 G Street NE
Washington, DC, 20002-4305

(202) 698-3244

Debra Bell, Principal at time of Nomination

Andrew Smith, Current Principal

Title I School

District of Columbia Public Schools

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Create a community of life-long learners using a standards-based, data-driven, rigorous instructional program encompassing the arts and science as a vehicle to ensuring academic success.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 64%
  • White: 25%
  • Hispanic: 5%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Two or more races: 5%
  • ELL: 5%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
LTES RiverSmart Garden Project

LTES RiverSmart Garden Project

Ludlow-Taylor aims to provide every student with a world-class education. We take a student-centered approach, where the needs of each individual student are met, and where learning is seen through the lens of the real world. Our goal is to encourage inquiry, creativity and a love of learning that begins with our Reggio approach in early childhood and continues through 5th grade.

To develop the full potential of each student, LTES fosters a culture based on a student-centered approach to learning that encourages inquiry, creativity and a love for learning. To do so, teachers work to ensure that lessons are rooted in the Common Core State Standards, but also adapted to tackle the real world, while meeting the interests and needs of our students on a daily basis.

Additionally, we have worked to ensure diverse experiences for all students at Ludlow-Taylor. We have added an "enrichment block" for students in K-5. During this block, we will focus on social-studies and science content extensions, with student-chosen clubs once a week. Every classroom works with FoodPrints, to integrate gardening, cooking, and nutrition education into the curriculum while also attending Spanish, Art, Music, Physical Education, Library and the Computer Lab on a weekly basis. Excitedly, the Riversmart Garden Project is complete and we will be building a brand new playground this year. That, in addition to our beautiful field, will undoubtedly give our students the most premiere outdoor space in DC Public Schools in addition to the top-notch instruction.