Spingarn High School
|Joel Elias Spingarn Senior High School|
|2500 Benning Road Northeast
Washington, DC, 20002
|School type||Public high school|
|School district||District of Columbia Public Schools Ward 5|
|Faculty||43.0 (on FTE basis)|
|Grades||9 to 12|
|Enrollment||538 (as of 2009-10)|
|Student to teacher ratio||12.51|
|Mascot||Might Green Wave|
Joel Elias Spingarn High School is a public high school located in the District of Columbia. The school is named after Joel Elias Spingarn (1875–1939) an American educator and literary critic who established (1913) the Spingarn Medal, awarded annually for outstanding achievement by an African American.
The District of Columbia Public Schools announced on November 13, 2012 that Spingarn High School would be closing along with other schools in the city. 
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