Spingarn High School

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Joel Elias Spingarn Senior High School
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Spingarn Senior High School located in the Carver Langston neighborhood of Washington, D.C.
2500 Benning Road Northeast[1]
Washington, DC, 20002
United States
School type Public high school
Established 1952
School district District of Columbia Public Schools Ward 5
Principal Gary Washington
Faculty 43.0 (on FTE basis)[2]
Grades 9 to 12
Enrollment 538 (as of 2009-10)[2]
Student to teacher ratio 12.51[2]
Campus type Urban
Color(s)      Green
     Vegas Gold
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. [3]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "GNIS entry for Spingarn Senior High School". USGS. January 16, 2008. 
  2. ^ a b c "National Center for Education Statistics". Retrieved December 6, 2011. 
  3. ^ Kennedy, Suzanne (November 13, 2012). "LIST: 20 D.C. schools to be closed". Allbritton Communications Company. Retrieved May 1, 2014. 

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Coordinates: 38°53′58.3″N 76°58′15.3″W / 38.899528°N 76.970917°W / 38.899528; -76.970917