Janney Elementary School

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Janney Elementary School
Janney School NW DC.jpg
Janney Elementary School is located in District of Columbia
Janney Elementary School
Location 4130 Albemarle Street, NW, Washington, D.C.
Coordinates 38°56′52″N 77°4′50″W / 38.94778°N 77.08056°W / 38.94778; -77.08056Coordinates: 38°56′52″N 77°4′50″W / 38.94778°N 77.08056°W / 38.94778; -77.08056
Built 1925
Architect Albert Harris
MPS Public School Buildings of Washington, DC MPS [1]
NRHP reference # 10000241
Added to NRHP May 10, 2010 [2]

The Janney Elementary School is a school for kids from Pre-K through 5th grade. The school enrolls approximately 580 students.[3]

The building itself is noted as a historic school building, located at 4130 Albemarle Street, Northwest, Washington, D.C., in the Tenleytown neighborhood.


Janney Elementary School opened in 1925, as:

the last word in modern schoolhouse construction. It will have two distinctive features which other buildings of its type in the District lack – a combination gymnasium and assembly hall and adequate outdoor play space.[4]

In 1926, principal Blanche Pulizzi provided space for Tenleytown’s public library. In 1932, the west wing was completed. A renovation started in 2010, and was completed in 2011. A separate renovation took place in 2012, that expanded the west wing of the school, and added classrooms.[5][6]

It was listed by the D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board, in 2009. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, in 2010.

Its principal is Alysia Lutz.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Nps.gov. Retrieved 2017-02-17. 
  2. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  3. ^ "About". janneyschool.org. Archived from the original on 2016-03-12. Retrieved 2016-03-11. 
  4. ^ The Washington Star (4/12/1925, Part 1, page 5)
  5. ^ "the Tenleytown Historical Society". the Tenleytown Historical Society. Retrieved 2017-02-17. 
  6. ^ "Janney Elementary School". Nbm.org. Retrieved 2017-02-17. 
  7. ^ "Teacher & Staff Directory | Janney Elementary School". Janneyschool.org. Retrieved 2017-02-17. 

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