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Turner Elementary School serves nearly 500 students in Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade. Located in the Congress Heights neighborhood of Ward 8, Turner Elementary School has established a culture of urgency around our mission of radically transforming students’ learning experiences and outcomes. ​Turner Elementary School is focused on providing students a world-class educational experience. Turner Elementary School’s vision is to be a model of excellence!

Turner CLC

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Mission

Turner Elementary School’s vision is to be a model of excellence! Our academic environment of joyful learning and rigorous expectations will be balanced by a peaceful student-centered culture focused on positive interactions. We are committed to nurture self-regulated, kind, and inquisitive global citizens who are prepared for college and beyond.

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Vision

At Turner Elementary School our goal is to ensure that every student feels loved, challenged and prepared to positively influence society and thrive in life.

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Philosophy

Our academic environment of joyful learning and rigorous expectations will be balanced by a peaceful student-centered culture focused on positive interactions. We are committed to nurturing self-regulated, kind, and inquisitive global citizens who are prepared for college and beyond. 

Our Academics

As an International Baccalaureate School, Turner’s staff makes every effort to accelerate student achievement through experiential learning opportunities and arts integration. We aim to provide students with a curriculum that encompasses global exposure and rigorous learning, leading students to become independent thinkers and responsible citizens of the world.

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International Baccalaureate

The IB offers an education for students from ages 3 to 19, comprising of four programs that focus on teaching students to think critically and independently and how to inquire...

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Commitment to Excellence

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence.

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Key Of
Success

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence.

Special School Tour

We welcome the opportunity to “show” you our campus and to introduce you to some of our students, faculty, and staff.  Our community is strong and engaged, and we welcome the opportunity to share it with you!

Visiting is one of the best ways to learn about a DCPS school. If your child is currently enrolled, it’s a great way to get to know teachers and staff and gain insight into what your children experience each day. If you are a prospective DCPS parent, attending an Open House allows you to observe the culture and atmosphere of the school, and determine if it’s right for your child.

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    A Community School

    Turner CLC

A community school is both a place and a set of partnerships between the school and other community resources. Its integrated focus on academics, health and social services, youth and community development and community engagement leads to improved student learning, stronger families, and healthier communities. Community schools offer a personalized curriculum that emphasizes real-world learning and community problem-solving. Schools become centers of the community and are open to everyone – all day, every day, evenings, and weekends.

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OUR COMMUNITY SCHOOL PARTNERS

OUR COMMUNITY
SCHOOL PARTNERS