Save Shaw Middle School

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I support a new middle school on the old Shaw Junior High School site and renovating and expanding the existing historic Banneker High School building. Both schools and neighborhoods deserve nothing less.

We’ve been waiting a decade for DC Public Schools to keep its promises and build a new middle school. By 2022, there will be 584 middle school aged children attending public school in our neighborhoods. These children and their families need a middle school. (Data from DC Auditor Enrollment Dashboard)

“The $143 million in the District’s capital improvement plan for Banneker HS could fully modernize the Euclid Street facility for 700 students AND provide a modern middle school at the Shaw site for families. This option is educationally sound for Banneker and Shaw families. It can be implemented the quickest, and is the most fiscally and environmentally responsible.” —21st Century School Fund blog post

Co-signed by:

Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau

Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans

Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen

At Large Councilmember Anita Bonds


Bates Area Civic Association

Central Shaw Neighborhood Association

Dupont Circle Citizens Association

Foggy Bottom Association

French Street Neighbors Association

LeDroit Park Civic Association

Logan Circle Community Association

Shaw Dupont Citizens Alliance

Westminster Neighborhood Association


Ward 1 State Board of Education Member Emily R. Gasoi

Ward 2 State Board of Education Member Jack Jacobson

Ward 3 State Board of Education Member Ruth Wattenberg

Ward 5 State Board of Education Member Zachary Parker

Ward 6 Board of Education Member Jessica Sutter

Former Ward 6 State Board of Education Member Joe Weedon

Ward 8 State Board of Education Member Markus Batchelor







21st Century School Fund

Asbury Dwellings Tenant Association

EmpowerEd Teacher Council

Friends of Kennedy Playground

Friends of Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library

Garrison Parent Teacher Organization

Save Shaw Parks

Seaton Shaw Middle School Committee

Senior High Alliance of Parents, Principals and Educators

Ward 4 Education Alliance


John Wesley AME Zion Church

St. Luke's Episcopal Church