In-Boundary Students Waitlisted at Hyde and Stoddert
The pre-k lottery system for D.C. Public Schools left children from both neighborhoods waitlisted.
A total of 31 children who live in Georgetown, Burleith and Glover Park may not be able to attend pre-Kindergarten at their neighborhood schools, Hyde-Addison and Stoddert Elementary. Nearly 60 in-boundary children were admitted to the pre-K program between the two schools. But that means, between Stoddert and Hyde-Addison, DCPS is only meeting 65 percent of the local demand.
At both local elementary schools, the pre-K classes will be filled entirely by children who live in-boundary for Hyde-Addison and Stoddert.
At Stoddert, the 38 available pre-K slots were all filled by in-boundary children and another 17 in-boundary children are on the wait list.
Following the lead of the previous year, Hyde only admitted one pre-K class — instead of two like Stoddert —in anticipation of overcrowding at the increasingly popular Georgetown elementary school. The difference is that last year there were just two in-boundary children waitlisted at Hyde, compared to 14 this year.
Check back with Georgetown Patch in the following days for what this demand and these waitlists mean for Georgetown children and schools. Have something to say about it? Email Shaun@patch.com or call 202-210-9853.