Anacostia High School
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Anacostia High School
Anacostia Senior High School
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Anacostia Senior High School
1601 16th Street Southeast[1]


United States
School typePublic High School
School districtDistrict of Columbia Public Schools
PrincipalWilliam Haith
Faculty64.0 (on FTE basis)[3]
Grades9 to 12
Enrollment597 (2015-16)[2]
Student to teacher ratio13.06[3]
Campus typeUrban Ward 8
Color(s)  Blue

Anacostia High School is a public high school located in the Southeast quadrant of the District of Columbia.


In August 2009, Friendship Public Charter School became a partner with DC Public Schools to manage the high school. As a result, the school became known as the Academies at Anacostia and was split into four separate academies. In 2009-10, there were two ninth-grade academies (Sojourner Truth and Charles Drew), one 10-12th grade academy (Frederick Douglass) and one academy for under-credited and overage students (Matthew Henson). In 2010-11, the two ninth-grade academies will become 9-10th grade academies, while the larger 10-12th grade academy (Frederick Douglass) will become 11-12th. Matthew Henson academy will stay intact. In 2011-12, Sojourner Truth and Charles Drew will expand to become 9-11th grades, while Frederick Douglass will only be seniors. In 2012-13, Sojourner Truth and Charles Drew will be fully operational 9-12th grade academies, and Frederick Douglass will no longer exist.

This setup is based on the Small Learning Community (SLC) model.

Built in 1935 with subsequent additions in the 1940s, 50s and 70s, the 247,000 sf Anacostia High School was in desperate need of a complete renovation and modernization that would not only bring the school up to the highest educational standards, but would also serve to transform the school building into a simple, understated canvas for the art and lives of its students. Architectural design firm Sorg Architects designed the renovation of Anacostia High School to restore the exterior of the original building steeped in sustainable design practice.

Notable alumni

Notable events

On June 11, 2010, First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama gave the commencement address to the Class of 2010.


  1. ^ GNIS entry for Anacostia Senior High School; USGS; December 6, 2011.
  2. ^ "Anacostia HS". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2018.
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  8. ^ Langer, Emily (8 June 2015). "Folk singer Ronnie Gilbert, founding member of the Weavers, dies at 88". Washington Post.
  9. ^ Marriott, Michel (28 April 1985). "Astronaut's Dream Comes True". Washington Post.
  10. ^ Wagner, James (18 January 2012). "Cato June named Anacostia football coach". Washington Post.
  11. ^ Whiteside, Kelly (November 2, 1992). "Big Man on Campus". Sports Illustrated Vault.
  12. ^ Chad, Norman (15 September 1985). "Sports Waves". Washington Post.
  13. ^ "Gene Schroeder". Pro Football Archives. Retrieved 2020.

Coordinates: 38°52?11?N 76°58?57?W / 38.8698°N 76.9825°W / 38.8698; -76.9825

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