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Bancroft Elementary

 The Bancroft campus located at 1755 Newton Street, NW, Washington, DC 20010, consists of five adjoining buildings totaling approximately 94,000 square feet of space. The original building was constructed in 1923, with additions constructed in 1932, 1938, 1961, and 1973. Although the buildings are adjoining, they consist of various misaligned levels and present a number of operational challenges.

The project at hand is intended to make the various buildings on campus more unified both operationally and administratively. To achieve this goal demolition and rebuilding of some of the buildings may be necessary. Existing buildings that are not demolished will be renovated and provided with features such as ramps and elevators that improve the lateral and vertical transport between the buildings.

Additionally the project will provide spaces in line with the program requirements set in the DCPS Educational Specifications.

It is anticipated that some level of swing space will be required in order to accommodate students temporarily displaced by the Project. The modernized campus will serve approximately 550 students. The Project shall be designed in such a way as to achieve, at a minimum, LEED for Schools - Gold Certification.

Project Details

  • Location: 1755 Newton Street, NW
  • Ward: 1
  • Overall Project Budget: $68M
  • Construction Start Date: November 2016
  • Completion Date: August 2018
  • Architect: Ayers Saint Gross
  • Design Builder: Coakley Williams Construction
  • Status: Construction
  • DGS Contact: Jeff Fusick
  • DCPS Contact: Joi Ruffin    
  • The Department of General Services (DGS) serves as the implementing construction agency for our partners at DC Public Schools (DCPS). DCPS is the lead agency on communicating with teachers, parents, students and community on modernization projects. Please see below the link with updated information to DCPS’ modernization project at Bancroft Elementary School.

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