Welcomes The Honorable
Former Astronaut Inspires Jefferson-Houston Students to Fulfill Their Dreams
PTA sponsored, "NASA DAY", reminds
students that STEM education is fun!
Jefferson-Houston PreK-8 School
The Jefferson-Houston Advantage:
The only International Baccalaureate (IB) World School and Middle Years Programme in ACPS.
A designated "Model Program" by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) for comprehensive counseling and exemplary educational environment.
Encore classes (Spanish, Library, Orchestra/Band/Chorus, Art, and P.E.) for every student, at least once a week with a subject area certified teacher
Band and orchestra instruction - beginning in 2nd grade
Students in 1st-5th grade learn computer programming with Dash and Dot robotics
Students in 4th-8th grade participate in the ACPS one-to-one Chromebook intiative
Grades 6-8 currently accommodate 178 students. Small middle school classrooms creates a close-knit and tailored learning environment for teachers and students
Middle school robotics and science lab
Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)
Talented and gifted program (TAG)
English Language Learner (ELL) classes
Special education programs
Small lunchrooms on each floor for shorter lunch lines and a more relaxed dining experience
Who is Jefferson-Houston Named For?
The school is dedicated to two prominent Americans: Thomas Jefferson and Charles Hamilton Houston.
Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826) was an American
Founding Father and the principal author of
the Declaration of Independence. He was
elected the second Vice President of the United
States (1797–1801), serving under John Adams
and in 1800 was elected the third President.
Charles Hamilton Houston (1895 – 1950) was a prominent African-American lawyer, Dean of
Howard University Law School, and NAACP
Litigation Director who played a significant
role in dismantling the Jim Crow laws, which
earned him the title "The Man Who Killed Jim
Crow". He was a pioneer in the movement to
integrate the District of Columbia Public Schools. He is also well known for having trained future Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.