Capitol Hill development

October 2nd, 2009


Mayor Fenty announced recently that Stanton-EastBanc has been chosen to redevelop the former Hine Junior High School in Washington DC in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, the school was closed in 2007. In 2006 discussion started to close Hine due to declining student body population, and merge its students with another local DC school, Eliot Junior High School which is located a mile away at 1830 Constitution Avenue, NE. Hine’s enrollment had declined to 379 from 546 in 2005 and Eliot’s to 274 from 307. In 2006 education activists criticized the proposal to close Hine Junior High School on Capitol Hill, saying they feared it could exacerbate an already sizable exodus of middle grade students from the school system into charter schools. Read the rest of this entry »

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