Location, Hours, and Leadership Team
Location: 2525 17th Street NW, Washington DC 20009
Phone: (202) 939-5390
Principal: Ryan Lam
Assistant Principal: Ashley Price
Director of Strategy and Logistics: Jacqueline Alvarado
Doors open at 8:30 am for all grades.
PreK and Kinder entrance is on Mozart Place
Grades 1st & 2nd is at Old Entrance (red door) on 17th St
Grades 3rd - 5th is at Main Entrance on 17th St
School buses drop off at Main Entrance
Late arrivals after 8:50 am drop off at Main Entrance and student will pickup late pass)
Please drop off your student according to their individual grade location. If you have multiple students, you will need to drop off at each entrance.
Students in after care, are taken to the after care locations during dismissal.
All other students are dismissed from the following locations:
All grades dismiss at 3:15 from the following locations:
PreK and Kinder -- Mozart Place
1st Grade -- 17th St Old Entrance with steps
2nd - 5th -- Blacktop area
January 25 -- PD Day (No school for students)
January 27 -- Coffee with the Principal (8:45 am)
January 31 -- Picture Day
February 7 -- Open House (9-10 am)
February 11 -- Open House (10-11 am)
February 17 -- Black History Month Family Potluck
Negative COVID Test After Winter Break
All DCPS students are expected to produce proof of a negative COVID-19 test administered within 24 hours prior to their return to school on Tuesday, January 3, 2023. All students who return after January 3 will also be required to show proof of a negative test before their return.
We will send test kits home with students on Friday, December 16.
Test results must be uploaded by 4 pm on January 2nd. Click HERE for more information.
Make Sure Your Child Is Up-To-Date On Their Required Shots, Including COVID-19!
DC Public Schools works closely with DC Health to ensure the health and safety of our students, staff, and community. District law and regulations require all schools to ensure students are fully immunized to attend school, and we know that childhood immunizations are critical to keeping our community safe.
Now is the time for families to schedule an annual wellness visit with your child’s doctor or attend a neighborhood or school-based vaccine clinic.
New for the 2022-2023 School Year, all students ages 12 and older are required to have the COVID-19 vaccine to attend school.
If you need a COVID-19 vaccine or booster, visit your local COVID Center.
Cooke will host a mobile vaccination clinic on August 10th. Pre-registration is required. Sign-up HERE!
Before and After Care
Champions is our before and after care provider. Click here for more information on enrollment.
H.D. Cooke is a uniform school. Our colors are:
Tops -- White or Navy Blue
Bottoms -- Khaki
Shoes -- Comfortable closed toe shoes
Any student needing to leave school before the dismissal time must notify the school main office prior to 2:45 pm. If you do not notify the school, the student will not be dismissed early.
We will not have early dismissal after 2:45 pm. Please remember that instruction takes place until the end of each school day. Picking up your child early will cause them to miss instruction. Please make every attempt to make appointments after school.
Dismissal is promptly at 3:15 pm. Please make every effort to pickup your child on time. We will give a 10-minute grace period. Students that are not picked up by 3:30 will be brought to the office to wait. Students that are picked up late must be reported to Child Protective Services.