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Location, Hours, and Leadership Team

Location: 2525 17th Street NW, Washington DC 20009


Phone: (202) 939-5390


Principal: Ryan Lam


Assistant Principal: Ashley Price

Assistant Principal: Keely Fitzgerald

Director of Strategy and Logistics: Jacqueline Alvarado


Arrival Times: 

Doors open at 8:35 am for all grades.

Entrance Locations:

  • PreK side entrance by blacktop

  • 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. 

Dismissal Times:

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 pm from the following locations:

  • PreK and Kinder -- Mozart Place

  • 1st & 2nd Grade -- 17th St Old Entrance with steps

  • 3rd - 5th -- Blacktop area

Important Dates

August 3: ECE Playdate (10 am - 12 pm)

August 13: ECE Playdate (10 am - 12 pm)

August 24: Ice Cream Social (Time TBD)

August 26: FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL (Kinder - 5th grade)

August 29: First Day of School (Pre-3 & 4)

September 2: No School (Labor Day)

Enrollment for School Year 2024-25

DCPS enrollment will take place online this year by visiting the Aspen Parent Portal


What information do I need for parent portal access?

You will need to have your email on file with the school. If you need to update your email or need to have your password reset, please contact the main office (202-939-5390) or email Ms. Cruz.

Stop by the office if you need any assistance. 

Do I need to re-enroll for next school year?

Yes, everyone is required to re-enroll every school year. 

How do I re-enroll?
Information about enrolling can be found by visiting the DCPS enrollment website.

What documents are acceptable for re-enrollment?

The items you need for re-enrollment are:

  • Proof of address

  • Proof of age if new to Cooke

  • Dental form

  • Current Health forms

More information can be found here

We will have weekly raffles for families that enroll early. 

Make Sure Your Child Is Up-To-Date On Their Required Vaccines!


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.

Visit the Department of Health website for more information.

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

Early Dismissal 

Any student needing to leave school before the dismissal time must notify the school main office prior to 2:45 pm. Students will NOT be dismissed after 2:45 pm unless it is an emergency.


For safety reasons, students will not be dismissed to anyone who is not listed as a pickup person in system. Please call the school to ensure they are listed. 


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.  

Late Pickups 

Dismissal is promptly at 3:15 pm. Please make every effort to pickup your studnt 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. 

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