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
Doors open at 8:35 am for all grades.
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.
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
February 29: Make-up Picture Day
February 26 – March 8: Parent-Teacher Conferences
February 29: Make-up Picture Day
March 13: Math Night (4:30-5:30 pm)
March 13: Vision to Learn Vision Screening
March 14: No School for Students (Parent-Teacher Conference)
March 15: No School for Students (Teacher Professional Development) *See schedule HERE
March 19: Dental check-ups
March 29: Coffee with the Principal
Enrollment for School Year 2023-24
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?
You can enroll online (preferred) 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
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 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.
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
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.
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.