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Thomson Elementary School

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Carmen Shepherd

School Overview

Grades Served

PK3 - Grade 5

2019 - 2020

Title I Status


A Title I school is a school that receives federal funds to support students from low-income backgrounds in learning and achieving at high levels.

Local Education Agency

District of Columbia Public Schools

A local education agency (LEA) is an organization that operates publicly funded schools. In DC, our LEAs include DC Public Schools (DCPS) and more than 60 charter organizations.

Star Rating

The School Transparency and Reporting (STAR) Framework is DC's school accountability system. Each school receives a rating of 1 to 5 stars, with 5 being the highest, based on its performance across multiple metrics. Not Applicable means the school did not meet the minimum population size to generate a score or was not in operation during the previous school year.

Message from the School

Strong John Thomson Elementary School is a rigorous and multicultural environment where students grow into global citizens possessing a sense of inquiry, values and a desire for high academic achievement. As an IB school, we prepare students to be active participants in a lifelong journey of learning. Our diverse staff is committed to excellence and working with our families and the community to provide a challenging academic program that prepares students for their future success both inside and outside of the classroom.

Parent Organization and Contact Information

Parent organizations provide opportunities for parents and families to directly interact with the school on a variety of issues. Parent Organization Representative contact and school policy information is linked below.

Parent Organization Representative

Not Provided

Parent Organization


Student Population

The enrollment on each school's profile reflects the number of students ever-enrolled in the school throughout the prior school year, which is validated by each school at the close of the school year. This data may be different from the point in time count taken in October called the annual enrollment audit.

Total Student Enrollment


Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

American Indian/Alaskan






Hawaiian/Pacific Islander


Hispanic/Latino, any race


Two or more races




Enrollment by Grade Level

Enrollment by Student Groups

School Offerings

School Program Information

  • Blended Learning
  • Extended Day
  • International Baccalaureate

Extracurricular Activities

This list is provided by the school and represents activities highlighted by the school, not a comprehensive list of all activities

  • Recycling Team
  • School Choir
  • Girls on the Run
  • Everybody Wins! Power Lunch
  • DC SCORES (Soccer/Poetry)
  • World Languages/Mandarin Chinese

Physical Activity time


Grades K-5:

195.00 Minutes/week


School hours


8:45 am - 3:15 pm


8:45 am - 3:15 pm


8:45 am - 3:15 pm


8:45 am - 3:15 pm


8:45 am - 3:15 pm

School Uniforms Required


Before/After School Care

If before school care is offered the options for costs are: Free, Sliding Scale/Voucher, or Fee. Contact the school for more information.

Before School care


After School care


Metro Bus

3Y, 7Y, 11Y, 30N, 30S, 31, 32, 36, 33, 37, 39, 42, 43, 52, 53, 54, 63, 64, 79, 80, D1, D4, D6, G8, G9, S1, S2, S4, S9, X2, X9, DC Circulator

Metro Rail

Metro Center, Mt. Vernon Square/7th St-Convention Center


Coming in Spring 2020

View the Local Education Agency Report for this school or the DC Report.