MacArthur High School Information Session

Join DCPS on May 11, 2022 for a virtual information session about our new school on MacArthur Blvd!

MacArthur High School (temporary name) will open in August 2023 at 4530 MacArthur Blvd NW. During the meeting, DCPS will provide an overview of the project, outline upcoming planning and engagement efforts, and answer frequently asked questions. We hope to see you there!

Foxhall and MacArthur Decision Announcement

DCPS submitted the final recommendations from the Community Working Group (CWG) for the Foxhall and MacArthur schools in the summer of 2021. We are pleased to announce final decisions from city leadership regarding both buildings, informed by the CWG feedback and recommendations:  

  • MacArthur will be a high school serving the Hardy Middle School feeder pattern, with a set of seats reserved via the Equitable Access program for students furthest from opportunity. (The Equitable Access program allows schools to reserve seats for students who meet OSSE’s “at-risk of academic failure” criteria, which includes students who receive SNAP/TANF, are experiencing homelessness, are part of the foster care system, or are overage for their grade.)
  • Foxhall will be an elementary school serving PK4-5th grade. This will require drawing a new boundary that re-assigns portions of the Key, Mann and Stoddert boundaries, and setting “phase-in” policies for affected schools.

The planned opening of Foxhall will be delayed by one year until at least SY25-26, given procurement and construction timelines. MacArthur is currently planned to open in SY23-24 (as announced in September 2021). We will continue to keep the community informed as there are additional updates.

The final document and supplemental materials are located here.  For questions regarding the Foxhall and MacArthur School Planning Community Working Group (CWG), please email our team at DCPS.Planning@k12.dc.gov.   

Foxhall and MacArthur Status Update and Next Steps

DCPS submitted the final recommendations from the Community Working Group for the Foxhall and MacArthur schools over the summer.  DCPS and City leadership continue to weigh the recommendations and discuss all options, and no final decision has been made. 

This continued deliberation will primarily impact the proposed SY22-23 MacArthur opening. MacArthur will now open no earlier than SY23-24. This adjustment will ensure that we have time for a robust engagement and planning process for a successful school opening, while providing significant advance notice to impacted families. Foxhall is currently planned to open in SY24-25. We will continue to keep the community informed as there are additional updates on the final decisions and opening timelines for either school.   

The final document and supplemental materials are located here.   

For questions regarding the Foxhall and MacArthur School Planning Community Working Group, please email our team at DCPS.Planning@k12.dc.gov.   

Foxhall & MacArthur Community Working Group Recommendations

On Friday, June 11, 2021, DCPS transmitted the final Foxhall and MacArthur Community Working Group Recommendations document on behalf of the members of the Foxhall and MacArthur Community Working Group (CWG).  The CWG was convened by DCPS to support planning for the Foxhall and MacArthur school sites. The CWG included parents, school leaders, and community leaders from the Wilson High School feeder pattern and held its first meeting in February 2021. The Recommendations document outlines the options for the site along with clearly articulated trade-offs, preferences, and considerations that the CWG and the broader community have engaged in.  This document is meant to inform DCPS and city leadership decisions on the final program scope for the Foxhall and MacArthur sites.  The final document and supplemental materials are located here.   

For questions regarding the Foxhall and MacArthur School Planning Community Working Group, please email our team at DCPS.Planning@k12.dc.gov.  

Foxhall & MacArthur School Planning Community Working Group Meeting #7 Summary

The Foxhall and MacArthur School Planning Community Working Group convened for its seventh and final session on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. During this session the Community Working Group reviewed and discussed the final recommendations from the CWG. The final recommendation document will outline the options for the site along with clearly articulated trade-offs, preferences, and considerations that the CWG and the broader community have engaged in.  This document is meant to inform DCPS and city leadership decisions on the final program scope for the Foxhall and MacArthur sites.  After the final meeting, CWG members will provide edits to the recommendations document before it is finalized and transmitted to DCPS leadership.  The final document will be posted to this page at that time.   

The meeting deck is located here. For questions regarding this Foxhall and MacArthur School Planning Community Working Group, please email our team at DCPS.Planning@k12.dc.gov

Foxhall & MacArthur School Planning Community Working Group Meeting #6 Summary

The Foxhall and MacArthur School Planning Community Working Group was joined by Chancellor Lewis Ferebee and Deputy Chancellor Melisa Kim for its sixth session on Thursday, May 27th, 2021. During this session the School Planning team shared feedback gathered from stakeholders during the broader community engagement sessions held throughout the month of April and May. Additionally, the group spent time reviewing a comprehensive analysis of survey data. Finally, during breakout sessions the group had the opportunity to review and discuss the approach to development of final recommendations from the CWG.  

If you are interested in viewing the meeting deck and other supplementary materials they are located here. Additionally, the following link displays the  dynamic survey report   including participant comments.  Please note that some comments marked private by respondents are not shown in this report.   

For questions regarding this Foxhall and MacArthur School Planning Community Working Group, please email our team at DCPS.Planning@k12.dc.gov

Foxhall and MacArthur Community Listening Session

On Monday, May 17, 2021, DCPS hosted a virtual Community Listening Session to gather additional feedback on the Foxhall and MacArthur options and planning. During this session we heard from over 30 members of the community who shared their perspectives and responses to the proposed Foxhall and MacArthur options.  A copy of written testimony received by May 31, 2021 has been uploaded here.   

We appreciate everyone who participated and the recording is available at bit.ly/dcpsengagement517 via YouTube.  If you would like to view materials from previous meetings and/or broader community engagement sessions those materials are here.  

For questions regarding this Foxhall and MacArthur planning, please email our team at DCPS.Planning@k12.dc.gov

Live Stream Details: Foxhall and MacArthur Community Listening Session 

DCPS will be hosting a virtual Community Listening Session on Monday, May 17, 2021, from 5:30-7:30PM to gather additional feedback on the Foxhall and MacArthur options and planning.  

You can view the live stream at  bit.ly/dcpsengagement517 via YouTube.  If you would like to view materials from previous meetings and/or broader community engagement sessions those materials are below.  

As a reminder, the public survey on Foxhall and MacArthur is now open!  Please use the links below to access the survey in English or Spanish.  The survey will be open until May 19, 2021.    

If you have any questions, please reach out to DCPS.Planning@k12.dc.gov .

Foxhall and MacArthur Public Survey and Community Listening Session

DCPS is excited to share two additional opportunities for public feedback on the Foxhall and MacArthur school planning process.  

  • Public Survey: The public survey on Foxhall and MacArthur is now open!  Please use the links below to access the survey in English or Spanish.  The survey will be open until May 19, 2021.   
  • Community Listening Session: DCPS will be hosting a virtual Community Listening Session on Monday, May 17, 2021, from 5:30-7:30PM to gather additional feedback on the Foxhall and MacArthur planning.  Register at bit.ly/FoxhallMacArthurRSVP to attend this meeting or to provide testimony.  Depending on the number of individuals interested in testifying, we may not be able to accommodate all requests. For those members of the public who are not able to testify during the meeting, they are able to submit their testimony by email to dcps.planning@k12.dc.gov or by mail at 1200 First Street NE, Washington D.C. 20002. 

For any questions, please send us an email at dcps.planning@k12.dc.gov.   

Foxhall/MacArthur Community Engagement

The School Planning Team has coordinated with the Foxhall/MacArthur Community Working Group and select schools within the Wilson Feeder patter to discuss potential options for both the Foxhall and MacArthur sites. The purpose of the meetings are to share an informative overview of our current recommendation and to gather feedback prior to the release of a broader community-wide survey. Please find below a list of scheduled meetings and contact your school of choice if you would like to attend a session. We will also have engagement opportunities for DCPS’s Spanish-Speaking families. Information on that session is also linked below.

Meeting materials are available for public view and are located–here. School specific deck additions are uploaded weekly.

Community Engagement Dates and Times

Date  Start Time Group 
4/19/2021 6:00 PM Ellington HS 
4/20/2021 5:30 PM Spanish Speaking Families Focus Group 
4/21/2021 6:30 PM Janney ES 
4/21/2021 5:00 PM Hearst ES 
4/22/2021 6:30 PM Hardy MS 
4/26/2021 6:00 PM Deal MS 
4/27/2021 6:00 PM  Mann ES 
4/28/2021 6:00 PM Key ES  
4/29/2021 6:30 PM Bancroft ES 
5/3/2021 6:00 PM Shepherd ES
5/4/2021 6:00 PM Wilson HS
5/5/2021 6:00 PM Eaton  ES
5/6/2021 5:00 PM Hyde-Addison ES
5/11/20216:30 PMLafayette ES

Spanish Led Engagement Session

Meeting Link: bit.ly/3dozIDr