UPDATE: City Paper reports that the following Ward 5 schools are closing:

  • Mamie D. Lee School
  • CHOICE Academy at Hamilton
  • Marshall Elementary School
  • Spingarn High School
  • Spingarn STAY School

From the Ward 5 listserv, Ward 5 resident Gigi Ransom reports that Kaya Henderson announced the closing of Springarn High School at the school this morning:

From: Gigi Ransom
To: Ward5 <ward5@yahoogroups.com>; wardfive Google <wardfive@googlegroups.com>
Sent: Tue, Nov 13, 2012 10:32 am
Subject: [ward5] Spingarn HS to be Closed

Was just informed that Kaya Henderson was at Spingarn HS this morning and announced the closing of the school.

 Albrette “Gigi” Ransom

We’re anxiously awaiting official confirmation of this, and the school closure list has been shown to local media, but DC government has prohibited them from reporting the closures until 4pm.

We discussed the possibility of Spingarn or Browne closing last week.  Spingarn has lagged behind many other schools, with high truancy and low student proficiency in math and reading.