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Safe Passage Priority Areas 2023-2024


Safe Passage Priority Areas for School Year 2023-2024

Below is a list of schools served by the Safe Passage Safe Blocks program within the District's eight Safe Passage Priority Areas.


  • Anacostia High School
  • Thurgood Marshall Academy Primary Charter School
  • Excel Academy Public Charter School
  • Savoy Elementary School
  • Ketcham Elementary School 
  • Kramer Middle School  
  • DC Prep Elementary School 

Minnesota Avenue

  • Kimball Elementary School
  • Sousa Middle School
  • Cesar Chavez PCS for Public Policy - Parkside Middle & High School
  • Two Rivers PCS
  • Phelps Architecture, Construction, and Engineering High School
  • Friendship PCS - Collegiate Academy
  • Ron Brown College Preparatory High School
  • Maya Angelou PCS - High School
  • Kelly Miller Middle School
  • H.D. Woodson High School

Eastern High School

  • Eastern High School

NoMa-Gallaudet U

  • Dunbar High School
  • McKinley Middle School
  • McKinley Technology High School
  • KIPP DC – College Preparatory PCS

Congress Heights

  • Ballou High School
  • Ballou STAY High School
  • Center City PCS - Congress Heights
  • Eagle Academy PCS - Congress Heights
  • Hart Middle School
  • King Elementary School
  • Simon Elementary School
  • Johnson Middle School
  • Bard High School Early College DC
  • Kipp DC Legacy 
  • Kipp Somerset 

Columbia Heights

  • Cardozo Education Campus
  • Columbia Heights Education Campus (CHEC)
  • Meridian Public Charter School
  • Roosevelt STAY High School (Campus 1)


  • Roosevelt High School
  • Coolidge High School
  • E.L. Haynes Middle School
  • E.L. Haynes High School
  • MacFarland Middle School
  • Capital City Middle School & High School
  • Ida B. Wells Middle School
  • Paul Public Charter School


  • Deal Middle School
  • Jackson Reed High School

Click here to view an interactive map of the Safe Passage Priority Areas.

In each of the Safe Passage Priority Areas, regular calls or meetings are held between school leaders, MPD, DDOT, and Metro Transit Police to discuss student safety concerns, plan assistance that is provided to areas, and share strategies for improving safety. Feedback from each meeting is used to determine what additional supports are needed. When needed, government agencies participate in citywide safe passage campaigns by adopting an area and providing physical support during student arrival and dismissal.

About Safe Passage

In August 2017, the School Safety and Safe Passage Working Group collectively decided to focus on specific areas of the city to improve student safety as they travel to and from school. Areas were selected based on the number of student-involved incidents in the area using data from MTPD from the 2016-2017 school year and anecdotal information from various stakeholders within the Working Group. To support cross-sector collaboration between DCPS and public charter schools, DME hosts coordination calls for each of the initial safe passage priority areas between the school leaders, police officers, and transportation specialists that work in those areas to create solutions for a student safety issue that is present in that cluster. The School Safety and Safe Passage Working Group will continue to evaluate the safety in each of the initial priority areas to determine if additional support in the area is necessary. In addition, the School Safety and Safe Passage Working Group will consider expanding the existing group of safe passage areas based on student safety concerns.