Orr Elementary School

  • DC


2200 Minnesota Ave SE
United States

About Us

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment where staff, parents, students and community collaborate to develop students into independent thinkers and lifelong learners who exhibit acceptable appropriate social behaviors.


We At Orr Elementary envision a child-centered school where administrators, teachers, parents, students, and community members work cooperatively and collaboratively to become literate, problem solvers and lifelong learners who are able to think critically and contribute to society on a local and global basis.

About Orr

Orr Elementary School is a DC3 Collaborative School (DCPS) located in Southeast DC. In addition to offering a high-quality core curriculum, our students also have the opportunity to participate in our arts program, library media center, music, computer, and physical education classes. We have a brand new, state-of-the-art library and a parent center run by our full-time parent coordinator. ​​

​At Orr, we strive to provide our students with a comprehensive, well-rounded education that prepares them not only for their future academic careers, but also to become productive citizens in the world.

Guiding Principles

We believe that all children, regardless of background or circumstance, can achieve at the highest levels.

We believe that achievement is a function of effort, not innate ability.

We believe that we have the power and the responsibility to close the achievement gap.

We believe that our schools must be caring and supportive environments.

We believe that it is critical to engage our students' families and communities as valued partners.

We believe that our decisions, at all levels, must be guided by robust data.