Our Affiliated Site: Stuart-Hobson Middle School in Washington, D.C.

facts about Stuart-Hobson Middle School:

  • Grades Served: Sixth – eighth grade
  • Current Enrollment: 508 students
  • Facility Description: Originally constructed in 1927, the building had significant renovations and additions completed in 2014 to2015. Along with the classrooms and administrative offices, the school has a cafeteria, gymnasium, art room, band room and drama/chorus room.
  • Faculty: The school employs 60 staff members, with 5 administrators and 29 faculty members. The student to teacher ratio is 17:1.
  • Academics: Accelerated courses are offered, including Honors English and accelerated math, and the chance to earn high school credit.
  • School Schedule: The school year typically begins the first week of August and ends the second week of May. Normal holidays are observed.
  • Meals: Breakfast and lunch are provided every school day.
  • Communities in Schools: Communities in Schools (CIS) is an organization that works within the school to improve community involvement and provide support for at-risk children. CIS administers the Children Incorporated sponsorship program at the school level.

Stuart-Hobson Middle School is located in the Stanton Park neighborhood in the Northeast quadrant of Washington, D.C., in close proximity to Capitol Hill in what is known as the “H Street Corridor.” The community has long been home to a variety of diverse families from different socio-economic backgrounds, including those living in abject poverty. According to staff at the school, students from low-income households are faced with the daily, stark realities of food insecurity and lack of basic resources in the home —which causes them to be disproportionally more absent than other students.

Thanks to the partnership between Children Incorporated and Communities in Schools of D.C., Stuart-Hobson Middle School serves as a beacon of hope for these students, their families, and the surrounding community and offers a place for children to receive a well-rounded education.