The DCPS annual lottery results were announced last week, and they show that the growing interest of Georgetown families in the Hyde-Addison elementary school continues. As discussed here, Georgetown children who are interested in attending Hyde for pre-K need to go through the lottery (for Kindergarten and above a spot if guaranteed for all neighborhood kids).
Last year Hyde had 19 slots for pre-K (i.e. for the current school year). And 33 Georgetown kids applied for those slots. Next year Hyde is offering 18 slots for pre-K. And a solid 30 Georgetown kids entered the lottery. Thus, at least initially, 12 Georgetown kids are on the wait list for pre-K at Hyde. There’s often a decent amount of movement on the waitlist as some families who won a spot decide to stay at their pre-schools for one more year. So some of those waitlisted kids should get a spot.
Another 130 kids from across the city entered the lottery for a spot at Hyde. This continued interest is a huge testament to the great job Dana Nerenberg and her staff are doing for Hyde’s kids; the word is clearly out.