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Mayor Bowser to Cut Ribbons on Calvin Coolidge High School and Ida B. Wells Middle School

Friday, August 23, 2019

(Washington, DC) – On Saturday, August 24, Mayor Bowser will be joined by DC Public Schools (DCPS) Chancellor Lewis Ferebee and community members to cut the ribbons at the modernized Calvin Coolidge High School and the new Ida B. Wells Middle School in Ward 4.

The $158 million investment in new construction and renovations at Coolidge High School included the addition of Ida B. Wells Middle School. Mayor Bowser’s investments have modernized 26 DCPS schools, and she has committed more than $1.3 billion over the next six years for continued modernization of DCPS schools.


Saturday, August 24

Coolidge Ceremony: 11:30 am
Ida B. Wells Ceremony: 12:30 pm


Mayor Muriel Bowser
Councilmember, Brandon T. Todd, Ward 4
Dr. Lewis Ferebee, Chancellor, DCPS
Keith Anderson, Director, Department of General Services
Semanthe Bright, Principal, Calvin Coolidge High School
Megan Vroman, Principal, Ida B. Wells Middle School


Calvin Coolidge High School
6315 5th Street, NW
Ida B. Wells Middle School
405 Sheridan Street, NW

*Closest Metro Station: Takoma Station*
*Bus Lines: 62, 63*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).