Neighborhood
Brookland

Slowe Elementary School

The Slowe Elementary School, at 1404 Jackson St. NE,  was built in 1948.  It was named for Lucy Diggs Slowe, who died in 1937.  During her lifetime, she had many firsts, including the first Dean of Women at Howard University, and the first African-American woman to win a major sports title (American Tennis Association championship in 1917).

The school was closed in 2008 as part of a closing of 23 District schools.  The building is now leased to Mary McLeod Bethune Day Academy, a charter school.