House of the Day

by Prince Of Petworth February 12, 2008 at 10:53 pm 5 Comments

IMG_6784, originally uploaded by Prince of Petworth.

This beaut is from 16th Street Heights. If you’ve never been to 16th Street Heights there are many sick houses like this one. It kind of reminds a bit of Cleveland Park but I’m guessing these homes may be a bit more reasonably priced. Of course, you don’t have the metro or many restaurants but just speaking of the homes they were amazing. Another thing I noticed, actually in contrast to Cleveland Park, was that there was a great amount of diversity, which was nice to see. I’m not hating on Cleveland Park, actually I like the neighborhood very much, I’m just observing.

  • Love the city… may end up in the burbs…

    Yeah… As a parent, a huge difference between 16th St. Heights and Cleveland Park is the public schools…. unfortunately, the burbs may be calling…

  • catherine

    michelle rhee just bought a really nice-looking house up there: http://www.washingtonian.com/articles/homegarden/6312.html

  • Toby

    I love CLeveland Park, with all its public policy wonks and others in those fabulous homes too grand to be called bungalos. Its primary elementary schhol is John Eaton ES, with 18 % of its kids on free and reduced lunch. The schools in and around 16th Street Heights are Powell ES (93% free and reduced), Brightwood ES (85%) and West ES (67%). I know teachers in all above-mentioned schools and there is little difference in quality or committment between them. In fact, Powell has a whole rack of Rhee’s favorite types, 20-something Teach for America and DC Teaching Fellows. I maintain that the difference between the schools in and around 16th Street Heights and Clevelnad Park are the families of the children, and not the schools per se.

  • aj

    Toby, how do you suppose Rhee got her kids into Oyster? My understanding was that it was pretty tough to get in out-of-boundaries unless the child is a native Spanish speaker. Do you think she legitimately won the lottery or do you think there was some kind of special process for her?

  • Toby

    The reason that it’s easier for students whose home language is Spanish to get into Oyster is because of the type of bilingual model Oyster is. For Oyster to function as a dual-language immersion model, it needs kids who already speak Spanish at home. Therefore, they may have an easier time getting into Oyster, compared to children whose home language is English. As for Rhee, I don’t know at all, but I can only guess how she got her kids into Oyster. I don’t fault her (she is my boss). At least her kids are in the public schools; more than I can say about Fenty. She certainly makes enough to put her girls in Sidwell.


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