Principal's Message

Jackson-Reed Community,

We hope you are enjoying your summer and look forward to the holiday weekend!

As we engage in summer plans, I want to thank you for your support and partnership throughout this past school year.

Next school year will quickly be upon us, so I want you all to be aware of some important dates before the 2024-25 school year begins. Below are the dates for our grade-level orientations. These orientations are intended for parents/guardians to meet our amazing Assistant Principals, understand the upcoming school year, and address any questions. Students are invited to attend, but please note that during the first week of school, our Assistant Principals will be hosting their grade level "Townhalls", where they will meet all of their students to discuss similar topics and reinforce day-to-day expectations.

Rising Senior families, please sign up for the "Senior Kickoff with School Counselors," the first round of one-on-one meetings to review graduation requirements. If you cannot attend, there will be other opportunities to meet with our senior school counselors at the beginning and middle of the school year.

Lastly, we hope all of our students are using their free time during the summer to participate in community service opportunities. In addition to our opportunities page, you can access district-wide opportunities here. As a reminder, our rising Seniors (Class of 2025) are required to have 75-hours to graduate, and Freshman, Sophomores, and Juniors will need 100-hours! Use your time wisely.

Our building school hours over the summer are from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and if you need assistance with anything, please call our main office at (202) 282-0120.

Have a great July!

Tigers R.O.A.R.
Sah Brown


Grade Level Orientations

Please see the dates and times below for your student/s grade level orientation and their assigned Assistant Principal (AP). Orientations will take place in the Jackson-Reed Auditorium, but please use the Main Entrance to enter the building. There is no sign-up, all are welcome to show up in-person.

  • Tuesday, August 20th from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    • Class of 2028, Freshman (AP Ronald Anthony)
  • Wednesday, August 21 from 5:30 - 6:30 pm
    • Class of 2027, Sophomores (AP Bargeman)
    • Class of 2026, Juniors (AP Ojigbo)
  • Thursday, August 22 from 5:30 - 6:30 pm
    • Class of 2025, Seniors (AP Minsker)


It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of Coach G (Gus Anifantis) this past Friday. Coach G was not just a coach but a pillar of our basketball program, embodying the values of selflessness, passion, and dedication to every player he mentored. His impact on our community extended far beyond the court, touching the lives of all who had the privilege of knowing him.


Throughout his tenure with us, Coach G's commitment to our players and his infectious energy inspired everyone around him. He instilled in our teams a spirit of teamwork, perseverance, and love for the game of basketball. His legacy will continue to live on through the countless lives he has touched and the memories we hold dear.


In honor of Coach G's memory and his dedication to our program, we are establishing a scholarship fund. This fund will support a graduating senior basketball player each year who exemplifies the same qualities that Coach G embodied: selflessness, passion, and dedication to their teammates and the game.We invite you to join us in remembering Coach G and celebrating his life by contributing to this scholarship fund. Your generosity will help us ensure that his legacy continues to inspire future generations of Jackson-Reed Tiger athletes.


Please keep Coach G's family and loved ones in your thoughts during this difficult time.



Although it seems that school just ended, our fall sports teams will begin practicing before we know it.   Please keep in mind:  In order to participate in athletics at Jackson-Reed High School, you must have the following complete by the first day of try-outs for that sport.  Please see the athletics website for Fall Sports try-out dates.
The DCIAA Eligibility Paperwork is now posted and available for our student-athletes to fill out.

Universal Health Certificates/Physicals must have the following:

  • Be up to date (Date of Exam) - UHC's have a lifeline of 1 year ( Example: Date of Exam 1/23/2023 - Expires 1/23/2024 - will not be accepted) 
  • Must be signed by a doctor or nurse practitioner's - Any signatures with Initials next to them will not be accepted
  • Stamp from the doctors office found on the bottom left of the second page
If they have any questions, please feel free to direct them to the Athletic Department Staff. 


Calling all parent volunteers!  Anyone interested in helping with the Jackson-Reed Athletics Boosters to support athletics and our student-athletes?  We have several positions to fill, including President and Treasurer, so please consider donating your time to support athletic events and causes. Please contact AD Arrington at if you would like to join the Tiger Athletic Booster Team.

National Honor Society Applications for SY2024-2025 Open!

Rising Seniors and Juniors can now apply for membership in Jackson-Reed High School's chapter of the National Honor Society. All necessary information regarding the application process as well as links for the application can be found on our school website. The deadline for Senior applicants is Friday, September 13th, 2024 and for Junior applicants it's Friday, October 4th, 2024. If your student has any questions, please have them contact the co-sponsors, Ms. Munoz ( in room 224 and Mr. Heckler ( in room 215.

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