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 Please be mindful to not drop students off prior to 8am (or 10am on delayed openings).  Staff is not available to supervise students before these times. 


Starting Monday, April 27th, buses will leave promptly at 3:20pm. 

Students will be dismissed by grade level starting immediately following the afternoon announcements.  Students will all have a minimum of 5 minutes to go to their lockers and then board their buses by 3:20pm. 

If a student misses their bus then they will need contact their parents for a ride home.   




JohnMangrum Please join us in welcoming Mr. John Mangrum as our newly appointed principal beginning Monday, January 26, 2015.  The Community Meet and Greet will now be held on Tuesday, February 10th at 6:30PM.  Light refreshments will be provided by the DDEMS PTSA.  Hope to see you there.  Click the links below to read a letter from Mr. Mangrum:
   Mr. Mangrum's Letter         Spanish-Translated copy of Mr. Mangrum's Letter 

In order to ensure the correct and orderly dismissal of buses, any early departures must be completed BEFORE 2:45pm.

All car traffic is prohibited from entering the bus driveway between the 7:45am and 8:45am and between 2:30pm and 3:30pm to allow for the safety of students and buses.  Please drop off and pick up children at the flagpole, and please form 2 lanes in the flagpole area to provide adequate room in the main driveway for buses.  

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We believe that student achievement is our chief priority and that all students have the potential to be lifelong and confident learners. Our students will develop their individual talents, critical thinking, and technological skills by participating in an engaging, rigorous, and empowering learning environment.  Continuous commitment to students by all stakeholders will ensure that our students are self-directed, balanced, and will ultimately be college and career ready for a global society.  We build the foundation of this safe and optimum learning environment through meaningful relationships and with high expectations for all.  


We aim to provide a safe and orderly environment where every child will receive high quality, rigorous and enriching instruction, as evidenced by students meeting or exceeding grade level performance on international standardized assessments. In partnership with our parents and community, we will prepare our students to be college and/or career ready and globally competitive.   

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/assets/0/228/298/1766/e4d1e599-c4e2-4954-b98b-54c53d897524.jpg     Congratulations to all of our more than 75 new AVID scholars for the 2014-2015 school year.  Welcome to the program, and way to go!  

AVID is expanding this year.  We will have two 7th grade classes this year on our way to working directly with 150 students in the program.  We will also take AVID school wide this year with all students carrying organizer 3 inch binders, using Cornell Notes in all classes, and having Socratic Seminar discussions in their classes to work on our goal of helping all students to be College and Career Ready.  AVID and MYP will be working together to provide a rigorous and engaging academic experience for all of our students.
ed-news-color     Read all about Eisenhower in the news.
"New Principal Hopes for Long-Term Stay at Eisenhower"
 "First Generation College Bound Makes Higher Education a Reality"    
Eisenhower was featured on September 24th in the Prince George's County Gazette. 


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School Information

Principal: John Mangrum
School Hours: 8:20am - 3:10pm 

School Phone: (301) 497-3620

 School Uniforms: Mandatory





AVID is a national college readiness program targeting students in the middle range of academic standings, with the goal of enrolling them into the most challenging classes. Motivated students enroll in AVID upon the recommendations of their teachers and after an interview and application process.  In AVID, students are exposed early and often to the college experience through rigorous instruction, project-based learning, intensive critical reading and writing, and other opportunities.  

Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate  Middle Years Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging,international education that Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School believes is important for our students.  


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