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Matthew A. Henson Elementary School

1600 N Payson Street
Baltimore, MD 21217


School leader:

Nikia Carter

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Matthew A. Henson Elementary School's vision is to be an inspiring and collaborative learning community where hard work ensures responsible and productive citizens, where all stakeholders have high expectations and passion for learning. Our mission is to provide students with a rigorous education that engages them in powerful learning experiences within a safe and nurturing environment. Through collaboration, we promote critical thinking, social responsibility, and the self-confidence necessary to be prepared for college and a variety of career options.

Official state grade band:
Grades served:
Pre-k to 5
Number of students:
Enrollment type:
Neighborhood This school accepts students who live in the attendance zone. Enroll by contacting the school.
Management type:
Title I status:
Light blue or dark blue polo shirt and dark blue pants (not jeans)



  • Gifted and advanced learning site
  • Intensive literacy site

Enrichment and Support


  • After care
  • Club athletics
  • Arts clubs
  • Music


  • Community school


  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
  • Maryland Department of Agriculture
  • Councilman Leon Pinkett
student playing with toys on the rug
student at the desk writing in a classroom
students are playing with building blocks
two students sitting and reading their books.
student smiling while sitting at the desk.
teacher writing on the board
student happy and showing he finished his work to his teacher.
students working on the computer in class
student smiling at his desk
group photo of students standing in the hallway.
students smiling at their desk
principal and staff smiling by the main office
two student sitting on a rug in a classroom
student sitting at the desk reading
students working together to measure objects

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