Flora Hendley Elementary School received a Phased Modernization as part of the 2010-2016 Capital Improvement Plan to bring the School into compliance with the current Educational Specifications (EdSpecs). Unique to the project is the aggressive plan approved by the city’s Chancellor, Kaya Henderson, to renovate six schools over the short summer break in 2013, Hendley Elementary School being one of them. A full renovation of the building’s entry, academic, administrative and support spaces was completed in the Ward 8, Washington, D.C. School. The concrete frame and brick elementary school structure built in 1957 is a four-story classroom wing with a one-story lobby and a two-story lunch room / auditorium wing. In 1964, a two-story classroom wing (the Annex) was built at the south side of the site and five years later in 1969, a one-story kitchen addition was completed. The original building plus additions total 75,500 sf.