This is Dunbar High as it stands today, a brutalist soulless monolith that dominates the nearby architecture at 1301 New Jersey Ave NW near Truxton Circle. This morning, a new Dunbar was announced, a $100M improvement of the site that incorporates elements of the original 1917 Dunbar school. Included are brand new athletic facilities, an O Street pedestrian promenade, and “The Armory” designed to be the beating heart of the new Dunbar.
The new site is scheduled to open for the 2013-2014 Academic year, and construction will be done such that the students will not need to be moved to another building in the interim. Bill Turque of the Post has a longer look at what that process would be like. In addition, you can view PDF concept drawings of Dunbar online.