District Of Columbia Public Schools

District of Columbia is the #51 largest school system in the United States, serving 73,609 students students across 220 public schools.
Minority enrollment is 93% (majority Black), which is more than the national average of 43%.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is less than the 14:1 national average.

Student by Ethnicity

(DC) School Average
American Indian
n/a
Asian
1%
Hispanic
12%
Black
79%
White
7%
Unknown
1%

District Of Columbia Public Schools by County

Popular cities: Washington (237 schools)
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Did You Know?
District Of Columbia public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.40, which is lower than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse school district in District Of Columbia is Washington Yu Ying Pcs School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in District Of Columbia or national school diversity statistics.