District Of Columbia Charter Public Schools

All Schools
(98)
High Schools
(22)
Middle Schools
(23)
Elementary
(73)
Pre-K
(61)
There are 98 charter public schools in District Of Columbia serving 29,002 students.
Learn more about how charter schools work.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the District Of Columbia state average of 93%.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is less than the state average of 13:1.

District Of Columbia Charter Public Schools

State Statistics

About This State (DC) (DC) State Statistics Nationwide Statistics
Population (Approximate) 593,506 people 304,788,178 people
Age 25+ w/College Degree 50% 25%
Median Household Income $60,026 $46,250
Recent Public School Articles
Knowledge is Power Program: A Strong Model for Public Schools
Knowledge is Power Program: A Strong Model for Public Schools
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Teachers in 19 States Allowed to Physically Punish Students
As of 2014, nineteen states still allow corporal punishment – spanking and paddling the most common choices – in their public schools. However, some argue that not only are these punishments physically harmful, they also are disproportionately administered to students of color. As a result, House democrats have taken up the issue in a new bill that would ban all forms of corporal punishment nationwide.