Top 10 Best District Of Columbia Public Schools (2021)

District Of Columbia is the #52 largest school system in the United States, serving 86,290 students across the 223 public schools for the 2021 school year.
The percentage of students achieving math proficiency in District Of Columbia is 30%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 34%.
The top ranked public schools in District Of Columbia are Janney Elementary School, Ross Elementary School and Stoddert Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minority enrollment is 89% (majority majority Black) and the student:teacher ratio is 13:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(DC) School Average
Asian
2%
Hispanic
16%
Black
69%
White
11%
Two or more races
2%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in DC.

Top Overall Ranked Public Schools in District Of Columbia (2021)

  • School Student Proficiency Grades Location
  • Rank: #1-31.-3.Math: 81% (Top 1%) Reading: 79% (Top 5%)Math: 81% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 79% (Top 5%)
    Grades: PK-54130 Albemarle St Nw
    WashingtonDC 20016
    (202) 282-0110

  • Rank: #1-31.-3.Math: 75-79% (Top 5%) Reading: 85-89% (Top 5%)Math: 75-79% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 85-89% (Top 5%)
    Grades: PK-51730 R St Nw
    WashingtonDC 20009
    (202) 673-7200

  • Rank: #1-31.-3.Math: 80-84% (Top 1%) Reading: 75-79% (Top 5%)Math: 80-84% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 75-79% (Top 5%)
    Grades: PK-54001 Calvert St Nw
    WashingtonDC 20007
    (202) 671-6030

  • Rank: #4-54.-5.
    Benjamin Banneker High SchoolMagnet School
    Math: 70-74% (Top 5%) Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)Math: 70-74% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-12800 Euclid St Nw
    WashingtonDC 20001
    (202) 671-6320

  • Rank: #4-54.-5.
    School Without Walls High SchoolMagnet School
    Math: 70-74% (Top 5%) Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)Math: 70-74% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-122130 G St Nw
    WashingtonDC 20037
    (202) 645-9690

  • Rank: #6-76.-7.Math: 75-79% (Top 5%) Reading: 75-79% (Top 5%)Math: 75-79% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 75-79% (Top 5%)
    Grades: PK-54430 Newark St Nw
    WashingtonDC 20016
    (202) 282-0126

  • Rank: #6-76.-7.Math: 75-79% (Top 5%) Reading: 75-79% (Top 5%)Math: 75-79% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 75-79% (Top 5%)
    Grades: PK-5920 F St Ne
    WashingtonDC 20002
    (202) 727-7377

  • Rank: #88.
    Key Elementary School
    Math: 70-74% (Top 5%) Reading: 80-84% (Top 5%)Math: 70-74% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 80-84% (Top 5%)
    Grades: PK-55001 Dana Pl Nw
    WashingtonDC 20016
    (202) 729-3280

  • Rank: #99.Math: 79% (Top 5%) Reading: 73% (Top 10%)Math: 79% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 73% (Top 10%)
    Grades: PK-55701 Broad Branch Rd Nw
    WashingtonDC 20015
    (202) 282-0116

  • Rank: #1010.Math: 75% (Top 5%) Reading: 69% (Top 10%)Math: 75% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 69% (Top 10%)
    Grades: PK-53301 Lowell St Nw
    WashingtonDC 20008
    (202) 282-0103

  • View Full List of Top Ranked DC Schools

Top District Of Columbia Public Schools by County (2021)

Popular cities: Washington (223 schools).
County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
223 Schools
86,290 Students
89% Minority
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