Top District of Columbia Public Schools
- District of Columbia is the #51 largest school system in the United States, serving 86,917 students across the top 231 public schools for the 2018-19 school year.
- District of Columbia public schools have a diversity score of 0.24, which is lower than the national average of 0.32.
- 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.
- Minority enrollment is 90% (majority Black) and the student:teacher ratio is 12:1.
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We analyze on a new study that shows restricting sugary snacks in vending machines in schools resulted in less weight-gain over a three-year period.
A number of school districts across the country are considering the closure of some of their public schools. We’ll look at reasons for the closures and what parents are doing to protest.
We report on the back to school campaign launched by CPS despite huge issues facing the district, including reports of school officials lying to get their children free lunches, conflicts between administrators and teachers’ union, and a lower bond rating.