District of Columbia Public Schools
- District of Columbia is the #51 largest school system in the United States, serving 87,344 students across 232 public schools.
- 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.
Student by Ethnicity
(DC) School Average
Two or more races
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Tracking was once the standard of public education in the United States but today there is a great deal of controversy regarding its relevance. Consider the pros and cons of tracking to decide whether it might be a good option for your child.
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