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For the 2021 school year, there are 223 public schools serving 86,290 students in District Of Columbia, DC. District Of Columbia has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in District Of Columbia.
The top ranked public schools in District Of Columbia, DC are Benjamin Banneker High School, School Without Walls High School and Janney Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
District Of Columbia, DC public schools have an average math proficiency score of 32% (versus the District Of Columbia public school average of 32%), and reading proficiency score of 38% (versus the 38% statewide average). Schools in District Of Columbia have an average ranking of 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of District Of Columbia public schools.
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Black), which is equal to the District Of Columbia public school average of 89% (majority Black).

Best District Of Columbia Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Benjamin Banneker High School Magnet School
    Math: 80-84% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    800 Euclid St Nw
    Washington, DC 20001
    (202) 671-6320

    Grades: 9-12 | 482 students
  • Rank: #22.
    School Without Walls High School Magnet School
    Math: 80-84% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    2130 G St Nw
    Washington, DC 20037
    (202) 645-9690

    Grades: 9-12 | 592 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Janney Elementary School Math: 82% | Reading: 88%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    4130 Albemarle St Nw
    Washington, DC 20016
    (202) 282-0110

    Grades: PK-5 | 737 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Ross Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1730 R St Nw
    Washington, DC 20009
    (202) 673-7200

    Grades: PK-5 | 174 students
  • Rank: #5-65.-6.
    Lafayette Elementary School Math: 82% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    5701 Broad Branch Rd Nw
    Washington, DC 20015
    (202) 282-0116

    Grades: PK-5 | 816 students
  • Rank: #5-65.-6.
    Stoddert Elementary School Math: 85-89% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    4001 Calvert St Nw
    Washington, DC 20007
    (202) 671-6030

    Grades: PK-5 | 438 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Key Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    5001 Dana Pl Nw
    Washington, DC 20016
    (202) 729-3280

    Grades: PK-5 | 417 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Mann Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    4430 Newark St Nw
    Washington, DC 20016
    (202) 282-0126

    Grades: PK-5 | 400 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Maury Elementary School At Eliot Hine Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1840 Constitution Ave Ne
    Washington, DC 20002
    (202) 698-3838

    Grades: PK-5 | 407 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    School Within School At Goding Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    920 F St Ne
    Washington, DC 20002
    (202) 727-7377

    Grades: PK-5 | 308 students
  • Rank: #11-1311.- 13.
    Basis Dc Pcs Charter School
    Math: 65% | Reading: 80%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    410 8th St Nw
    Washington, DC 20004
    (202) 393-5437

    Grades: 5-12 | 598 students
  • Rank: #11-1311.- 13.
    Deal Middle School Math: 63% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    3815 Fort Dr Nw
    Washington, DC 20016
    (202) 939-2010

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,475 student
  • Rank: #11-1311.- 13.
    Murch Elementary School At Udc Math: 73% | Reading: 74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    3373 Van Ness St Nw
    Washington, DC 20008
    (202) 282-0130

    Grades: PK-5 | 573 students
  • Rank: #14-1514.- 15.
    Brent Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    301 North Carolina Ave Se
    Washington, DC 20003
    (202) 698-3363

    Grades: PK-5 | 425 students
  • Rank: #14-1514.- 15.
    Eaton Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    3301 Lowell St Nw
    Washington, DC 20008
    (202) 282-0103

    Grades: PK-5 | 476 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    Kipp Dc Pcs Promise Academy Charter School
    Math: 75-79% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    4801 Benning Rd Se
    Washington, DC 20019
    (202) 582-1390

    Grades: K-4 | 520 students
  • Rank: #1717.
    Oyster Adams Bilingual School Math: 57% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    2801 Calvert St Nw
    Washington, DC 20008
    (202) 671-6130

    Grades: PK-8 | 677 students
  • Rank: #18-1918.- 19.
    Hearst Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    3950 37th St Nw
    Washington, DC 20008
    (202) 282-0106

    Grades: PK-5 | 312 students
  • Rank: #18-1918.- 19.
    Hyde Addison Elementary School At Meyer Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    2501 11th St Nw
    Washington, DC 20001
    (202) 282-0170

    Grades: PK-5 | 320 students
  • Rank: #2020.
    Shepherd Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    7800 14th St Nw
    Washington, DC 20012
    (202) 576-6140

    Grades: PK-5 | 364 students
  • Rank: #2121.
    Washington Latin Pcs Upper School Charter School
    Math: 40-44% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    5200 2nd St Nw
    Washington, DC 20011
    (202) 223-1111

    Grades: 9-12 | 331 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    Washington Yu Ying Pcs Charter School
    Math: 57% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    220 Taylor St Ne
    Washington, DC 20017
    (202) 635-1950

    Grades: PK-5 | 579 students
  • Rank: #2323.
    Washington Latin Pcs Middle School Charter School
    Math: 48% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    5200 2nd St Nw
    Washington, DC 20011
    (202) 223-1111

    Grades: 5-8 | 367 students
  • Rank: #2424.
    Hardy Middle School Math: 46% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1819 35th St Nw
    Washington, DC 20007
    (202) 729-4350

    Grades: 6-8 | 392 students
  • Rank: #2525.
    Dc Preparatory Academy Pcs Edgewood Middle School Charter School
    Math: 55% | Reading: 53%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    701 Edgewood St Ne
    Washington, DC 20017
    (202) 832-5700

    Grades: 4-8 | 332 students
  • Rank: #2626.
    Inspired Teaching Demonstration Pcs Charter School
    Math: 47% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    200 Douglas St
    Washington, DC 20002
    (202) 248-6825

    Grades: PK-8 | 446 students
  • Rank: #27-2827.- 28.
    Bancroft Elementary School At Sharpe Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    4300 13th St Nw
    Washington, DC 20011
    (202) 673-7280

    Grades: PK-5 | 544 students
  • Rank: #27-2827.- 28.
    Ludlow Taylor Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    659 G St Ne
    Washington, DC 20002
    (202) 698-3244

    Grades: PK-5 | 414 students
  • Rank: #2929.
    Kipp Dc Heights Academy Pcs Charter School
    Math: 66% | Reading: 44%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    2600 Douglass Rd Se
    Washington, DC 20020
    (202) 610-5323

    Grades: 1-4 | 461 students
  • Rank: #30-3130.- 31.
    Ballou Stay High School Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    3401 4th St Se
    Washington, DC 20032
    (202) 645-3390

    Grades: 9-12 | 271 students
  • Rank: #30-3130.- 31.
    Eagle Academy Pcs Capitol Riverfront Charter School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1017 New Jersey Ave Se
    Washington, DC 20003
    (202) 459-6825

    Grades: PK-3 | 166 students
  • Rank: #3232.
    Sela Pcs Charter School
    Math: 50-59% | Reading: 40-49%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    6015 Chillum Pl Ne
    Washington, DC 20011
    (202) 670-7352

    Grades: PK-4 | 202 students
  • Rank: #3333.
    District Of Columbia International School Charter School
    Math: 41% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    3220 16th St Nw
    Washington, DC 20012
    (202) 808-9033

    Grades: 6-10 | 804 students
  • Rank: #34-3534.- 35.
    Kipp Dc Lead Academy Pcs Charter School
    Math: 69% | Reading: 41%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    421 P St Nw
    Washington, DC 20001
    (202) 223-4505

    Grades: 1-4 | 405 students
  • Rank: #34-3534.- 35.
    Marie Reed Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    2201 18th St Nw
    Washington, DC 20011
    (202) 673-7308

    Grades: PK-5 | 427 students
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