District Of Columbia Public Schools School District

1200 First St Ne
Washington, DC 20002
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%

Top Rankings

District Of Columbia Public Schools School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in District Of Columbia for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 116 public schools serving 48,635 students in District Of Columbia Public Schools School District. This district's average testing ranking is 10/10, which is in the top 5% of public schools in District Of Columbia.
Public Schools in District Of Columbia Public Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 73% (versus the District Of Columbia public school average of 55%), and reading proficiency score of 74% (versus the 58% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the District Of Columbia public school average of 87% (majority Black).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (DC)
# Schools
116 Schools
241 Schools
# Students
48,635 Students
88,177 Students
# Teachers
4,126 Teachers
7,740 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1

District Rank

District Of Columbia Public Schools School District, which is ranked within the top 5% of all 51 school districts in District Of Columbia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 72% has increased from 69% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (DC)
Overall District Rank
#18 out of 57 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of District Of Columbia Public Schools  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
33%
32%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of District Of Columbia Public Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of DC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
40%
38%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of District Of Columbia Public Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of DC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
72%
73%
This chart display public school graduation rate of District Of Columbia Public Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of DC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.61
0.54
# American Indian Students
62 Students
128 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
937 Students
1,299 Students
% Asian Students
2%
2%
# Hispanic Students
10,220 Students
15,250 Students
% Hispanic Students
21%
17%
# Black Students
28,030 Students
57,438 Students
% Black Students
57%
65%
# White Students
8,281 Students
11,645 Students
% White Students
17%
13%
# Hawaiian Students
25 Students
46 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
1,462 Students
2,743 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
5,322
11,212
# Students in K Grade:
4,027
7,279
# Students in 1st Grade:
3,852
6,942
# Students in 2nd Grade:
3,798
6,659
# Students in 3rd Grade:
3,731
6,497
# Students in 4th Grade:
3,828
6,358
# Students in 5th Grade:
3,502
6,175
# Students in 6th Grade:
2,735
5,739
# Students in 7th Grade:
2,734
5,677
# Students in 8th Grade:
2,893
5,560
# Students in 9th Grade:
4,336
7,121
# Students in 10th Grade:
3,043
4,879
# Students in 11th Grade:
2,625
4,181
# Students in 12th Grade:
2,209
3,660
# Ungraded Students:
-
238

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $34,230 in this school district is less than the state median of $34,516. The school district revenue/student has grown by 8% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $34,741 is higher than the state median of $29,378. The school district spending/student has grown by 6% over four school years.
This School District
This State (DC)
Total Revenue
$1,665 MM
$13 MM
This chart display total revenue of District Of Columbia Public Schools  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in DC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$1,690 MM
$11 MM
This chart display total spending of District Of Columbia Public Schools  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in DC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$34,230
$34,516
This chart display average revenue per public school student in District Of Columbia Public Schools  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in DC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$34,741
$29,378
This chart display average spending per public school student in District Of Columbia Public Schools  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in DC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best District Of Columbia Public Schools School District Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Benjamin Banneker High School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1600 9th St. Nw
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 671-6320
Grades: 9-12
| 537 students
Rank: #22.
School Without Walls High 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
| 597 students
Rank: #33.
Janney Es
Math: 82% | Reading: 88%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4130 Albemarle St. Nw
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 282-0110
Grades: PK-5
| 672 students
Rank: #44.
Ross Es
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1730 R St. Nw
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 673-7200
Grades: PK-5
| 162 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Lafayette Es
Math: 82% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5701 Broad Branch Rd. Nw
Washington, DC 20015
(202) 282-0116
Grades: PK-5
| 860 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Stoddert Es
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4001 Calvert St. Nw
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 671-6030
Grades: PK-5
| 445 students
Rank: #77.
Key Es
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5001 Dana Pl. Nw
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 729-3280
Grades: PK-5
| 319 students
Rank: #88.
Mann Es
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4430 Newark St. Nw
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 282-0126
Grades: PK-5
| 366 students
Rank: #99.
Maury Es
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1250 Constitution Ave. Ne
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 698-3838
Grades: PK-5
| 518 students
Rank: #1010.
School-within-school At Goding
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
810 26th Street Ne
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 727-7377
Grades: PK-5
| 321 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Deal MiddleSchool
Math: 63% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3815 Fort Dr. Nw
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 939-2010
Grades: 6-8
| 1,396 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Murch Es
Math: 73% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4810 36th St. Nw
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 282-0130
Grades: PK-5
| 601 students
Rank: #13 - 1413. - 14.
Brent Es
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
| 431 students
Rank: #13 - 1413. - 14.
Eaton Es
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3301 Lowell St Nw
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 282-0103
Grades: PK-5
| 423 students
Rank: #1515.
Oyster-adams Bilingual School
Math: 57% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2801 Calvert St. Nw And 2020 1
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 671-6130
Grades: PK-8
| 740 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Hearst Es
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3950 37th St. Nw
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 282-0106
Grades: PK-5
| 334 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Hyde-addison Es
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3219 O St. Nw
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 282-0170
Grades: PK-5
| 374 students
Rank: #1818.
Shepherd Es
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
7800 14th St Nw
Washington, DC 20012
(202) 576-6140
Grades: PK-5
| 367 students
Rank: #1919.
Hardy MiddleSchool
Math: 46% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1819 35th St. Nw
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 729-4350
Grades: 6-8
| 531 students
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
Bancroft Es
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1755 Newton St. Nw
Washington, DC 20010
(202) 673-7280
Grades: PK-5
| 676 students
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
Ludlow-taylor Es
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
659 G St. Ne
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 698-3244
Grades: PK-5
| 440 students
Rank: #2222.
Ballou Stay High School
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3401 4th St. Se
Washington, DC 20032
(202) 645-3390
Grades: 9-12
| 242 students
Rank: #2323.
Marie Reed Es
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2201 18th St. Nw
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 673-7308
Grades: PK-5
| 441 students
Rank: #2424.
Watkins Es (Capitol Hill Cluster)
Math: 44% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
420 12th St. Se
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 698-3355
Grades: 1-5
| 422 students
Rank: #2525.
Dorothy I. Height Es
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4300 13th St. Nw
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 723-4100
Grades: PK-5
| 424 students
Rank: #2626.
Mckinley Technology High School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
151 T St. Ne
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 281-3950
Grades: 9-12
| 691 students
Rank: #2727.
School Without Walls At Francis-stevens
Math: 42% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2425 N St. Nw
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 724-4841
Grades: PK-8
| 516 students
Rank: #2828.
Whittier Es
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
6201 5th St. Nw
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 576-6156
Grades: PK-5
| 336 students
Rank: #2929.
Woodrow Wilson High School
Math: 32% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3950 Chesapeake St. Nw
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 282-0120
Grades: 9-12
| 2,062 students
Rank: #3030.
Garrison Es
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1200 S St. Nw
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 673-7263
Grades: PK-5
| 331 students
Rank: #3131.
Van Ness Es
Math: 30-39% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1150 5th St Se
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 727-4314
Grades: PK-5
| 371 students
Rank: #3232.
Barnard Es
Math: 46% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
430 Decatur St. Nw
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 576-1100
Grades: PK-5
| 596 students
Rank: #3333.
West Es
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1335 Farragut St Nw
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 576-6226
Grades: PK-5
| 371 students
Rank: #34 - 3534. - 35.
Bruce-monroe Es At Park View
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3560 Warder St. Nw
Washington, DC 20010
(202) 576-6222
Grades: PK-5
| 425 students
Rank: #34 - 3534. - 35.
H.d. Cooke Es
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2525 17th St. Nw
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 939-5390
Grades: PK-5
| 366 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to District Of Columbia Public Schools School District?
District Of Columbia Public Schools School District manages 116 public schools serving 48,635 students.
What is the rank of District Of Columbia Public Schools School District?
District Of Columbia Public Schools School District is ranked #1 out of 51 school districts in District Of Columbia (top 5%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2018-2019 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of District Of Columbia school districts for: Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in District Of Columbia Public Schools School District?
57% of District Of Columbia Public Schools School District students are Black, 21% of students are Hispanic, 17% of students are White, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Asian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of District Of Columbia Public Schools School District?
District Of Columbia Public Schools School District has a student/teacher ratio of 12:1, which is higher than the District Of Columbia state average of 11:1.
What is District Of Columbia Public Schools School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $34,741 is higher than the state median of $29,378. The school district spending/student has grown by 6% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 116 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 48,635 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 83%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 72% (Btm 50% in DC)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 33% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DC Dept. of Education

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