District Of Columbia Public Schools School District

1200 First St Ne
Washington, DC 20002
(District boundaries shown in map)
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 95 public elementary schools serving 37,691 students in District Of Columbia Public Schools School District. This district's average elementary testing ranking is 10/10, which is in the top 5% of public elementary schools in District Of Columbia.
Public Elementary Schools in District Of Columbia Public Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 73% (versus the District Of Columbia public elementary school average of 55%), and reading proficiency score of 74% (versus the 59% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the District Of Columbia public elementary school average of 86% (majority Black).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (DC)
# Schools
116 Schools
189 Schools
# Students
48,635 Students
69,293 Students
# Teachers
4,126 Teachers
6,197 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)
#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.
(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.
(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.
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:

0.61
0.56
# American Indian Students
62 Students
104 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
937 Students
1,079 Students
% Asian Students
2%
2%
# Hispanic Students
10,220 Students
12,574 Students
% Hispanic Students
21%
18%
# Black Students
28,030 Students
43,026 Students
% Black Students
57%
62%
# White Students
8,281 Students
10,018 Students
% White Students
17%
14%
# Hawaiian Students
25 Students
35 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
1,462 Students
2,441 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
5,322
9,585
# Students in K Grade:
4,027
6,819
# 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
5,546
# Students in 9th Grade:
4,336
920
# Students in 10th Grade:
3,043
763
# Students in 11th Grade:
2,625
644
# Students in 12th Grade:
2,209
731
# Ungraded Students:
-
238

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $34,230 is higher than the state median of $32,689. 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 $32,577. The school district spending/student has grown by 6% over four school years.
This School District
This State (DC)
Total Revenue
$1,665 MM
$2,882 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
$2,873 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
$32,689
This chart display average revenue per public school student in District Of Columbia Public Schools  School District and 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
$32,577
This chart display average spending per public school student in District Of Columbia Public Schools  School District and 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 Elementary Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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: #22.
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: #3 - 43. - 4.
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: #3 - 43. - 4.
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: #55.
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: #66.
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: #77.
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: #88.
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: #9 - 109. - 10.
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: #9 - 109. - 10.
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: #11 - 1211. - 12.
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: #11 - 1211. - 12.
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: #1313.
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: #14 - 1514. - 15.
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: #14 - 1514. - 15.
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: #1616.
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: #1717.
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: #18 - 1918. - 19.
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: #18 - 1918. - 19.
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: #2020.
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: #2121.
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: #2222.
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: #2323.
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: #2424.
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: #2525.
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: #2626.
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: #2727.
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: #2828.
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: #29 - 3029. - 30.
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: #29 - 3029. - 30.
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
Rank: #31 - 3231. - 32.
Capitol Hill Montessori School At Logan
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
215 G St Ne
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 698-4467
Grades: PK-8
| 383 students
Rank: #31 - 3231. - 32.
Seaton Es
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1503 10th St. Nw
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 673-7215
Grades: PK-5
| 349 students
Rank: #3333.
Stuart-hobson Middle School (Capitol Hill Cluster)
(Math: 24% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
410 E St. Ne
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 671-6010
Grades: 6-8
| 508 students
Rank: #3434.
Truesdell Es
(Math: 27% | Reading: 43%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
800 Ingraham St. Nw
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 576-6202
Grades: PK-5
| 448 students
Rank: #35 - 3635. - 36.
Brightwood Es
(Math: 37% | Reading: 32%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1300 Nicholson St. Nw
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 722-5670
Grades: PK-5
| 597 students
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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%
  • : 72% (Btm 50% in DC)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 33% (Top 30%)
  • : 40% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DC Dept. of Education

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