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 21 public high schools serving 12,920 students in District Of Columbia Public Schools School District. This district's average high testing ranking is 10/10, which is in the top 5% of public high schools in District Of Columbia.
Public High Schools in District Of Columbia Public Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 73% (versus the District Of Columbia public high school average of 54%), and reading proficiency score of 74% (versus the 59% statewide average).
Public High School in District Of Columbia Public School School District have a Graduation Rate of 73%, which is less than the District Of Columbia average of 75%.
The school with highest graduation rate is Benjamin Banneker High School, with ≥95% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in District Of Columbia or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Black), which is equal to the District Of Columbia public high school average of 91% (majority Black).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (DC)
# Schools
116 Schools
45 Schools
# Students
48,635 Students
22,149 Students
# Teachers
4,126 Teachers
1,813 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
0.51
# American Indian Students
62 Students
29 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
937 Students
315 Students
% Asian Students
2%
1%
# Hispanic Students
10,220 Students
4,620 Students
% Hispanic Students
21%
21%
# Black Students
28,030 Students
14,997 Students
% Black Students
57%
67%
# White Students
8,281 Students
2,047 Students
% White Students
17%
9%
# Hawaiian Students
25 Students
12 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
1,462 Students
515 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
2%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
5,322
-
# Students in K Grade:
4,027
-
# Students in 1st Grade:
3,852
-
# Students in 2nd Grade:
3,798
-
# Students in 3rd Grade:
3,731
4
# Students in 4th Grade:
3,828
-
# Students in 5th Grade:
3,502
130
# Students in 6th Grade:
2,735
645
# Students in 7th Grade:
2,734
646
# Students in 8th Grade:
2,893
645
# 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 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 High 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.
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: #44.
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: #55.
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: #66.
River Terrace Education Campus
Special Education School
(Math: 30-39% | Reading: 30-39%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
405 Anacostia Ave. Ne
Washington, DC 20019
(202) 442-7111
Grades: 3-12
| 115 students
Rank: #77.
Duke Ellington School Of The Arts
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3500 R St. Nw
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 282-0123
Grades: 9-12
| 579 students
Rank: #88.
Luke C. Moore High School
Alternative School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1001 Monroe St. Ne
Washington, DC 20017
(202) 281-3600
Grades: 9-12
| 155 students
Rank: #99.
Columbia Heights Education Campus
(Math: 21% | Reading: 36%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3101 16th St. Nw
Washington, DC 20010
(202) 939-7700
Grades: 6-12
| 1,554 students
Rank: #1010.
Roosevelt Stay High School
Alternative School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
4301 13th St. Nw
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 576-8399
Grades: 9-12
| 400 students
Rank: #1111.
Eastern High School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1700 East Capitol St. Ne
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 698-4500
Grades: 9-12
| 766 students
Rank: #1212.
Phelps Architecture Construction And Engineering High School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
704 26th St. Ne
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 729-4360
Grades: 9-12
| 320 students
Rank: #1313.
H.d. Woodson High School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
540 55th St. Ne
Washington, DC 20019
(202) 939-2030
Grades: 9-12
| 478 students
Rank: #1414.
Anacostia High School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1601 16th St. Se
Washington, DC 20020
(202) 698-2155
Grades: 9-12
| 321 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Coolidge High School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
6315 5th St. Nw
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 671-6080
Grades: 9-12
| 740 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Ron Brown College Preparatory High School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
4800 Meade St. Ne
Washington, DC 20019
(202) 729-4343
Grades: 9-12
| 201 students
Rank: #1717.
Cardozo Education Campus
(Math: 8% | Reading: 16%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1200 Clifton St. Nw
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 673-7385
Grades: 6-12
| 624 students
Rank: #1818.
Dunbar High School
(Math: 2% | Reading: 17%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
101 N St. Nw
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 698-3762
Grades: 9-12
| 728 students
Rank: #1919.
Roosevelt High School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 6-9%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
4301 13th St. Nw
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 576-6130
Grades: 9-12
| 797 students
Rank: #2020.
Ballou High School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
3401 4th St. Se
Washington, DC 20032
(202) 645-3400
Grades: 9-12
| 636 students
4430 H St. Se
Washington, DC 20019
(202) 898-4664
Grades: 9-12
| 377 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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