District Of Columbia School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 112 public schools serving 47,634 students in District Of Columbia School District. This district's average testing ranking is 7/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in District Of Columbia.
Public Schools in District Of Columbia School District have an average math proficiency score of 33% (versus the District Of Columbia public school average of 32%), and reading proficiency score of 41% (versus the 38% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in District Of Columbia School District 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 School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in District Of Columbia.
Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the District Of Columbia public school average of 89% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

District Of Columbia 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%)

Overview

School District Name
District Of Columbia School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (DC)
# Schools
112 Schools
224 Schools
# Students
47,634 Students
86,290 Students
# Teachers
3,758 Teachers
6,669 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1

District Rank

District Of Columbia School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 54 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 65% has increased from 58% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 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   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
32%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of District Of Columbia   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)
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   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
65%
66%
This chart display public school graduation rate of District Of Columbia   School District and public school graduation rate of DC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.58
0.50
# American Indian Students
68 Students
134 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
1,020 Students
1,366 Students
% Asian Students
2%
2%
# Hispanic Students
9,847 Students
14,205 Students
% Hispanic Students
21%
16%
# Black Students
28,812 Students
59,406 Students
% Black Students
60%
69%
# White Students
7,112 Students
9,612 Students
% White Students
15%
11%
# Hawaiian Students
56 Students
76 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
1,127 Students
1,924 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
2%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
5,797
12,706
# Students in K Grade:
4,201
7,415
# Students in 1st Grade:
4,093
7,182
# Students in 2nd Grade:
3,939
6,793
# Students in 3rd Grade:
3,862
6,566
# Students in 4th Grade:
3,882
6,304
# Students in 5th Grade:
3,595
6,075
# Students in 6th Grade:
2,313
5,225
# Students in 7th Grade:
2,375
4,930
# Students in 8th Grade:
2,173
4,511
# Students in 9th Grade:
3,334
5,844
# Students in 10th Grade:
2,785
4,600
# Students in 11th Grade:
2,637
4,162
# Students in 12th Grade:
2,648
3,977
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $31,928 is higher than the state median of $23,567. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $32,809 is higher than the state median of $21,057. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (DC)
Total Revenue
$1,521 MM
$10 MM
This chart display total revenue of District Of Columbia   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in DC by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending
$1,563 MM
$9 MM
This chart display total spending of District Of Columbia   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in DC by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$31,928
$23,567
This chart display average revenue per public school student in District Of Columbia   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in DC by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$32,809
$21,057
This chart display average spending per public school student in District Of Columbia   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in DC by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Best District Of Columbia School District Public Schools (2021-22)

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%
(2)
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%
(1)
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 - 1211. - 12.
Deal Middle School
Math: 63% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(4)
3815 Fort Dr Nw
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 939-2010
Grades: 6-8
| 1,475 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
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: #13 - 1413. - 14.
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: #13 - 1413. - 14.
Eaton Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(2)
3301 Lowell St Nw
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 282-0103
Grades: PK-5
| 476 students
Rank: #1515.
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: #16 - 1716. - 17.
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: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Hyde Addison Elementary School At Meyer
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(2)
2501 11th St Nw
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 282-0170
Grades: PK-5
| 320 students
Rank: #1818.
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: #1919.
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: #20 - 2120. - 21.
Bancroft Elementary School At Sharpe
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(1)
4300 13th St Nw
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 673-7280
Grades: PK-5
| 544 students
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
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: #2222.
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: #2323.
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
Rank: #2424.
Watkins Elementary School 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
| 428 students
Rank: #2525.
Dorothy I Height Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1300 Allison St Nw
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 723-4100
Grades: PK-5
| 479 students
Rank: #2626.
Mckinley Technology High School
Magnet School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
(1)
151 T St Ne
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 281-3950
Grades: 9-12
| 620 students
Rank: #2727.
School Without Walls At Francis Stevens
Math: 42% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
(1)
2425 N St Nw
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 724-4841
Grades: PK-8
| 473 students
Rank: #2828.
Whittier Ec
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
6201 5th St Nw
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 576-6156
Grades: PK-8
| 325 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
| 1,829 students
Rank: #3030.
Garrison Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1200 S St Nw
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 673-7263
Grades: PK-5
| 250 students
Rank: #3131.
Van Ness Elementary School
Math: 30-39% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1150 5th St Se
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 727-4314
Grades: PK-2
| 215 students
Rank: #3232.
Barnard Elementary School
Math: 46% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
430 Decatur St Nw
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 576-1100
Grades: PK-5
| 642 students
Rank: #3333.
West Ec
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1338 Farragut St Nw
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 576-6226
Grades: PK-8
| 330 students
Rank: #34 - 3534. - 35.
Bruce Monroe Elementary School 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
| 473 students
Rank: #34 - 3534. - 35.
H D Cooke Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2525 17th St Nw
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 939-5390
Grades: PK-5
| 404 students
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 47,634 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 85%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 65% (Btm 50% in DC)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 33% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.58

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