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For the 2021 school year, there are 223 public schools serving 86,290 students in Washington, DC. Washington has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in District Of Columbia.
The top ranked public schools in Washington, DC are Janney Elementary School, Ross Elementary School and Stoddert Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Washington, DC public schools have an average math proficiency score of 30% (versus the District Of Columbia public school average of 30%), and reading proficiency score of 34% (versus the 34% statewide average). Schools in Washington 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).

Top Washington, DC Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #1-31.-3.
    Janney Elementary School Math: 81% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    4130 Albemarle St Nw
    Washington, DC 20016
    (202) 282-0110

    Grades: PK-5 | 737 students
  • Rank: #1-31.-3.
    Ross Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1730 R St Nw
    Washington, DC 20009
    (202) 673-7200

    Grades: PK-5 | 174 students
  • Rank: #1-31.-3.
    Stoddert Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    4001 Calvert St Nw
    Washington, DC 20007
    (202) 671-6030

    Grades: PK-5 | 438 students
  • Rank: #4-54.-5.
    Benjamin Banneker High School Magnet School
    Math: 70-74% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    800 Euclid St Nw
    Washington, DC 20001
    (202) 671-6320

    Grades: 9-12 | 482 students
  • Rank: #4-54.-5.
    School Without Walls High School Magnet School
    Math: 70-74% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    2130 G St Nw
    Washington, DC 20037
    (202) 645-9690

    Grades: 9-12 | 592 students
  • Rank: #6-76.-7.
    Mann Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    4430 Newark St Nw
    Washington, DC 20016
    (202) 282-0126

    Grades: PK-5 | 400 students
  • Rank: #6-76.-7.
    School Within School At Goding Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    920 F St Ne
    Washington, DC 20002
    (202) 727-7377

    Grades: PK-5 | 308 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Key Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    5001 Dana Pl Nw
    Washington, DC 20016
    (202) 729-3280

    Grades: PK-5 | 417 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Lafayette Elementary School Math: 79% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    5701 Broad Branch Rd Nw
    Washington, DC 20015
    (202) 282-0116

    Grades: PK-5 | 816 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Eaton Elementary School Math: 75% | Reading: 69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    3301 Lowell St Nw
    Washington, DC 20008
    (202) 282-0103

    Grades: PK-5 | 476 students
  • Rank: #11-1211.- 12.
    Hyde Addison Elementary School At Meyer Math: 70-74% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    2501 11th St Nw
    Washington, DC 20001
    (202) 282-0170

    Grades: PK-5 | 320 students
  • Rank: #11-1211.- 12.
    Maury Elementary School At Eliot Hine Math: 70-74% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1840 Constitution Ave Ne
    Washington, DC 20002
    (202) 698-3838

    Grades: PK-5 | 407 students
  • Rank: #13-1413.- 14.
    Basis Dc Pcs Charter School
    Math: 65% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    410 8th St Nw
    Washington, DC 20004
    (202) 393-5437

    Grades: 5-12 | 598 students
  • Rank: #13-1413.- 14.
    Deal Middle School Math: 63% | Reading: 76%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    3815 Fort Dr Nw
    Washington, DC 20016
    (202) 939-2010

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,475 student
  • Rank: #1515.
    Murch Elementary School At Udc Math: 62% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    3373 Van Ness St Nw
    Washington, DC 20008
    (202) 282-0130

    Grades: PK-5 | 573 students
  • Rank: #16-1716.- 17.
    Brent Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    301 North Carolina Ave Se
    Washington, DC 20003
    (202) 698-3363

    Grades: PK-5 | 425 students
  • Rank: #16-1716.- 17.
    Oyster Adams Bilingual School Math: 61% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    2801 Calvert St Nw
    Washington, DC 20008
    (202) 671-6130

    Grades: PK-8 | 677 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    Ludlow Taylor Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    659 G St Ne
    Washington, DC 20002
    (202) 698-3244

    Grades: PK-5 | 414 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    Washington Latin Pcs Upper School Charter School
    Math: 45-49% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    5200 2nd St Nw
    Washington, DC 20011
    (202) 223-1111

    Grades: 9-12 | 331 students
  • Rank: #2020.
    Hearst Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    3950 37th St Nw
    Washington, DC 20008
    (202) 282-0106

    Grades: PK-5 | 312 students
  • Rank: #21-2321.- 23.
    Kipp Dc Lead Academy Pcs Charter School
    Math: 70-74% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    421 P St Nw
    Washington, DC 20001
    (202) 223-4505

    Grades: 1-4 | 405 students
  • Rank: #21-2321.- 23.
    Kipp Dc Pcs Promise Academy Charter School
    Math: 70-74% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    4801 Benning Rd Se
    Washington, DC 20019
    (202) 582-1390

    Grades: K-4 | 520 students
  • Rank: #21-2321.- 23.
    Washington Yu Ying Pcs Charter School
    Math: 59% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    220 Taylor St Ne
    Washington, DC 20017
    (202) 635-1950

    Grades: PK-5 | 579 students
  • Rank: #2424.
    Shepherd Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    7800 14th St Nw
    Washington, DC 20012
    (202) 576-6140

    Grades: PK-5 | 364 students
  • Rank: #25-2625.- 26.
    Dc Preparatory Academy Pcs Edgewood Middle School Charter School
    Math: 55% | Reading: 52%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    701 Edgewood St Ne
    Washington, DC 20017
    (202) 832-5700

    Grades: 4-8 | 332 students
  • Rank: #25-2625.- 26.
    Washington Latin Pcs Middle School Charter School
    Math: 49% | Reading: 66%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    5200 2nd St Nw
    Washington, DC 20011
    (202) 223-1111

    Grades: 5-8 | 367 students
  • Rank: #2727.
    Kipp Dc Heights Academy Pcs Charter School
    Math: 67% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    2600 Douglass Rd Se
    Washington, DC 20020
    (202) 610-5323

    Grades: 1-4 | 461 students
  • Rank: #28-2928.- 29.
    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: #28-2928.- 29.
    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: #3030.
    Inspired Teaching Demonstration Pcs Charter School
    Math: 46% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    200 Douglas St
    Washington, DC 20002
    (202) 248-6825

    Grades: PK-8 | 446 students
  • Rank: #3131.
    Marie Reed Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    2201 18th St Nw
    Washington, DC 20011
    (202) 673-7308

    Grades: PK-5 | 427 students
  • Rank: #3232.
    Hardy Middle School Math: 42% | Reading: 57%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1819 35th St Nw
    Washington, DC 20007
    (202) 729-4350

    Grades: 6-8 | 392 students
  • Rank: #3333.
    Watkins Elementary School Capitol Hill Cluster Math: 49% | Reading: 49%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    420 12th St Se
    Washington, DC 20003
    (202) 698-3355

    Grades: 1-5 | 428 students
  • Rank: #3434.
    Dc Preparatory Academy Pcs Edgewood Elementary School Charter School
    Math: 50-54% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    707 Edgewood St Ne
    Washington, DC 20017
    (202) 635-4411

    Grades: PK-3 | 451 students
  • Rank: #3535.
    Latin American Montessori Bilingual Pcs Charter School
    Math: 35-39% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1375 Missouri Ave Nw
    Washington, DC 20011
    (202) 726-6200

    Grades: PK-5 | 462 students
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