Top 10 Best Washington Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 217 public schools serving 83,401 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 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.
Washington, DC public schools have an average math proficiency score of 32% (versus the District Of Columbia public school average of 32%), and reading proficiency score of 38% (versus the 38% 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).

Best Washington, DC Public Schools (2022)

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 - 1311. - 13.
Basis Dc Pcs
Charter School
Math: 65% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(1)
410 8th St Nw
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 393-5437
Grades: 5-12
| 598 students
Rank: #11 - 1311. - 13.
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 - 1311. - 13.
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: #14 - 1514. - 15.
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: #14 - 1514. - 15.
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: #1616.
Kipp Dc Pcs Promise Academy
Charter School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4801 Benning Rd Se
Washington, DC 20019
(202) 582-1390
Grades: K-4
| 520 students
Rank: #1717.
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: #18 - 1918. - 19.
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: #18 - 1918. - 19.
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: #2020.
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: #2121.
Washington Latin Pcs Upper School
Charter School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5200 2nd St Nw
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 223-1111
Grades: 9-12
| 331 students
Rank: #2222.
Washington Yu Ying Pcs
Charter School
Math: 57% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
220 Taylor St Ne
Washington, DC 20017
(202) 635-1950
Grades: PK-5
| 579 students
Rank: #2323.
Washington Latin Pcs Middle School
Charter School
Math: 48% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5200 2nd St Nw
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 223-1111
Grades: 5-8
| 367 students
Rank: #2424.
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: #2525.
Dc Preparatory Academy Pcs Edgewood Middle School
Charter School
Math: 55% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
701 Edgewood St Ne
Washington, DC 20017
(202) 832-5700
Grades: 4-8
| 332 students
Rank: #2626.
Inspired Teaching Demonstration Pcs
Charter School
Math: 47% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(1)
200 Douglas St
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 248-6825
Grades: PK-8
| 446 students
Rank: #27 - 2827. - 28.
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: #27 - 2827. - 28.
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: #2929.
Kipp Dc Heights Academy Pcs
Charter School
Math: 66% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2600 Douglass Rd Se
Washington, DC 20020
(202) 610-5323
Grades: 1-4
| 461 students
Rank: #3030.
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: #3131.
Sela Pcs
Charter School
Math: 50-59% | Reading: 40-49%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6015 Chillum Pl Ne
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 670-7352
Grades: PK-4
| 202 students
Rank: #32 - 3332. - 33.
Kipp Dc Lead Academy Pcs
Charter School
Math: 69% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
421 P St Nw
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 223-4505
Grades: 1-4
| 405 students
Rank: #32 - 3332. - 33.
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: #3434.
Dc Preparatory Academy Pcs Benning Elementary School
Charter School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
100 41st St Ne
Washington, DC 20019
(202) 398-2838
Grades: PK-3
| 453 students
Rank: #3535.
Latin American Montessori Bilingual Pcs
Charter School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1375 Missouri Ave Nw
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 726-6200
Grades: PK-5
| 462 students
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Washington, District Of Columbia Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
1501 Columbia Road Nw
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 822-6301
Grades: 6-8
| 114 students
2100 New Hampshire Av Nw
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 232-4014
Grades: PK-6
| n/a students
601 Edgewood St Ne, Suite 25
Washington, DC 20017
(202) 269-6623
Grades: AE
| n/a students
1200 1st St Ne
Washington, DC 20002
(757) 208-0900
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
401 I St Sw
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 646-0094
Grades: PK
| 44 students
2011 Savannah Terr Se
Washington, DC 20020
(202) 506-1890
Grades: PK
| 86 students
45 P Street, Nw
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 483-9424
Grades: 9-12
| 65 students
5171 S. Dakota Ave. Ne
Washington, DC 20017
(202) 576-6110
Grades: 6-8
| 159 students
100 Peabody Street Nw
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 545-0922
Grades: 4-8
| 98 students
3101 16th St. Nw
Washington, DC 20010
(202) 939-7700
Grades: 9-12
| 848 students
100 41st St. Ne
Washington, DC 20019
(202) 724-4586
Grades: PK-6
| 176 students
2501 M L King Ave Se
Washington, DC 20020
(202) 698-1133
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
1346 Florida Ave Nw
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 232-6090
Grades: 9-12
| 177 students
101 M St. Sw
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 724-4871
Grades: PK-6
| 228 students
2333 Ontario Rd Nw
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 797-7337
Grades: PK
| 45 students
1830 Constitution Ave Ne
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 724-3950
Grades: 7-9
| 66 students
5500 Eads St Ne
Washington, DC 20019
(202) 724-4512
Grades: 9-12
| 165 students
3029 14th St Nw
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 387-1102
Grades: 6-12
| 390 students
1100 Harvard St Nw
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 797-4700
Grades: AE
| n/a students
1501 Columbia Rd Nw
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 299-1256
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
2019 Rhode Island Ave Ne
Washington, DC 20018
(202) 529-5394
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
709 12th St Se
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 547-3424
Grades: 9-12
| 259 students
1200 First St Ne
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 724-4800
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
1301 V St Ne
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 387-6148
Grades: PK-6
| n/a students
1720 1st St. Ne
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 939-4350
Grades: 9-10
| 2 students
1401 Brentwood Pkwy. Ne
Washington, DC 20018
(202) 576-5360
Grades: 6-12
| 257 students
2600 Douglass Pl Se
Washington, DC 20020
(202) 678-1578
Grades: 9-12
| 42 students
705 Edgewood St Ne
Washington, DC 20017
(202) 269-4646
Grades: PK-8
| 499 students
3265 South St Nw
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 339-9494
Grades: 6-8
| n/a students
4501 Kansas Ave. Nw
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 576-6219
Grades: PK-6
| 227 students
1400 First St Nw
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 234-2122
Grades: PK-5
| 523 students
1300 Allison Street Nw
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 723-4100
Grades: PK-5
| 590 students
33 Rigs Road Ne
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 723-5136
Grades: PK-1
| 329 students
1400 1st St Nw
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 234-2122
Grades: PK-5
| 309 students
1351 Nicolas St Nw
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 723-4010
Grades: PK-5
| 341 students
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