District Of Columbia Public Schools

Know your school choice options in Washington D.C.

In the District of Columbia Public Schools district (DCPS), students can attend any school (called intradistrict choice), as long as there is space. DCPS offers Montessori and Reggio Emilia programs for young children; specialized programs for elementary, middle and high school students; charter and magnet schools. High school students can apply to programs or academies that focus on such areas as engineering, performing arts or science; deadlines range from late January to late March.

Under the federal No Child Left Behind law, students attending a Title I school designated as "in need of improvement" have the right to attend a higher performing school in the district.
GreatSchools Rating: 5 out of 10. GreatSchools Ratings are based on test results. 10 is best.
This district's rating is based on its schools' test results; 10 is best.
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1200 First St Ne
Washington, DC 20002
District of Columbia
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PH: (202) 442-5885
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yellow arrow Grades PK-12 & ungraded
yellow arrow 24,462 students
yellow arrow 127 schools
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