District Summary Ratings

A larger number of schools in this district are rated below average in school quality.

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Academic Summary

Is this district offering opportunity for all its students, or leaving some kids behind? Successful districts are working to close the achievement gap.


Advanced Courses

Rigorous courses can help students prepare for and get into college, including coursework in STEM subjects. Find out more.
Parent Tip
Many successful high school students end up in remedial math courses in college. Is your student prepared for college-level math? Ask this district how they ensure students are well-prepared.


Student Demographics

Schools that create a positive culture help all students thrive. See how.


Teachers & Staff

Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.


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District Finances

How a school district allocates funds can reflect its priorities. Learn more about how these decisions are made.
Parent Tip
District decisions about how to spend money impact your child’s schooling. Here’s how parents can have an influence.


Reviews From Schools in District Of Columbia Public Schools

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Parent / Guardian
April 03, 2024
We love Truesdell! Our daughter enrolled last fall in the PK3 program and we’ve noticed an amazing change in her counting and learning sight words! She absolutely LOVES checking out books every week... More
Parent / Guardian
March 24, 2024
The best school in DC BY FAR! Every single one of the staff members are very engaged with all of the students. They recognize and know each and every student by name. They foster and nurturing loving... More
Parent / Guardian
March 03, 2024
The staff make every child feel valued and build an environment that makes my child want to come to school. There is a community focus and a recognition that education does not start when crossing the... More
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