District Summary Ratings

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

Top 5 Schools in This District
These are some of the top-rated public schools in District Of Columbia Public Schools based on a variety of measures, including academic performance and equity. Find out more about GreatSchools ratings.
District Student Progress

A larger number of schools in this district have students who are making more academic progress than their peers at other schools in the state.

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.

District Calendar

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.

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Reviews From Schools in District Of Columbia Public Schools
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Parent / Guardian
March 28, 2023
I rushed from work early to pick my child, the class teacher eloped with my child, where she took the child to, I don’t know. The teachers’s class was called from reception phone so she could bring ... More
Parent / Guardian
March 27, 2023
Cops come nearly every weekend to step in and fight students.
Review for Ballou High School
Parent / Guardian
March 24, 2023
My daughter is in prek3 at Thomson elementary and we absolutely love it. The school is amazing. The staff are all so nurturing and there is very low teacher turnover. The principal knows all the... More
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