Results & Impact

DC is consistently among the highest-performing PreK-12 public school systems in the District of Columbia. Our students are matriculating to college at nearly twice the D.C. average, and our alumni are on track to graduate at four times the D.C. average.


At DC, we are guided by three core motivations:

Getting Better

A great education is the best path to a life full of choice and opportunity. DC is laser-focused on improving outcomes for our students. Through our regional academic plan, a focus on supporting all students, and college and career preparedness programming – we’re taking steps to better prepare our students to become Washington, DC’s next generation of leaders.

We use a variety of tools to ensure we’re fulfilling our promises to students and families. Two key areas of focus are our students’ performance on the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment and the rate at which our alumni are matriculating and graduating from college.

  • Combined ELA & Mathematics PARCC Proficiency (percentage scoring 4 and above)
  • DC Alumni Outcomes (measures students who've graduate from a DC middle school)
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Expanding Our Impact

We’re focused on ensuring that as many Washingtonians as possible have access to a high-quality education. We believe students are worthy of rigorous and joyful classrooms led by exceptionally talented and diverse teachers who promote student achievement by creating meaningful learning experiences and a sense of belonging. We believe students and alumni best succeed when surrounded by a network of support, and bolstered by their built-in partnerships with families and communities.

  • 7,300 students
  • 2,000 alumni in college or self-sustaining careers
  • 16% of students receiving special education services
  • 62% of graduating seniors took at least one AP exams
  • 660 Capital Teacher Residents trained
  • 88% of students re-enroll at DC annually

Staying Strong

We cannot get better or expand our impact without sustaining our talent and organizational foundation. We’re committed to recruiting, retaining, and developing the best possible bench of talent to work in our schools and headquarters office. In addition, we’re focused on being a model of excellent in finance and business operations.

  • 1,100 Staff Members
  • 600+ Teachers
  • BBB+ Credit Rating
  • 725,000 Square Feet of Learning Space
  • 150+ Student Organizations
  • $5.6 M Raised in Private Philanthropy

More Info

Annually, DC is evaluated by the DC Public Charter School Board, the Foundation, and a number of other organizations. For additional information on DC’s results and impact in the District of Columbia reach out to a member of the communications team.


Data updated November 2018