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Spaces Still Available at High-Performing Charter Schools for New School Year

201 Tier 1 spaces available
Release Date: Thursday, August 15, 2013

For Immediate Release: 

Contact: Tomeika Bowden  202-328-5543


Washington, D.C.  — With less than two weeks remaining before the start of the 2013-14 school year, dozens of spaces are still available in many of the District’s highest performing charter schools, according to a recent PCSB analysis of waitlist data.

Charter schools that are ranked Tier 1 meet standards of high academic performance, according to  PCSB’s Performance Management Framework (PMF) a tool used to rate schools based on student growth, student performance, attendance, reenrollment rate, and other factors.


“Tier 1 schools hold PCSB’s highest rating,” said Scott Pearson, PCSB Executive Director. “Any parent still seeking a great school for their child should look closely at these options."


As of August 15, there are a total of 201 spaces available at Tier 1 schools. Families should contact individual programs to confirm availability and to register.  Families can find available spaces for all DC charters schools by using PCSB’s  Available Charter School Seats and Waitlist feature available on our  website


The following Tier 1 schools have available spaces as of August 15:


S chool     Ward Spaces Available | Grade Address & Phone No.         Website
Achievement Prep Academy PCS 8

7 | Kindergarten

12| 1st grade

5 | 3rd grade

11 | 4th grade

16 | 5th grade

908 Wahler Pl., SE

Washington DC 20032

Center City PCS - Brightwood 4 1 | 8th grade

6008 Georgia Ave., NW

Washington DC 20011


Center City PCS - Petworth 4 5 | 2nd grade

510 Webster St., NW

Washington DC 20011

Community Academy PCS – Butler Global  5

15 | PK3

10 | PK4

5 | Kindergarten

8 | 1st grade
10 |2nd grade

5 | 3rd grade

10 | 4th grade

2 | 5th grade 

1400 First St., NW

Washington DC 20001

KIPP DC – WILL Academy PCS 2 11 | 5th grade

421 P Street, NW

Washington DC 20001

Paul PCS 4

25 | 6th grade

13 | 7th grade

20 | 8th grade

5800 8th St., NW

Washington DC 20011




About PCSB: The DC Public Charter School Board (PCSB) is setting a national model for creating quality public school options through its rigorous review of new charter applications and effective oversight of charter school performance that is leading the transformation of public education in Washington, DC. PCSB currently oversees 57 public charter schools on 102 campuses serving 34,673 students living in every ward of the city. Learn more at .



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