Evaluating The Schools
There are 9,703 individual students on waitlists to attend one or more PK-12 public charter schools in the 2017-18 school year, an 12.3% increase over last year’s 8,640 students.
This year's Equity Report highlights areas in which public charter schools are outperforming the District's average.
Each year, DC's public charter schools are evaluated on their academic performance and compared with other DC public charter schools. See current results, learn more about the process, and find old school quality reports.
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) outlines how students in grades 3 through 8 and high school perform on the English Language Arts (ELA) and Math assessments. Several DC public charter schools and student populations show strong results this year. This is the second year the city has administered the assessment.
To better serve parents and students, DC PCSB keeps high-level data on its students' residential locations to give us a better sense of where students are coming from and how they get to school.
As citywide public schools, charters educate students who live all across the city. Learn more about the students and DC public charter schools located in each ward.
Public school enrollment continues to increase, and the Public Charter School Board continues to prioritizes school quality over growth.
The adult education School Quality Report tracks student progress, student achievement, progress on mission-specific measures, and leading indicators of attendance and student retention.
For parents, the attendance and discipline performance of their child's school is important.
View individual public charter school annual reports.
To complement the quantitative data in our Performance Management Framework and attendance reports, we designed the qualitative site reviews to gather additional, non-numerical data. All 2015 reports are now available.
The DC Public Charter School Board reviews school charters at five, 10, and 15 years.
View public charter school growth and closings.
View school-by-school financial information and the Board's annual financial review.