2009 School Performance Reports Provide Comprehensive Review of D.C. Charter Schools

Friday, March 19, 2010
Contact: Audrey Williams  202-328-2748
Washington, D.C. — The D.C. Public Charter School Board (PCSB) has released its 2009 School Performance Reports – a comprehensive review of each charter school’s performance for the 2008-2009 school year.  Each school report provides a school profile, including enrollment, attendance and discipline, demographic, graduation and college acceptance data; a review of the PCSB’s evaluations of each school’s academic, financial, compliance and governance performance, as well as board actions; DC CAS test results, and each school’s self-described unique accomplishments. The reports are intended to be a resource for consumer decision-making and public accountability.   The reports are available for download from the Board’s website http://www.dcpubliccharter.com/PCSB-Publications/School-Performance-Reports.aspx.
“These reports will give parents and community stakeholders an invaluable resource from which to evaluate individual charter schools,” said Josephine Baker, PCSB Executive Director.  “As parents begin their search for charter schools for their children, these reports will help them make informed choices.  It’s also important for parents and guardians to visit the schools they are considering and talk with school leaders before making any final decisions about schools.”
Click here to download the 2009 School Performance Reports.   For those without internet access, a limited number of printed copies are available by calling the PCSB at 202 328-2660.
The D.C. Public Charter School Board currently oversees 57 public charter schools on 99 campuses, serving approximately 28,000 students living in every ward of the city.  Public charter schools now serve 38 percent of all public school students in Washington, D.C.