History of Tiers

November 8, 2017

Tier Results

Each year, DC PCSB evaluates the performance of every public charter school in the District. These evaluations are compiled into school qualty reports, which are used to rate schools into Tiers 1, 2 or 3, with 1 being the best. This allows students and families to rate the quality of the schools achievement compared with other public charter schools across Washington, DC.

Although every public charter school is unique, these reports focus on common metrics to evaluate all schools on an equal footing.

School Profile 2018 School Tier 2017 School Tier 2016 School Tier 2015 School Tier 2014 School Tier 2013 School Tier 2012 School Tier
Academy of Hope PCS 1 2 3 Untiered      
Achievement Prep PCS - Wahler Place Elementary 2 (46.6%) 3 (32.3%) 3 (26.3%) N/A* Untiered    
Achievement Prep PCS - Wahler Place Middle 2 (37.0%) 2 (37.1%) 2 (38.3%) N/A* 1 1 1
AppleTree Early Learning PCS - Columbia Heights 1 (80.9%) 1 (68.6%) N/A N/A* Untiered Untiered Untiered
AppleTree Early Learning PCS - Lincoln Park 1 (78.5%) 1 (75.8%) N/A N/A* Untiered Untiered Untiered
AppleTree Early Learning PCS - Oklahoma Avenue 1 (66.5%) 2 (60.5%) N/A N/A* Untiered Untiered Untiered
AppleTree Early Learning PCS - Douglas Knoll 2 (51.8%) 2 (56.15%) N/A N/A* Untiered Untiered Untiered
AppleTree Early Learning PCS - Southwest 1 (72.9%) 2 (58.8%) N/A N/A* Untiered Untiered Untiered
BASIS DC PCS High School 1 (97.3%) 1 (95.5%) 1 (94.8%) N/A* Untiered    
BASIS DC PCS Middle School 1 (70.8%) 2 (59.0%) 1 (74.3%) N/A* 1 Untiered  
Breakthrough Montessori PCS 3 (28.8%) N/A   N/A*      
Bridges PCS 2 (42.3%) 3 (34.5%) N/A N/A* Untiered Untiered Untiered
Briya PCS- Adult 1 1 1 1 Untiered Untiered Untiered
Briya PCS - Early Childhood 1 (77.2%) 1 (81.9%) N/A N/A* Untiered Untiered Untiered
Capital City PCS - Lower Body 1 (65.1%) 1 (65.3%) 2 (60.8%) N/A* 2 Untiered Untiered
Capital City PCS - Middle School 2 (58.0%) 2 (59.0%) 2 (57.4%) N/A* 2 N/A 2
Capital City PCS - High School 1 (83.6%) 1 (65.3%) 1 (65.3%) N/A* 1 1 2
Carlos Rosario International PCS 1 1 (N/A) 1 N/A* Untiered Untiered Untiered
Cedar Tree Academy 1 (89.4%) 1 (86.8%) 1 (86.0%) N/A* Untiered Untiered Untiered
Center City PCS - Brightwood 1 (75.9%) 1 (68.9%) 1 (66.6%) N/A* 1 1 1
Center City PCS - Capitol Hill 2 (55.1%) 2 (52.9%) 2 (39.4%) N/A* 2 2 2
Center City PCS - Congress Heights 2 (62.7%) 2 (57.7%) 2 (52.6%) N/A* 1 2 2
Center City PCS - Petworth 1 (67.1%) 1 (70.4%) 1 (69.3%) N/A* 2 1 1
Center City PCS - Shaw 2 (63.4%) 1 (73.7%) 1 (69%) N/A* 1 2 2
Center City PCS - Trinidad 2 (41.6%) 2 (46.2%) 3 (32.7%) N/A* 3 2 2
Cesar Chavez PCS - Chavez Prep Middle School 2 (46.8%) 2 (40.3%) 2 (37.9%) N/A* 2 1 1
Cesar Chavez PCS for Public Policy - Capitol Hill 2 (50.4%) 2 (41.5%) 2 (44.4%) N/A* 2 2 2
Cesar Chavez PCS - Parkside Middle School 2 (35.2%) 3 (33.0%) 2 (39.3%) N/A* 2 2 2
Cesar Chavez PCS - Parkside High School 2 (59.8%) 2 (52.2%) 2 (54.5%) N/A* 1 2 2
The Children's Guild PCS Untiered N/A   N/A*      
City Arts and Prep PCS (formerly William E. Doar, Jr. PCS) 2 (46.3%) 2 (42.4%) 2 (49.4%) N/A* 2 2 2
Community College Preparatory Academy PCS 2 2 1 N/A* 3 Untiered  
Creative Minds International PCS 2 (55.4%) 2 (59.3%) 2 (52.6%) N/A* Untiered Untiered  
DC Bilingual PCS 1 (74.7%) 1 (81.0%) 1 (75.3%) N/A* 2 1 2
DC International Middle School 1 (68.1%) 1 (76.8%) 1 (76.1%) N/A* Untiered    
DC International High School 1 (77.3%)            
DC Prep PCS - Anacostia 1 (78.3%) 1 (80.1%) N/A        
DC Prep PCS – Benning Elementary 1 (86.9%) 1 (73.9%) 1 (67.4%) N/A* Untiered Untiered Untiered
DC Prep PCS – Benning Middle 1 (68.0%) 2 (59.1%) 1 (65.3%) N/A* Untiered    
DC Prep PCS – Edgewood Elementary 1 (85.1%) 1 (74.7%) 1 (87.1%) N/A* Untiered Untiered Untiered
DC Prep PCS – Edgewood Middle 1 (67.3%) 1 (73.5%) 1 (80.3%) N/A* 1 1 1
DC Scholars PCS 2 (37.4%) 2 (54.1%) 1 (65.1%) N/A* N/A    
Democracy Prep Congress Heights PCS 3 (20.8%) 3 (31.4%) 2 (40.8%) N/A* Untiered    
Eagle Academy PCS – Congress Heights 3 (34.2%) 2 (60.4%) 2 (60.0%) N/A* Untiered Untiered Untiered
Eagle Academy PCS – Capitol Riverfront 2 (52.1%) 1 (65.3%) 1 (76.4%) N/A* Untiered Untiered  
Early Childhood Academy PCS 1 (65.8%) 1 (69.9%) 1 (79.3%) N/A* Untiered Untiered Untiered
E.L. Haynes PCS – Elementary School 1 (75.5%) 1 (76.8%) 1 (73.2%) N/A* 2 N/A N/A
E.L. Haynes PCS – Middle School 2 (52.3%) 2 (54.8%) 2 (64.6%) N/A* 2 2 1
E.L. Haynes PCS – High School 1 (66.8%) 2 (62.7%) 2 (48.9%) N/A* 2 2  
Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom PCS 1 (70.2%) 1 (68.0%) 1 (66.1%) N/A* 2 1 2
Friendship PCS - Armstrong 2 (48.9%) 2 (50.1%) N/A        
Friendship PCS – Blow-Pierce Elementary 1 (65.8%) 1 (79.0%) 1 (75.7%) N/A* Untiered Untiered Untiered
Friendship PCS – Blow-Pierce Middle 2 (56.4%) 1 (65.9%) 1 (66.0%) N/A* 2 2 2
Friendship PCS – Chamberlain Elementary 1 (83.7%) 1 (84.1%) 1 (77.3%) N/A* Untiered Untiered Untiered
Friendship PCS – Chamberlain Middle 2 (61.9) 1 (66.7%) 2 (62.1%) N/A* 1 1 2
Friendship PCS – Collegiate Academy 2 (51.9%) 2 (53.6%) 2 (51.8%) N/A* 2 2 2
Friendship PCS - Online 2 (54.8%) 2 (58.1%) N/A        
Friendship PCS – Southeast Elementary Academy 2 (55.3%) 2 (45.9%) 2 (44.0%) N/A* 1 2 2
Friendship PCS – Technology Preparatory Middle 2 (44.0%) 2 (41.0%) 2 (40.9%) N/A* 2 2 N/A
Friendship PCS – Technology Preparatory High 1 (77.9%) 2 (54.5%) 2 (50.1%) N/A* 2 2 2
Friendship PCS – Woodridge International Elementary 1 (80.2%) 1 (83.7%) 2 (63.6%) N/A* Untiered Untiered Untiered
Friendship PCS – Woodridge International Middle 1 (74.7%) 2 (54.5%) 2 (60.2%) N/A* 1 2 2
Goodwill Excel Center PCS N/A N/A          
Harmony DC PCS - School of Exellence 2 (45.4%) 3 (30.8%) 2 (38.5%) N/A*      
Hope Community PCS - Lamond 2 (62.8%) 2 (59.5%) 2 (47.2%) N/A* 2 3 2
Hope Community PCS - Tolson 2 (49.5%) 2 (52.7%) 2 (54.6%) N/A* 2 2 2
Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science PCS 2 (39.4%) 2 (51.9%) 2 (39.1%) N/A* 2 2 1
IDEA PCS 2 (47.1%) 2 (42.7%) 2 (42.2%) N/A* 2 2 3
Ideal Academy PCS 3 (25.9%) 3 (33.8%) 2 (38.8%) N/A* 2 2 3
Ingenuity Prep PCS 2 (52.1%) 2 (57.7%) 2 (63.7%) N/A* Untiered    
Inspired Teaching Demonstration PCS 1 (74.6%) 1 (68.9%) 2 (58.6%) N/A* 2 Untiered Untiered
Kingsman Academy PCS Untiered TBA   N/A*      
KIPP DC – AIM Academy PCS 2 (56.3%) 2 (62.1%) 2 (51.6%) N/A* 1 1 1
KIPP DC – Arts and Technology Academy PCS 1 (85.4%) 1 (82.0%) 1 (85.4%) N/A*      
KIPP DC - College Preparatory PCS 1 (68.1%) 1 (66.5%) 1 (74.1%) N/A* 1 1  
KIPP DC – Connect Academy PCS 1 (81.9%) 1 (87.4%) 1 (91.9%) N/A* Untiered    
KIPP DC – Discover Academy PCS 1 (74.1%) 1 (77.7%) 1 (89.2%) N/A* Untiered Untiered Untiered
KIPP DC – Grow Academy PCS 1 (78.8%) 1 (84.0%) 1 (75.8%) N/A* Untiered Untiered Untiered
KIPP DC – Heights Academy PCS 1 (70.8%) 1 (72.0%) 1 (71.4%) N/A* Untiered Untiered Untiered
KIPP DC – KEY Academy PCS 2 (51.9%) 2 (61.5%) 1 (65.5%) N/A* 1 1 1
KIPP DC – Lead Academy PCS 1 (70.1%) 2 (58.3%) 2 (60.9%) N/A* Untiered Untiered N/A
KIPP DC – LEAP Academy PCS 2 (53.2%) 1 (65.7%) N/A N/A* Untiered Untiered Untiered
KIPP DC - Northeast Academy PCS 2 (59.3%) 1 (69.3%) 1 (74.7%) N/A*      
KIPP DC – Promise Academy PCS 1 (79.7%) 1 (83.7%) 1 (90.0%) N/A* 1 1 N/A
KIPP DC - Quest PCS 2 (61.5%) 1 (67.0%) 1 (71.2%) N/A*      
KIPP DC – Spring Academy PCS 2 (62.7%) 1 (69.5%) 2 (55.8%) N/A* Untiered N/A N/A
KIPP DC – WILL Academy PCS 2 (46.5%) 2 (50.1%) 2 (55.3%) N/A* 1 1 1
KIPP DC - Valor Academy PCS 2 (56.0%) 2 (49.8%) N/A        
Latin American Montessori Bilingual PCS 1 (86.0%) 1 (87.7%) 1 (83.3%) N/A* 1 1 1
Lee Montessori PCS 1 (70.1%) 2 (61.8%) N/A        
LAYC Career Academy PCS 2 2 (N/A) 2 3 Untiered Untiered N/A
Mary McLeod Bethune Day Academy PCS 2 (49.9%) 2 (39.6%) 2 (51.95) N/A* 2 2 2
Maya Angelou PCS - High School Untiered TBA N/A N/A* Untiered Untiered Untiered
Maya Angelou PCS – Young Adult Learning Center 2 N/A 3 N/A* Untiered Untiered Untiered
Meridian PCS 2 (59.4%) 2 (51.2%) 2 (41.8%) N/A* 2 2 2
Monument Academy PCS Untiered N/A N/A        
Mundo Verde Bilingual PCS 1 (73.3%) 1 (71.0%) 1 (72.5%) N/A* Untiered Untiered Untiered
National Collegiate Preparatory PCHS 3 (26.7%) 3 (27.9%) 3 (32.9%) N/A* 2 2 2
Paul PCS - International High School 2 (52.8%) 2 (50.1%) 2 (47.7%) N/A* Untiered N/A N/A
Paul PCS – Middle School 3 (34%) 2 (45.3%) 2 (44.9%) N/A* Untiered 1 1
Perry Street Preparatory PCS 2 (60.9%) 2 (51.8%) 2 (39.4%) N/A* 2 2 2
Rocketship Rise Academy PCS 2 (62.4%) N/A(71.3%)** N/A        
Rocketship Legacy Prep PCS Untiered (94.6%)            
Richard Wright PCS for Journalism and Media Arts 2 (50.9%) 2 (47.3%) 2 (39.2%) N/A* 2 2 Untiered
Roots PCS 2 (37.4%) 3 (33.7%) 2 (46.1%) N/A* 3 2 2
SEED PCS of Washington, DC (Middle) 2 (37.2%) 3 (32.4%) 2 (38.8%) N/A* 2 2 1
SEED PCS of Washington, DC (High) 1 (65.4%) 1 (66.1%) 2 (54.5%) N/A* 1 1 1
Sela PCS 2 (60.7%) 1 (74.1%) 1 (75.6%) N/A* Untiered N/A N/A
Shining Stars Montessori Academy PCS   2 (44.4%) 2 (60.4%) N/A* Untiered Untiered Untiered
Somerset Preparatory Academy PCS (Middle School) 3 (30.8%) 2 (36.7%) 3 (34.7%) N/A Untiered N/A N/A
Somerset Preparatory Academy PCS (High School) 2 (49.6%) 2 (44.0%) 2 (41.0%) N/A      
St. Coletta Special Education PCS Untiered N/A N/A        
The Next Step/El Próximo Paso PCS 1 1 (N/A) 2 2 Untiered Untiered Untiered
Thurgood Marshall Academy 1 (75.5%) 1 (67.2%) 1 (70.6%) N/A* 1 1 1
Two Rivers PCS - 4th Street 1 (72.0%) 1 (70.4%) 1 (73.7%) N/A* 1 1 1
Two River PCS - Young 2 (51.4%) 1 (73.6%) N/A        
Washington Global PCS 2 (37.8%) 2 (41.5%) N/A        
Washington Latin PCS – Middle School 1 (72.2%) 1 (79.3%) 1 (89.4%) N/A* 2 1 1
Washington Latin PCS - Upper School 1 (93.4%) 1 (89.1%) 1 (80.5%) N/A* 1 1 1
Washington Leadership Academy 1 (84.8%) N/A          
Washington Yu Ying PCS 1 (93.8%) 1 (86%) 1 (77.6%) N/A* 1 1 1
YouthBuild PCS 1 1 (N/A) 2 2 Untiered Untiered Untiered

 

N/A*= Due to the change in the state assessment (PARCC), scores and tiers are not displayed for 2015 School Tier.

Untiered = For School Tiers 2012, 2013, and 2014, no tiers are available because there were no students in the grade who took the standardized test, the school was not open in the previous year the time period upon which the scores are based, or the school offers early childhood, adult, or an alternative education.

- = School opening for the first time or no data available

**- Rocketship Rise Academy is not eligible for a Tier Ranking yet in 2017. 

School Quality Reports

2016 School Quality Reports, Data, Parent Guides

2015 School Quality Reports, Data, Parent Guides

2014 School Quality Reports, Data, Parent Guides

2013 School Quality Reports, Data, Parent Guides

2012 School Quality Reports