Graduation Rate and Requirements

February 6, 2018

For five consecutive years, public charter high schools have consistently exceeded the four-year citywide averages for: African American (72.6% graduated), economically disadvantaged (74% graduated), and Hispanic (79.2% graduated). Trends vary widely from school to school, with nearly all the schools earning a graduation rate above the city’s overall graduation rate. The 2017 graduation rate for public charter students is 73%. 95.8% of HS graduates (not including students who attended alternative HS) were accepted into 4-year colleges.

Additionally, DC PCSB verifies the status of students in grade 9 to ensure they are on track to graduate in four years. This is one of the indicators on the School Quality Reports in addition to the high school graduation rate.   

 

DC 2018 4-year Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rates, by School

 School

Graduates

Cohort Total

2017 ACGR

Charter Cohort

1053

1454

72.4%

BASIS DC PCS

16

16

100.0%

Capital City PCS - High School

61

71

85.9%

Cesar Chavez PCS for Public Policy - Capitol Hill

56

74

75.7%

Cesar Chavez PCS for Public Policy - Chavez Prep

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n<10

N/A

Cesar Chavez PCS for Public Policy - Parkside High School

56

65

86.2%

E.L. Haynes PCS - High School

93

109

85.3%

Friendship PCS - Collegiate Academy

142

188

75.5%

Friendship PCS - Technology Preparatory High School

41

48

85.4%

Goodwill Excel Center PCS

2

29

6.9%

IDEA PCS

39

71

54.9%

KIPP DC - College Preparatory Academy PCS

97

114

85.1%

Kingsman Academy PCS

16

66

24.2%

Maya Angelou PCS - High School

32

68

47.1%

National Collegiate Preparatory PCHS

35

59

59.3%

Paul PCS - International High School

71

81

87.7%

Richard Wright PCS for Journalism and Media Arts

44

53

83.0%

SEED PCS of Washington DC

25

25

100.0%

Somerset Preparatory Academy PCS

23

26

88.5%

Sustainable Futures PCS (closed)

0

11

0.0%

Thurgood Marshall Academy PCS

62

79

78.5%

Washington Latin PCS - Upper School

69

79

87.3%

Washington Leadership Academy PCS

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n<10

N/A

Washington Mathematics Science Technology PCHS (closed) 63 78 80.8%

 

 

DC 2018 5-year Adjusted Graduation Rates, by School

 

 School

Graduates

Cohort Total

2017 ACGR

Charter Cohort

1130

1396

80.9%

BASIS DC PCS

15

15

100.0%

Capital City PCS - High School

63

64

98.4%

Cesar Chavez PCS for Public Policy - Capitol Hill

60

69

87.0%

Cesar Chavez PCS for Public Policy - Chavez Prep

n<10

n<10

N/A

Cesar Chavez PCS for Public Policy - Parkside High School

63

67

94.0%

E.L. Haynes PCS - High School

89

96

92.7%

Friendship PCS - Collegiate Academy

188

203

92.6%

Friendship PCS - Technology Preparatory High School

43

44

97.7%

Goodwill Excel Center PCS

2

35

5.7%

IDEA PCS

44

57

77.2%

KIPP DC - College Preparatory Academy PCS

83

90

92.2%

Kingsman Academy PCS

25

53

47.2%

Maya Angelou PCS - High School

43

70

61.4%

National Collegiate Preparatory PCHS

49

77

63.6%

Paul PCS - International High School

85

100

85.0%

Richard Wright PCS for Journalism and Media Arts

47

55

85.5%

SEED PCS of Washington DC

19

19

100.0%

Sustainable Futures PCS (closed)

n<10

n<10

N/A

Thurgood Marshall Academy PCS

64

73

87.7%

Washington Latin PCS - Upper School

83

85

97.6%

Washington Mathematics Science Technology PCHS (closed)

61

72

84.7%

 

 

 

 

Graduation Requirements - DC Public Charter High Schools

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