Public School Enrollment Increases for Eighth Consecutive Year
According to unaudited enrollment data released today, 41,784 students are enrolled in DC public charter schools as of October 2016. This is a 7.9% increase from school year 2015-16, when DC public charter schools enrolled 38,905 students. Growth in the public charter sector can be attributed in part to the four new schools opening this Fall:
|School Name||Grades Serves||Unaudited Enrollment|
|Breakthrough Montessori PCS||PK3-PK4||87|
|Goodwill Excel Center PCS||9-12||390|
|Rocketship DC PC||PK3-2||446|
|Washington Leadership Academy PCS||9||110|
The unaudited enrollment data also shows an increase in the number of students with disabilities enrolled at public charter schools:
|SPED Level 1||SPED Level 2||SPED Level 3||SPED Level 4|
|2016-7 Certified Enrollment||1,864||1,691||652||1,087|
|2016-7 Audited Enrollment||1,682||1,569||609||882|
Following the pattern of growth, the number of English language learners enrolled in public charter schools grew by 23%.
The final audited enrollment data will be published in February 2017.