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Number of LEAs and Schools

In SY19-20, there were 63 Local Education Agencies (LEA) that had schools offering elementary, middle, and high school as well as schools specifically designated for adult, alternative, and special education students. LEAs are typically thought of as school districts. DCPS is one LEA and the public charter sector had 62 LEAs. Each LEA can offer one or more schools. As of SY2019-20, there are 240 public schools across Washington, DC.

Number of Local Education Agencies, SY13-14 to SY19-20


Number of Schools, SY13-14 to SY19-20

Source: OSSE Audited Enrollment, SY13-14 to SY18-19

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