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Number of Public School Facilities

This chapter focuses on the number of facilities or buildings that DCPS and public charter schools operate. Some facilities house more than one school and some schools are dispersed across multiple facilities. Colocated facilities are those that house two different LEAs. In SY18-19, there were 216 public school facilities in the District, an increase from the 197 facilities in SY13-14. Congress Heights (Cluster 39) and Crestwood/Petworth (Cluster 18) were home to the most public school facilities, with 18 and 16 located in each cluster, respectively. DCPS facilities were more spread out across the city, while public charter school facilities were located more in the central northern part of the city and the Congress Heights neighborhood (Cluster 39) in Ward 8.

Number of Public School Facilities, SY13-14 to SY18-19

New STAR Rating filter available below


The state-level accountability system, the School Transparency and Reporting (STAR) Framework, is designed to provide schools with multiple pathways to demonstrate their performance and success. Depending on the specific grade configuration of a school, the STAR framework includes a list of metrics representing academic performance, academic growth, school environment, English language proficiency, graduation rates (for high schools and alternative schools), and educational progress (for alternative schools). Each school is provided an overall star rating, with one STAR being the lowest and five the highest. In SY18-19, most public school facilities had schools with a 4 STAR rating, followed by facilities with 3 and 2 STAR rated schools.

Number of Public School Facilities by STAR, SY17-18 to SY18-19



Notes: 
- Enrollment listed is for the entire facility, not only for the grade bands selected. See the downloadable dataset 
  for more information on which schools fall under each grade band.
- Facilities that are “multi-STAR” are facilities that have multiple schools in a facility with different STAR ratings. 
  Facilities with no STAR rating include schools that did not receive a rating because they were either a new school, 
  had a particular grade configuration that is not rated, or their enrollment was too small.
Source: Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education

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