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 local education agencies or LEAs (either two different public charter LEAs or DCPS and a public charter LEA). When filtering by sector, the count of colocated facilities are those that have at least one public charter school (when filtering for public charter) or facilities that include a DCPS school and a public charter school (when filtering for DCPS). In SY22-23, there were 224 public school facilities in Washington, DC, an increase from the 197 facilities in SY13-14.
Number of Public School Facilities, SY13-14 to SY22-23
By ward, public school facilities are concentrated in Wards 5, 8, and 7 at 41, 40, and 39 facilities each, respectively. By neighborhood cluster, Congress Heights (Cluster 39) is home to the most public school facilities with 17. DCPS facilities are concentrated in Crestwood and Petworth (Cluster 18), Union Station and Stanton Park (Cluster 25), Congress Heights (Cluster 39), and Columbia Heights (Cluster 2), and public charter school facilities are concentrated in Edgewood and Bloomingdale (Cluster 21) and Congress Heights (Cluster 39).
Number of Public School Facilities by Varying Geographies, SY13-14 to SY22-23
Notes: - Facility information is as recent as SY22-23. - Capacities for DCPS are excluded for SY22-23 while the 2023 Master Facilities Plan is underway. - Enrollment listed is listed by grade band and capacities are proportioned by grade band. Source: OSSE Audited Enrollment, SY13-14 to SY22-23; Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education