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Utilization of Public School Facilities

Utilization is a measurement of how full a facility is to meet educational programmatic needs. School districts often aim for utilizations of approximately 80% to accommodate fluctuations in population. In SY18-19, the average DCPS and public charter school utilizations were 75% and 84%, respectively (this includes schools that have not enrolled their full intended grade spans). DCPS facilities were more full in the northwest and central neighborhoods in the city, with some neighborhoods like Chevy Chase (Cluster 10) and West End and Foggy Bottom (Cluster 5) having greater than 100% utilization. Public charter school utilization was highest in the Southwest Waterfront (Cluster 9), Anacostia (Cluster 28), and Deanwood and Lincoln Heights (Cluster 31). (Scroll down to view the information citywide and for each sector.)

School Utilization by Neighborhood Cluster for all Schools, SY13-14 to SY18-19

Notes: 
- The interactive dashboard can be viewed with and without DCPS portables (or temporary classrooms). 
- Schools that are growing (i.e. growing a grade each year) can be excluded from the analysis, since it may not provide an accurate 
  representation of their facility utilization. 
- Capacity and enrollment 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.
- Capacities for DCPS schools that are swinging due to modernization are not reported. 

Source: OSSE Audited Enrollment, SY13-14 to SY18-19, DCPS, and public charter LEAs (collected by DC PCSB)

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School Utilization by Neighborhood Cluster and Sector, SY13-14 to SY18-19

Notes: 
- The interactive dashboard can be viewed with and without DCPS portables (or temporary classrooms). 
- Schools that are growing (i.e. growing a grade each year) can be excluded from the analysis, since it may not provide an accurate 
  representation of their facility utilization. 
- Capacity and enrollment 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.
- Capacities for DCPS schools that are swinging due to modernization are not reported. 

Source: OSSE Audited Enrollment, SY13-14 to SY18-19 and DCPS and public charter LEAs (collected by DC PCSB)

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