After decades of decline, public school enrollment (DCPS and public charter schools) began increasing annually starting in 2009. Between 2008 and 2019, public school enrollment increased by 33% or 23,242 more public school students during the time period. In 2020, a school year affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, enrollment declined to 93,747.
Total Public School Audited Enrollment, 1990-2020
Source: OSSE Audited Enrollment