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Public School Enrollment Over Time

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

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