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Where Students Receiving Special Education Services Live

Users can now select four different geographies - Comprehensive Plan planning areas, neighborhood cluster, and ward (2012 or 2022 boundaries) - to view where students receiving special education services live. By planning areas, the Far Southeast and Southwest area and the Far Northeast and Southeast area have the greatest number of students receiving special education services. As a share of public school students living within the planning areas, the Far Southeast and Southwest area, the Lower Anacostia Waterfront and Near Southwest area, and the Central Washington area have the greatest shares of the public school students receiving special education services (18% each).

At the neighborhood cluster level, the greatest number of students receiving special education services live in Congress Heights (Cluster 39), Columbia Heights and Mt Pleasant (Cluster 2), and Brightwood Park and Petworth (Cluster 18). The share of special education students within each neighborhood cluster ranges from 20% in the Southwest Waterfront (Cluster 9), Douglas and Shipley Terrace (Cluster 38), and Historic Anacostia (Cluster 28) to less than 10% in clusters west of Rockcreek Park.

Where Special Education Students Live by Varying Geographies, SY13-14 to SY21-22

Source: OSSE Audited Enrollment, SY13-14 to SY21-22

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