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School Opening and Closing Trends

Between SY12-13 and SY18-19, there were one and a half times as many public charter schools that opened (43 schools) versus public charter schools that closed (28 schools). Conversely, twice as many DCPS schools have closed (14 schools) than have opened (8 schools) since SY12-13. Wards 5, 7, and 8 experienced the greatest number of openings and closings since SY12-13.

Total DCPS and Public Charter School Openings and Closings

Source: Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education

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