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Public School Enrollment by Race and Ethnicity

Public schools in Congress Heights (Cluster 39) enroll the most African American students, while public schools in Columbia Heights (Cluster 2) and Brightwood Park and Petworth (Cluster 18) enroll the most Hispanic students. Public schools in Friendship Heights (Cluster 11) and Union Station, Stanton Park, Klingman Park (Cluster 25) enroll the most white students. As a percent of total public school enrollment, neighborhood clusters in Wards 7 and 8 have the highest share of African American students, while neighborhood clusters in Ward 3 enroll the most white students. Schools in Brightwood Park and Petworth (Cluster 18), Kalorama Heights and Adams Morgan (Cluster 1), and Columbia Heights (Cluster 2) enroll the most Hispanic students as a percent of total public school enrollment. These neighborhoods are also where the most English learner students live.

Student Enrollment by Neighborhood Cluster of School, SY13-14 to SY20-21

Total public school enrollment has increased by 14% since SY13-14. The number of African-American students has remained relatively flat since SY13-14. The number of Hispanic and white students has increased in number, increasing at a faster rate compared to total public school enrollment, at 29.8% for Hispanic students and 65.7% for white students. 

Change in Enrollment, SY13-14 to SY20-21

Source: OSSE Audited Enrollment, SY13-14 to SY20-21

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