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Size of Enrollment of Public Schools

Most public schools in Washington, DC are in the range of 251-500 students, with few schools enrolling fewer than 100 students or more than 1,000 students. At the grade band level, elementary and middle school enrollment sizes are similar to overall trends, with most DCPS and public charter schools enrolling in the 251-500 student range. However, high schools trend a little larger, particularly for DCPS schools, with 10 DCPS high school having more than 500 students enrolled.

Enrollment Size of Public Schools, SY13-14 to SY18-19

Source: OSSE Audited Enrollment, SY13-14  to SY18-19

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