Schools with large numbers of students identified as "at risk of academic failure" (the definition used for funding purposes) are in Congress Heights (Cluster 39) in particular, followed by Brightwood Park and Crestwood (Cluster 18) and Edgewood and Bloomingdale (Cluster 21). As a percent of total enrollment within each neighborhood cluster, neighborhoods east of the Anacostia River have the highest proportions of enrolled at risk students.
Public School At-Risk Enrollment by Neighborhood Cluster, SY14-15 to SY21-22
Since SY14-15 (the first year for at-risk designation), the number of at-risk students has fluctuated year to year. As of SY21-22, the number of at risk students was 42,708 students, an increase of 7.5% since SY14-15 compared to an increase of 10.7% in PK3 through 12th grade enrollment. The SY21-22 number of at-risk students is also an increase of 7.5% over the SY20-21 number.
Change in At-Risk Enrollment by Neighborhood Cluster, SY14-15 to SY21-22
Note: The total enrollment excludes adult and alternative school students as they do not qualify for the at risk status. Source: OSSE Audited Enrollment, SY14-15 to SY21-22