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School Enrollment by Special Populations - At Risk

Schools with large numbers of students identified as "at risk of academic failure" (the definition used for funding purposes) are concentrated in the following neighborhood clusters: Congress Heights (Cluster 39) and Brightwood Park and Crestwood (Cluster 18). 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.

New! Scroll down to view the share of at risk enrollment by individual school.

Public School At-Risk Enrollment by Neighborhood Cluster, SY14-15 to SY22-23

FY23 or SY22-23 was the first year of implementation for two new additional funding weights in the Uniform per Student Funding Formula (UPSFF) for schools where 40% and 70% or more of the student population is designated as at risk of academic failure. In SY22-23, 173 schools (out of 239 schools with eligible students) had 40% or more of their students designated as at risk, while 89 schools had 70% or more of their students designated as at risk. See below for those specific schools and where they are located, as well as the share of at risk enrollment per school.

At-Risk Enrollment by School, SY14-15 to SY22-23

Note: School-level dashboard includes only the eligible UPSFF student population. See downloadable dataset for additional details.

Since SY14-15 (the first year for at-risk designation), the number of at-risk students has fluctuated year to year. As of SY22-23, the number of at risk students was 46,199 students, an increase of 16% since SY14-15 compared to an increase of 13% in PK3 through 12th grade enrollment. The number of at risk students in SY22-23 also increased 8% compared to SY21-22.

Change in At-Risk Enrollment by Neighborhood Cluster, SY14-15 to SY22-23

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 SY22-23

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