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DCPS at a Glance: Enrollment

Enrollment

The data below provides a brief overview of DCPS enrollment, demographics and schools.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade SY 11-12 SY 12-13 SY 13-14 SY 14-15 SY 15-16
PK 3 2105 2161 2197 2276 2310
PK 4 3294 3409 3368 3339 3522
K 3790 4123 4182 4108 4208
1 3687 3741 4113 4143 4163
2 3205 3546 3688 4101 4109
3 3233 3182 3460 3626 4085
4 3162 3082 3059 3349 3596
5 3016 2799 2846 2789 3106
6 2348 2279 2242 2237 2077
7 2203 2338 2364 2312 2279
8 2357 2194 2412 2519 2318
9 3706 3972 3959 4175 4123
10 2682 2558 2558 2569 2717
11 2424 2355 2363 2421 2512
12 2114 2028 1935 2181 2326
AO* 1394 1378 1381 1137 769
UN/CE** 474 412 266 266 219
DCPS Total 45191 45557 46393 47548 48439

*This number includes non-public students.
**Change in students eligible for Free/Red. Lunch is a result of the Community Eligibility Option. All students at eligible schools receive lunch meals at no charge.

Demographics

Category SY 11-12 SY 12-13 SY 13-14 SY 14-15 SY 15-16
% Student Population Black 71% 69% 68% 67% 64%
% Student Population Hispanic 15% 16% 16% 17% 18%
% Student Population Other Ethnicity 4% 4% 4% 4% 4%
% Student Population White 10% 11% 12% 12% 13%
% Student Population in Special Education * 18% 17% 15% 16% 15%
% Student ELL 10% 10% 10% 10% 11%
% Student Population with Free/Red. Lunch 70% 77% ** 76% 76% TBD

*This number includes non-public students.
**Change in students eligible for Free/Red. Lunch is a result of the Community Eligibility Option. All students at eligible schools receive lunch meals at no charge.

Schools

Type of School Number of Schools
Elementary Schools 61
Middle Schools 12
High Schools* 15
Education Campuses** 19
Adult Education Schools 2
Special Education Schools 1
Youth Engagement Schools 3
Total 113

*The High Schools category includes application schools (School Without Walls, Phelps ACE HS, Ellington School of the Arts, Banneker HS, McKinley Tech HS) and alternative high schools (Luke C. Moore HS, Washington Metropolitan HS)
**The Education Campuses category includes Cardozo EC and Columbia Heights EC which serve grades 6-12.