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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 SY 16-17
PK 3 2105 2161 2197 2276 2310 2362
PK 4 3294 3409 3368 3339 3522 3468
K 3790 4123 4182 4108 4208 4225
1 3687 3741 4113 4143 4163 4181
2 3205 3546 3688 4101 4109 3996
3 3233 3182 3460 3626 4085 4044
4 3162 3082 3059 3349 3596 3961
5 3016 2799 2846 2789 3106 3267
6 2348 2279 2242 2237 2077 2321
7 2203 2338 2364 2312 2279 2155
8 2357 2194 2412 2519 2318 2332
9 3706 3972 3959 4175 4123 3614
10 2682 2558 2558 2569 2717 2790
11 2424 2355 2363 2421 2512 2660
12 2114 2028 1935 2181 2326 2363
AO* 1394 1378 1381 1137 769 623
UN/CE** 474 412 266 266 219 193
DCPS Total 45191 45557 46393 47548 48439 48555

*AO= Adult; Includes students classified evening students
**UN= Ungraded; CE= Students classified as Certificate Option (CE) who are special education students on a certificate non-diploma track

Demographics

Category SY 11-12 SY 12-13 SY 13-14 SY 14-15 SY 15-16 SY16-17
% Student Population Black 71% 69% 68% 67% 64% 62%
% Student Population Hispanic 15% 16% 16% 17% 18% 20%
% Student Population Other Ethnicity 4% 4% 4% 4% 4% 4%
% Student Population White 10% 11% 12% 12% 13% 14%
% Student Population in Special Education 18% 17% 15% 16% 15% 14%
% Student ELL 10% 10% 10% 10% 11% 12%
% Economically Disadvantaged* N/A N/A N/A N/A 78% 77%

*Refers to students, identified by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), who possess one of the following characteristics at any point in the SY: Received Free or Reduced-Price Lunch (FRL); Received FRL through CEP (attending a school where the entire student population receives FRL); Eligible to receive TANF or SNAP benefits; Identified as homeless in available homeless data feeds; Under the care of CFSA.

SY 17-18 Schools

Type of School Number of Schools
Primary Schools 1
Elementary Schools 63
Middle Schools 13
High Schools* 14
Education Campuses** 16
Opportunity Acadamies*** 4
Special Education Schools 1
Youth Engagement Schools**** 3
Total 115

*The High Schools category includes application high schools (School Without Walls, Phelps ACE HS, Ellington School of the Arts, Banneker HS, McKinley Tech HS).
**The Education Campuses category includes schools serving grades PK-8 plus Cardozo EC and Columbia Heights EC which serve grades 6-12.
***Luke C. Moore HS, Washington Metropolitan HS, Ballou STAY HS, and Roosevelt STAY HS
****CHOICE Academy @ Wash Met, Youth Services Center, Inspiring Youth Program