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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 SY 17-18
PK 3 2105 2161 2197 2276 2310 2362 2374
PK 4 3294 3409 3368 3339 3522 3468 3423
K 3790 4123 4182 4108 4208 4225 4201
1 3687 3741 4113 4143 4163 4181 4093
2 3205 3546 3688 4101 4109 3996 3939
3 3233 3182 3460 3626 4085 4044 3862
4 3162 3082 3059 3349 3596 3961 3882
5 3016 2799 2846 2789 3106 3267 3595
6 2348 2279 2242 2237 2077 2321 2313
7 2203 2338 2364 2312 2279 2155 2375
8 2357 2194 2412 2519 2318 2332 2176
9 3706 3972 3959 4175 4123 3614 3362
10 2682 2558 2558 2569 2717 2790 2774
11 2424 2355 2363 2421 2512 2660 2612
12 2114 2028 1935 2181 2326 2363 2524
AO* 1394 1378 1381 1137 769 623 408
UN/CE** 474 412 266 266 219 193 231
DCPS Total 45191 45557 46393 47548 48439 48555 48144

*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 SY 17-18
% Student Population Black 71% 69% 68% 67% 64% 62% 60%
% Student Population Hispanic 15% 16% 16% 17% 18% 20% 20%
% Student Population Other Ethnicity 4% 4% 4% 4% 4% 4% 5%
% Student Population White 10% 11% 12% 12% 13% 14% 15%
% Student Population in Special Education 18% 17% 15% 16% 15% 14% 14%
% Student ELL 10% 10% 10% 10% 11% 12% 14%
% Economically Disadvantaged* N/A N/A N/A N/A 78% 77% 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 18-19 Schools

Type of School Number of Schools
Primary Schools 1
Elementary Schools 63
Middle Schools 13
High Schools* 14
Education Campuses** 17
Opportunity Academies*** 4
Special Education Schools 1
Youth Engagement Schools**** 3
Total 116

*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