What is a Public Charter School?
Explore what a public charter school is and how it may be the best fit for your family.
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Each year, DC PCSB conducts a comprehensive assessment of finances and operations at individual DC Public Charter Schools' finances.
These reports give our schools, families, and communities transparent and comparable information related to equity across all DC schools.
This analysis is based on My School DC waitlist data for students who applied to the lottery by the PK-8 deadline.
High School Graduation Requirements
Learn more about each school's graduation requirements and transcript audit policies.
Charter Reviews and Renewals
The DC Public Charter School Board reviews school charters every five, 10, and 15 years.
DC PCSB tested and installed lead filters on every drinking water source in every DC public charter school.
School Information by Ward
These factsheets provide information by ward about public charter schools.
Student enrollment data provides an overview of enrollment by grade, enrollment by school quality report tier, demographics, market share, number of schools and schools in each ward.
High School Graduation Rates
Learn more about charter school graduation rates.
Qualitative Site Reviews
These reviews consist of three major components: meetings with school leadership; unannounced school visits; and reviews of school board meetings and parent interactions.
The Public Charter School Board has the authority to coordinate, approve, revoke and/or deny a campus’s charter as well as its proposed amendments. Find a summary of new school openings, school closures, grade additions and reconfiguration changes, and approved relocation requests slated for the upcoming school year.
School Quality Report
Each year, DC PCSB evaluates the performance of every public charter school in the District. These evaluations are compiled into school quality reports, which are used to rank schools into Tiers 1, 2 or 3, with 1 being the best. This allows students and families to rate the quality of the schools achievement compared with other public charter schools across Washington, DC.
Safe Passage Interactive Map
Click on the link to display the locations of initial safe passage priority areas in the District of Columbia designated by the School Safety and Safe Passage Working Group. You can view the schools, points of contact at each school, DDOT School Crossing Guards, and public transportation within each area to plan the safest route for students and families to travel to and from school.
Inclement Weather Closures and Delays
View charter school closures and delays due to impending inclement weather.