• 2019-20 public school enrollment numbers are from Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) Enrollment Audit Data.
  • FY18 pre-K enrollment numbers.
  • Student demographics including enrollment by ward used to calculate staffing ratios at the ward level, AP/IB participation, AP/IB success, graduation rates, and post-secondary enrollment pull from DC School Report Card data. For postsecondary enrollment, the data point reflects the percent of high school graduates from the class of 2017 who enrolled in a postsecondary degree-granting institution within 12 months of graduation.
  • The data points on school-based arrests also use DC School Report Card data, but only DCPS data were included in the report for this measure because there appear to be some issues with the school-based arrest data. When looking at the LEA level, the vast majority of arrests seem to occur in DCPS, with only a handful at 3 charters and none at most charters. While this is possible, it seems improbable, suggesting a data issue. In addition, when looking at the school level data, the numbers differ from the totals in the LEA and DC-wide data (while the LEA tab suggests that 3 charter LEAs have 4 arrests each, the school tab lists each of those three as only having 2 arrests each).
  • Teacher demographic data are from the DC Teacher Workforce Report published in 2019.
  • Information on school counselors pulls from the Q49 attachment of DCPS Performance Oversight responses.
  • Counts of security personnel per school.
  • School discipline data pull from OSSE’s State of Discipline 2018-19 School Year report.
  • PARCC/MSAA results.
  • The data point on children who participated in an organized afterschool or weekend activity in the prior year uses National Survey of Child Health data (as above). The data point on after school program participation from the After School Alliance pulls from their website.

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