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Edsight

Edsight is a new series of briefs from the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education. Each Edsight highlights a key piece of information about Washington, DC's public schools, public school students, and facilities. Email us at [email protected] if you would like to be added to distribution list.

There are just over 2,500 unfilled seats in 4 and 5 STAR rated school facilities

 

Of the 19,700 unfilled seats in SY18-19, more than 2,500 were in 4 and 5 STAR rated school facilities. Read the Unfilled Seats at 4 and 5 STAR Rated Schools Edsight here.

 

Almost half of audited elementary public school students attended a 4 or 5 STAR school in SY18-19. Read more about elementary enrollment at highly rated schools by student home ward in the Edsight brief here.

 

In SY18-19 almost 8,500 more audited public school students attended either a 4 or 5 STAR school compared to the previous school year. Read the Improvements in STAR Ratings Edsight brief here.

 

Of the 10,049 unique K-12 students not matched to a 3+ STAR school and on DCPS and public charter school waitlists rated as 3+ STAR, 2,451 of them did not otherwise have access to a 3+ STAR school.

Nearly 2,500 K-12 students were waitlisted at 3+ STAR schools who had access to only lower-rated schools. Read the Public School Lottery Waitlists Explained, Part 2 Edsight brief here.

 

Almost half of all students in SY2018-19 declined their initial matches and waitlist offers to enroll.Almost half of all students in the SY2018-19 My School DC lottery declined their initial matches and waitlist offers to enroll. Read the Public School Lottery Waitlists Explained, Part 1 Edsight brief here.

Percent Proficient and Advanced in NAEP Washington, DC 2009 and 2019Public school students in Washington, DC made significant gains in the latest National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), outpacing the rest of the country in growth. Read the NAEP Edsight brief here.

Map with share of public school students within walking distance by ward, SY2018-19The Walking Distance Edsight describes the distance between home and school for public school students in Washington, DC. More than one-third of public school students live within a comfortable walking distance to their school. Read the Walking Distance Edsight brief here.

Washington, DC retains effective public school teachers.

Washington, DC retains effective public school teachers. The Teacher Retention Edsight examines new data about teacher retention, experience, and diversity. Read the Teacher Retention Edsight brief here.
 

Examples of Cross-sector collaboration

The traditional and public charter schools in Washington, DC collaborate widely and frequently. Read the Edsight brief identifying over 60 examples of cross-sector collaboration here. Download the table in Appendix I here.
 

Current use of closed DCPS facilities
The Vacant Facilities Edsight looks at how closed DCPS schools are being used today. Of the 70 closed DCPS school buildings owned by the city or public charter schools, only 3 remain vacant. These buildings are being assessed for future need. Read the Closed Facilities Edsight brief here.