B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Address
1200 First Street Ne
Washington, DC 20002
Telephone
(202) 442-5885

District of Columbia Public Schools Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.
  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
25%
Percent Proficient - Math
21%
Average Graduation Rate
66%
Average SAT
1010
1,765 responses
Average ACT
24
250 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
46,155
Free or Reduced Lunch
99.8%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$101,451
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$1,258,826,000
Expenses Per Student
$30,944/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    55%
  • Support Services
    41%
  • Other
    3%

District of Columbia Public Schools Reviews

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From age 4-13 I attended The Bridges Academy Private School. At bridges, I was able to conquer a new environment with only a small amount of students. I was able to develop, discover new content and skills, excel, and brought diversity and strength in my work. I graduated from The Bridges Academy in 2014 and was accepted to Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter High School. I am now a junior at Thurgood and still by far, I do not regret attending the school because there you have multiple opportunities to show your strengths and ability to adjust to new subjects and after-school activities that make you stand out. At Thurgood, the goals you set for yourself, tend to be accomplished by just a small amount of time due to teachers, office hours, tutors, etc. Overall, I feel safe, confident, and proud to be a Warrior!
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District of Columbia Public Schools is an Excellent place to be, and the satisfactory of results are even more rewarding. There are challenges every day. There are significant benefits in District of Columbia Public Schools, the official hours are great,
If you're in the right school, you can build a lot of great relationships, Lots of professional development available

District of Columbia Public Schools does not value people with genuine experience. DCPS hire preferably based on recommendations, whether someone is qualified or not. They are easily intimidated by individuals with much experience because they do not have the experience themselves. If you are in the wrong school, and with the wrong leadership, it will be tough. There are a lot of student issues, but the challenges are mainly with leadership. The Administrations needs to consider staff working in the school for future jobs.
I've been at the school for a minute now, a little over 7 years. I have seen the school grow tremendously considering the fact that It started off as a boys and girls club. From better principles to more activities and clubs. Although we still need work on the sports because we still don't have a football team and everyone loves football, the teachers and staff are great! I wish my school had more student involvement and it would be way past great.