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2023 Best Public Schools in Washington, D.C.

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  1. #1 Best Public High Schools in District of Columbia.

    The School Without Walls High School

    District of Columbia Public Schools, DC,

    9-12,

    415 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says School Without Walls HS provides students with a rigorous education that will prepare them for college and beyond. While it is known as a humanities magnet school, the humanities are not emphasized....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 600,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

  2. #3 Best Public High Schools in District of Columbia.

    BASIS Washington, D.C. Public Charter School

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

    5-12,

    34 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Basis' accelerated program will launch children far ahead as far as academics go. The social scene at Basis will not be a problem since we live in a city and kids who want to socialize with new....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 663,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

  3. #2 Best Public Elementary Schools in Virginia.

    Arlington Traditional Elementary School

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    Arlington Public Schools, VA,

    PK, K-5,

    2 Niche users give it an average review of 3 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Arlington Traditional School (ATS) was the start of many lifelong friendships for my children even though they came from all over the County. It fully prepared them for more rigorous academics in...NOTE: My two children were at Arlington Traditional School in its former facility before it moved for the 21-22 school year, so I can't comment on the current facility..

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    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 615,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 19 to 1,

  4. #4 Best Public High Schools in District of Columbia.

    Jackson-Reed High School

    District of Columbia Public Schools, DC,

    9-12,

    421 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says As an alumni of Woodrow wilson I can say this school molded me into a better person and created the best high school experience for me, that’s because of three main things. Teachers/administrators,....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 1,951,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

  5. #5 Best Public High Schools in District of Columbia.

    District of Columbia International School

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

    6-12,

    37 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says I believe DCI is a diverse, open-minded, and knowledgeable school, that is open to students' opinions and issues at school. They strive to make their school environment the best it can be by doing....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 1,442,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 11 to 1,

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