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D.C. Public Charter Schools Ranked

Today the District released rankings of the 71 public charter school campuses in the city—not including adult- and disabled-serving schools. According to the Post: "Schools that win top-ranking are exempt from further in-depth monitoring by charter board staff. Officials said Tier III schools will get additional scrutiny, including consideration for possible closure by the board."

Complete rankings after the jump, listed by name, ward, grades, and overall quality on a 100-point scale.

Tier 1 (65-100%)

Elementary/Middle Schools

Achievement Preparatory Academy PCS — Ward 8 — 4–8 — 81.5%
Capital City PCS Lower School — Ward 1 — PK–8 — 73.1%
Capital City PCS Upper School — Ward 1 — 6–12 — 75.2%
Center City PCS – Trinidad Campus — Ward 5 — PK–8 — 69.0%
Center City PCS – Petworth Campus — Ward 4 — PK–8 — 70.0%
Cesar Chavez PCS for Public Policy – Chavez Prep — Ward 1 — 6–9 — 73.6%
Community Academy PCS – Butler Campus — Ward 1 — PS–5 — 76.2%
D.C. Preparatory PCS – Edgewood Middle — Ward 5 — 4–8 — 92.3%
E.L. Haynes PCS – Upper Elementary & Middle School — Ward 1 — PS–8 — 78.9%
Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom PCS — Ward 5 — PS–6 — 67.2%
Howard University Middle School PCS — Ward 1 — 6–8 — 71.0%
KIPP DC: AIM Academy PCS — Ward 8 — 5–8 — 85.2%
KIPP DC: KEY Academy PCS — Ward 7 — 4–8 — 86.4%
KIPP DC: WILL Academy PCS — Ward 2 — 5–8 — 85.5%
Latin American Montessori Bilingual (LAMB) PCS — Ward 4 — PS–5 — 84.4%
Paul Junior High PCS — Ward 4 — 6–9 — 70.9%
School for Educational Evolution & Development (SEED) PCS — Ward 7 — 6–12 — 73.1%
Two Rivers PCS  — Ward 6 — PS–8 — 75.0%
Washington Latin PCS – Middle School — Ward 4 — 5–8 — 79.3%

High Schools

KIPP DC: College Preparatory PCS — Ward 8 — 9–11 — 81.2%
Thurgood Marshall Academy PCS — Ward 8 — 9–12 — 80.2%
Washington Latin PCS – Upper School — Ward 4 — 9–11 — 76.1%

Tier 2 (35-64%)

Elementary/Middle Schools

Arts & Technology Academy PCS — Ward 7 — PS–5 — 41.4%
Center City PCS – Brightwood Campus — Ward 4 — PK–8 — 45.2%
Center City PCS – Capitol Hill Campus — Ward 6 — PK–8 — 52.5%
Center City PCS – Shaw Campus — Ward 2 — PK–8 — 46.9%
Cesar Chavez PCS for Public Policy – Parkside MS — Ward 7 — 6–12 — 52.7%
Community Academy PCS – Amos I — Ward 4 — PS–5 — 44.8%
Community Academy PCS – Online — Ward 4 — K–8 — 64.1%
D.C. Bilingual PCS — Ward 1 — PK–5 — 56.8%
Friendship Junior Academy PCS – Blow-Pierce — Ward 5 — PS–8 — 38.6%
Friendship PCS – Chamberlain — Ward 5 — PS–8 — 53.0%
Friendship PCS – Southeast Elementary — Ward 8 — PS–5 — 38.2%
Friendship PCS – Tech Prep Campus — Ward 8 — 6–8 — 51.8%
Friendship PCS – Woodridge — Ward 5 — PS–8 — 51.5%
Hope Community PCS – Lamond — Ward 4 — PS–7 — 41.6%
Hope Community PCS – Tolson — Ward 5 — PK–8 — 51.4%
Howard Road Academy PCS – MLK Campus — Ward 8 — 7–8 — 43.5%
Ideal Academy PCS – North Capitol Street — Ward 4 — PK–8 — 38.1%
Imagine Southeast PCS — Ward 8 — PS–5 — 35.7%
Mary McLeod Bethune PCS — Ward 5 — PK–8 — 40.8%
Meridian PCS — Ward 1 — PS–8 — 51.2%
Perry Street Prep PCS – Lower School —Ward 5 — PK–12 — 35.6%
Potomac Lighthouse PCS — Ward 5 — PS–6 — 45.6%
Roots PCS – Kennedy Street Campus — Ward 4 — PK–8 — 58.5%
William E. Doar, Jr. PCS Edgewood Campus – Lower — Ward 5 — PS–5 — 43.7%

High Schools

Booker T. Washington PCS 19–12, GED, & Adult Ed — 36.1%
Capital City PCS Upper School — Ward 1 — 6–12 — 64.6%
Cesar Chavez PCS for Public Policy – Capitol Hill — Ward 6 — 9–12 — 57.8%
Cesar Chavez PCS for Public Policy – Parkside HS — Ward 7 — 6–12 — 49.7%
Friendship Collegiate Academy PCS – Woodson — Ward 7 — 9–12 — 54.3%
Hospitality PCS — Ward 4 — 9–12 — 45.5%
National Collegiate Prep — Ward 8 — 9–10 — 48.6%
Perry Street Prep PCS – Upper School — Ward 5 — PK–12 — 46.6%
School for Educational Evolution & Development (SEED) PCS — Ward 7 — 6–12 — 63.4%
Washington Math, Science & Technology (WMST) PCS — Ward 5 — 9–12 — 57.6%

Tier 3 (0-34%)

Elementary/Middle Schools

Center City PCS – Congress Heights Campus — Ward 8 — PK–8 — 26.5%
Community Academy PCS – Amos III — Ward 5 — PS–8 — 29.7%
Community Academy PCS – Rand Campus — Ward 5 — PS–5 — 19.5%
Howard Road Academy PCS – Main Campus —Ward 8 — K–6 — 30.5%
Integrated Design & Electronic Academy (IDEA) — Ward 7 — 7–12 — 29.3%
Maya Angelou PCS Middle School Campus — Ward 7 — 6–8 — 31.2%
Options PCS — Ward 6 — 6–12 15.7%
Septima Clark — Ward 8 — PS–5 — 21.2%
Tree of Life PCS — Ward 5 — PK–8 — 33.9%
William E. Doar, Jr. PCS Edgewood Campus – Upper — Ward 5 — 6–8 — 26.3%
William E. Doar Jr. PCS – Northwest Soldiers Home Campus — Ward 4 — PS–7 — 31.3%

High Schools

Integrated Design & Electronic Academy (IDEA) — Ward 7 — 7–12 — 30.9%
Maya Angelou PCS Evans Campus — Ward 7 — 9–12 — 21.5%
Maya Angelou PCS Shaw Campus — Ward 1 — 9–12 — 13.6%
Options PCS — Ward 6 — 6–12 — 19.9%

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  • bicyclist

    so, the maya angelou charters need to be closed then, basically?

  • non

    I think it's worth noting that Options, which does terribly in the ratings, only serves 'at-risk' youth. I think it's to be expected they'd do worse than schools that take all kids.

    With that said, these rankings are very helpful. I don't have kids yet, but rankings will definitely be part of how I decide what schools to apply to when I do.

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