Find District of Columbia District of Columbia public schools, including charter schools, k-12, elementary, middle, and high schools, school districts, boards, systems and PTAs. Public schools provide information on tuition, school rankings, school enrollment, education, curriculum, classes, records, and teacher student ratios.
Achievement Preparatory Academy PCS 908 Wahler Place Southeast Washington DC 20032 202-441-7000
Advanced Path Academy 1200 First Street Northeast Washington DC 20002 757-208-0900
Aiton Elementary School 533 48th Place Northeast Washington DC 20019 202-671-6060
Amidon-Bowen Elementary School 401 I Street Southwest Washington DC 20024 202-724-4867
Anacostia High School 1601 16th Street Southeast Washington DC 20020 202-698-2155
Appletree Early Learning Center PCS Amidon 2750 14th Street Northwest Washington DC 20009 202-667-9490
Appletree Early Learning Center PCS Columbia Heigh 680 I Street Southwest Washington DC 20024 202-488-3990
Appletree Early Learning Center PCS East Capitol 1900 Capitol Avenue Northeast Washington DC 20002 202-646-0094
Appletree Early Learning Center PCS Lincoln 138 12th Street Northeast Washington DC 20002 202-646-0500
Arts Based Elementary School 5300 Blaine Street Northeast Washington DC 20019 202-398-6811
Ballou STAY High School 3401 4th Street Southeast Washington DC 20032 202-645-3390
Ballou Stay School 3401 4th Street Southeast Washington DC 20032 202-645-3390
Bancroft Elementary School 1755 Newton Street Northwest Washington DC 20010 202-673-7280
Barnard Elementary School 430 Decatur Street Northwest Washington DC 20011 202-576-1100
Basis DC PCS School 1314 Wallach Place Northwest Washington DC 20009 202-422-6164
Beers Elementary School 3600 Alabama Avenue Southeast Washington DC 20020 202-645-3240
Benjamin Banneker Academic High School 800 Euclid Street Northwest Washington DC 20001 202-671-6320
Booker T Washington PCS School 1346 Florida Avenue Northwest Washington DC 20009 202-232-6090
Brent Elementary School 301 North Carolina Avenue Southeast Washington DC 20003 202-698-3363
Bridges Public Charter School 1250 Taylor Street Northwest Washington DC 20011 202-545-0515
A public school is any educational institution which is funded by taxpayer money. This type of education is administered and overseen by a school board which is responsible to the citizens of a particular community. Public schools usually teach their students according to the standard curriculum approved by local school boards operating within educational guidelines and standards set at the state and federal levels.
Public schools work to ensure that all students have access to the basic educational programs required by state and federal laws. In contrast, private schools must meet educational standards set by their particular guidelines or charters and usually require parents to pay tuition expenses. In addition to education programs, public schools often provide additional services to qualified students, including on-site health care, counseling, and after-school activities such as sports programs.