DCPS and public charter schools returned to full-time in-person learning in August 2021, which was a huge shift from the previous school year. At the start of school year 2020-21, 99 percent of students were learning virtually for five days a week, followed by a gradual re-introduction to in-person learning for some students according to D.C. School Report Card data. In February 2021, 11 percent of students learned in-person at least one day per week, and by the end of the year 21 percent of students experienced some in-person learning. In-person participation rates were higher for younger students: by June 2021, pre-kindergarten and elementary school students were attending some in-person at rates two to four times higher than in-person attendance rates among middle and high school students.
This week’s chart is a preview from our forthcoming State of D.C. Schools, 2020-21 report, out on March 10. Keep an eye out for more previews as we get closer to the report release on March 10. RSVP for the launch event.