About this report
State of D.C. Schools is an annual systemwide overview of public education in the District of Columbia. The report’s main purpose is to give D.C. residents, parents, caregivers, policymakers, and other stakeholders a snapshot of the overall performance of the District’s public schools. This report captures school year 2020-21 and how it continued to be impacted by COVID-19, with most students learning virtually for the entire school year. It also provides an update on 2021-22, when in-person learning resumed with the Herculean tasks of keeping students and teachers safe while making up for the unfinished learning from previous pandemic years. We hope that this State of D.C. Schools will help inform local education leaders and policymakers in their development of future policy decisions as we recover from COVID-19.
- State of D.C. Schools, 2020-21 full report
- State of D.C. Schools, 2020-21 one-pager
- El estado de las escuelas de dc 2020-21 resumen y puntos destacados del informe (en español)
- Launch event information and recording
This report was prepared with generous support from Education Forward DC. The report also benefited from comments provided by a group of community advisors and the staff of DCPS, DME, DC SBOE, Office of the Student Advocate, Office of the Ombudsman for Public Education, and EmpowerK12. Their review in no way indicates an endorsement of this report, and all errors are the responsibility of the D.C. Policy Center authors.