A March 28, 2019 article by WAMU on D.C.’s school lottery system cited Education Policy Initiative Director Chelsea Coffin’s report on the landscape of diversity in D.C. public schools:
And for as much as the lottery is touted as a fair way to assign seats, the reality is that D.C.’s schools remain heavily segregated — in part because of how distance factors into a family’s choice on what school to pick, and also the fact that many white students still opt for private schools.
In D.C., Wards 2 and 3 — some of the most affluent parts of town — only account for a combined eight percent of public school enrollment. Wards 7 and 8, on the other hand, make up 44 percent of school enrollment.
Read more: After Five Years, Is D.C.’s School Lottery Working For Families? | WAMU
Related: Landscape of Diversity in D.C. Public Schools | D.C. Policy Center