Elementary Schools in Center City PCS


The Center City PCS district in Washington, D.C. operates 6 elementary schools that serve students from diverse backgrounds. While the schools share a common district, the data reveals notable differences in their academic performance and student demographics.

The standout schools in the district are Center City PCS - Congress Heights, which ranks 45th out of 128 D.C. elementary schools and has the strongest math and ELA proficiency rates, Center City PCS - Shaw, which has a history of strong performance and high ELA proficiency, and Center City PCS - Brightwood, which has the highest math proficiency rates in the district. In contrast, Center City PCS - Capitol Hill lags behind the other schools in academic outcomes.

The data also reveals that simply spending more money per student, as seen at Center City PCS - Trinidad, does not necessarily translate to better student performance. Additionally, the schools with the highest percentages of African American students, such as Congress Heights and Trinidad, perform relatively well compared to the district averages, challenging the common narrative that schools with majority minority populations automatically struggle academically. Overall, the Center City PCS district offers a range of academic experiences, with some schools standing out for their strong performance and others having room for improvement.

District Detail

 900 2nd Street NE Suite 221
Washington, DC 20011

 (202) 723-3322

SchoolDigger Rank:
17th of 47 District Of Columbia districts

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Grades served: PK, KG-8
Students: 1,408

Primary Schools: 6
Middle Schools: 0
High Schools: 0
Alternative Schools: 0

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the OSSE DC Office of the State Superindendent of Education.

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