DC Bilingual PCS

Summary:

DC Bilingual PCS is a high-performing elementary public charter school in Washington, DC, serving 530 students in grades PK-5 with a diverse student population. The school consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in the district, receiving a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger and outperforming the district average in both mathematics and English Language Arts (ELA) proficiency.

One of the key factors that sets DC Bilingual PCS apart is its racial diversity. While the school has a significant Hispanic population (45.66%), it also has a sizable White (32.08%) and African American (18.11%) student body, which is unique in the surrounding area. Additionally, the school has a relatively low student-teacher ratio, ranging from 7.9 to 9.1 over the past three school years, lower than many nearby schools. DC Bilingual PCS also performs well across various student subgroups, including Hispanic, White, and English Language Learner students, indicating its ability to effectively support a diverse student population.

Over the past decade, DC Bilingual PCS has steadily improved its academic performance and ranking within the District of Columbia, suggesting the school has implemented effective instructional strategies and supports to help students succeed. Given the proximity of several other high-performing charter schools, such as Capital City PCS - Lower School and Sela PCS, there may be opportunities for DC Bilingual PCS to collaborate and share best practices, further enhancing educational outcomes for students in the area.


Detail:

Public, Charter PK, KG-5

 33 Riggs Road NE
       Washington, DC  20011


(202) 750-6674

District: DC Bilingual PCS

SchoolDigger Rank:
19th of 128 District Of Columbia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $25,965 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  8.3 Help
Number of students:  530

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
45.7%
White:
32.1%
African American:
18.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  0% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details DC Bilingual PCS ranks better than 85.2% of elementary schools in District Of Columbia. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 80.45. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at DC Bilingual PCS is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (45.7%), White (32.1%), African American (18.1%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at DC Bilingual PCS is 8.3. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at DC Bilingual PCS is $25,965.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

DC Bilingual PCS:

SchoolDigger ranks DC Bilingual PCS 19th of 128 District Of Columbia public elementary schools. (See DC Bilingual PCS in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks DC Bilingual PCS 7th of 47 District Of Columbia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for DC Bilingual PCS

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Rank History for all students at DC Bilingual PCS

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 33.19 76th 111 31.5%
2011 50.72 42nd 111 62.2%
2012 61.82 35th 112 68.8%
2014 72.72 28th 109 74.3%
2015 58.79 26th 97 73.2%
2016 66.97 26th 99 73.7%
2017 52.59 41st 108 62.0%
2018 46.74 57th 120 52.5%
2019 51.62 53rd 122 56.6%
2022 70.42 21st 97 78.4%
2023 80.45 19th 128 85.2%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at DC Bilingual PCS

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 28.11 19th 25 24.0%
2019 40.91 16th 25 36.0%
2022 60.27 4th 21 81.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at DC Bilingual PCS

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 71.61 9th 45 80.0%
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Rank History for Female students at DC Bilingual PCS

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.62 54th 110 50.9%
2019 49.87 53rd 117 54.7%
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Rank History for At Risk students at DC Bilingual PCS

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 45.30 44th 90 51.1%
2019 68.33 19th 91 79.1%
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Rank History for Male students at DC Bilingual PCS

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.18 51st 113 54.9%
2019 53.18 43rd 113 61.9%
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Rank History for African American students at DC Bilingual PCS

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 47.32 52nd 106 50.9%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at DC Bilingual PCS

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 44.63 15th 29 48.3%
2019 41.54 19th 30 36.7%
2023 58.28 3rd 22 86.4%
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Rank History for White students at DC Bilingual PCS

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 76.60 5th 25 80.0%
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Data source: test scores: OSSE DC Office of the State Superindendent of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

DC Bilingual PCS Test Scores
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Data source: OSSE DC Office of the State Superindendent of Education

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Enrollment information for DC Bilingual PCS

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2005 2 29 0 89 0 n/a n/a 0 120
2006 6 34 0 126 0 n/a n/a 0 166
2007 10 36 11 137 0 n/a n/a 0 194
2008 22 45 1 152 0 n/a n/a 0 220
2009 22 52 2 208 1 n/a n/a 1 286
2010 11 40 0 276 0 n/a n/a 27 354
2011 17 46 2 300 0 0 1 0 366
2012 22 36 0 289 0 0 6 0 353
2013 18 31 0 286 0 1 3 0 339
2014 20 46 0 313 0 0 6 0 385
2015 28 38 1 296 1 0 0 0 364
2016 83 73 2 225 11 0 9 0 403
2017 33 74 3 291 3 1 5 0 410
2018 46 78 4 301 1 0 10 0 440
2019 65 90 2 274 1 1 11 0 444
2020 70 99 2 270 1 0 11 0 453
2021 109 100 4 256 0 0 9 0 478
2022 152 82 5 242 0 0 9 0 490
2023 170 96 3 242 0 0 19 0 530

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at DC Bilingual PCS

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 120 12.0 10.0 79.2
2006 166 16.0 10.4 n/a
2007 194 26.0 7.5 64.4
2008 220 n/a n/a 81.4
2009 286 28.0 10.2 70.9
2010 354 n/a n/a 90.2
2011 366 46.0 7.9 82.8
2012 353 40.0 8.8 83.6
2013 339 39.0 8.6 62.2
2014 385 41.0 9.3 99.2
2015 364 43.0 8.4 35.7
2016 403 49.0 8.2 0
2017 410 48.0 8.5 n/a
2018 440 45.0 9.7 n/a
2019 444 46.3 9.5 n/a
2020 453 49.0 9.2 n/a
2021 478 52.0 9.1 n/a
2022 490 62.0 7.9 n/a
2023 530 63.5 8.3 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio DC Bilingual PCS

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 120 12.0 10.0 79.2
2006 166 16.0 10.4 n/a
2007 194 26.0 7.5 64.4
2008 220 n/a n/a 81.4
2009 286 28.0 10.2 70.9
2010 354 n/a n/a 90.2
2011 366 46.0 7.9 82.8
2012 353 40.0 8.8 83.6
2013 339 39.0 8.6 62.2
2014 385 41.0 9.3 99.2
2015 364 43.0 8.4 35.7
2016 403 49.0 8.2 0
2017 410 48.0 8.5 n/a
2018 440 45.0 9.7 n/a
2019 444 46.3 9.5 n/a
2020 453 49.0 9.2 n/a
2021 478 52.0 9.1 n/a
2022 490 62.0 7.9 n/a
2023 530 63.5 8.3 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for DC Bilingual PCS

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2020 $2,938 (11.6%) $22,447 (88.4%) $25,385
2021 $1,449 (7.0%) $19,349 (93.0%) $20,798
2022 $3,048 (11.7%) $22,916 (88.3%) $25,965

Data source: District Of Columbia Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on DC Bilingual PCS

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 53rd of 122 Elementary schoolsRanks 19th of 128 Elementary schools
 28.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (DC Bilingual PCS)27.228.3
 1.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (DC Bilingual PCS)27.228.3
 1.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (District Of Columbia)41.830.6
 11.2%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (DC Bilingual PCS)36.337
 0.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (DC Bilingual PCS)36.337
 0.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (District Of Columbia)33.126.1
 7%
4th Grade Mathematics (DC Bilingual PCS)24.258.8
 34.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (DC Bilingual PCS)23.458.8
 35.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (District Of Columbia)38.529.2
 9.3%
4th Grade English Language Arts (DC Bilingual PCS)38.764.7
 26%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (DC Bilingual PCS)37.564.7
 27.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (District Of Columbia)38.234.7
 3.5%
5th Grade Mathematics (DC Bilingual PCS)46.144.7
 1.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (DC Bilingual PCS)4544.7
 0.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (District Of Columbia)32.425.4
 7%
5th Grade English Language Arts (DC Bilingual PCS)46.155.3
 9.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (DC Bilingual PCS)4555.3
 10.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (District Of Columbia)35.533.7
 1.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students444530
 19.4%
African American9096
 6.7%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian23
 50%
Hispanic274242
 11.7%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White65170
 161.5%
Two or More Races1119
 72.7%


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Students at DC Bilingual PCS are 46% Hispanic, 32% White, 18% African American, 4% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 530 students attended DC Bilingual PCS.

DC Bilingual PCS ranks 19th of 128 District Of Columbia elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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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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