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As we celebrate our 20th year, DC’s charter sector remains committed to providing all students with a quality educational experience.

The charter sector share has in Take a lookmarket at some of our accomplishments overstabilized the years: recent years, while citywide public school enrollment The charter sector market share has stabilized in recent years, while citywide public school enrollment has increased. has increased. Charter market share and enrollment growth over time

As we celebrate our 20th year, DC’s charter sector remains committed to providing all students with a quality educational experience. Take a look at some of our accomplishments over the years.

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Total Citywide Enrollment

Charket market share

Graduation higher for charter school (PCS) “I chose a public charter school becauserates I valueare education. As public a product of a traditional publicstudents school, I recogacross most subgroups, as compared to traditional public schools nize that the traditional public school model was sufficient; however, I wanted more for my children. I’ve found (PS). The 2015 graduation rate for public charter school students that in the public charter sector. There were so many school options. After our research we felt comfortable was 72 percent. entering the lottery because we knew that whatever school we were assigned would be a great opportunity for our children.”

– WILL HEGWOOD, PARENT OF TWO PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL STUDENTS

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All students

Graduation rates are higher for public charter school (PCS) students across most subgroups, as compared to traditional public schools (PS). The 2015 graduation rate for public charter school students was 72 percent.

Four year graduation rate, 2014-2015

Notes: The four-year rate includes students who started high school in fall of 2011 and graduated by August 2015. Data are not shown for subgroups with fewer than 25 students.

The four-year rate includes students who started high school in fall of 2011 and graduated by August 2015. Data are not shown for subgroups with fewer Proficiency rates for DC’s public charter schools have higher growth than 25 students. than DC’s traditional public schools, the national average, and the average for large cities, as measured by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). NAEP is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America’s students know and can do in various subject areas.

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