DCPS School Scorecard 

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What is the DCPS school scorecard?

The purpose of the scorecard is to give parents, students and community members in the District of Columbia a clear, objective picture of school performance. 

By incorporating multiple measures of school quality into one tool, the scorecard presents a unique opportunity to compare schools’ strengths and weaknesses across the District. The metrics within the Scorecard are aligned to the Effective Schools Framework and include information that parents have identified as vital to decision-making about their child’s school. These include school safety and culture, student achievement and student growth.

With a few exceptions, data are displayed for the previous two school years so school performance can be tracked over time. District averages for similar schools are displayed when available.

Download the Scorecard User Guide »

Who should use the scorecard and how?

The scorecard will be useful to students, their families, the community at-large and school leadership and staff.  Here are a few suggestions for using the scorecard:

 Students and families  School administrators and staff
  Compare schools’ performance in advance of the Out-of-Boundary lottery each year   Distribute print copies of the scorecard during Back to-School Night and other parent events
  Review each high school’s profile to choose the right school for your secondary experience   Discuss areas for improvement with school staff at faculty meetings
  Highlight successes when fundraising for various school events   Present the scorecard with your Comprehensive School Plan to your Local School Advisory Team
  Talk about the scorecard with your student’s teacher during parent-teacher conferences   Highlight successes on your school website
  Discuss the scorecard with other parents at community meetings  

Where do I access the scorecard?

Scorecards are available in print and online beginning Monday, January 9, 2012. On this date, students will bring home a copy of their school’s scorecard. Parents seeking to view scorecards online, download a PDF scorecard or compare schools using the DCPS online web tool should visit dcps.dc.gov/profiles.

Contact Us

If you have any questions and/or comments about this initiative, please contact:

Questions about the scorecard can be directed to:

Naomi Watson
Deputy Chief, Data and Strategy
Office of Data and Strategy
naomi.watson@dc.gov
(202) 719-6637

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