DC Preppies are soaring academically, far outpacing their peers in other public schools, and putting us ever closer to bridging the educational divide in Washington.

DC Prep’s Results at a Glance

DC Prep's incredibly talented and dedicated team members have created a rigorous, stimulating, and joyful learning environment and it shows: Our students are thriving!

In August 2016, DC elected officials publicly released the citywide latest PARCC results and, comparatively speaking, we are excited to share that, for the fifth year running, DC Prep is the highest-performing network of public charter schools citywide!

As we have anticipated, given PARCC’s increased rigor, proficiency rates are still much lower in year two of the PARCC administration than they were on the DC CAS. We still have work to do; PARCC sets a higher bar for student learning. With these scoring levels, the city’s results show approximately a quarter of students scoring proficient. Including the students who scored 3+ increases proficiency raises to about 50%.

Overall, DC Prep students demonstrated solid performance in both ELA and Math compared to their peers across the city.

Our performance in serving low-income students continues to be strong. DC Prep as an LEA (or organization), compared to all other LEAs in Washington, has the highest combined ELA and Math proficiency for the economically disadvantaged students.

Our Preppies, their families, and our incredibly talented team members at each campus have done amazing work, and we have more hard work ahead to continue to ramp up the rigor in the years to come. Our goal remains to provide the very best education possible to students in Washington, DC.

For additional 2016 PARCC information, as well as information on citywide OSSE materials, click here.

To read more about how the public charter sector performed on the 2016 PARCC assessment compared to traditional public schools citywide, click here.


What our Leaders are Saying

“The words that come to mind when I think of my relationship with DC Prep are commitment, creativity, and flexibility.”
MaryKate Hughes, Director of Curriculum and Instruction; 2006 Milken Educator Award Winner