We prepare every child for an academically and socially successful future. During our 20 years as a charter network, we have achieved significant results across student outcomes (including alumni success), quality reports, and awards and recognitions.
In our 20-year history, DC Prep has consistently been among the highest performing networks of public charter schools in our nation’s capital. Our 2023 PARCC assessment results demonstrated that DC Prep students grew at a faster pace post-pandemic than students citywide.
All DC public charter schools must undergo the accreditation process every five years to remain eligible for operation in the city. The accreditation process is conducted by an independent third-party accreditation organization to evaluate a local educational agency (LEA)’s performance against a number of performance standards evaluating leadership, learning, and resource capacity.
In its most recent accreditation review by Cognia, DC Prep earned an Index of Education Quality (IEQ) score of 387 out of a possible 400 points. The five-year average of institutions in Cognia’s accreditation network is 278-283. As a result of our exceptionally strong IEQ score, DC Prep was named a Cognia School of Distinction. This recognition is awarded to less than 10% of schools reviewed by Cognia around the world.
The DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) releases an annual assessment of school performance. The DC School Report Card is designed to provide community members and families with high-quality information and school performance data for all public schools in DC. Summative school performance scores are calculated using a number of measures.
Each year, the DC PCSB issues an overall ranking of schools’ academic and culture progress, ranking each school between Tier 1 (the highest) and Tier 3 (the lowest). All five DC Prep campuses open at the time earned a Tier 1 ranking on the 2019 School Quality Reports, the highest ranking (AMC did not open until 2020). The DC PCSB has not issued Tier rankings since 2019 due to the impact of the pandemic.