Data Shows High School Graduation Rates in Ward 6

by Andrew Ramonas March 17, 2015 at 11:50 am 1 Comment

Capitol Hill campus of the Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools for Public Policy (Photo via

New data from the city shows how many local high school students got their cap and gown last summer.

The Capitol Hill campus of Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools for Public Policy had the highest graduation rate of any high school in Ward 6 where administrators reported stats to the D.C. Office of the State Superintendent of Education.

The school at 709 12th Street SE saw 66 percent of its students graduate in 2014, according to a report by the D.C. Office of Revenue Analysis.

Of the 31 schools that reported data on their graduation rates, 17 schools gave a greater percentage of their students diplomas than Cesar Chavez did. The school had 380 students in the 2013-2014 school year.

Options Public Charter School was the only other Ward 6 school to report its graduation rate. With 49 percent of its students graduating, the school at 1375 E St. NE came in at No. 24 on the citywide list. Eastern High School and Richard Wright Public Charter School for Journalism and Media Arts in Ward 6 didn’t submit information on their graduation rates.

The Benjamin Banneker Academic High School in Northwest had the highest graduation rate District wide, with 100 percent of its students receiving diplomas. At 32 percent, the Hospitality High School in Northwest had the lowest percentage of graduates.

Overall high school graduation rates for charter schools across the District fell to 68.9 percent in 2014, from 75.6 percent the previous year, WAMU reported.

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