Two Rivers Public Charter School in Near Northeast Tops Wait List Rankings

by Andrew Ramonas April 16, 2015 at 11:40 am 3 Comments

Two Rivers Public Charter School students (Photo via Two Rivers Public Charter School)

Two Rivers Public Charter School in Near Northeast has the longest wait list in the District, new data shows.

The school at 1227 4th St. NE has 1,381 students waiting to enroll in its preschool, elementary school and middle school classes, according to a District, Measured analysis of D.C. Public Schools and the D.C. Public Charter School Board wait list numbers. Two Rivers had 516 students in the 2013-2014 school year, according to PCSB.

Brent Elementary School on Capitol Hill also has one of the District’s longest wait lists. With 880 students on the list to get into Brent, only five other schools in D.c. have longer wait lists. The school at 301 North Carolina Ave. SE has 368 students this school year, according to DCPS.

Of the 33 Capitol Hill-area schools that have wait lists, almost half have more than 100 students trying to get in. Those schools include School-Within-School (920 F St. NE), Capitol Hill Montessori (215 G St. NE) and Maury Elementary School (1250 Constitution Ave. NE.)

The wait lists, which DCPS and PCSB released last week, came after the first round of the District’s annual public school lottery. The lottery dictates which students receive admission to D.C. charter schools, out-of-boundary DCPS schools and DCPS preschool classes.

Photo via Two Rivers Public Charter School


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