We are a data-driven school, which means that teachers use information about student performance to improve their instruction and to meet the needs of every child.


Janine Gomez
Former Lower School Principal


2014 Capital City Gains on DC-CAS

Based on student progress and performance on the DC-CAS, the District of Columbia Public Charter School Board (PCSB) named our High School a Tier 1 School for the second year in a row. The Lower and Middle schools received Tier 2 status for 2014.

At the High School, 52.8% of students were proficient in reading and 54.9% in mathematics.

At the Middle School, 51% of students were proficient in reading and 54% in mathematics.

At the Lower School, 52.3% of students were proficient in reading and 49.8% in mathematics. This represents a 10-point increase in math, a 3-point increase in reading, and a 14-point increase in composition over 2013 scores. Out of 84 charter school campuses, the LS had the 9th highest overall gains.

Beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) has replaced the District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC-CAS) as the testing standard for Washington, D.C.


Capital City’s PCSB School Performance Reports for 2014 are available to download:


To view our most recent report cards from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), along with the report cards of other schools in D.C., click here.


Healthy School Act

Learn more about the Healthy School Act here.

Capital City PCS 2014-2015 School Health Profile

Other Measures of Success

  • Average daily attendance of students exceeded 92% during 2013-2014 school year
  • Our four-year graduation rate in 2014 was 70%. The average four-year graduation rate in DC is 61%.
  • 100% of courses are taught by Highly Qualified Teachers.
  • Since our first graduating class in 2012, all graduating seniors have been accepted to college.