Middle School students in math class. Photo courtesy of Allison Shelley/The Verbatim Agency for American Education: Images of Teachers and Students in Action

"Being a scholar at Capital City makes you feel like you are part of a community that is always pushing you to go above and beyond."

— Miguel P., Valedictorian, Class of 2015

Capital City serves over 1,000 students in PreK - 12th grade.  Our student body represents a wide range of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds and students come from every zip code in the city. 


Students served at CCPCS


Student demographics school year 2023-24


All ages of students served


Students from every Ward

Capital City is considered a Title I low-income school under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

Student demographics - percent low-income

71% come from
low-income households

Student demographics - percent special education

21% receive
special education services

Student demographics - percent English Language Learners

39% are
English Language Learners

Since our first graduating class in 2012, 100% of graduating seniors have been accepted to college. We have had Posse scholars, Trachtenberg scholars, Milken scholars, and Conway scholars. 

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Our graduates have been accepted to the following colleges and universities:
Our graduates have been accepted to the following colleges and universities:
  • Albright College
  • Arizona State University
  • Averett University
  • Boston University
  • Catholic University of America
  • Concord University
  • Cornell College
  • Davidson College
  • Delaware State University
  • Dickinson College
  • Finlandia University
  • Florida International University
  • Fortis College
  • Frostburg State University
  • Gannon University
  • George Mason University
  • George Washington University
  • Glenville State University
  • Hampton University
  • Hollins University
  • James Madison University
  • Kent State University
  • Langston University
  • LaSalle University
  • Longwood University
  • Marshall University
  • Marymount University
  • Middleburg College
  • Montgomery College
  • Morgan State University
  • Mount St. Mary’s University
  • New York University
  • Northern Virginia Community College
  • Oberlin College
  • Ohio Valley University
  • Old Dominion University
  • Penn State University
  • Potomac State College
  • Queens University of Charlotte
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Radford University
  • Roanoke College
  • Seton Hall University
  • Sewanee: University of the South
  • Shepherd University
  • Shippensburg University
  • St. Augustine College
  • St. Mary’s College of Maryland
  • St. Peter’s University
  • Susquehanna University
  • Syracuse University
  • Temple University
  • Towson University
  • Trinity Washington University
  • University of the District of Columbia
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Hartford
  • University of Maryland College Park
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • University of Rochester
  • University of Toledo
  • University of Vermont
  • University of the Virgin Islands
  • University of Wisconsin Madison
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Virginia State University
  • Virginia Union University
  • Washington State University
  • West Virginia University
  • West Virginia University – Institute of Technology
  • York College of Pennsylvania