First Lady Mrs. Obama at Capital City

“With the education you’re getting here at Capital City, you have everything you need to follow every last one of your dreams."

— Former First Lady Michelle Obama during her 2014 visit for our Senior College March to the Mailbox

Every year, the DC Public Charter School Board (PCSB) releases School Quality Reports. These are the results of an annual, multiple measure evaluation used to track school performance across the city. Our lower school and high school both achieved Tier 1 in 2017!

Lower and High School students with Tier 1 Badge

Our high school has been a Tier 1 School since 2013. Our lower school improved to Tier 1 in 2017. Our middle school scored at the high end of Tier 2 in 2017, continuing an upward trend towards Tier 1. At this rate, we are on track to reach our goal of Tier 1 for all campuses.


Capital City’s PCSB School Performance Reports for 2017 are available to download:

One measure used to evaluate school performance is PARCC. Beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) became the testing standard for Washington, D.C. The graphs below show the percentage of our students demonstrating readiness for college and careers by scoring at level 4 or above on PARCC. 

LOWER SCHOOL

LS Parcc results

Percentage of students scoring 4+ compared to
the DC state average for school year 2016-2017

Only 3rd and 4th graders are tested in the lower school.

MIDDLE SCHOOL

MS PARCC Results

Percentage of students scoring 4+ compared to
the DC state average for school year 2016-2017

HIGH SCHOOL

HS Parcc results

Percentage of students scoring 4+ compared to
the DC state average for school year 2016-2017

OTHER MEASURES OF STUDENT SUCCESS

Reenrollment rate

Families who chose to re-enroll their
child(ren) for the 2016-2017 school year

Daily attendance

Average daily attendance of students
during the 2016-2017 school year 

College acceptance

Graduating seniors accepted to
college since our 1st class in 2012

Trachtenberg Scholar winner

We have had six Posse scholars, two Trachtenberg Scholars, one Milken scholar, and many Conway scholars.

Every year, Capital City surveys its parents to ensure they are satisfied with the education we provide to their children. SCHOOL YEAR 2016-17 RESULTS:

Parent survery results

Families that reported being very
satisfied or satisfied with Capital City

Parent survery results

Families that would recommend
Capital City to other parents