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Evaluating the Effectiveness of Schools

The right school for your child depends on multiple factors, including location, curriculum offerings, school environment and comfort with school staff, parent engagement practices and activities, and other variables specific to the needs of your child.

In addition to the needs important for your child, you can also review data-focused information by school, such as test scores, graduation rates, and even discipline rates. Here are some links that will provide data-focused information at the school level:

Common School Lottery

The Common School Lottery is administered by MySchoolDC. The following links provide information on how to apply to schools through the lottery, frequently asked questions about the lottery process, and lottery results and waitlist information: