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DC's Public Charter Schools: A school reform that works for DC's most underserved childrenCharter schools are independent public schools that are free to innovate and are held accountable for improved student performance.
Increasingly popular among District parents and childrenDistrict public charter schools now educate 41 percent of public school children in Washington, D.C.--a higher share than any other big city except New Orleans. The first D.C. public charter schools enrolled 160 students in 1996. Today, over 32,000 students are enrolled at 93 campuses.
In every corner of the DistrictToday, public charter schools can be found in every quadrant of the city: Septima Clark in Southeast; Appletree Early Learning Institute in Southwest; Two Rivers PCS in Northeast; E.L. Haynes in Northwest.