How good are the schools in Washington, DC?

Washington encompasses 198 public elementary, middle and high schools. Washington also has 618 private schools. One hundred and fifty-seven high schools are recognized on U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools rankings.

Washington is also home to 22 colleges and/or universities, seven of which earned places on U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges rankings.

College Readiness Index

Index Score: 8.4 /10

How we calculate this.


Washington has a higher score than similarly sized metro areas.

School Stats

Total Students
356,019
Total Teachers
27,459

Student-Teacher Ratio

13:1

Data sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics and U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools rankings.

All High Schools in Washington

Data sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics and U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools rankings.