We reviewed 21,035 U.S. public high schools; nine D.C. schools made our rankings. View Rankings
To receive a District of Columbia high school diploma, students must earn 24 credits in specific courses, including music, D.C. history and world languages. Washington, D.C. students must also complete 100 hours of community service and pass exams in the D.C. Comprehensive Assessment System. Students who want to show off their science and technology skills can check out the D.C. STEM Fair. For more information, visit the District of Columbia Public Schools website.
In the nation's capital, there are two gold medal schools, two silver and five bronze medal schools ranked in the 2013 U.S. News Best High Schools rankings. All schools are located in the District of Columbia Public Schools.
Top Ranked DC Schools
To be eligible for a state ranking, a school must be awarded a national gold or silver medal.#1
2130 G ST NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20037#2
800 EUCLID ST NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20001#3
3500 R ST NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20007#4
151 T ST NE, WASHINGTON, DC 20002
Other Notable DC Schools
These schools were awarded a national bronze medal. They are listed alphabetically.
3701 HAYNES ST NE, WASHINGTON, DC 20019
4300 C ST SE, WASHINGTON, DC 20019
1901 INDEPENDENCE AV SE, WASHINGTON, DC 20003
2427 MARTIN LUTHER K JR AV SE, WASHINGTON, DC 20020
1920 BLADENSHURG RD NE, WASHINGTON, DC 20002
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DC by the Numbers
Districts 18 High Schools 39 Full-Time Teachers 1,676 Students Enrolled 19,332
- Nearby Districts
The Fairfax County Public Schools include 30 high schools that serve 59,361 students.
The Montgomery County Public Schools includes 30 high schools that serve 45,255 students.
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