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Best High Schools
in District of Columbia

We reviewed 31,242 U.S. public high schools; eight 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 four bronze medal schools ranked in the 2014 U.S. News Best High Schools rankings. Both gold medal 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

School Without Walls High School

2130 G ST NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20037

#2

Benjamin Banneker Academic High School

800 EUCLID ST NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20001

#3

Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter School

2427 MARTIN LUTHER K JR AV SE, WASHINGTON, DC 20020

#4

Mckinley Technology High School

151 T ST NE, WASHINGTON, DC 20002

Other Notable DC Schools

These schools were awarded a national bronze medal. They are listed alphabetically.

Capital City Upper Public Charter School

3029 14TH ST NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20009

Phelps Architecture Construction & Engineering High School

704 26TH ST NE, WASHINGTON, DC 20002

Seed Public Charter School

4300 C ST SE, WASHINGTON, DC 20019

Washington Math Science Tech Public Charter School

1920 BLADENSHURG RD NE, WASHINGTON, DC 20002

See complete District of Columbia High School Rankings

DC by the Numbers
Districts 15
High Schools 33
Full-Time Teachers 1,443
Students Enrolled 17,304

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