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New rankings show Washington's top-rated and most-improved charter high schools

New rankings show Washington's top-rated and most-improved charter high schools
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By Hoodline - Published on August 20, 2019.

How do the charter high schools in Washington stack up?

We analyzed newly released data from Niche.com — including comprehensive report cards, rankings and reviews — to find out how schools in your area are performing and which have made the biggest leaps over the past year.

E.L. Haynes Public Charter School - Kansas Avenue Campus's overall rating improved the most among similar schools in Washington, rising from a B to a B+, according to data from Niche.

For the 2019-2020 school year, the school, located at 4501 Kansas Ave. NW, enrolls 450 students. E.L. Haynes Public Charter School - Kansas Avenue Campus serves a diverse population: 48% of students identify as Hispanic and 47% identify as black. Niche gave the school mixed grades: B- on an A-D scale for academics, A- for administration and A for clubs and activities.

The overall ranking comes from Niche's proprietary algorithms. A school's ranking might change due to many factors, including the relative rankings of similar schools and whether a school gained or lost peers due to openings or closings. Other numbers come from current public data from the U.S. government.

Academically, 22% of E.L. Haynes Public Charter School - Kansas Avenue Campus's students scored as proficient or above in math, and 32% did so in reading. That's compared to city averages of 12% in math and 20% in reading.

While some charter high schools in Washington are moving up the ranks, others are consistently top-rated overall, including:

  • Washington Latin Public Charter School - High School, with an overall rating of A.
  • Friendship Public Charter School Technology Preparatory Academy High School, with a B rating overall.
  • KIPP DC - College Prep Public Charter School, rated B- overall.

Want more of the latest intel on Washington schools? Hoodline also analyzed the latest Niche ratings for the city's public high schools.


This story was created automatically using data from Niche.com, then reviewed by an editor before publication. Click here for more about how and why Hoodline is automating local news. Got thoughts about what we're doing? Go here to share your feedback.