Common questions

What is the number 1 high school in DC?

What is the number 1 high school in DC?

2021’s Best Public High Schools in D.C.

Overall Rank* High School Total Score
1 School Without Walls High School 72.04
2 Washington Latin Public Charter School Upper School 66.21
3 Benjamin Banneker Academy High School 64.00
4 Ellington School of the Arts 62.68

Is Duke Ellington a college?

Duke Ellington School of the Arts is the only high school in the District of Columbia that combines a full college-preparatory curriculum with intensive pre-professional arts training.

What are the top high schools in Washington DC?

Alexandria’s Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology and DC’s Georgetown Day School are the best public and private high schools in the Washington area, respectively, according to a new ranking.

What Ward is Duke Ellington in?

Ward 2

Duke Ellington School of the Arts
Established 1974
School district District of Columbia Public Schools Ward 2
Principal Sandi Logan
CEO Tia Powell Harris

Why are the Arts important in DC public schools?

Arts education in DC Public Schools cultivates students’ ability to create and empowers them to use their voice with courage. DCPS Arts develops the critical problem solving and communication skills of students that are vital in creating today’s complex society.

What does DCPS stand for in Performing Arts?

DCPS Music & Performing Arts Festival – a collaboration with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts that provides any DCPS ensemble the opportunity to perform at the Kennedy Center for peers, friends, family, and adjudicators

What does Washington Performing Arts Honors Ensembles do?

DCPS Honors Ensembles – a collaboration with Washington Performing Arts, The Washington Chorus, and The Children’s Chorus of Washington that brings top performing students together to create a yearly themed concert on a transformational topic.

When did Washington Performing Arts launch DC keys?

DC Keys – a collaboration with Washington Performing Arts and launched in 2017, DC Keys is an instructional model that places the keyboard as the central instrument of instruction in DCPS music classrooms.