This morning, the District of Columbia unveiled a new DC School Report Card, an interactive website for parents and families with common information about all public schools in our city, both DC Public Schools and charter schools. The Report Card site includes profiles for each school with data and information about academics, school environment, teacher information, school programming, and more.

The stated goal of the DC School Report Card is to “provide transparent and accessible information to parents and families in the District, all in one place.” Included on the site is each school’s rating on the new School Transparency and Reporting (STAR) Framework. Each school receives a one- through five-star rating based on various information, from attendance to graduation rates to PARCC score growth.

The report card, STAR Framework, and “user-friendly” website are all requirements under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), signed into law in December, 2015. The work to meet the legal requirements was led by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), DC’s state education agency, with feedback from parents, educators and community members.

The report card is designed to offer additional ways for parents and community members to engage with schools. You can access the data and information for Washington Latin by visiting There are separate profiles for our middle school, which received a four-star rating and our upper school, which received a five-star rating. There are some mistakes that we observed in reviewing our school profile and we are hoping to address these with OSSE. Still, we are proud of this external recognition of the fine work that we are doing on behalf of our students. Washington Latin is one of six high schools in the city earning a five-star rating and the only five-star school in Ward 4.

The report card does reveal areas for further work for our school. These are areas already receiving attention from our leadership team. We look forward to providing updates on the initiatives we have put in place to make progress. If you have questions, concerns or suggestions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.