Great District

District of Columbia Public Schools

Washington, District of Columbia

Suggested Citation:
National Council on Teacher Quality. (2018). District of Columbia Public Schools. Teacher Contract Database. [Data set].
Retrieved from: https://www.nctq.org/contract-database/district/District-of-Columbia-Public-Schools
  • 105th

    largest school district
    in the country

    updated 02/09/2018**
  • $55k

    starting salary

    updated 10/17/2018
  • $114k

    max salary

    updated 10/17/2018
  • no tenure policy

    years to tenure

    updated 09/26/2017
  • 182

    days in student
    school year

    updated 09/25/2017
  • 196

    days in teacher
    school year

    updated 09/25/2017
  • 47,670

    students

    updated 02/09/2018**
  • 3,878

    teachers

    updated 02/09/2018**
  • 77%

    free/reduced lunch

    updated 02/09/2018**

Labor context

updated 12/15/2016
  • District is operating under a current contract.
  • State requires collective bargaining by school districts if a majority of teachers vote for union representation.
  • Teachers are AFT union members.

Student Demographics

updated 02/09/2018**

*N/A indicates the issue was not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents.
**School district teacher count, enrollment, and demographic data is from the 2015-2016 school year, sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics.

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