Washington DC

One of the most visited cities in the world

Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as D.C.; Washington; or The District, is the capital of the United States. Washington, D.C. is located in the mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. East Coast. The District is bordered by Montgomery County, Maryland to the northwest; Prince George’s County, Maryland to the east; Arlington County, Virginia to the south; and Alexandria, Virginia to the west. Washington, D.C. is a planned city. The architecture of Washington varies greatly. Six of the top 10 buildings in the American Institute of Architects’ 2007 ranking of “America’s Favorite Architecture” are in the District of Columbia: the White House, the Washington National Cathedral, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, the United States Capitol, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The neoclassical, Georgian, gothic, and modern architectural styles are all reflected among those six structures and many other prominent edifices in Washington.

Washington has a growing, diversified economy with an increasing percentage of professional and business service jobs. The District’s gross state product in 2018-Q2 was $141 billion. The Washington Metropolitan Area’s gross product was $435 billion in 2014, making it the sixth-largest metropolitan economy in the United States. Tourism is Washington’s second-largest industry. Approximately 18.9 million visitors contributed an estimated $4.8 billion to the local economy in 2012. The District also hosts nearly 200 foreign embassies and international organizations such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Organization of American States, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the Pan American Health Organization. In 2008, the foreign diplomatic corps in Washington employed about 10,000 people and contributed an estimated $400 million annually to the local economy.

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As the seat of the United States federal government and several international organizations, Washington is an important world political capital. The city, located on the Potomac River bordering Maryland and Virginia, is one of the most visited cities in the world, with more than 20 million tourists annually. Washington has a growing, diversified economy with an increasing percentage of professional and business service jobs. The National Mall is a large, open park in downtown Washington between the Lincoln Memorial and the United States Capitol. Given its prominence, the mall is often the location of political protests, concerts, festivals, and presidential inaugurations. Directly south of the mall, the Tidal Basin features rows of Japanese cherry blossom trees that originated as gifts from the nation of Japan. The Smithsonian Institution is an educational foundation chartered by Congress in 1846 that maintains most of the nation's official museums and galleries in Washington, D.C. The U.S. government partially funds the Smithsonian and its collections are open to the public free of charge. The National Gallery of Art is on the National Mall near the Capitol and features works of American and European art. Washington is one of 13 cities in the United States with teams from all four major professional men's sports and is home to one major professional women's team

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RATING* SCHOOL NAME GRADES SCHOOL TYPE
N/A Kipp Dc - Lead Academy Pcs Preschool - Kindergarten Public
2 Seaton Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
4 Center City Pcs - Shaw Preschool - 8th Grade Public
5 Hyde-Addison Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
2 Friendship Pcs Armstrong Preschool - 5th Grade Public
1 Walker-Jones Education Campus Preschool - 8th Grade Public
3 Cleveland Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
2 Thomson Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
5 Ross Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
N/A Briya Public Charter School Preschool - Adult - Other Public
1 Garrison Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
3 Meridian Pcs Preschool - 8th Grade Public
4 H.d. Cooke Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
N/A Appletree Early Learning Center - Columbia Heights Preschool - Preschool Public
4 Inspired Teaching Demonstration Pcs Preschool - 4th Grade Public
5 Stoddert Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
3 Raymond Education Campus Preschool - 8th Grade Public
3 Bruce-Monroe Elementary School @ Park View Preschool - 5th Grade Public
2 Tubman Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
4 Mundo Verde Bilingual Pcs Preschool - 3Rd Grade Public
5 Mann Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
5 Key Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
5 Janney Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
4 Kipp Dc Lead Academy 1St Grade - 1St Grade Public
N/A Fillmore Arts Center Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
3 Kipp Dc Pcs: Will Academy 5th Grade - 8th Grade Public
5 Basis Dc Public Charter School 5th Grade - 12th Grade Public
5 Hardy Middle School 6th Grade - 8th Grade Public
3 E.l. Haynes Pcs - Georgia Avenue 5th Grade - 8th Grade Public
N/A Layc Youthbuild Public Charter School 10th Grade - Adult - Other Public
2 Cesar Chavez Pcs For Public Policy - Chavez Prep Middle School 6th Grade - 9th Grade Public
4 Columbia Heights Education Campus 6th Grade - 12th Grade Public
5 Deal Middle School 6th Grade - 8th Grade Public
1 Dunbar High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
5 Benjamin Banneker Academic High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/A Washington Metropolitan High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
1 Cardozo Education Campus 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
4 Duke Ellington School Of The Arts 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
4 Woodrow Wilson High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/A Gonzaga College High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A St. Augustine School Preschool - 8th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A Our Lady Of Victory School Preschool - 8th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A Holy Trinity Catholic School Preschool - 8th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A Sacred Heart School Preschool - 8th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A Annunciation Catholic School Preschool - 8th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A Just Us Kids Inc Preschool - Preschool Private/Charter
N/A The School For Ethics And Global Leadership 11th Grade - 11th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Emerson Preparatory School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/A The River School Preschool - 3Rd Grade Private/Charter
N/A The Lab School Of Washington 1St Grade - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/A The Children's House Of Washington Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/A Georgetown Montessori School Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/A British School Of Washington Preschool - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/A St. Patrick's Episcopal Day School Preschool - 8th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Field School 6th Grade - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/A The French Maternal School Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/A Sidwell Friends School Preschool - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Georgetown Day School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Beauvoir - The National Cathedral Elementary School Preschool - 3Rd Grade Private/Charter
N/A St. Albans School 4th Grade - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/A National Cathedral School 4th Grade - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/A National Presbyterian School Preschool - 6th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Psychiatric Inst Of Washington (Sped) 3Rd Grade - 7th Grade Private/Charter
* School data provided by National Center for Education Statistics, Pitney Bowes, and GreatSchools. Intended for reference only. GreatSchools Ratings compare a school’s test performance to statewide results. To verify enrollment eligibility, contact the school or district directly.