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So D.C.’s schools are improving: In the past year, D.C. Public Schools and public charter school students averaged a 3.9 percent increase in math proficiency and a 4.1 percent increase in reading proficiency, according to the 2013 District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System. Those are the biggest gains in the system since 2008.

“Our approach, with great educators in every building and strong curriculum in all our schools, is working and we’re on the right track,” said DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson at the CAS rollout this morning. “I’m very proud of our progress, I’m encouraged by our gains, and I’m excited for the work ahead.”

But how are students actually performing? At some schools, quite well; at others, still very poorly. You can scour the data on the Office of the State Superintendent of Education’s website. If you fear chart fatigue, here’s a list of the top 10 and bottom 10 schools by math and reading proficiency:

Math: 1. Benjamin Banneker High School: 100 percent 2. Mamie D. Lee School*: 100 3. School Without Walls: 97.3 4. Sharpe Health School*: 95 5. Janney Elementary School: 92.5 6. Lafayette Elementary School: 92.2 7. DC Prep Public Charter School, Edgewood Middle Campus: 91.6 8. McKinley Tech: 91.1 9. Key Elementary School: 89.9 10. Mann Elementary School: 89.5

Reading: 1. Mamie D. Lee School*: 100 2. School Without Walls: 99.3 3. Benjamin Banneker High School: 96.1 4. Janney Elementary School: 94.2 5. Mann Elementary School: 91.6 6. Key Elementary School: 91.3 7. Lafayette Elementary School: 90.1 8. Sharpe Health School*: 90 9. St. Colletta*: 85.2 10. Ross Elementary School: 83

Math: 1. Washington Metropolitan High School: 5.2 2. Luke Moore Alternative High School: 7.5 3. Drew Elementary School: 12 4. Maya Angelou Evans Campus Public Charter School: 12.7 5. Moten Elementary School: 12.8 6. Aiton Elementary School: 13 7. Prospect Learning Center*: 16.2 8. Dunbar High School: 16.8 9. Ferebee Hope Elementary School: 17.1 10. Spingarn High School: 17.2

Reading: 1. Prospect Learning Center*: 10.8 2. Luke Moore Alternative High School: 11.3 3. Ballou High School: 13.4 4. Moten Elementary School: 14.5 5. Patterson Elementary: 15 6. Garfield Elementary School: 15.6 7. Options Public Charter School: 15.8 8. Drew Elementary School: 16 9. Hendley Elementary School: 17.1 10. Booker T. Washington Public Charter School: 17.5

* designates schools for students with disabilities.

Photo by Darrow Montgomery