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How infrequently a student’s zoned school is changed. Fewer changes to where students are zoned means student assignment is more stable. Frequent and large boundary changes result in less assignment stability.
The public school that a student is assigned to based on their home address that they have a right to attend in K-12.
The total number of students that a school can accommodate based on the program delivered and grades offered at the school. If a school is over-utilized, then student enrollment is greater than the school’s capacity. If a school is under-utilized, the enrollment is less than total capacity.
Public schools that do not have an associated boundary or zone. These schools include public charter schools and DCPS schools such as citywide elementary schools, selective high schools, and adult, alternative, and solely special education schools.
The total number of students who attend a school or a special program.
The sequence of schools that students have a right to attend as they progress from the terminal grade of their current school. In DCPS, there are two types of feeder patterns: geographic feeder patterns and programmatic feeder patterns.
DC public charter schools are public, tuition-free, open to all students, and do not have selective entrance requirements or geographic attendance zones. Public charter schools are independent from DCPS (the traditional public school system). TheDC Public Charter School Board
(DC PCSB) oversees, but does not manage, the schools.
A geographic area that comprises residences that are assigned to a public school. If a student’s home address is inside a school’s boundary, they have a right in K-12 to attend that school. The area that makes up a school boundary is also referred to as an assignment area.
Expressed as a percentage, utilization is determined by dividing student enrollment (number of students attending) by total capacity (number of seats available).