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Total enrollment in District schools, including charter schools, is up 2 percent.
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Total enrollment in District schools, including charter schools, is up 2 percent.

A new audit shows enrollment in D.C. public schools dropped slightly this year. Total enrollment in the entire school system is up, however, because of the growing popularity of the city's public charter schools.

D.C. Mayor Gray says he believes the latest figures from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education show DCPS enrollment has finally, as he puts it, stabilized: "Because there were so many years were there just precipitous drops, so I think using the term stabilize is the right term and we hope that it will continue to go up."

The largest gains in enrollment for both traditional public schools and charters were in pre-kindergarten and the early grades. Likewise the most significant  losses took place at the high school level.

Overall, total enrollment in the school system increased by 2 percent.

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