Charter Schools

Failed D.C. Public School Reopens as a Charter

More than 40 percent of district students attend charters


M.C. Terrell-McGogney Elementary, one of 13 traditional D.C. schools that closed in June for low enrollment, is slated to reopen in the fall as Somerset Preparatory Academy Public Charter School.

The summertime conversion of the Southeast Washington school underscores the District's tilt toward fast-growing charters, which enroll more than 40 percent of the city's students.

Somerset Preparatory Academy is one of four new charters opening in the District this August. The first D.C. school in a charter network operating across Florida, Texas, Arizona and California, it will enroll about 200 students this year in grades six through eight.