DCPS Proposed School Closures – Impact to Walkable Communities?

We wanted to see how the proposed DCPS consolidation plan would impact the ability of students affected by the closures to be able to attend a school within a 1 mile walk.

We reached out DC Action for Children and they (thank you, Kate Kairys!) built the following map (super quickly!), which show all DC Public Schools, as well as a one mile radius around those proposed for closure.  It helps to see actual impact on a map. Check out DC Kids Count 2012 Databook Tools and Maps for a rich data about DC children and resources available to them (from school performance, to assets like grocery stores and libraries) where they live.

What do you see? How will this impact your community?

DCPS Proposed School Closures, 2012 by DC KIDS COUNT