I've created a poll for folks to help me get my head around all of DC's middle school options. We live in a city that has all but done away with neighborhood schools and we have been very lucky in the lottery so we have several options.
Please vote, ask questions, share concerns and etc. so I can broaden my thoughts on helping DC pick a school.
One thing to consider is that DC has fairly standard test scores, academics. Many of the best highschool options in our area are merit based. Because of that we are factoring the schools that go from 6-12 with a bit more importance that we we would otherwise.