Established in 1805 in Washington, DC, DC Public Schools (DCPS) are committed to providing a world-class education to students at every level. DCPS operates 117 schools across the District of Columbia and serves over 51,000 students. It has over 4,000 teachers who are holding great expectations for each student and has 109 principals who are creating positive school communities focusing on academic achievement. DC Public Schools has over 2,900 classroom aides, custodians, counselors, social workers, and other support staff that offer a healthy, nurturing, and safe environment to the students. Students across DCPS actively take part in improving and challenging experiences that boost their learning both inside and outside of the classroom. DC Public Schools always attracts and retains dynamic teachers who vest their focus on excellence and are passionate about honing their craft. Along with their base salaries, DCPS teachers have an opportunity to earn bonuses through IMPACT.