A Growing Movement: Americas Largest Charter School Communities, identifies communities with the highest enrollment share and largest number of students attending public charter schools, as well as communities where charter school enrollment growth is the strongest.
The latest data on public charter school enrollment demonstrate once again that public charter schools are the fastest-growing sector of public education in the United States. Over the past five years, student enrollment in public charter schools has grown by 80 percent.
For the past 20 years, the public charter school movement has been a leader in innovation and education reform.
As we approach the 20th anniversary of the opening of our nation's first charter school, these innovative schools are providing significant public educational options for parents and students in an increasing number of communities.
Charter schools have never had the opportunity we have now. In addition to ongoing support from the U.S. Department of Education and Obama Administration, a number of films focused on Americas education crisis have brought national attention to the promise of charter schools.
Public charter schools presence in K-12 schooling continues to grow. In fact, charters now enroll more than one in five public school students (22%) in 14 communities including major cities like Detroit, St. Louis, and Kansas City.