In 2017-18, more than 7,000 charter schools enroll nearly 3.2 million students. National charter school enrollment increased by more than 150,000 students between fall 2016 and fall 2017—a five percent increase.
A Closer Look at the Charter School Movement: Schools, Students, and Management Organizations, 2015-2016
According to a new report released by the National Alliance, more than 500 new public charter schools opened in the 2014-15 school year, and an estimated 348,000 additional students are attending public charter schools when compared with the previous school year.
Each year, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools contacts state departments of education and state charter school associations to obtain lists of new and closed charter schools for the academic year. The numbers presented in this report are estimates.
Twenty years after the first charter school opened in St. Paul, MN, the sector continues to grow. Over 500 new public charter schools opened their doors for the 2012-13 school year.
As the public charter schools movement approaches the 20 year anniversary of the opening of the first charter school, the sector continues to grow. Over 500 new public charter schools opened their doors for the 2011-12 school year.
With the start of the 2009-10 academic year, over 400 new public charter schools will open their doors to students and more than 170,000 new students will be attending public charter schools.