National Charter School Facts

First Charter School Opened 1992

3,035,048

Charter Students

6,958

Charter Schools

44

States With Charter Laws

1,013

Authorizers

432

Management Orgs
Charter Student Enrollment & Number of Charter Schools
By Year
Charter Student Enrollment
Free or Reduced Price Lunch Eligibility, 2014-15
Charter Schools
By Locale, 2014-15
Charter Student Enrollment
By Race/Ethnicity, 2014-15
Top 10 States
By Charter Student Enrollment, 2016-17
Rank State Charter Students
1.California606,519
2.Texas333,980
3.Florida282,029
4.Arizona182,230
5.Pennsylvania132,206
6.New York128,518
7.Colorado116,625
8.Ohio115,599
9.Michigan104,121
10.North Carolina93,246
Top 10 Management Organizations
By Charter Student Enrollment, 2014-15
Rank Management Org. Charter Students
1.K12, Inc.84,637
2.Academica75,278
3.KIPP Foundation71,020
4.Charter Schools USA64,706
5.National Heritage Academies56,179
6.Connections Academy55,406
7.Imagine Schools31,858
8.Harmony Public Schools31,325
9.IDEA Public Schools29,335
10.Uplift Education16,508
Top 10 School Districts
By Charter Student Enrollment, 2016-17
Rank School District Charter Students
1.Los Angeles Unf162,440
2.New York City Public Schools102,411
3.Philadelphia City Sd63,321
4.Dade62,277
5.Houston Isd62,275
6.Broward46,601
7.Orleans Parish School Board43,089
8.District Of Columbia Public...36,052
9.Dallas Isd33,879
10.Columbus City School District29,353