Top 50 Cities with the Largest Number of Students in Charter Schools Facing Connectivity Challenges

This dataset is from the National Alliance Publication: Closing The Digital Divide

The top 50 cities for low connectivity account for more than 51 percent of all charter school students who face connectivity challenges. Los Angeles has the highest population of students in low‑access schools, more than 22,000 students, or almost 29 percent of all charter school students in that city. Texas has eight cities in the top 50, California has seven, and Ohio and New York each have four.

* Total enrollment represents the total number of students enrolled for in-person learning. This number does not include students enrolled in virtual schools.

Top 50 Cities with the Largest Number of Students in Charter Schools Facing Connectivity Challenges

Rank City STUDENTS WITH LOW-ACCESS TOTAL ENROLLMENT* SHARE WITH LOW‑ACCESS
1 Los Angeles 22,150 77,396 28.6%
2 Houston 21,896 74,336 29.5%
3 Philadelphia 19,417 65,976 29.4%
4 Chicago 18,655 58,527 31.9%
5 Detroit 14,565 36,406 40.0%
6 New Orleans 14,122 49,435 28.6%
7 San Antonio 13,626 45,435 30.0%
8 Dallas 12,564 38,066 33.0%
9 Phoenix 11,640 49,723 23.4%
10 Washington, D.C. 11,047 38,863 28.4%
11 Memphis 10,959 24,916 44.0%
12 Brooklyn 10,604 47,115 22.5%
13 Bronx 8,958 30,621 29.3%
14 New York 7,587 29,969 25.3%
15 Cleveland 6,880 18,773 36.6%
16 Miami 6,572 25,796 25.5%
17 Indianapolis 6,437 19,246 33.4%
18 Columbus 5,643 21,981 25.7%
19 Las Vegas 5,255 27,114 19.4%
20 Austin 4,876 22,551 21.6%
21 Newark 4,716 21,815 21.6%
22 Stockton 4,456 11,958 37.3%
23 Baltimore 4,357 15,676 27.8%
24 Albuquerque 4,228 15,400 27.5%
25 Oakland 4,276 17,314 24.7%
26 Kansas City, Mo. 4,142 12,877 32.2%
27 Atlanta 3,832 14,404 26.6%
28 Brownsville, Tex. 3,730 6,561 56.8%
29 Tucson 3,695 19,692 18.8%
30 San Diego 3,481 20,645 16.9%
31 Denver 3,387 23,289 14.5%
32 San Jose 3,340 24,862 13.4%
33 Saint Louis 3,038 10,426 29.1%
34 Fort Worth 2,900 11,298 25.7%
35 Jacksonville 2,887 14,908 19.4%
36 Nashville 2,846 11,199 25.4%
37 Sacramento 2,738 15,421 17.8%
38 Homestead, Fla. 2,663 12,208 21.8%
39 Cincinnati 2,720 7,053 38.6%
40 Buffalo 2,569 9,801 26.2%
41 Baton Rouge 2,481 8,803 28.2%
42 Saint Paul 2,425 15,457 15.7%
43 Fresno 2,232 8,128 27.5%
44 Gary, Ind. 2,303 5,550 41.5%
45 Pharr, Tex. 2,150 4,525 47.5%
46 Milwaukee 2,103 7,724 27.2%
47 Charlotte 2,098 10,324 20.3%
48 Grand Prairie, Tex. 2,100 7,081 29.7%
49 Toledo 2,053 7,265 28.3%
50 Henderson, Nev. 1,967 11,094 17.7%