Policy Documents

A Growing Movement: America’s Largest Charter School Communities

National Alliance for Public Charter Schools –
October 3, 2011

This 2011 report is the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools’ annual survey of charter schooling and charter school laws across the country. This year, at least 30 percent of students in six school districts will enroll in charters—in New Orleans, 70 percent of students attend charter schools, which outperform the traditional schools in that district. At least 10 percent of students in more than 100 districts are enrolled in charter schools. More than 240,000 students reside on charter school wait lists. These numbers indicate charter school enrollment is dramatically increasing and becoming popular.