Charter school enrollment up across the country

Texas enrollment grew by more, in raw numbers, than any other state.
In this Dec. 20, 2013 photo, students use the entrance for Success Academy and Opportunity Charity schools, both of which share space inside Harlem’s P.S. 241, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Charter school enrollment increased 9% over the last four school years, as a pandemic-driven education reshuffle led to a 3.5% decline in public schools.

A National Alliance for Public Charter Schools report, analyzing enrollment between the 2019 and 2023 school years in 42 states, found that charter school enrollment increased in 40 of them. Texas led with more than 67,000 new charter school students, a nearly 20% bump, followed by Florida and North Carolina.

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