California Charter Schools Gain 25,000 Students a Year

New data from the California Department of Education, and compiled by the Sacramento Bee, shows how quickly students are being enrolled into charter schools.

According to the data about 10 percent of all students in the state are enrolled in charter schools, an increase of 150 percent in the last 10 years.

Where did charter schools grow the most? And what do charter school students look like?

Contra Costa has seen the most growth in enrollment with a 123 percent increase since 2012-13. And although Hispanics are currently slightly underrepresented in charter schools, we can expect a change if trends continue. They constituted more than 60 percent of the enrollment growth.

You can view all the data at the Sac Bee.


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