We talk frequently about charter schools here at the Bluegrass Institute, so I thought you might like to see where they are most frequently found. This list comes from US Department of Education data collected by the National Center for Education Statistics.
Notes to the table
As an additional note, I calculated the percentages in the far right column. The source table is on line here.
It should be noted that Mississippi had a charter school law that expired in 2009 and then was re-enacted in 2010, hence only one charter school was in operation there at the time the table was compiled.
Also note that many of the Louisiana charters are located in the New Orleans area. Louisiana used the flexibility and entrepreneurial ability of charter operators to rapidly rebuild after Hurricane Katrina. As we have noted elsewhere, those charters are contributing to some important growth in Louisiana’s ACT performance.