Eye on Education

Yup, Ohio Still Has a Lot of Kids in Charter Schools

We wrote last fall:

Four Ohio school districts are among the top ten districts nationally with the highest proportions of students enrolled in charter schools, according to a new report from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

Same thing’s true this year.

Also true again this year:

  • While Ohio charter schools have high market share in cities, no single Ohio district is in the top ten in terms of the actual, raw number of students enrolled in charter schools.
  • And no single Ohio district is in the top ten in terms of the growth of charter school enrollment.

Here are the new numbers. They don’t include online charter schools. In Ohio, more than 30,000 students across the state are enrolled in online schools.

Top 10 Districts Serving the Highest Percentage of Charter-School Students

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School District
Charter Market Share
Charter Enrollment
Non-Charter Enrollment
Total District Enrollment
Rank and Market Share in 2011
1New Orleans Public School SystemLA76%32,59710,09842,695#1 and 70%
2Detroit Public Schools Mi41%47,08666,626113,712#3 and 37%
2District of Columbia Public SchoolsDC41%31,56245,19176,753#2 and 39%
3Kansas City, Missouri School DistrictMO37%9,95416,61026,564#4 and 35%
4Flint City School District MI33%4,7069,60614,312#5 and 32%
5Gary Community School Corporation iN31%4,54910,22114,770#6 and 30%
5St. Louis Public Schools MO31%11,15524,66535,820#7 and 29%
6Cleveland Metropolitan School District OH28%15,88641,52857,413#10 and 23%
7Albany City School District NY26%2,8387,97210,810#10 and 23%
7Dayton Public Schools OH26%5,90016,42222,321#8 and 27%
7San Antonio independent School DistrictTX26%15,11444,12959,243Not in Top 10 and 0.21
8indianapolis Public Schools IN25%10,69031,99842,688Not in Top 10 and 0.22
8Roosevelt School District 66 AZ25%3,59010,55814,148Not in Top 10 and 0.19
8Toledo Public Schools OH25%8,20924,79933,008#10 and 23%
8Youngstown City Schools OH25%2,5287,65510,183#9 and 24%
9Adams County School District 50CO23%2,9719,70912,680Not in Top 10 and 0.22
9Grand Rapids Public Schools MI23%4,96717,09122,058Not in Top 10 and 0.2
9The School District of PhiladelphiaPA23%46,801154,262201,063Not in Top 10 and 0.2
10Milwaukee Public Schools Wi22%18,56567,42985,994Not in Top 10 and 0.19
10Phoenix Union high School DistrictAZ22%7,47225,90633,378Not in Top 10 and 0.19

Source: National Alliance for Public Charter Schools | Full Report | Download Data


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