176 Charter Schools
128,701 Students in Charter Schools
1997 Year Legislation Passed

State Resources

Folk Arts Cultural Treasures Charter School (FACTS) 27 Feb, 2015 Background Folk Arts Cultural Treasures Charter School (FACTS) is located in Philadelphia, PA. It opened in 2007 and serves just over 470 students. In 2012, 85% of students... Read more
How to Start a Charter School in Pennsylvania Toolkits Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools 18 Feb, 2015 Every state has its own specific laws detailing how to open a charter school. To find out more about the process in Pennsylvania, click "view resource" above.
National Charter School Study 2013 ReportsCenter for Research on Education Outcomes25 Jun, 2013 This June 2013 report from the Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) at Stanford University provides analyses of charter school performance in 25 states and the... Read more
Shuttered Public Schools: The Struggle to Bring Old Buildings New Life ReportsThe PEW Charitable Trusts19 Feb, 2013 This 2013 report from the PEW Charitable Trusts focuses on the use of closed public school district buildings in 12 cities. The report notes that charter schools have occupied 42... Read more