Back to School Tallies: Estimated Number of Public Charter Schools, 2011-2012

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Author: National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
Published: November 2011

This November 2011 report from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS) estimates that across the country more than 500 new charter schools opened for the fall of 2011 and that about 150 were closed over the past year, with California leading in both categories. Overall, NAPCS estimates there are now about 5,600 charter schools, representing growth of about 7 percent over the past year. The report includes a chart showing the activity in each of the states where charter schools were operating in 2011.