Mark Your Calendars: National Charter Schools Week May 1-7, 2016!

March 24, 2016

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National Charter Schools Week is an annual opportunity to raise awareness about California's amazing charter public schools. Whether it's highlighting the academic successes of charter school students or the strong parental demand for more schools, we have a lot to share.

To make things easy, CCSA is partnering with the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools to deliver this toolkit of helpful resources and ideas to help you celebrate.

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Post. Tweet. Tag #CharterSchoolsWeek

  • Tell us why you love charter schools! Take a picture or video, and share it with us on social media using the hashtag #CharterSchoolsWeek.

California Charter Schools By the Numbers

  • 1,230: Charter schools in California
  • 80: New charter schools opened in 2015-16 school year
  • California: State with the most charter schools and charter school students in the country
  • 581,100: Estimated number of students attending charter schools in CA as of 2015-16
  • 7%: Estimated percentage by which charter school student enrollment grew in 2015-16
  • 36,100: Estimated number of new charter school students in 2015-16
  • Los Angeles: Region with highest growth in new charter schools
  • 27: New charter schools opened in Los Angeles region
  • North Coast & Bay Area: Region with second highest growth
  • 21: New charter schools opened in North Coast and Bay Area
  • 158,000: Estimated number of students on charter school waiting lists in 2014-15
  • 32: Schools closed in 2014-15