Monday numbers: a closer look at charter school performance in NC

By: - August 31, 2020 6:00 am

Each year, the Office of Charter Schools combs though thousands of documents to create a report for the State Board of Education showing whether schools are meeting performance goals.

By the numbers, here’s what the most recent report — The 2019 Charter School Framework Report — said about the state’s charter schools:

182 – Number of charter schools

60 – Number of charter schools with approved weighted lottery policies to give preference to economically disadvantaged students

34 – Number of charter schools that recently received NC ACCESS subgrants to increase enrollment opportunities for economically disadvantaged students

2 – Number of charter schools closed in the 2018-19 school year; both were low-performing

40 – Number of low-performing charter schools

28 – Number of those schools in 2017-18

42 — Percentage increase in low-performing schools from 2017 to the present

37 – Number of “continually low-performing “charter schools, those deemed low-performing two out of three years

28 – Number in 2017-18

44.4 – Percentage of charter schools that received a School Performance Grade of an A or B during the 2018-19 school year

75 – Percentage of charter schools that received a grade of C or better over the same time period

25 – Percentage of charter schools that received a D or F School Performance Grade

69.1 – Percentage of charter schools that met academic growth during the 2018-19 school year

95.6 – Percentage of charters that met or exceeded financial and operational goals

100 – Percentage of schools up for renewal who met performance goals

68 – Number of charter schools that exceeded academic goals

44 – Number that met academic goals

70 – Number that failed to meet academic goals

Click here to explore the report.

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Greg Childress
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Education Reporter Greg Childress covers all aspects of public education in North Carolina, including debates over school funding, curricula, privatization, and teacher pay and licensing.