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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