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​​​​​Who Attends Charter Schools?

While charter schools are similar to other public schools in many respects, they differ in several important ways, including the makeup of the student population and their location. For example, in comparison to other public schools, higher percentages of charter school fourth-grade students are Black or attend schools in central cities.

Grade 4: 2003

Charter Schools Grade 4: 2003 chart

*Significantly different from other public schools.

Source: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2003 Mathematics Charter School Pilot Study.

Percentage of students assessed in mathematics, by type of public school and student characteristics, grade 4: 2003
CharacteristicCharter
schools
Other
public
schools
Gender   
    Male48*51
    Female52*49
Race/ethnicity   
    White45*58
    Black31*17
    Hispanic20 19
    Other14*6
Eligibility for free/reduced-price school lunch   
    Eligible42 44
    Not eligible48 52
    Information not available10 4
Students with disabilities   
    Yes8*11
    No92*89
Limited-English-proficient students   
    Yes9 9
    No91 91
Type of location   
    Central city50*29
    Non-central-city250*71

​Go back to America's Charter Schools for more information.

Explore NAEP charter school performance results.


Last updated 07 July 2016 (DS)