North Carolina Charter School Fast Facts: 2012-13

Debbie Clary, Alliance Director

Debbie Clary, Alliance Director

Raleigh – A useful overview of North Carolina charter school growth and academic achievement has been compiled by the Office of Charter Schools (OCS) at the Department of Public Instruction.  We at the Alliance hope you find this to be a handy reference guide to this vital and complementary segment of our public education system offering choice to parents and students in our state.

Baker Mitchell, Alliance Chair

Debbie Clary, Alliance Governmental Relations

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Schools and Enrollment Growth

107 schools were open and serving students.

49,747 students attend charter schools[1].

  • Charter school enrollments have grown each year, and below is a five year snapshot[2]:
    • 2011-12:  44,477 students attended charter schools
    • 2010-11:  41,232 students attended charter schools
    • 2009-10:  38,122 students attended charter schools
    • 2008-09:  34,694 students attended charter schools
    • 2007-08:  30,892 students attended charter schools

30,445 students on charter school waiting lists[3].

Approximately, 3,414 teachers are employed by charter schools[4].

Charter Schools by County 

Number of Charter Schools County

14

Wake

12

Mecklenburg

9

Durham

5

Forsyth

6

Guilford

3

Alamance, Buncombe, Iredell

2

Avery, Carteret, Chatham, Gaston, Lenoir, Moore, New Hanover, Orange, Person, Rutherford, Vance

1

Beaufort, Brunswick, Burke, Cabarrus, Cherokee, Columbus, Cumberland, Currituck, Edgecombe, Franklin, Henderson, Jackson, Johnston, Lincoln, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Pamlico, Robeson, Rockingham, Stanly, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Union, Warren, Watauga, Wayne, Wilkes, Wilson

 

 Statewide Comparison of Charter and LEA Demographics

Year

School

American

Indian

Asian

Hispanic

Black

White

Other[5]

2011-12

Charter %

1.1

1.9

5.6

26.8

61.7

2.9

 

LEA %

1.5

2.5

12.7

26.4

53.1

3.8


Charter School ABC Performance Composite Data by Ranges

This chart indicates the number of charter schools with performance composites in each of the percentage proficient ranges and the percentage of the total charter schools that represents.

Year

90-100% proficient

80-89.9% proficient

70-79.9% proficient

60-69.9% proficient

Below 60% proficient

2011-2012

30= 30%

33= 33%

13= 13%

13= 13%

10= 10%

2010-2011

28 = 28%

32 = 32%

16 = 16%

9 = 9%

13 = 13%

2009-2010

25 = 26%

25 = 26%

23 = 24%

9 = 9%

14 = 14.6%

2008-2009

15 =16%

26 = 27%

18 = 19%

16 = 16.8%

20 = 21%

2007-2008*

7 = 7%

11 = 12%

26 =28%

9 = 10%

41 = 44%

 

Because all scores below 60% proficient are grouped together, this chart does not indicate the upward movement of these schools until they cross over 60% proficient.

 Charter School ABC GROWTH Performance by Year

This chart indicates the number of charter schools making ABC growth and/or high growth by year as well as the number receiving the LP designation for those years.

YEAR

# of charters making ABC HIGH GROWTH # of chartersmaking ABC GROWTH # of chartersNOT making Growth # of charters with Low Performing designation
2011-2012

43

76

21

3

2010-2011

44

37

16

1

2009-2010

58

25

9

0

2008-2009

32

46

17

2

2007-2008*

42

24

24

3

     76% of schools made either Growth or High Growth for 2011-2012.

 Charter School AYP Data by Year 

YEAR

# of Charters Making AYP

Percentage of Charters Making AYP

2011-2012

66 of 100

66.0%

2010-2011

48 of 99

48.5%

2009-2010

74 of 96

77.1%

2008-2009

85 of 96

88.5%

2007-2008*

43 of 97

44.3%

2006-2007

61 of 93

65.6%

2005-2006**

52 of 98

53.1%

2004-2005

55 of 90

61.1%


[1] This student enrollment figure is based upon the first month’s Average Daily Membership (ADM).

[2] These figures are based upon the ADM collected by the Financial and Business Services division of DPI.

[3] This data was collected in May 2012 and does not include students on waiting lists for the eight schools that opened in August 2012.

[4] This figure was based upon the November 2012 NCWISE data.

[5] This category includes Pacific Islander as well as students that are considered “Two or More.”

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