Monday, November 01, 2004

New Statistics On D.C. Charter School Enrollment 

Here's the latest from Robert Cane over at F.O.C.U.S. It looks like at least in Washington, D.C. there is a true educational marketplace:

Charter School Enrollment Grows 16%; DCPS loses 2,100

Preliminary enrollment figures released by the District's two chartering
boards show an increase of 2,189 students over last year's audited
enrollment -- a growth rate of 16% -- for a total of 15,841. Meanwhile,
enrollment in DCPS schools shrank to 58,924, a decrease from the 2003-04
audited numbers of more than 2,100 students, or 4%. Based on the
preliminary numbers, the public charter schools now enroll 21% of public
school students in the District. Another 2,674 DCPS special education
students attend private schools or public schools outside the District.

Audited enrollment numbers -- usually lower than the preliminary numbers --
will not be available until January.

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Washington, DC 20036
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