Public Charter School Enrollment & Share of Students 

Share of Public School Students Over Time

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Share of DC public school students enrolled in public charter schools is highest in Pre-Kindergarten and in Adult Schools

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Share of students in Grades PK-12, 2016-2017

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“I chose a public charter school because I value education. As a product of a traditional public school, I recognize that the traditional public school model was sufficient; however, I wanted more for my children. I’ve found that in the public charter sector.” – Will Hegwood, Parent of Two Public Charter School Students 

Total enrollment in DC is climbing after decades of decline 

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Since 2011, charter enrollment has grown in parallel to higher enrollment at traditional public schools

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