Closing Their Doors

February 28, 2001 1 min read

Closing Their Doors

Of the 2,150 charter schools that have opened across the country, 86 had closed as of December 2000. The figures below include schools that were shut down or voluntarily gave up their charters. Another 26 charter schools that were consolidated into their local school districts and an additional 50 schools that received charters but never opened are not counted as closed.

No charter schools have closed in Arkansas, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, or Virginia. In many of those states, charter schools have been operating only for the past couple of years.

State Charter Schools
Alaska 18 1
Arizona 451 21
California 282 6
Colorado 82 2
Connecticut 17 1
Delaware 8 1
District of Columbia 40 2
Florida 160 7
Illinois 24 1
Massachusetts 43 2
Michigan 191 6
Minnesota 74 6
Nevada 8 1
New Jersey 57 2
North Carolina 98 8
Ohio 72 2
Oklahoma 7 1
Pennsylvania 66 1
South Carolina 11 3
Texas 169 10
Wisconsin 91 2

SOURCE: Center for Education Reform

A version of this article appeared in the February 28, 2001 edition of Education Week as Closing Their Doors

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