Las Vegas Has Fastest Growing Population of Charter School Students, Report Says

By Arianna Prothero — December 02, 2014 1 min read
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Nevada’s Clark County School District, which includes Las Vegas, has the fastest growing charter school student population compared to districts across the country, while Los Angeles Unified School District has the largest total.

New rankings out Tuesday from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools also list districts with the highest percentage of charter school students. That group yields few surprises with New Orleans coming in first, Detroit second, and the District of Columbia tied with Flint, Mich., for third.

Los Angeles Unified’s charter school student population grew 15 percent from last year to 139,000 students, according to the NAPCS report. The New York City school district had the second highest number of charter school students at 70,000, and Philadelphia came in third at around 60,000.

In terms of growth, Nevada’s Clark County saw its charter school student population increase by 36 percent from last year. It was followed by the school district in Palm Beach County, Fla., with a 34 percent increase. Florida’s Duval County school system and the Mesa school district in Arizona tied for third with a 31 percent increase.

You can dig through the full report here.

Graph from ‘A Growing Movement: America’s Largest Charter School Communities’ by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

A version of this news article first appeared in the Charters & Choice blog.