Charter Schools, in NC and Nation, Comprise Disproportionate Share of Top High Schools

By May 3, 2022 News

Charter schools are leading the way in academic excellence. That’s clearly true in North Carolina, as last week’s blog post noted about new rankings from U.S. News & World Report. But, it’s also true nationwide, as the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools pointed out in a recent press release.

“This year, charter schools account for 12% of all public high schools on the list, but they make up 22% of the top 100 public high schools,” the Alliance observed.

In a press release yesterday, Lindalyn Kakadelis, the Coalition’s executive director, said, “Public charter schools are part of the public school family. I’m so proud, but not surprised, that public charter schools hold a disproportionately large share of the top-ranked high schools in North Carolina.”

The Coalition release also shared this: Public charter schools make up about 10% of all public schools in NC, but they account for 30% of the state’s top-ranked high schools.