Charter Sector Facts and Figures
Background and trends
Charter sector market share has stabilized in recent years, while citywide enrollment has increased
Charter schools serve a student body that is equally or at times more disadvantaged, while outperforming DCPS
- Proficiency for charter schools has climbed every year for the last 8 years across virtually all subgroups
- PCSB has been committed to rigorous oversight, leading to closure or improvement of low-performing schools and expansion of high-performing schools
- PCSB oversight has focused on improving discipline and increasing attendance
- Currently there are 118 public charter schools in Washington, DC operated by 65 nonprofits.