Arizona

Year Law Enacted: 1994

Number of Charter Students in the State

165,961


15%

Percentage of public school students attending charters Derived from the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools

Number of Charter Schools

588


28%

Percentage of public schools that are charters Derived from the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools

Authorizing Policy Environment

In 2015, Arizona passed several authorizer quality policies to ensure strong practices among all authorizers. The primary authorizer already employs strong practices and the new law was designed to ensure all authorizers do so, as well.

States with Few Authorizers

One or two non-district authorizers oversee most schools in this state.
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State Policy Score

18/33

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State Policy Rank

18/44

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