District of Columbia

Year Law Enacted: 1996

Number of Charter Students in the State

37,684


44%

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

Number of Charter Schools

111


50%

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

Authorizing Policy Environment

D.C. has only one authorizer, with policy set by the City Council. This sole authorizer voluntarily employs strong practices that mirror those that result from NACSA’s recommended policies—enacting them into law will ensure they continue into the future.