Georgia

Year Law Enacted: 1994

Number of Charter Students in the State

83,277


5%

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

Number of Charter Schools

99


5%

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

Authorizing Policy Context

Georgia adopted several charter school policies over a number of years, notably through the regulatory process in 2014 and 2015. The policies were designed, among other things, to improve authorizer quality and consistency, create assistance for struggling authorizers, and create a strong renewal process throughout the state.