Illinois

Year Law Enacted: 1996

Number of Charter Students in the State

62,429


3%

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

Number of Charter Schools

148


3%

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

Authorizing Policy Context

Illinois has several authorizer quality policies in place, spurred largely by the creation of an appellate Independent Chartering Board and the resulting rules and regulations. Charters are concentrated in Chicago, where authorizing practices have become unpredictable.

District Authorizing State

District authorizers oversee more than 50 percent of charter schools in this state.
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State Policy Score

14/33

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State Policy Rank

28/44

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