Year Law Enacted: 1996
Number of Charter Students in the State
Percentage of public school students attending charters Derived from the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools
Number of Charter Schools
Percentage of public schools that are charters Derived from the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools
Number of Authorizers
12Learn more about authorizers in this state
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
14/33View details about this score
State Policy Rank