Ohio

Year Law Enacted: 1997

Number of Charter Students in the State

123,844


7%

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

Number of Charter Schools

373


11%

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

Authorizing Policy Context

Ohio passed law changes between 2009 and 2015 that, among other provisions, created new charter school closure mechanisms and a system for the evaluation of authorizers. Ohio had significant challenges with implementation at the state, authorizer, and school level over several years. New reforms passed in fall 2015 are an attempt to address these challenges.

States with Many Authorizers

Non-district authorizers oversee most schools in this state, and there are more than two active non-district authorizers overseeing five or more charters each.
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State Policy Score

32/33

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State Policy Rank

4/44

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