South Carolina

Year Law Enacted: 1996

Number of Charter Students in the State

27,191


4%

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

Number of Charter Schools

67


5%

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

Authorizing Policy Context

In 2011 and 2014, South Carolina passed significant authorizer quality and school accountability reforms, largely in concert with the statewide authorizer created in 2006. The implementation of these policies is ongoing.