Tennessee

Year Law Enacted: 2002

Number of Charter Students in the State

12,148


1%

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

Number of Charter Schools

99


4%

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

Authorizing Policy Context

In 2014, Tennessee passed significant school accountability and authorizer quality policies, which included the expansion of the appellate authorizer. The State also modified the implementation of a handful of policies, most notably making an existing annual charter report more robust to provide better information to the public.