North Carolina

Year Law Enacted: 1996

Number of Charter Students in the State

92,524


6.07%

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

Number of Charter Schools

170


6.50%

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

Authorizing Policy Context

North Carolina has a high growth rate since the charter school cap was expanded in 2011. The sole authorizer has put several school accountability policies in place through regulation.