Mark Your Calendars: National Charter Schools Week May 3-9, 2015!

March 30, 2015

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Every year, National Charter Schools Week gives us an opportunity to raise awareness about our amazing charter public schools and the charter public school movement. Whether it's highlighting the academic successes of our students or the strong parental demand for more schools, we have a lot to share. To make things easy, we've put together a toolkit below with some helpful materials and a host of ideas for you to celebrate National Charter Schools Week.

Tools & Resources

CCSA is partnering with the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools to deliver downloadable tools to support your efforts to spread the word.

Get Involved

Join Us on Social Media

  • Spread the Charter School Love: Tell us why you love charter schools! Print out a template, take a picture or video, and share it with us on social media using #CharterSchoolsWeek.
  • TweetUp - Wednesday May 6th: Join the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools' tweetup! At 1:00 p.m. ET, use #CharterSchoolsWeek to help us trend on Twitter! We even have a prepared tweet for you here: Celebrating National #CharterSchoolsWeek w/ @charteralliance! Join the conversation and celebrate the #PowerOfCharters!
  • Like us on Facebook and Follow Us on Twitter and Instagram so we can help share your stories!
  • Join the conversation: #CharterSchoolsWeek

California Charter Schools By the Numbers

  • 1,184: Total number of charter schools existing in California.
  • 87: Number of new charter schools opening in 2014-15 school year.
  • California: State with the most charter schools anywhere in the country.
  • 547,800: Estimated number of students attending charters statewide as of 2014-15.
  • 7%: Estimated percentage by which charter school student enrollment grew in 2014-15.
  • 33,525: Estimated number of new charter school students in 2014-15.
  • Los Angeles: Region with highest growth in new charter schools with 33 new charters opening.
  • Northeast and Central Valley: Region with second highest growth in CA, with 22
  • new charter schools opening, including 5 new charters in San Joaquin county and 3 new charters in Sacramento county
  • 91,000: Estimated number of students currently on charter school waiting lists in CA.
  • 34: Number of schools that closed in 2013-14.
  • 9%: estimated percentage of students in the state attending charter public schools.
  • 6.2 million: approximate number of total students attending all public schools in California according to 2013-14 data reported by the California Department of Education.