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Who do charter schools serve?

California’s charter schools are public, free, and open to all students.

But who exactly do they serve? Charter schools are serving all students, regardless of background, zip code, or ability level. They are built on the belief that every student should have the opportunity to go to a great school that put their needs first. The table below provides a detailed demographic breakdown of our state’s charter schools:

Charter Public School Student Enrollment 2019-2020

Student Demographic

Percent of Enrollment

Black

8%

Latinx

53%

Asian

5%

White

28%

English Learner

16%

Socioeconomically disadvantaged

60%

Students with disabilities

10%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: California Department of Education; numbers are rounded up

As the above table shows, students from all backgrounds are attending charter schools. They reflect the dynamic diversity our state is known for.

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