Part II: Charters open, charters close

Credit: Georgia Governor's Office of Student Ac...

Aug 20, 2021
Key Points
  • Nearly 42% of Georgia charter schools closed or reverted to traditional public districts.
  • Roughly 1 in 26 Georgia students enrolled in charter schools in spring 2021.
  • Academic progress promising for most charter schools.
Compared to traditional public schools, Georgia’s charter school system is still in adolescence. The first charter schools sprang up in the mid-1990s and grew quickly in number over the next decade – even as many new schools also quickly changed course. Between 1993 and 2005, more than 40% of the 65 charter schools that were approved ...