Educate Now! has reviewed the most recent enrollment data from the state. As of October 1:
- 91% of New Orleans students are in charter schools.
- Enrollment keeps increasing by around 1,500 students per year.
- New Orleans schools have grown more diverse since Katrina.
New Orleans Enrollment Over Time
*2013-14 does not include 0-3 enrollment or NOCCA (which dropped below 50% N.O. enrollment) but does include Milestone SABIS (with over 50% N.O. enrollment).
According to a recent market share report, New Orleans has the nation’s highest percentage of public school students in charters. In 2012-13, Detroit was second with 51% percent in charters, and Washington, D.C. was third with 43%.
Also, when the Recovery School District closes its last four direct-run schools at the end of this school year, it will become the nation’s first all-charter district.
UPDATE: This post has been updated to reflect corrected state data that increased charter enrollment from 90.2% to to 91%.