NAPCS: Top Congressional Districts by Charter Students and Schools

May 22, 2014 | Blog, Updates

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS) just released a new report on the top 25 congressional districts by number of charter school students and schools. The report’s findings show that within the 435 congressional districts in the United States, 67 districts have more than 10,000 students enrolled in public charter schools and 102 districts have 20 or more public charter schools.

The report also lists the current member of Congress for each of the top districts and how they voted on H.R. 10, the Success and Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools Act, which passed the House of Representatives with wide bipartisan support on May 9, 2014.

According to NAPCS, the top five congressional districts by number of public charter school students are:

RankMemberDistrict# of StudentsVote on H.R. 10
1Brad Sherman (D)CA-3038,501YES
2Eleanor Holmes Norton (D)DC-0134,554N/A
3Cedric Richmond (D)LA-0231,824NO
4John Conyers (D)MI-1330,486YES
5Bobby Rush (D)IL-0129,568DID NOT VOTE

The top five congressional districts by number of public charter schools are:

RankMemberDistrict# of SchoolsVote on H.R. 10
1Eleanor Holmes Norton (D)DC-01105N/A
2Ed Pastor (D)AZ-0774YES
3Ron Barber (D)AZ-0271YES
3Cedric Richmond (D)LA-0271NO
4Joyce Beatty (D)OH-0368YES
5Kyrsten Sinema (D)AZ-0967YES

To read the full report, please click here: The Numbers Add Up: Congressional Districts with the Most Charter Schools and Charter School Students

What will the future hold for Washington?