Charter public schools are committed to providing diverse communities, especially those often left behind by traditional schools, with excellent educational opportunities.
Washington’s eight charter public schools are serving diverse communities in Seattle, Kent, Tacoma and Spokane:
More than 67 percent of charter public school students in Washington are students of color, as compared to 43 percent statewide.
Approximately two-thirds of students qualify for free or reduced-price school meals, as compared to 45 percent statewide. At four of Washington’s charter public schools, the number exceeds 70 percent.
Charter public schools in Washington serve many students with special education needs. 12 percent of Washington’s charter public school students are eligible for special education services, as compared with 13 percent statewide.