Charter Schools

Description of Indicator
This indicator shows the enrollment in charter schools in the region. Charter schools are categorized by brick-and-mortar and cyber schools.

Why is it important?
This indicator is important because it shows the number of students in a district who are obtaining their education outside the traditional public school system. Most charter schools do not offer a complete K-12 learning so students must eventually transition to a cyber, public, or private institutions.

How is the region performing?
With the advent of COVID, many parents moved their children into cyber charter schools. About 4,100 students in all three counties are enrolled in charter schools, with the majority enrolled in cyber schools. This has not changed significantly from the prior year, although Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties did see small declines.